Biography & Education

Biography

Michael Bower, M.D., earned his medical degree in 1973, graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Providence Portland Medical Center, and currently serves as medical director of the Gateway Medical Group.

“As a primary caregiver, I believe in treating the whole person,” says Dr. Bower. “Medical conditions aren’t always isolated problems. They may be the result of several factors in a person’s life, and all of these factors may need to be addressed to restore health.” Dr. Bower emphasizes prevention in his approach to medical care.

In his free time, Dr. Bower enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Care Locations

1321 NE 99th Ave.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97220
Fax 503-215-4255

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (126 Ratings, 36 Comments)

100

06/10/2015
None bad. Only good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/24/2015
Dr. Bower is very pragmatic about care, need for tests, medications and additional treatment options. Excellent physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/20/2015
Have an excellent health relationship with Dr Bower, with good communication via My Chart. Want to hold onto this connection as long as he is willing to stay, despite the distance to get there.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

04/27/2015
Dr Bower takes time to talk to me and explains things very well
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/10/2015
Dr. Bower's support and knowledge helped me through multiple health issues last year. Without him I could not have made it through the worst year of my life healthwise. I am now doing well and Have a positive feeling I will be back to my normal self with some more months time. His advice is invaluable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
Dr. Bower and the entire staff are very responsive and efficient; I love working with them.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
I received my test results online with your mycgart service
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/11/2015
It is sad that [...] doctors have to spend so much time with the computer screen and not the patients face.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/02/2015
I've never been disappointed with this provider or his staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
I appreciate the Doctor/Patient relationship I have with Dr Bower more each year.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/23/2015
I love Dr. Bowers, but he is sort of in the habit of prescribing a pill for everything rather than trying to figure out the cause of the illness. And I believe that sometimes the pills make you more sick.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/19/2015
always excellent care
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

02/16/2015
he takes care of my medical needs
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
Dr Bower is the best..
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/08/2015
I love Dr, Bower. I have seen him since 1977; he has been my PCP all of my adult life. All staff great and helful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2015
caring, thoughtful physician
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/18/2015
everyone great & services perfect but waiting long even with appointment
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
An excellent doctor and friend,.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/14/2015
[...] Dr. Bower was perfectly pleasant and helpful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/02/2015
Dr. Bower is a great doctor with a sense of humor. I couldn't ask for better care. I had experience with some horrible doctor, so Dr Bower shows what a doctor should be.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/17/2014
Dr. Bower and his staff have always treated me with respect, and listen to my concerns regarding my health
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/17/2014
DR BOWER IS THE BEST!!! I HAVE NECK AND THROAT ISSUES AND DR BOWER WAS VERY THOROUGH AND HELPFUL WITH THESE ISSUES. HE IS EASY TO TALK TO, COMPASSIONATE AND BY FAR THE BEST DOCTOR I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2014
Dr. Bower is always helpfull
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2014
Excellent care from appointment making to actually seeing the doctor. Excellent staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/09/2014
Excellent experience
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2014
Doctor Bower has always treated me with respect, listened to my comments, and given me excellent feedback.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2014
Dr. Bower is a great provider. He has a great sense of humor!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/09/2014
Always interested in my best interest and providing the best information for my needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/26/2014
[...] My doctor Is an excellent person in all areas. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/21/2014
Dr Michael Bower is an EXCELLENT Physician. I would recommend him to everyone.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
No bad experiences.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/23/2014
I've been seeing this Doctor for 20 plus years and I have always had the best care and always felt comfortable with the decisions and medical attention he has provided.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/20/2014
over the history of my being a patient os Dr Bower, I have really come to respect him as a doctor and care provider.Only negative experience, recently called office to get referral to an orthopedic specialist. Was not called back by his office for a week and a half but it was not an emergency. Still, that seemed like a long time. Obviously, someone dropped the ball.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
Dr. Bower has been exceptioally straight forward and thorough with me in discussions about my health and I have and will recomend him to other individuals.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
I am & have been very pleased with Dr. Bowers medical care over the years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/19/2014
Good provider of info
Providence Health & Services Patient