Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD

Dr. Brad Bowyer, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
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
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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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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 as well as 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 8 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 remains involved with the Mayo Clinic by continuing to serve on the Mayo Clinic Referring Physicians Advisory Panel. Dr. Bowyer is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford Illinois. He is a member of the active medical staff of Swedish American Hospital, St. Anthony Medical Center and Rockford Memorial Hospital. The results of Dr. Bowyer's scientific research at Mayo Clinic have been published in peer reviewed medical journals and presented at the national as well as local level. 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, 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 healthcare."

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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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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • 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
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bowyer to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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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

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bowyer accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Choice POS II
    Health Network Option Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • ECOH
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
  • The Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Bowyer has admitting privileges

Osf Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108
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SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104
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