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Brad Bowyer MD

Brad A. Bowyer, M.D., FACP, AGAF, FASGE, FACG

Brad Bowyer MD

Dr. Brad A. Bowyer joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd in 2009. He is a native of Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Eastern Illinois University. He received his Medical Degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Upon completion of his medical training, he was appointed to the gastroenterology consulting staff at Mayo Clinic Rochester and subsequently served as an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Mayo Clinic Jacksonville was a pioneer in the development and implementation of the electronic medical record and while there, Dr. Bowyer was chairman of both the information systems committee and electronic medical record task force. Dr. Bowyer left Mayo Clinic Jacksonville after 8 years of service and entered the private practice of gastroenterology where he continued his leadership roles as president of the medical staff and appointed member of the board of trustees at the West Georgia Health System in LaGrange, Georgia. Dr. Bowyer has remained involved with the Mayo Clinic as an active member of the alumni association and participation with the Mayo Clinic Referring Physicians Advisory Panel.

Dr. Bowyer is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford Illinois. He is a member of the active medical staff of Swedish American Hospital, St. Anthony Medical Center.

The results of Dr. Bowyer's scientific research at Mayo Clinic have been published in peer reviewed medical journals and presented at the national as well as local level. Dr Bowyer's most recent published research pertaining to RGA's ERCP experience of over 1000 consecutive patients was presented on his behalf at the September 2016 International Healthcare Summit in London, England by his partner and co-author, Dr Sumeet Tewani. Dr. Bowyer is board certified in Gastroenterology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Although Dr. Bowyer is well trained and experienced in the broad discipline of gastroenterology, he has special interest in therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP, colorectal cancer screening, and the management of inflammatory bowel disease. As a patient advocate, Dr. Bowyer believes mutual physician-patient commitment and communication are the cornerstones of quality healthcare.

  • Conditions Dr. Bowyer treats:

    • Abnormal Liver tests
    • Anemia
    • Acid Reflux/Heartburn/GERD
    • Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Biliary Tract Disorders
    • Celiac Disease
    • Chronic Liver Disease, including Cirrhosis
    • Colon Cancer Prevention
    • Colon Polyps
    • Constipation
    • Clostridium Difficile Infection
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhea
    • Esophageal Disorders including Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
    • Fecal Incontinence & Urgency
    • Fatty Liver (NAFLD/NASH)
    • Gallstones & Gallbladder Disease
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Helicobacter Pylori Infection
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Pancreatitis (Acute & Chronic)
    • Pancreatic Cysts & Mass
    • Peptic Ulcer Disease (Stomach Ulcers)
    • Radiation Proctitis
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
    • Ulcerative Colitis

    Procedures Dr. Bowyer performs:

    • Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
    • Colonoscopy
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Ambulatory pH Monitoring (Bravo© pH)
    • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
    • Endoscopy for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for Chronic C. Difficile Infection
    • PEG Tube Placement (Endoscopic Feeding Tube)