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Dr. Mike Bowman

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Montgomery , AL
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Montgomery , AL

Address

1722 Pine Street, Suite 804, Montgomery , AL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

UnitedHealthcare

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

Dr. Bowman is dual board certified Physician in Otolaryngology Head Neck surgery as well as Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. He practices in Montgomery, AL. at two locations. His cosmetic clients can be seen at River Region Facial Plastics, while his reconstructive and head neck patients are served at Montgomery Otolaryngology. His other professional interests include mission work with KenyaRelief.org. He is married to his beautiful and talented wife and they share in the joy of 3 lovely children.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

641 Answers
308 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
No: You are not condemned to have chronic tonsillitis, but it may not be the last time you see a tonsil stone either.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: The best answer depends on the details of your situation. Seek consultation with an experienced facial plastics or oculoplastic surgeon. In the meant... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Amoxicillin: Is the first line drug by the book ( if you are not allergic to penicillin). In many communities, strep is gaining resistance to penicillins, so your... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Safe? Yes: Is it for you? That depends. Seek consultation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon. Blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation) helps rejuvenate the e... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
No: In fact, relatively few of them do so. However, if you have been diagnosed with an ak, it is best to make sure you follow the recommended schedule of... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
RF treatments : Radiofrequency (rf) treatments after facelift should be safe, but also shouldn't be necessary for quite some time after a full facelift. I would exp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: But the location, size, depth of scar, etc all make a difference. Seek a local facial plastic surgeon to find out what the best option is in your sce... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Choices, choices...: Local anesthesia is a great and safe option for a procedure like a facelift, if both patient and surgeon are comfortable with that option. There are ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Medical tourism: I don't recommend medical tourism in general... This is especially true for cancer treatment. Cancer surveillance is critical, and a mistake in path... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Too much!: To deal with for a computer question. I would make sure you get checked out as your concerns could be serious. With a history of skin cancer at ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Not much: Touch base with your surgeon, but there isn't much to worry about. Avoid blood thinners like aspirin, vitamin e, fish oil, etc. Avoid alcohol for 2 ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor : If a wound is not improving with reasonable care at home, it needs professional care. There are plenty of other treatment options: supervised wound ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
See a dermatologist: For specific recommendations, but usually topical treatments are recommended as first line therapy. Ipl is a good treatment if it doesn't respond or... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Sun damage: I will assume you are referring to squamous cell carcinoma. This common skin cancer is most likely related to sun exposure. It could be related to c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes but...: Endoscopic incisions are not visible, but that procedure does tend to raise the hairline. A pretrichal approach (hidden in the hairline) creates a vi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Unfortunately yes: Melanomas are most commonly caused by sun exposure, but they rarely do appear in strange places...I have seen/known patients who have had melanomas co... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor: Any wound which has not healed in 4 weeks, let alone 4 years, needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It could represent a cancer or another serious co... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Try OTC: Topical preparations (like benzocaine) can help with pain . Try rinsing with a mouthwash 3-4/day. This might be painful, but often helps the ulcers h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Depends on size: The size of the primary tumor is most important. If the cancer is caught early, then the risk of spread is low. If it is not removed, the longer it... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Based on size,depth: Superficial scars can be treated with peels & lasers. Deeper scars may benefit from dermabrasion. Ice pick scars often do best with a punch excision... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Silicone for scars: Depending on the age and condition of the scar, silicone treatments may help. I use scar fade for most of my patients. Other products are available.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Get seen ASAP: Without more info it is impossible to give detailed instructions...However puncture wounds can be serious, don't overlook them. They can cause infect... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Less visible scar: The purpose of scar revision is to make a given scar become less noticeable. There are different means to accomplish this based on the location of th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Just GO: Melanoma is serious and warrants immediate attention. Call your gp tomorrow and see what he says. Melanomas are identified by the abcd's (asymmetry, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Many options: Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Lifelong sunblock: Keep your child free from excessive sun exposure. She should wear long sleeves, hats, and use SPF liberally. If family history is strong, regular sk... