Dr. David Bowen, MD

Dr. David Bowen, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Bowen, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in plastic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Mercy's Orthopedic, Hand & Spine Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Top Care Areas

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

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Bowen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

21  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Physical or Mental Condition (5/9/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

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


  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • L A Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Methodist Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bowen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bowen to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bowen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Very Happy with the surgery I had two months ago. Totally fixed my hand. I had Dupuytrens.
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Had many appointments canceled or rescheduled, because of personal issues. Clearly he doesn't care about his patients. Office staff would not let me schedule an appointment with another Dr in the office. Bad experience and I am totally unsatisfied with the service. I am still in chronic...more
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