Dr. Bowles was born and raised in Orlando and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, majoring in Nutritional Sciences and earning a minor in Business Administration. For 15 years, throughout her childhood and into college, Dr. Bowles danced at a competitive level and it was this highly demanding activity which sparked her interest in foot and ankle medicine.
Dr. Bowles then traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, graduating in the top 10 percent of her class. She completed residency at Bethesda Health System in Boynton Beach, Florida, receiving extensive training in the care of conditions involving the foot, ankle and lower leg, including traumatic and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Additionaly, Dr. Bowles has completed many surgical training courses emphasizing adult and pediatric foot and ankle reconstructive procedures, arthroscopic surgery, limb salvage and nerve decompression techniques.
In 2015, she was selected for a Podiatric Dermatology Fellowship program in Atlanta, GA, which provided her with additional specialized training in Dermatopathology of the lower extremity. While in residency, Dr. Bowles presented several academic poster presentations at national conferences and gave award-winning case presentations at Florida’s state scientific meeting.
Dr. Bowles is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Board Eligible through the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in both Foot Surgery, (as well as Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. Her profession is enhanced by her contribution in conducting scientific literature peer reviews for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and she serves as a consultant providing examination question material for the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination.
Dr. Bowles is licensed in the State of Florida and is actively involved with residency training at Bethesda Hospital. Additionally, she is on staff at multiple area hospitals and surgery centers and treats patients at our Boca Raton and Boynton Beach offices.
Although trained in the most intricate and involved surgical procedures of the lower extremity, it is important to Dr. Bowles to exhaustively attempt conservative treatment options first, using surgery only as a last resort. Understanding each patient’s condition as it relates to their particular situation is of paramount importance in her practice, and understanding that every patient comes with unique circumstances requiring individualized treatment is essential for her patients to return to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.