James Duane Bowen, MD

Bowen James Duane
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Specialties
Neurology
NotAccepting New Patients
Patient Rating

4.8 / 5

BIOGRAPHY

Education

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Personal Interests

In addition to spending time with my wife and two daughters, I enjoy playing classical guitar, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and home construction projects.

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE

In caring for people with multiple sclerosis and related disorders, it is important to address every aspect of care, including medical and non-medical issues, to best partner with patients in achieving their highest level of well-being.

RATINGS AND COMMENTS

4.8 out of 5 (138 Ratings, 24 Comments)

90

08/16/2017
Dr. Bowen answered all my questions and outlined several options for continuing care. The plan is to reassess the issue in several months with anecdotal and new MRI evidence.
100

08/09/2017
I would recommend this doctor and office to family and friends.
100

07/26/2017
I have recommended this clinic to anyone who asks when looking for a provider for MS.
100

05/29/2017
Dr. Bowen is amazing. The quality of care he and his office provide have helped me keep my MS under control for the last nine years. I don't know what I would do without him.
100

05/29/2017
I would follow Dr. Bowen anywhere and have!
100

05/26/2017
Dr. Bowen has always been a completely knowledgeable MS neurologist and has created the best comprehensive clinic for his patients.
100

05/26/2017
Dr. James Bowen is an amazing loving, caring and dissent human being who always provides excellent information to his patients of the latest technological advancements in medicine. I am very lucky to have him as my care provider.
70

05/22/2017
dr. bowen is always in a hurry. he's friendly, but minimizes everything I try to discuss with him and hurries through the rountine tests...it's frustrating
100

05/17/2017
good
100

05/17/2017
Dr. Bowen is highly respected both in and out of the MS clinic. He is profoundly knowledgeable about Drugs / Therapies to be used with MS. In fact he has performed drug trials himself and speaks with intimate knowledge that only a devoted doctor to the MS mystery can.
100

04/24/2017
I love Dr. Bowen. He is caring, knowlegable and never makes me feel I am being rushed through. In addition, he is very approachable and speaks in a non-intimidating way. I am confident that he is up to date on the latest in MS research and so can help me make the best, most informed decisions regarding my medical care. I trust him with my care, completely.
100

04/12/2017
though i am sure he was busy, he did not rush our visit.
100

03/28/2017
Dr. Bowen and his nurse have gone above and beyond to help me with issues they didn't have to help me with
100

03/09/2017
Doctor Bowen is the best and I'm very happy he's my doctor.
100

02/21/2017
Dr. Bowen very attentive to my health, understanding and patient.
100

02/16/2017
I feel so lucky and belessed to have Swedish MS center as my health provider.
100

02/01/2017
My M.S. provider for 15 years.
100

01/25/2017
I understand aptments are scheduled for 30 min. ONLY for ea patient - need to add MORE TIME hard to review & discuss all meds, condition & new treatments, available in 30 min. feel rushed and forget to ask some questions.
100

12/27/2016
Jim Bowen is wonderful.
70

12/23/2016
I did not feel that Dr Bowen had looked at my chart besides looking at my MRI before he came in the room. he did not remember that I am also in the medical field and talked "down" to me medically (appropriately for most of his patient). he did not offer to show me my MRI results as he said he would at the previous appointment. I did not expect special treatment, just for him to remember who I actually was.
100

12/15/2016
Dr Bowen is an advocate for me i am so grateful
100

12/14/2016
I love Swedish MS clinic
100

09/03/2016
[...] I have been with Dr. Bowen over 25 yrs. and have followed him to wherever he goes. He really listens and tries to solve any issues.
100

