Dr. Bowles was born in Washington DC and attended Simmons College where she majored in Physical Therapy. She then attended Boston University Medical School and graduated cum laude and in the honor society, AOA. Her Internal Medicine residency was completed at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY and she went on to complete a fellowship in Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She was on staff at Mayo for 8 years and then moved to Minneapolis and has worked in various Rheumatology settings since then. About 10 years ago she developed a passion for Functional Medicine and other Alternative approaches when she felt that a number of patient needs were not being met by typical approaches. She has studied Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy and more recently has been interested in genetics and epigenetic influences on genes. She is using this cumulative knowledge to encourage patients to develop an anti-inflammatory lifestyle for chronic disease prevention.
Functional medicine tries to look at the root causes of illness so one can develop strategies for restoring health and wellness and balance for Health Promotion and not just disease care.
Dr. Bowles lives in Minneapolis with her husband. Her interests include reading, hiking, knitting and crafts as well as travel.