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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Frank Bowden, Ophthalmologist is Good. Dr. Bowden has been reviewed by 17 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.0
Promptness 3.1
Courteous Staff 3.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 3.9
Follows Up After Visit 3.3

Specialties & Research

Dr. Frank Bowden, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 8 areas:
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Eye Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
  • Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures

Education & Awards

Dr. Bowden graduated from Meharry Medical College, Nashville. He has 5 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Jacksonville, FL
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Jacksonville
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Florida™ (2009)


Dr. Bowden has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Saint Vincent's Medical Center 
  • Baptist Medical Center 


  • Spanish
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Frank William Bowden MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 32 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Frank W. Bowden practice?
Dr. Frank Bowden has 4 office locations.
Dr. Frank Bowden practices Ophthalmology near Jacksonville, FL.
Additional practice locations include: Orange Park, FL.
See Jacksonville Ophthalmologists.