Dr. Lester Kenneth Bowser, MD

Dr. Lester Kenneth Bowser, MD

Dr. Lester Kenneth Bowser, MD

Languages: English

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Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal bloating
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal liver function
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Procedures I Perform
  • bravo ph test
  • colon polypectomy
  • colonoscopy
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • gastrointestinal cancer screening
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About the Provider

Lester K. Bowser, MD, is a gastroenterologist at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and fellowship-trained in gastroenterology.

Dr. Bowser specializes in general gastroenterology, including EGD, which allows diagnosis and treatment of problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract; colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer; capsule endoscopy; biliary tract disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; liver and gallbladder disease; and Hepatitis C.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Bowser served as a Major in the United States Army, providing gastroenterological leadership and care for active duty military and their family members throughout the United States. He is a native Baltimorean and decided to return to the community after completing his military service as a gastroenterologist.

He has a special interest in colon cancer screening.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Brooke Army Medical Center (2000)
  • Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1997)
  • Internship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1995)
  • Medical School: Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1994)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Publications
"Large Colonic Lipoma With Mucosal Ulceration Mimicking Carcinoma." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. September 2003, 468-470
 
"Viral Hepatitis Serology." The El Paso Physician. December 2000, 18-24.
 
"The Role of Surveillance ERCP in Preventing Episodic Cholangitis in Patients with Recurrent Common Bile Duct Stones." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. February 2000, 247-248.
 
"Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to GI Endoscopy:  A Survey of ASGE Members." DDW Poster Presentation. May 1999

“Percutaneous Pseudocyst Drainage”.  KENS TV Channel 5 (CBS affiliate) Medical Breakthroughs Segment.  March 1999.
 
"Environmental Fate and Effects of Chemical Simulants." U.S. Army Technical Report. January 1989
Insurance
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    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
  • 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPTIAL
    Baltimore, MD 21239
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  • 9512 Harford Road
    Suite 201
    Baltimore, MD 21234
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  • 1300 Bellona Avenue
    Suite A
    Lutherville, MD 21093
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  • 1300 Bellona Avenue
    Suite B
    Lutherville, MD 21093
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  • BAUERNSCHMIDT BLDG 2ND FLOOR
    3304 GUILFORD AVENUE
    Baltimore, MD 21218
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Awards
  • Top Doc  (Gastroenterology) - Baltimore Magazine, 2013
  • Top Doc  (Gastroenterology) - Baltimore Magazine, 2015