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 (137 Ratings, 46 Comments)

100

02/25/2016
Dr. Bower has been our dr. for many years! Never been unhappy with care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
Dr Bower is always there when needed and with the correct diagnosis, treatment or referral.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
Thanks for your services.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/16/2016
Dr. Bower has provided me excellent care, direction & advice for my health care over the years. I have great respect for him in his profession.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/14/2016
Everyone was very pleasant, helpful and friendly. Dr. Bower is a very friendly doctor and very easy to talk to. He is also a good listener.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/09/2016
Dr bower and his staff provide excellent care to me and my family
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/02/2016
Dr. Bower isna true professional, warm, and thorough in my visits.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2016
Always a good experience for 25+years. Dr. Bower not only listens he also observes his patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/18/2016
Keep comming back because of the good care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/05/2016
Dr. understands the repercussions of dementia and is patient and understanding.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

01/05/2016
I really love Dr. Bower [...] and he knows his stuff. But he really works old school within very specific parameters, and isn't willing to look outside the box. I have a complicated health history and he has been willing to run tests but he just does the recommended tests within the parameters. I mean he wants to help but I really feel as if I have to figure out my own problems. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/31/2015
Dr Bower is awesome!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/21/2015
Dr. Bower has always treated me with respect and very professional and has always helped me with whatever medical problem I have had. I have been a patient of his for over 30 years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/15/2015
DR. BOWER IS THE BEST DOCTOR ANYONE COULD EVER HAVE!!!!! MY EXPERIENCES ARE ALWAYS GOOD WHEN I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. BOWER!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/07/2015
All is OK
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/28/2015
always good experience with dr bower.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/24/2015
Easy to discuss my health needs with.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/22/2015
Dr Bower is always concerned for what is best for my health
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
Have been with Dr Bower for over 15 years and would recommend him to anyone!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
I have always had excellent experiences with Dr. Bower and his staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/10/2015
ZERO bad experiences
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/01/2015
very great provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/27/2015
I use My Chart, beyond the norm. My Physician responds in a timely manner, it lets me resolve concerns that would waste time seeing him at his clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/25/2015
Thoughtful person who genuinely cares about his patients. Excellent diagnostician. Practical. Knows his patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
Dr. Bower had did a great job for me in the past and I will stay with him and would recommend him to others
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/19/2015
Nothing but positive experiences with my provider and staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/13/2015
Sometimes I feel he is rushing me through the appointment especially after I have filled out a sheet asking me for the reasons for my visit. He did not seem to know what I was there for even though I filled out the sheet and gave it to the MA. I asked for a 40 minute appointment because I had a lot to discuss. After 30 minutes, he was getting ready to leave and I had to tell him I had more to discuss. He is very good at problem solving when I had issues with a getting a procedure done more timely then had been scheduled. Overall I feel Dr. Bower is a good doctor just on a tight schedule.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/08/2015
I will be continuing to see Dr. Bower [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2015
No negatives, only positives to say about my primary care physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/06/2015
Dr. Bower is GREAT!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/06/2015
Dr. Bower is terrific. He is a true professional. I feel like I can ask him any question I want or need to. I appreciate his subtle humor. I just hope he doesn't retire in the near future.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/04/2015
Dr. Bower's communication is very efficient and concise; perfect for me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2015
Dr. Bower is highly professional, but sensitive and caring. I have complete confidence in his care and advice. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/30/2015
very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/02/2015
Gives good general information but no better living directions or advice. Prevention or and enhancement directions would help.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/28/2015
He understands the problems of aging
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/21/2015
All of my experiences with Dr. Bower have been excellent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/14/2015
Dr. Bower is the best doctor I have ever had. I will only allow my son to see Dr. Bower. Dr. Bower is the most caring physician I have ever encountered. I feel very lucky to have Dr. Bower as my personal Physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/07/2015
Without Dr. Bower's care the past few months, I would not be in the good shape I am now. He has given me good advice which I have followed. He is always positive, listens carefully and tells me the truth about my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/06/2015
ALL GOOD EXPERIENCES
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/06/2015
Dr. Bower is an excellent , understanding and very professional person. I would rate him superior to some of the medical people I have seen. He KNOWS me and my health problems. He is very easy to talk to i.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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