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, but you are doing the right things. Make sure to reapply the sunscreen on a regular basis. A strong family history of skin cancers would be one... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Perhaps: Sometimes clefts are genetic and passed form parent(s) to child, but often times they are sporadic or due to other problems (folate (folic acid) defi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Exam +/- biopsy: You will receive a full body examination. Treatment in the form of liquid nitrogen or other options may be recommended. Also biopsies of any concern... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Different ways: 1. Benign vs. Malignant there are many different types of both benign and malignant (cancerous) thyroid tumors. Cancers have their own staging system... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Not sure...: If eds is ehlors-danlos syndrome, then there is not usually an association with hearing loss. However, there are a wide variety of reasons that you ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Try sinus rinses: It is a remedy proven effective over 100's of years. You do need to measure the salt concentration carefully to get best results. Neil med makes a k... Read More
A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor: Recurrent headaches like that are not normal. It could be any number of things: tmj, cluster headaches, migraine or tension headaches or something... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Not specific enough: That question is very, very broad. That's like asking "what kind of things can go wrong with your car?" you need to be more specific...
A member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Great question: I have no idea. :) rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping operation. The prefix -an usually means "without.". You may have a mis-spelling or perhaps s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
See an ENT: When antibiotics don't' help a sinus infection, either you don't have a sinus infection (you may have bad allergies, rhinitis, etc) or you have chroni... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Maybe?: Silicone topical treatments are effective to help wound healing but i'm not familiar with that product. I have good experience with scar-fade. Ask ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Bleeding under skin: When the ear is injured, bleeding can occur between the skin and cartilage. This collection of blood distorts the appearance of the ear. If draine... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Common skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common skin cancers. It needs to be removed, but they almost never metastasized or spreads to lymph nodes. T... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
From None to severe!: If caught early enough, a skin cancer won't cause any symptoms. If severe it can cause any myriad of symptoms if it has metastasized. Generally skin... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Da Vinci Robot: You are likely referring to trans-axillary robot assisted thyroidectomy, done with da vinci robot. It is a new technique that is safe, but expensive.... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Injury to be managed: Frostbite happens when the body part affected gets frozen. Your body has to heal up from the injury. If the frostbite is mild, prognosis is very goo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Any can, Few should: Any md *can* perform a chemical peel. Only experienced and properly trained doctors should perform peels. Medical grade peels can get great results,... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Surgical removal: Basal cells are generally removed by surgical excision. This usually can be accomplished in the office or outpatient surgery setting.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Probably see an MD: A "rash" after a burn is suspicious for an infection, which needs to be treated with antibiotics. Otherwise it could be a dermatitis, which is treate... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Many!:   for starters, your physician may not be appropriately qualified to perform the procedures. Next, you cannot be sure about the purity and quality of ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: If it is simply sun-damage, some topical treatments or some laser treatments may a good option. However, if the lesion is concerning for melanoma, it... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Options....: There are several. It depends on where the scars are and how old they are. Sometimes topical treatments may be beneficial. More invasive options li... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Temporary relief: Sinus rinses and decongestants may give temporary relief. Septoplasty surgery is usually outpatient, well tolerated and will give permanent relief. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Depends...: Depending on age and the condition of your neck, liposuction may be adequate, but sometimes other procedures (neck lift) are necessary to get good res... Read More

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May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bowman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bowman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have hypothyroidism and a goiter we have been monitoring for two years...someone unfamiliar with my case read my last ultrasound ..
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great, thank you very much. i will make an appt asap .... hopefully i can skip the primary and go straight to the ent
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Do you know any neurologists in New York who do the botox for migranes

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL

Awards

Patient Care Award-Jackson Hospital, 2008
Resident Research Day Best Presentation, 2007
Top Doctor, Second Place, Montgomery, AL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Montgomery Otolaryngology
RIver Region Facial Plastics

Publications

Autologous superficial musculoaponeurotic system graft as implantable filler in nasolabial fold correction.
Appropriate hearing screening in the pediatric patient with head trauma.
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