Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD

Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD

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Age 67
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Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1976 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

401 Roxbury Rd

Rockford, IL 61107

Contact Information

(815) 397-7340

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • HAP Insurance
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Dr. Bowyer accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Humana PPO
Medicaid
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Dr. Bowyer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowyer treats Diarrhea more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bowyer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowyer treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Bowyer treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Gastritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowyer treats Gastritis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Bowyer treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Bowyer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Brad A. Bowyer joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd in 2009. He is a native of Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science Degree at...Read more

Biography

Brad Bowyer, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1979.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1985
Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1976
Eastern Illinois University
Medical School
1976
Eastern Illinois University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bowyer frequently treats Diarrhea, Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis, and Gastritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bowyer treats.

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Dr. Bowyer's office is located at 401 Roxbury Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bowyer's Reviews

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Janette B. – May 11, 2022
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Dr. Bowyer has been very friendly during my crohns journey. I feel comfortable and I know he understands where I'm coming from. I have learned so much from him and I've really appreciated his warm personality. Its great to see there are still good people in this world and he is one of them! Thank you Dr. Bowyer for all that do you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bailey S. – May 10, 2022
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Excellent. Felt at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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V. O. – Apr 28, 2022
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Dr was very thoroughly and provided detailed information regarding possible scenarios and diagnosis.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Apr 28, 2022
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When I left the office after first visit with Dr. Bowyer, I left feeling like all of my questions were answered. He spent adequate time with me and I didnt feel rushed. Too bad I couldnt have him as my primary care physician.Awesome doctor!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anita G. – Apr 28, 2022
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Dr Bowyer never makes you feel too rushed to ask questions, and makes sure you understand completely each step of the way. Wonderful experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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K. M. – Apr 01, 2022
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great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jason C. – Dec 17, 2021
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seems genuinely concerned about me and my problem
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Peggie L. – Nov 17, 2021
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His professional style is friendly with an ability to educate and share his knowledge as if we were sitting by the fireside. He truly took time to listen carefully, and he understood everything I said. I would recommend him to anyone without exception. He seems to have the same respect for the human body's ability to heal as I do.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan M. – Nov 02, 2021
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Dr. Bowyer listened to my concerns with genuine caring. He is very respectful and helped me feel at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lisa R. – Oct 27, 2021
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I had a very positve experience with Dr. Bowyer. I wish all of you docs were as wonderful as Dr. Bowyer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maureen S. – Sep 03, 2021
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Best Dr. experience ever. Kind, compassionate and very smart
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Valerie M. – Sep 03, 2021
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dr. Boyer is a good listener and explained things very well in good terms so we could under stand in layman's terms. I would highly recommend to anyone!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ralph G. – Aug 25, 2021
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Dr. Bowyer listened carefully, asked thoughtful questions, and explained his thought process to me very clearly. I was grateful that he was willing to spend as much time with me as it took to discuss everything fully. I didn't feel rushed or that he was distracted. A very nice change of pace from some of my other encounters with doctors in other practices.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M. A. – Aug 23, 2021
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An AMAZING Physcian! I wish all Drs. were this great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ms. B. – Aug 06, 2021
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I felt heard and found Dr. Bowyer to be affirming and supportive as well as knowledgable. I leave this visit today satisfied with our next steps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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L. S. – Aug 06, 2021
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Great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L. N. – Aug 05, 2021
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Dr. Bowyer explained procedures and treatment very well and I feel better about my future procedure.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Jul 28, 2021
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He really listens & explains everything. He's a wonderful doctor. I have all the trust in the world with him. He has always helped me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan R. – Jul 27, 2021
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He was very kind, his explanations were understandable. Put my mind at ease. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Greg P. – Jul 21, 2021
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Locations

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd401 Roxbury Rd Rockford, IL 61107
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, IL

73% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

SwedishAmerican Hospital

Rockford, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received