Dr. Thomas Bowser, MD

Dr. Thomas Bowser, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Bowser, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 59 years old.

Thomas E Bowser MD PLLC

4105 Briargate Pkwy Ste 105

Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas


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Tension Headache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bowser "Welcome to Thomas E. Bowser, M.D., PLLC. We are please to offer comprehensive neurological care for patients 14 and older. We are now in our permanent office at the new Research I Professional Building, 8540 Scarborough Drive, #390 80920. This location, one block from the Powers and Research intersection, is within minutes of both the new St. Francis Hospital and Memorial Hospital North. As the first Neurology practice in the Northeast region, we are excited to provide comprehensive and convenient care including outpatient consultations and follow up visits, in-office neurodiagnostic tests (EEG and EMG/NCV), and inpatient consults to the new and existing hospitals. Dr. Bowser´s practice will provide fast and convenient Neurodiagnostic testing: EEG (Electroencephalogram) and EMG (Electromyography) at his office. Both tests are done in the office, either scheduled as the test itself or along with your doctor´s visit."


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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bowser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Neurosciences Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Bowser is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Bowser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bowser to family and friends
based on 67 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Bowser's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I really don't understand the bad reviews. I found his demeaner pleasant and focused on my issues. Dr Bowser has always been straight forward and candid with me.. He is thorough in describing what is going on in my brain. One of the things that disinquishes him from other doctors is he really is your advocate when it comes to dealing with pharmaceuticals. He makes sure your get the right drug, generics when available, free trial, 90 day vs multple 30 day prescriptions to save on co-pays, etc.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr Bowser is refreshingly straight forward. He addresses symptoms and issues and tells you exactly what your dealing with and what treatment is possible. He told me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear. That may be difficult for some to deal with but I believe that when your dealing with Neurological issues it is essential.
in Colorado Springs, CO 80911. |
He is very concerned about my health, explains everything so that my husband and I can understand and he is very patient. I was not a very good patient at first, but I removed my head from my rear. His staff is also very patient and kind. I would very highly recommend Dr. Bowser! Julie Hancock Groff
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Very thorough and professional. He listened and asked questions.
Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Bowser was so nice and caring! He help me figure out what's going on and listened carefully!! All his staff is very nice!!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Don't even want to leave 1 star. Extremely condescending and rude! First thing he says when he walks in is, "Wow never seen a patient as young as you with so many symptoms, don't know why they sent you to me." Asked me questions and when I answered he would challenge or question my answers. Basically said well cant help you and walked me out. Never go to him!!!!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Extremely rude, unprofessional, and demeaning. He does not care about his patients.
Colorado Springs, CO |
I have only had one appt with Dr. Bowser and it went very well. Some other reviews had made me nervous as to what to expect but he was very nice and put me at ease. The staff was very observant and helpful also. I will be going back for an EEG.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I have a neurological condition known as synesthesia. I need constant neurological help in order to see, hear, not feel pain, etc. "Dr." Bowser not only didn't even know what my condition was (meaning he hasn't read a neurological journal since Reagan was in office) he refused to even Google the condition and said "what do you want me to do about it??". He wasn't just mean to me. He was CRUEL, and told me my condition was psychological without having any of my records, and sent me home in tears.
in Pueblo, Co |
I have been suffering from complex migraines and simple complex seizures since I was a child, and was referred to Dr. Bowser to help discover why. He was very rude and abrasive, and after an MRI, CT with contrast, and two expensive appointments later, he just prescribed me blood pressure medication and chalked my "supposed symptoms" up to my "morbid obesity." I'm not morbidly obese, and he condescendingly told me I was making my symptoms up or faking them to get drugs. Find a better neuro.
Colorado Springs, CO |
He is extremely unprofessional and demeaning when he speaks to you as a patient, he tells you it is impossible for you to have the symptoms you have and completely disregards everything you are saying, tells you that your expectations are completely unrealistic and he can't do anything to help you. As a patient who has suffered from migraines and memory problems I find it HIGHLY offensive that he told me "you sure can't remember very much about yourself can you?" in a condescending tone.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I was referred to Dr Bowser for an EMG on my left arm for carpal tunnel and after the results came back with moderate to severe carpal tunnel and entrapment of the ulnar nerve, my PCP wanted to have and EMG on my right arm as well. At my second appointment for my EMG on the right arm, Dr. Bowser yelled at his staff that the EMG referral was a mistake and that he refused to do the procedure. I was stunned. He also was very disrespectful to me and his staff was apologetic. Horrible Eperience!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I have multiple sclerosis and although Dr. Bowser is not specialized in this disease, he is very knowledgeable and eager to learn how we can treat this disease together. Dr. Bowser has been my neurologist since 2006 and has been very helpful in the process of keeping me mobile. Some neurologist think that they know this disease better than you, the MS'er that lives with that disease every day. Dr. Bowser doesn't operate that way and will help you find the answers for your individual needs.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
He has proven knowledge and experience. I am a repeat patient with him over a 5 year period and was able to compare his demeanor against other medical specialists. He is involved in his work, with a no nonsense attitude, straight talk and unbiased results. His personal understanding with patients is great. He has observed and noted symptoms, related to my condition, that others had missed. All this done with the least amount of time, with more results than others I had to see. Dr's recommend him
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and went to see Dr. Bowser and he said, There is nothing that I can do for you. Making me question his knowledge of the human brain or at the very least of basic medical skills. His staff seemed a bit unorganized because I called and made an appointment, but when I showed up for the agreed upon appointment there was no record of the appointment. They turned me away and were very rude about it, I would suggest looking for a different neurologist.
Very professional and caring. I really appreciated Dr Bowser seeing me.
Dr. Bowser was condescending and indifferent to me as an entity. All he wanted to do was throw more and more medications into the mix, even when it was clear that I was not responding well to drug therapy. When I asked for a referral to a surgeon his response was I'll give you the referral but it will take you 6 months to get an appointment and he'll laugh you out if the office when you get there because you haven't suffered enough with this.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bowser accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Bowser has admitting privileges

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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