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
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 (166 Ratings, 59 Comments)

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07/20/2016
The only issue I have is that I used to be able to get to Dr. Bower if I needed his help or advise. (Which I did very seldom). That does not seem to be the case any longer. Longer times to get an appointment also. He, however, is worth the wait.
100

07/06/2016
very good, very caring and culturally sensitive and aware
100

07/05/2016
very intelligent compassionate provider
100

07/04/2016
Dr. Bowers is excellent
80

05/24/2016
Scheduling a simple MRI has been a disaster. It has been almost 4 days and, after 2 calls to the imaging service, one call to my insurance company, and one call to the doctor and I still do not have an appointment. Hard to understand when, according to the woman I talked to at the doctor's office, I don't even need approval from my insurance company for this procedure.
50

05/24/2016
The plan for my medication going forward was not explained. My visit was interrupted by another provider needing dr. Bower's assistance and I feel like my time was cut short and left unfinished.
90

05/23/2016
It was and is that the dr had to share his time on computer, files and forms! That is my opinion.
100

05/20/2016
Thorough & caring.
100

05/19/2016
Always good.
100

05/08/2016
Support staff helped to coordinate a visit scheduled with another provider to right after this visit so I didn't have to come back five hours later. Avoided an extra 25 mile round trip drive.
100

05/08/2016
My visit with doctor Bower was peaceful ,so I could talked to him and he helped me with my ear wax problem right there in his office .He is sensitive and respectful and that makes me feel better just by visiting him .
100

05/01/2016
This provider is always helpful and considerate of my needs and to keep me informed regarding my medications and my general health and any needs I may have.
100

04/27/2016
Dr. Michael Bower has been my doctor for about 30 or 40 years! Excellent doctor!
100

04/26/2016
Doctor Bower and staff are very responsive to my medical needs.
50

04/17/2016
[...] I need a new provider who concern to their patients situation. .
100

04/06/2016
I feel like Dr. Bower is always very thorough and takes time to listen and give me all the answers I need that is why I've been going to him for over 20 years.
100

04/06/2016
After 25 years, still a super doctor.
100

04/01/2016
I love Dr Bower, I had him as my provider and had to switch due to insurance and had to get a different doctor for past 2 years. I got on a new plan and was able to switch back and am so thankful, Dr. Bower is an incredible Doctor, he understands the aging, disabled aspects. He treats me with dignity and as an individual, he truly always listens and understands me.
100

03/31/2016
Dr Michael Bower has been my doctor since 1982 and has always treated me with caring and respect. His referrals have been great physicians, and have treated me though surgeries and my problems with depression.
100

03/25/2016
Dr. Bower and his team are the best I have ever encountered.
100

03/18/2016
best doctor any where in the us,i have been going to doctor bower for over 30 years.
100

03/15/2016
I don't ever want Dr. Bower to retire. He's the best.
100

03/15/2016
cordial
90

03/14/2016
I was taken care of in a timely manner.
100

03/06/2016
All good.
90

03/05/2016
Dr. Bower diagnosed afib two months after a [...] doctor missed it!
100

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

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

02/23/2016
Thanks for your services.
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.
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.
100

02/09/2016
Dr bower and his staff provide excellent care to me and my family
100

02/02/2016
Dr. Bower isna true professional, warm, and thorough in my visits.
100

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

01/18/2016
Keep comming back because of the good care.
90

01/05/2016
Dr. understands the repercussions of dementia and is patient and understanding.
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. [...]
100

12/31/2015
Dr Bower is awesome!
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.
 

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!!!
80

12/07/2015
All is OK
100

11/28/2015
always good experience with dr bower.
100

11/24/2015
Easy to discuss my health needs with.
 

11/22/2015
Dr Bower is always concerned for what is best for my health
100

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

11/17/2015
I have always had excellent experiences with Dr. Bower and his staff.
100

11/10/2015
ZERO bad experiences
100

11/01/2015
very great provider
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.
100

10/25/2015
Thoughtful person who genuinely cares about his patients. Excellent diagnostician. Practical. Knows his patients.
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
100

10/19/2015
Nothing but positive experiences with my provider and staff.
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.
90

10/08/2015
I will be continuing to see Dr. Bower [...]
100

10/07/2015
No negatives, only positives to say about my primary care physician.
100

10/06/2015
Dr. Bower is GREAT!
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.
100

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

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