09/01/2016
Dr. Jim Bowen has always been very involved with my health, as it pertains to my disease. He is professional, up to date on all medical options for me, and very thorough. I could not ask for a better medical professional. Don't ever lose him. He is excellent.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Interests
  • abducens nerve disease
  • abducens nerve injury
  • abducens nerve palsy and paresis
  • abnormal coordination
  • abnormal eeg
  • abnormal emg
  • abnormal neuroimaging
  • abnormal reflexes
  • abnormal twitching
  • abscess central nervous system
  • absence epilepsy
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • alcohol withdrawal
  • alcoholic encephalopathy
  • alogia
  • ambulatory eeg
  • amnesia
  • amyloid neuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • anosmia
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • aphasia
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • ataxia
  • athetoid cerebral palsy
  • aura
  • autoimmune meningitis
  • autonomic dysreflexia
  • autonomic nervous system disorders
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • beriberi
  • berry aneurysm
  • brachial plexopathy
  • brachial plexus lesion
  • brachycephaly
  • brain concussion
  • bulbar palsy
  • carotid stenosis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • causalgia of lower limb
  • causalgia of upper limb
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebellar disease
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral anomaly
  • cerebral arteritis
  • cerebral atherosclerosis
  • cerebral contusion
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebral laceration
  • cerebral lipidosis
  • cerebral palsy
  • cerebrospinal fluid abnormality
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • charcot-marie-tooth disease
  • childhood epilepsy
  • chorea
  • choreoathetosis
  • chronic headache
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis
  • chronic post-traumatic headache
  • ciliary neuralgia
  • circadian rhythm disorder
  • cluster headache
  • common peroneal nerve lesion
  • concussive seizure
  • convulsion
  • corticobasal degeneration
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • creutzfeldt jakob syndrome
  • degenerative brain disorder
  • degenerative disorders of the balance organs
  • delirium
  • demyelinating disease
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetic polyneuropathies
  • diagnostic lumbar puncture
  • diffuse axonal injury
  • diplegia of upper limbs
  • disorder of balance
  • disorder of body awareness
  • disturbance of skin sensation
  • dizziness
  • drop attack
  • drug-induced acute dystonia
  • dysarthria
  • dysautonomia
  • dyskinesia
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • dystonia
  • echoencephalogram abnormal
  • eeg telemetry
  • electroencephalography
  • encephalopathies
  • enlarged optic nerve
  • enlarged ventricle
  • epilepsy
  • essential tremor
  • executive dysfunction
  • exvacuohydrocephalus
  • facial asymmetry
  • facial nerve palsy and paresis
  • facial paresis
  • facial spasm
  • facial tingling
  • familial ataxia
  • fasciculations
  • femoral nerve lesion
  • focal dystonia
  • foot drop
  • friedreich ataxia
  • frontal lobe disinhibition
  • functional quadriplegia
  • fungal meningitis
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • generalized seizures
  • genetic dystonia
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • grand mal status epilepticus
  • guillain barre syndrome
  • handwriting tremor
  • head trauma
  • hearing loss
  • hemiatrophy
  • hemicrania continua
  • hemidystonia
  • hemineglect
  • hemiparesis
  • hemiplegia
  • hereditary sensory neuropathy
  • hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • hiv dementia
  • hiv neuropathy
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydromyelia
  • hypertonia
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • hypotonia
  • idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • infantile cerebral palsy
  • infectious neuritis
  • injury to brain
  • intention tremor
  • intermittent cerebral ischemia
  • intermittent tremor
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial hypertension
  • isolated central nervous system vasculitis
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • late effects of poliomyelitis
  • lateral sclerosis
  • leg numbness
  • leg weakness
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • leukodystrophy
  • lip droop
  • lissencephaly
  • lobar atrophy of brain
  • locked-in syndrome
  • loss of consciousness
  • lumbar puncture
  • lumbosacral plexus lesion
  • macrocephaly
  • marcus gunn phenomenon
  • maternal neurologic disorders
  • meralgia paresthetica
  • metabolic brain disorders
  • microcephaly
  • migraine
  • migraine treatment
  • mononeuritis
  • mononeuritis multiplex
  • monoplegia
  • monoplegia of upper limb
  • motor neuron disease
  • movement disorders
  • moyamoya
  • multiple sclerosis
  • multiple system atrophy
  • multisystemic disseminated toxoplasmosis
  • muscle spasticity
  • muscle weakness
  • muscular dystrophy
  • myelitis
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myoclonic seizures
  • myoclonus
  • nerve diseases
  • nerve root disorder
  • nerve sheath tumor
  • nervous system disorders
  • neuralgic amyotrophy
  • neuritis
  • neuroborreliosis
  • neurological disorders
  • neurometabolic disorder
  • neuromuscular ultrasound
  • neuropathy
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • numbness
  • occipital neuralgia
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • optic migraines
  • optic nerve and pathway injury
  • optic nerve disease
  • pachygyria
  • paralysis
  • paraneoplastic polyneuropathy
  • paraplegia
  • parasitic meningitis
  • paresthesia
  • pellagra
  • periodic paralysis
  • peripheral autonomic neuropathy
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • periventricular lesion
  • periventricular leukomalacia
  • periventricular mass
  • peroneal muscular atrophy
  • peroneal nerve lesion
  • petit mal status
  • pinched nerve
  • plagiocephaly
  • plantar nerve lesion
  • plexitis
  • plexopathy
  • poliodystrophia cerebri
  • poliomyelitis
  • polymicrogyria
  • polyneuropathy
  • popliteal nerve lesion
  • post traumatic seizures
  • post-concussion syndrome
  • post-traumatic amnesia
  • post-traumatic headache
  • primary progressive aphasia
  • problems with smell and taste
  • progressive muscular atrophy
  • progressive supranuclear palsy
  • pseudobulbar palsy
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
  • quadriplegia
  • radial nerve lesion
  • radiculopathy
  • reflex neurovascular dystrophy
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • restless legs syndrome
  • schwannomatosis
  • segmental dystonia
  • sensory impairment
  • sensory problem with head
  • sensory problem with neck and trunk
  • sensory problems with limbs
  • slurred speech
  • spasticity
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • spinocerebellar degeneration
  • spinocerebellar diseases
  • staring
  • status epilepticus
  • stereotypic movement disorder
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • syphilis
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • temporal sclerosis
  • tension headache
  • tetany
  • tetraplegia
  • tibial nerve lesion
  • tic disorder
  • tingling
  • torsion dystonia
  • torticollis
  • tourette syndrome
  • toxic myoneural disorders
  • toxoplasmosis
  • transient cerebral ischemia
  • transient ischemic attack
  • transient limb paralysis
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • transverse myelitis
  • traumatic brain injury
  • tremor
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • trigeminal nerve injury
  • trigeminal nerve palsy and paresis
  • tuberculosis of meninges
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • unsteady gait
  • uremic encephalopathy
  • vagal nerve disorders
  • vagus nerve disease
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular myelopathy
  • vasculitic neuropathy
  • venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
  • venous sinus thrombosis
  • ventriculomegaly
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • vertigo
  • vestibular function test abnormal
  • viral meningitis
  • visual evoked potentials
  • vitamin b deficiency

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Research
Dr. Bowen’s research interests span a variety of aspects of MS research but particularly emphasize clinical trials of treatments. He is also involved as a peer and ad hoc reviewer for numerous publications and has authored more than 200 articles, abstracts and publications relating to MS and other neurological diseases.
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