Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Bowyer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd

401 Roxbury Rd Rockford, IL 61107

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(815) 397-7340

Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Rockford, IL and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bowyer has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and SwedishAmerican Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bowyer to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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(815) 397-7340

Dr. Bowyer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Health Alliance
Health Alliance PPO
HFN
Humana
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Humana PPO
Medicaid
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bowyer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bowyer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bowyer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (815) 397-7340.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Bowyer typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Esophageal Varices
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Bowyer typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Stomach Diseases
Gastritis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Bowyer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Bowyer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bowyer

5.0

Based on 85 ratings

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Dr was clear, informative, and compassionate. Great bedside manner! Offered solutions and suggestions to correct my current health issues.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Julie A. – Sep 30, 2020
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I am confident Dr. Bowyer cares and will help me get answers to finally find relief.
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Kristen M. – Sep 30, 2020
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He was actually listening to me & gave me some excellent advice. An amazing Dr by far
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Taylor B. – Aug 20, 2020
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Dr. Boyer was very nice and helpful, he made sure I understood everything. Awesome doctor I would definitely recommend
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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Cassandra W. – Aug 15, 2020
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Had me and my welfare top priority in the interview, Gave good information on the pros and cons and left the decision up to me . I appreciate this man for his experience and knowledge and laying it out on the line and being true full to me . I didn’t want anything sugar coated. I like that. Thanks 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
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Jimmy H. – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr. Bowyer is a very pleasant person and a very experienced doctor who listens and explains everything to his patients.
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Hana S. – Aug 12, 2020
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Always listens to me, knows what I need so fortunate he is my Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M. D. – Jul 08, 2020
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He was very kind and helpful in my care.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brenda J. – Jun 23, 2020
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he explains everything ! Listens to everything!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Janette B. – Mar 16, 2020
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Dr. Bowyer took time to listen and explained things in detail. He came highly recommended from another patient! I am very pleased with my decision to travel here for my medical needs.
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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Kristina J. – Mar 16, 2020
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excellent, better than i couldve asked for
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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Angela H. – Mar 07, 2020
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He was calm, kind and very informative. He built trust.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marianne R. – Feb 19, 2020
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happy with dr explanations
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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David S. – Feb 19, 2020
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all was smooth and informative answered all my questions
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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J. H. – Feb 19, 2020
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Obviously a very intelligent and educated man. I enjoyed my experience with him. Hopefully we are on the right track.
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Anonymous – Feb 10, 2020
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Dr. Bowyer is a very compassionate doctor who works to get real answers for his patients. He took extra time with me to talk about not just the physical symptoms but the stressors that might be causing them.
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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Trisha W. – Feb 10, 2020
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Takes his time to listen to my concerns, do not feel like he is rushing, gives me short term and long term goal and plans.
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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H. E. – Feb 06, 2020
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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
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Salvatore V. – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr. Bowyer is wonderful. He had not seen me for 3 years and remembered me right away. I felt very welcome and comfortable.
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Anonymous – Jan 17, 2020
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Described exactly what I am experiencing and will see if his suggestions will help. Explained beautifully as well.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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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

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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Locations

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd401 Roxbury Rd Rockford, IL 61107
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  • Hours
    • 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
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

SwedishAmerican Hospital

Rockford, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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