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  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Board Certificates
  • American Board of Family Medicine
Medical School
  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • University of Arizona
  • Carolinas Medical Center Main

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About Christina M Bowen, MD

Christina Bowen, MD, moved to The Outer Banks in  2009. Dr. Bowen and her husband completed residency in Charlotte, NC and decided to raise their family in Eastern North Carolina.  They both loved the Outer Banks and all of the wonderful outdoor activities they could enjoy with their children.

In 2003, Bowen earned her medical degree from East Carolina University. She completed her intern year at Duke University and residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in 2008. In 2016, Bowen completed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship at The University of Arizona. She is currently board certified in Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Medicine.

Bowen works alongside area physicians using integrative and lifestyle medicine to assist patients with general wellness as well as the management of specific health challenges.  Her practice is located in The Center for Healthy Living at the Outer Banks Hospital.

Integrative medicine puts the patient at the center and addresses the physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect health and well-being. Utilizing evidence based therapies, Dr. Bowen  makes use of appropriate therapeutic approaches to facilitate healing and help people regain and maintain optimum health.

Using this, Bowen works closely with the Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Services to help patients make lifestyle changes for those risk factors for developing and/or relapsing with cancer.  “The lifestyle choices we make can influence whether or not we get cancer, just as much or more than any other factors. The good news is that each of us has power over cancer. It is deciding to use that power to make a positive difference that matters. Not smoking, limiting alcohol, exercising, eating a plant centered diet,  managing weight and stress — these are the key elements of having power over cancer,” shared Bowen.

Bowen is currently the Medical Director for the Vidant Health Office of Experience, The Center for Healthy Living and The Dare County Health Department.  

Married to an Orthopedic Surgeon, Bowen has three children and 2 dogs, Idaho and Quinoa.  Dr. Bowen enjoys strength training, running, prayer/meditation, water-skiing, snow-skiing, reading and spending time with her friends.  In addition, she loves traveling with her family.

71 Patient Satisfactory Ratings

Overall Rating

4.9 out of 5
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Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

5 out of 5
Dr. Bowen is always open and allows me to share my opinion and thoughts. But also lets me know when I try to become the doctor.
reviewed on 2021-07-05
5 out of 5
Dr. Bowen was very compassionate and thorough. she explained everything in an understandable manner. she followed up with other providers to get tests scheduled.
reviewed on 2021-05-05
5 out of 5
I look forward to my visit, always positive and encouraging also helpful.
reviewed on 2021-04-19
5 out of 5
She listens and really cares.
reviewed on 2021-03-29
5 out of 5
Dr. Bowen is always very caring and discusses everything in detail and answers all my questions.
reviewed on 2021-03-15
5 out of 5
very good experience
reviewed on 2021-02-01
5 out of 5
Dr Bowen is very caring and concerned about my health and it shows in the questions she asked and the survey that was sent before the visit to fill out.
reviewed on 2021-01-18
5 out of 5
I have recommended her to family and friends.
reviewed on 2020-12-24
5 out of 5
first meeting dr Bowen very satisfied and helpful informative
reviewed on 2020-12-14
5 out of 5
Dr. Bowen is the best. I always feel better after a visit with her. She truly cares about me and my health.
reviewed on 2020-12-14
4 out of 5
I did most of the talking and Dr. Bowen listened, approved and said I was doing good.
reviewed on 2020-11-17
5 out of 5
a very caring doctor who makes me feel valued
reviewed on 2020-11-11
5 out of 5
Love Dr. Bowen! She positively impacted my life and well being from just my first visit with her!
reviewed on 2020-10-02
5 out of 5
She found out that I have vit b and vit d and addressing every issue.
reviewed on 2020-09-22
5 out of 5
they have all been very good.
reviewed on 2020-08-23
5 out of 5
Dr. Bowen is an outstanding physician. My wife and I see her for Wellness. She's been superb
reviewed on 2020-08-20
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