Dr. Samuel Bowen, MD

Dr.Samuel Bowen, MD started BPUC with the idea that Assisted Living communities need access to better care. In addition to his love for creating software programs (LibreEHR) he also enjoys painting, photography, furniture making, carpentry, black smithing, and genealogy. 



Medical Licensure: North Carolina #31115 May 2, 1987-present Virginia #0101260751 04/30/2016 to present

DEA Number: BB0930366 (exp. 7/31/18)

Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, 9/16/87. Permanent.


05/13/2013 – current: Bowen Primary & Urgent Care, PA, 2365 Springs Rd. NE, Hickory, NC. Self employed, Physician, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Assisted Living on site care,

05/14/2014 – present: Springs Road Consulting, LLC. A Medical Practice and Assisted Living Consulting company.

01/05/1998 – 12/23/2016. Bowen Primary & Urgent Care, PA, 2365 Springs Rd. NE, Hickory, NC. Self employed, Physician, General Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, 10/01/2009 – Minority Owner Medical Information Integration, LLC a Internet Technology, training, support and IT hosting company that specializes in Open EMR a free open source electronic health record.

01/01/2003 – present. Linux Systems Administration, Windows Systems Administration, Network Administrator, Administrator of Electronic Medical Records, Electronic Security Officer, Bowen Primary & Urgent Care, PA. Hickory, NC.

8/1/91 – 1/31/99. Self employed Emergency Room Physician. Main Contracts with Sterling Healthcare Group, 1-800-701-5803, Coral Gables, Florida.

8/1/91 – 7/31/92. Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority. General Internal Medicine at Lake Norman Diagnostic Clinic, Davidson, NC. Supervisor: Peter Anderson.

7/13/87 – 7/31/91. Solo practice. General Internal Medicine. Lake Norman Diagnostic Clinic. Davidson, NC. Medical Director of Meridian Nursing Center, Mooresville, NC,

9/88 – 2/91. Physician Consultant, Medical Review of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC,

9/88 – 7/92.1979 – 1981, Summer Months. Research assistant to Florante Quiocho, Ph. D., Howard Hughes chair of biochemistry, X-Ray Crystallography.

Education: University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals, Houston. Integrated Residency in Internal Medicine. University of Texas Medical School, Room1.150, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, 77030. 7/01/84 – 6/30/87.

Texas Medical Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Memorial Herman Hospital Systems, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, P.O.B. 20708, Houston, Texas, 77025. 9/80 – 6/2/84.

Doctor of Medicine. Texas Medical Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Memorial Herman Hospital Systems. Honors in Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Infectious Diseases, Orthopedics, Family Practice, Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Medicine and Behavioral Sciences. Rice University, P.O.B. 2932, Houston, Texas, 77001. Degree: BA on 5/10/80. Major: Biochemistry. Undergraduate research in X-ray crystallography. Research assistant to Florante Quiocho, Ph. D., (Howard Hughes Chair of Biochemistry).

Teaching: Clinical Preceptor – Duke University Family Nurse Practitioner Program. 2004 to Present. Two Outstanding Preceptorship awards. Winston-Salem State School of Nursing. UNCG School of Nursing. WNC School of nursing. Affiliate faculty member – Catawba Valley Community College. 1993 – 1998. Faculty supervisor: Karen Less, 2550 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC, 28602. (Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support) Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Affiliate faculty American Heart Association1993 – 1998 Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Affiliate Faculty American Heart Association 1994 – 1999

Public Service: Charter Member and President Board of Directors of Apollo Health Care Cooperative. A non-profit that provides primary care for uninsured patients in Catawba County. 2009 to present. LibreEHR.org Charter Member. 2016 to present. Charter member OEMR October 2010. Executive Director 10-2010 to 06-2013. OEMR is dedicated to the development and promotion of free, open source, medical software. The OEMR board of directors is the guidance to the OpenEMR development community. The software has been translated into 19 languages and distributed to 170 different countries. OpenEMR was selected as the electronic health record for the Peace Corp. September 2012 Best Open Source Software InfoWorld Magazine, September 2012 Top 10 Open Source Application PC World Magazine. President Open Source Medical Software. 2005-2010. A not-for-profit established to support the OpenEMR project.

Presentations: FOSSHealth, 08/01/2009 – Houston, Texas. OpenEMR design, clinical use and current growth. OSCON, 07/21/2010 – Portland, Oregon. Taking OpenEMR, GPL EMR, to ARRA Meaningful Use and Beyond. OSHealthCON, 09/29/2010 – Houston, Texas. OpenEMR, An Update on Growth and ONC Meaningful Use. POSSCON 03/25/2011 The Growth and Development of OpenEMR – A Free Open Source Electronic Health Record. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM764_PugaM Health Information and Technologies Forum, IT-Ology, 08/10/2011 Columbia, South Carolina OpenEMR – A Free Open Source Electronic Health Record Ohio Linuxfest 09/09/2011 Taking OpenEMR to Meaningful Use Certification and Beyond. Libre Software Meeting 07/11/2012 Geneva Switzerland, OpenEMR a free multi-language electronic health record, its development and international usage.

Publications: Schroepfer, G., et al.(15-beta-methyl-5-alpha,14-beta-choles-7-ene-3 beta,15 alpha-diol.) The synthesis, structure, and inhibition of sterol synthesis in animal cells. Biochemistry International. Vol. 15, pages 403-408, 1987. Bowen, S., et al., Inhibitors of Cholesterol Synthesis. (15-beta-methyl-5-alpha, 14-beta-choles-7-ene-3 beta,15 alpha-diol.) An inhibitor of cholesterol biosynthesis. The Chemisrty and Physics of Lipids. Vol. 46, pages 245-251, 1988

Memberships: Catawba Valley Medical Center, Fairgrove Church Road, Conover, NC 28601. Active staff, Department of Medicine. 9/1/99 – Present. American Heart Association, Committee on Emergency Cardiac Care (1991 – 2000). Affiliate Faculty in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (1994 – 1/30/99).


References: Available on request.

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