Dr. Steven Bowers, MD

Pediatric MedicineMaleAge 63

Dr. Steven Bowers, MD is a Pediatric Medicine Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bowers to book an appointment.

Dr. Bowers

Memorial Physicians Services

3132 Old Jacksonville Rd Ste 200 Springfield, IL 62704
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Dr. Bowers' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Bowers' Reviews

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3.8

Based on 17 ratings

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Dr. Bowers has been my PCP for years, since I was a kid. Before having any serious health concerns and before I had to deal with his office staff, I never had an issue with him. Since I have had some more serious health concerns and since I have had to make appointments/get referrals myself, all I have to say are terrible things. On multiple occasions, he has ignored my health concerns and told me that "you're young, it should get better on its own." Guess what health issues haven't gone away for several years? On top of that, getting a referral from him is a joke. You have to jump through hoops just to get a referral, and they REFUSE to refer out of network. It doesn't matter if you're willing to pay out of network prices, they refuse to refer you to anyone that is not in your insurance network. I am currently waiting three months to see a doctor for an emergency issue because Bowers office refuses to refer me out of network.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 31, 2021
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Dr Bowers is the reason I am able to keep going. He listens very well and seeks to understand. He is highly intelligent and a sound practitioner. He makes accurate diagnoses with a caring spirit. He knows how to help, and he does.
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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May 21, 2020
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I think he's a wonderful doctor. I've gone to him for many years. The only thing I don't like about the office is that SOME of the nurses are snooty and rude, but that does not depict the work of Dr. Bowers in any way. I highly would recommend!
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
What could be improved
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Mar 03, 2017
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Rude, dismissive, nasty attitude. Complete god complex.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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No in Springfield, IL – Jan 17, 2017
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Bowers is the worst excuse for a doctor I have ever been to. At my first appt, he walked in looking down his nose at me, didn't check my MRIs or injury history (I was hit with a utility truck while riding a skateboard), he looked at pain medication and proceeded to call me an addict and say there was nothing he could do for me. After defending myself against his wild accusations he refused care, then proceeded to systematically blacklist my name from receiving any care in the city of spfld.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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J in Spfld, IL – Dec 22, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Steven Bowers, MD is a Pediatric Medicine Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

So Il University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1985
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Steven Bowers, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bowers frequently treats Limb Cramp, Mastodynia, and Thyroid Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bowers treats.

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Dr. Bowers' office is located at 3132 Old Jacksonville Rd Ste 200, Springfield, IL 62704. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Memorial Physicians Services

Memorial Physician Services - Koke Mill3132 Old Jacksonville Rd Ste 200 Springfield, IL 62704
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Memorial Medical Center

Springfield, IL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received