Dr. Mary Bowles, MD

Neurology •  Female • Age 60
  
Dr. Bowles
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Neurology Specialists

6161 Kempsville Cir Ste 315 Norfolk, VA 23502

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(757) 461-5400

Dr. Mary Bowles, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Norfolk, VA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bowles has more experience with Headache, Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders, and General Neurological Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Nebraska College of Medicine medical school in 1995. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center and Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bowles to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bowles accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
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Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
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KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
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KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Practice Areas

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Migraine more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Headache
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Headache more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders

Neuromuscular and movement disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions marked by uncontrolled or unwanted physical movements caused by disruptions in nerve and muscle function.Compare with other Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Essential Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Essential Tremor more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Gait Abnormality more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

General Neurological Disorders

General neurological disorder specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease that affect your brain, spinal cord or nerves, anywhere throughout your body.Compare with other General Neurological Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Essential Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Essential Tremor more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Gait Abnormality more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Cerebrovascular Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Stroke
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Stroke more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Brain Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bowles treats Brain Aneurysm more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Bowles treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

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Dr. Bowles' conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes-Like Neuropathy Symptoms
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Nerve Release Testing
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrophysiology
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Encephalopathy - Intracranial Calcification - Growth Hormone Deficiency - Microcephaly - Retinal Degeneration
  • Encephalopathy Due to Sulphite Oxidase Deficiency
  • Encephalopathy Progressive - Optic Atrophy
  • Encephalopathy, Familial, With Neuroserpin Inclusion Bodies
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Reye's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Bowles' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bowles

3.9

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      Her attitude is unacceptable she left me in the room for over an hour after I told her that my head and neck was giving me discomfort she ignored me well long story short they ended up CALLING the paramedics because my situation had took a turn for the worse after telling her 4times I wasn't feeling well my pressure was 138\84 when I got there by time the medics got there it was 150/101 my heart rate was 124 my face and neck swelled up oh and by the I am a recovering stroke patient I would not recommend a DOG to go see her she is not fit to be a doctor she is very rude
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      Mar 04, 2020
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      Couldn't give me a plan to treat migraines. Google has more information this doctor. She is very disrespectful, as well.
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      Feb 01, 2020
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      I love Dr. Bowles. I truly believe I would still be going from doctor to doctor for a diagnosis if I had not seen very early into my very rare illness. She is always warm, kind, compassionate, attentive and oh, so knowledgeable! She sent for test after test to reach her diagnosis. She did not tell me what she suspected but one of my other doctors read part of a letter she sent him. She sent me to UVA, I think for verification. I thank God for Dr. Bowles!
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      Beth in Virginia Beach, VA – Nov 26, 2018
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      Dr. Bowles came highly recommended by my rheumatoid arthritis doctor. Sad to say, I cannot comment on Dr. Bowles' abilities because my appointment was cancelled three times - the morning of my appointment! The first time, I was told she was sick. I understand. I opted to wait a month to get into see her. The second time (a month later), same thiing. This morning, (another month later), same thing. As a patient, if you cancel after 24 hours of your appt. it's a $100 charge.
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      Jan in Virginia Beach, Virginia – Dec 29, 2017
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      I went to Dr Bowles and was very glad I did. She is caring and concerned about me the patient. She is very good at listening and explaining everything. She wants to help find out what is causing the pain and help in anyway she can. I felt very comfortable with her and her knowledge of my condition. I would recommend her to anyone . The visit was more like visiting a friend instead of just another dr. Dr's like her are hard to find. I am happy to have finally have found a great neurologist.
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      Cynthia Harvell in Portsmouth, Va – Aug 21, 2017
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      Seven years ago, I started having serious memory issues, including getting lost in familiar places! She performed an extensive set of tests including the usual brain scans. But the memory tests were the most impressive. After what I remember as 6 months of testing, she sent me to the University of Virginia for another set of tests. Her professionalism bought me these 6 years of slow progress of my Lewy Body Dementia. Now, things are getting worse. But it has been good, thanks to her!
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      Donald Dolence in Pensacola, FL – Aug 01, 2017
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      She did not demonstrate investigative neurological concern. Just offered potent meds w/ severe side effects, as a bandaid approach without knowing the underlying cause. I was looking for diagnosis, not pills.
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      anna in Virginia Beach, VA – Jan 05, 2017
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      Very friendly and knowledgeable about my care and was able to pinpoint my current condition.Very glad to have met her.
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      Biography

      Dr. Mary Bowles, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Norfolk, VA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bowles has more experience with Headache, Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders, and General Neurological Disorders than other ...Read more

      Specialties

      • Neurology

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2001
      Harvard Univ/Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
      Fellowship Hospital
      1999
      Creighton Univ, Univ of NE Med Ctr
      Residency Hospital
      1995
      Univ of NE Med Ctr
      Internship Hospital
      1995
      University of Nebraska College of Medicine
      Medical School

      Languages

      • French
      • English

      Awards

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      Locations

      Neurology Specialists

      Neurology Specialists6161 Kempsville Cir Ste 315 Norfolk, VA 23502
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center

      Norfolk, VA

      65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

      • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

      Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

      Portsmouth, VA

      58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

      Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

      Chesapeake, VA

      63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

      Sentara Leigh Hospital

      Norfolk, VA

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

      Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

      Norfolk, VA

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

      Virginia Beach, VA

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
      • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

      Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

      Virginia Beach, VA

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

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)