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
Languages
  • English

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
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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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (177 Ratings, 59 Comments)

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09/14/2017
has been my primary Dr for many years.
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09/13/2017
Always listens & answers my questions and concerns.
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09/07/2017
Been seeing this Dr for about 25 years have always trusted him with my healthcare.
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09/06/2017
it's all very good. a lot of paciants come through your different systems and I think you do a great job handling the work load. [...]
80

08/30/2017
My regular Primary Care MD, Dr. [...], now works only part-time. [...] was finally able to get an appt. with Dr. Bowen. I asked to have him as my primary, since it is so difficult to get appts. with Dr. [...]. He said I could do that, but does plan to retire in less than a year. I have been satisfied with Dr. [...] and was satisfied with Dr. B but now will consider other alternatives.
90

08/28/2017
everything is good
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08/27/2017
the visit was fine. [...]
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08/24/2017
it's always a pleasure to see Dr Bower.
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08/24/2017
I love my doctor. He is kind and tries to have a good sense of humor. He is caring. [...] I accidently signed up for [...] this year and still come to see Dr. Bower in spite of having to pay. I will be able to go back [...] in October.
100

08/21/2017
well done dr bower .
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08/14/2017
Dr. Bower was very forthcoming about my condition and to set up tests.
90

07/26/2017
Always listens and gives good advice
90

07/20/2017
Dr. Bower is a good listener and has always been helpful and given great advice.
100

07/19/2017
visits are always very prompt and helpful to my needs
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07/19/2017
Dr. Bower is very knowledgeable, personable, engaging and not an alarmist. The best Primary Care physician I've ever had.
100

07/05/2017
Dr. Bower is terrific.
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06/26/2017
always excelllent
90

06/15/2017
[...] revealed diagnosis via cell on bluetooth in car. had to have been obvious that I was driving. all passengers heard. she should have chosen her words more carefully
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06/15/2017
Dr. Bower is an exceptional provider. He listens and suggests but also considers my thoughts and concerns. Ultimately it results in the best care I could ask for.
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06/14/2017
dDr Bower is an asset to the Providence Medical Group Gateway. He will be hard to replace when his retirement comes!!
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06/08/2017
I have been seeing Dr. Bower for about 30 years I trust him with my health care his referral to other drs an always being there for me.My health care over all has been pretty good I will be 78 this year at the top of this age group an feel I am in pretty good shape. Dr. Bower got me through the death of my son which was very hard experience for me.
100

06/07/2017
Experience with this provider was outstanding.
50

05/25/2017
Seemed scattered.
60

05/23/2017
Only issue was that I was told that approval for needed testing would take a week, when - I found out after a week and after calling both customer service and then the clinic - it would take two or more weeks. I was trying to arrange my schedule and that completely threw things off.
100

05/19/2017
Dr. Bower is the best possible doctor I have ever had. I have lived in many states and have had many different doctors. Dr. Bower is by far the best doctor I have ever had. Providence is great!
90

05/18/2017
As MyChart Health h Reminder states, I was told that I needed DTP immunization and shingles vaccine but not given during visit.
80

05/17/2017
Listens well, positive response to my requests.
100

05/17/2017
Always extremely pleased with Dr. Bower and his staff.
100

05/10/2017
As always, excellent, attentive, with humor - love it. My only complaint over anything, is use of the secondary Rx service - HATE IT!!
90

05/05/2017
Dr Bower always listens to what my concerns and explains his diagnosis in language that is easy for me to understand. He answers all the questions I have and does not rush through them.
100

04/17/2017
they were experiencing a loss of electric power the day of my appointment and they had also lost their generator back up, they were still able to see me thankfully, led me back carefully with flashlight and the medical receptionist had printed my medication list earlier in the orning, while I was in the room the power came back on. I was amazed the end tire staff had handled the tough situation with such professionalism and good attitudes, I was entirely comfortable with the way that tough day was handled.
100

04/15/2017
The last appointment I had, I came on time but the office wasn't even open. A few times prior, the receptionist forgot about me and I had to reschedule and come back!!
100

03/30/2017
Dr. Bower is great.
20

03/22/2017
receptionist was very rude. I brought an error on my prescription to their notice and they treated me with no respect. they said they talked to the doctor and the prescription was correct. I had to make an emergency appointment only to find that they docotor did in fact write the wrong prescription. the medical assistant treated me like a lesser human being and shouted in front of the whole lobby that I'm going to have to go see a psychiatrist if I need my dose changed. She even confirmed the dose with the doctor. they are both to blame but her attitude was one I've never seen before in a medical establishment. this place is uncompassionate, disorganized, unprofessional, and just down right the worst care I've ever received.
100

03/22/2017
Dr M Bower is the best provider I have ever gone to. I can trust him and appreciate his concern for me as his patient.
100

03/12/2017
went out of his way to be helpful
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03/01/2017
dr bower is excellent
90

02/28/2017
MyChart is awesome, really convenient.
100

02/28/2017
my care provider is great,but the office tried to have me go to someone else for my wellness check up. I told them I wanted my provider. he knows me.
100

02/06/2017
All wonderful.
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01/12/2017
Dr. Bowen is a wonderful doctor. He listens, observes & recommends.
90

01/03/2017
pROFESSIONAL, EMPATHETIC
100

12/21/2016
I love Dr. Bower. I always get excellent medical advice and counseling, he is the best doctor I have ever had in my life and I am 52 yr. old. He has a knack of figuring out precisely what I am trying to communicate and he pays the right amount of attention to what I am trying to address to him. He gives me easy to understand medical guidance and counseling. I just appreciate him so much! I trust him 100%
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12/08/2016
I have always received excellent care with Michael Bower and his staff
90

12/07/2016
I find it frustrating to provide the same information electronically AND on paper. Plus, it is pretty clear to me that no one reads either the paper or electronic documents since I get asked the same questions in person or by phone.
90

11/25/2016
Excellent as usual!
100

11/16/2016
Dr. Bower always takes time to listen to my questions and concerns. He is an excellent doctor. All the nurses are wonderful, too.
100

11/08/2016
Have always had a good relationship w/Dr. Bower. Been w/him since early 80's.
80

10/18/2016
I called the day before after hours and I got an appointment for the next morning.
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10/18/2016
Dr. Bower is an excellent Dr. and is very good
100

10/12/2016
I'm very satisfied with this provider
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10/05/2016
I have know Dr. Bower for some 30-35 yrs. - He is the best.
100

10/05/2016
Dr. Bower and staff provide excellent service always.
100

10/05/2016
great customer service with the receptionist, nurse and Doctor. Appointment was on time and the Doctor spent a perfect amount of time with me going over my tests and explaining everything. Best medical experience that I would recommend to others. Thank you!
100

09/17/2016
Dr. Bower is a tower of strength and professionalism to me, for years. I am very happy and satisfied with this service. [...]
100

09/14/2016
I saw dr bower after total knee surgery. I felt terrible with coughing and gagging. he explained prednisone and prescribed. I felt better after first day. I am very grateful.
90

09/07/2016
Dr. Bower has saved my life at least two times, probably more.
100

09/03/2016
always a pleasure to see Dr Bower and staff . the lab tech was very good
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09/01/2016
I love Dr Bower, he is one of the best doctors I've had. I have dealt with doctors for many years because of health conditions and he and his team always take time for any questions I may have.