Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD

Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1979 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

401 Roxbury Rd

Rockford, IL 61107

Contact Information

(815) 397-7340

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • HAP Insurance
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bowyer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Bowyer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bowyer "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 Eastern Illinois University. He received his Medical Degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and a gastroenterology fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Upon completion of his medical training, he was appointed to the gastroenterology consulting staff at Mayo Clinic Rochester and subsequently served as an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Mayo Clinic Jacksonville was a pioneer in the development and implementation of the electronic medical record and while there, Dr. Bowyer was chairman of both the information systems committee and electronic medical record task force. Dr. Bowyer left Mayo Clinic Jacksonville after eight years of service and entered the private practice of gastroenterology, where he continued his leadership roles as president of the medical staff and appointed member of the board of trustees at the West Georgia Health System in LaGrange, Georgia. Dr. Bowyer has remained involved with Mayo Clinic as an active member of the alumni association and through his participation with the Mayo Clinic Referring Physicians Advisory Panel. Dr. Bowyer is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. He is a member of the active medical staff of SwedishAmerican Hospital and OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. The results of Dr. Bowyer's scientific research at Mayo Clinic have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at the national and local levels. Dr. Bowyer's most recent published research pertaining to RGA's ERCP experience of over 1,000 consecutive patients was presented on his behalf at the September 2016 International Healthcare Summit in London, England, by his RGA partner and co-author, Dr Sumeet Tewani. Dr. Bowyer is board-certified in gastroenterology and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology. Although Dr. Bowyer is well-trained and experienced in the broad discipline of gastroenterology, he has special interest in therapeutic endoscopy, including ERCP, colorectal cancer screening, and the management of inflammatory bowel disease. As a patient advocate, Dr. Bowyer believes mutual physician-patient commitment and communication are the cornerstones of quality health care."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bowyer "Dr. Bowyer is committed to providing high-quality, cost-conscious patient care through a spirit of teamwork, communication, and dedication to treating our patients with respect, understanding and compassion. All Rockford Gastroenterology physicians and staff members are committed to work in a collaborative manner with our patients, their families and other healthcare providers. We recognize that gastrointestinal conditions can have a significant impact on our patients' quality of life. We will continually seek new and effective methods of treating acute and chronic digestive disorders in a manner that emphasizes quality improvement, effective outcomes and cost effectiveness. We are also committed to health promotion and prevention, teaching of medical students and residents, clinical research, and providing leadership to the national community of gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal endoscopists."
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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

79  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Eastern Illinois University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bowyer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bowyer's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bowyer to family and friends
9 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Bowyer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I had emergency surgery via colonoscopy while I was in Rockford caring for my sister after her surgery. The day I was to go back home to Atlanta, I ended up in the ER with massive bleeding. I knew no physicians in Rockford. I was totally in the hands of the providers in the ER and somehow, I was...more
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Dr. Bowyer is an excellent doctor - great patient relations and makes a "not so pleasant" procedure a good experience! His staff is fantastic too!
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I got excellent care from Dr. Bowyer. He was very friendly and personable. After my procedure, he kindly explained his findings. I googled him later, and found out that he trained at Mayo Clinic. I was extremely impressed and convinced that I was fortunate to get the very best gastroenterologist...more
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Excellent Doctor. I don't think anyone can make a colonoscopy a pleasant experience but Dr. Bowyer certainly tries.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Bowyer to anyone.Very personable and concerned about my well being,
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