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ROBERT E. BOWEN, M.D.

Dr. Robert Bowen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, and completed Fellowships in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at West Virginia University.  He has been in private practice in Martinsburg since 1984. Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine, a Department of Berkeley Medical Center. He is the former Medical Director of the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine and the Medical Director of his Cosmetic Medicine & Body Contouring private practice.

Dr. Bowen is one of the first physicians in the United States to be Fellowship-trained in Aesthetic Medicine. This fellowship, the Aesthetic Anti-Aging Fellowship of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), provides comprehensive, expert, and hands-on training in aesthetic medicine techniques. Dr. Bowen is trained in cosmetic BOTOX injection, dermal fillers and facial sculpting, laser and light treatments, vein therapy, chemical peels, medical-grade skin care and body contouring.

The A4M fellowship program is accredited by the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the Ageless Aesthetic Institute, visit www.worldhealth.net and www.agelessaestheticinstitute.com for more information.

Dr. Bowen is board certified in cosmetic laser surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery.  He is also a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), an organization providing important worldwide leadership in laser research, education, technology and clinical knowledge.

Dr. Bowen has helped educate and train other physicians from all over the United States and several foreign countries in aesthetic procedures, including plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

Dr. Bowen is also a member of the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association (ACCMA), a group of scientists, physicians, and nurse-practitioners that work together to discover and become experts at the best uses of cell biology to improve health and beauty through methods such as stem cells, peptides, glycosaminoglycans, retinoic acid, platelet-rich fibrin matrix, and hormones.

Personally, Dr. Bowen has actively used positive aging principles in his career as a sprinter and track coach. He has competed around the world and has worked with world-class athletes and the coaches at UCLA and Auburn Universities. He is a former national and world champion in distances from 100-400 meters and is the current world record holder in the 4×100 meter and 4×200 meter relay for men over 50.

Dr. Bowen’s Certifications and Boards:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Board Certified in Cosmetic Laser Surgery by the American Board of Laser Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (FASLMS)
  • Affiliate, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
  • Certified Professional Member of the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association
  • RVPI, Register Vascular Physician Interpreter
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Fellow, American Academy of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
OUR DEDICATED TEAM

Carolyn Duca Bowen

Practice Administrator

Leading the Team along with Dr. Bowen, Carolyn sets the tone of the practice — fun, friendly and professional. From making sure we’ve always got fresh flowers (and coffee!), to seeing to it that we are up-to-date and current on best practices, Carolyn helps keep us at the top of our collective game.

Carolyn previously worked as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, then as a culinary professional.  Soon after marrying Dr. Bowen, they together created The Center for Positive Aging, which in May 2014 re-opened as Dr. Robert Bowen: M.D. Specializing in Cosmetic Medicine & Body Contouring.

Angela Thorn

Director, Patient Care Coordination

Angela joined Dr. Bowen’s practice in 2014 as Executive Assistant & Patient Care Coordinator, bringing many years of experience and expertise in small business administration and customer service to her new role.  

Angela is passionate about learning and always welcomes the chance to earn a Certificate of Achievement (“statisticates”, she jokingly calls them!)  She often signs up for the same trainings as do treatment providers. just for her own “enlightenment” on a subject.  She’s adept at “translating” complex medical concepts in to terms  that are easy to understand, which helps tremendously in a field so cluttered with technical ‘jargon’.  She and Dr. Bowen work closely together with you in the treatment planning process; from start to finish, Angela helps you orchestrate and implement the best plan given your goals the recommendations Dr. Bowen has made,, your budget and your lifestyle.  

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Shelby Wilkinson

Licensed Esthetician & Clinical Laser Specialist

Shelby Wilkinson is a licensed esthetician who has worked in the larger Wellness industry since 2011.  She joined Dr. Bowen’s practice in 2018 as a Licensed Massage Therapist and a newly licensed Esthetician. 

In practically no time at all, Shelby (quietly!) took Dr. Bowen’s practice  by storm!   Her passion for her new field of esthetics, her strong work ethic and her drive to improve herself for the benefit of others make Shelby the kind of person you want in your treatment “corner”.

Shelby used the “down time” forced by the COVID 19 pandemic as time to study for and achieve her Master Esthetician certification through NCEA.  She also completed several advanced trainings in the use of laser light, pulsed light and red light in medical aesthetics.  

She excels, as well, at her most important “job” — “Mommy”!

 

Joy Phillips

Joy Phillips

Regenerative & Sexual Medicine Nurse

Nurse Joy joined the practice in 2018 to assist Dr. Bowen with the Regenerative Medicine & Sexual Medicine aspects of his practice.   As a master-level counselor and coach, Nurse Joy was, and is, uniquely positioned to support Dr. Bowen’s wish to treat “whole people”, not body parts.  

Nurse Joy assists Dr. Bowen with the O Shot® and THERMIva procedures, for women, and the GAINSWave® and Priapus Shot® treatments, for men.  She is herself a Certified provider of these very same sexual wellness procedures.  When Dr. Bowen conducts weekend trainings for medical professionals wanting to learn these procedures and bring them to their practices, Nurse Joy is shoulder-to-shoulder with Dr. Bowen, assisting, teaching and forwarding the “whole person” treatment paradigm with the next providers of these often life-changing procedures.   

 

Nurse Susan Hurley

Susan Hurley

Nurse Injector

Nurse Injector Susan Hurley brings years of cosmetic injection experience to Dr. Bowen’s office.  She has quickly established herself as the main cosmetic injector for Dr. Bowen’s practice.  She is an expert injector of Kybella, neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm and VERSA+, and both solid and lifting PDO threads.
    
Nurse Sue left the hustle and bustle of the Bethesda, Maryland area to join Dr. Bowen’s practice in August 2019.  Nurse Susan shares Dr. Bowen’s overarching commitment to safe cosmetic injecting.  She educates her patients as to why they might — or might not  — want to get that latest, trending procedure seen all over social media.  She takes her time to understand what result the patient is looking for and uses injection techniques that minimize the risk of future injection-related problems.  She is both meticulous and passionate about getting just the right look for her patients. 

The two things we hear Nurse Sue routinely described as are “gentle” and “fun”.   The peals of laughter coming from her treatment room are indicative of how much she enjoys her work and how much her patients enjoy her and their time “in the chair”.