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John R. Brownell
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (Based on 274 Reviews)

John R. Brownell, MD

Specialty: Family/General Practice

Areas of Interest

Adolescent medicine and sports medicine.

Year began practicing: 1998

Year joined staff: 1998

Education and Training


United States Navy, Unrestricted Line Officer
University of Iowa, Doctor of Medicine


Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Family Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians; Christian Medical and Dental Association

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2016 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa


American Board of Family Medicine

Personal Interests

Spending time with family and friends, biking, church activities, cross country skiing, history, politics and running.

Patient Reviews

October 08, 2018
even though he was behind he was not in a hurry thank you
September 22, 2018
dr Brownell is great very respectful of our faith
September 20, 2018
Dr. Brownell proactively discussed and recommended a screening. I agreed in order to have a baseline on file, even though insurance doesn't cover it. He reassured me that my few age spots are harmless.
September 17, 2018
Doc does a great job listening and providing feedback.
August 13, 2018
I had recently lost my doctor of 22yrs and felt very fortunate I was able to get into Dr. Brownell. I'm looking forward to getting better acquainted in the following visits.
July 23, 2018
This office is truly a (family) practice. They all treat everyone with respect. I am in good health now but only because Dr Brownell helped me through a very difficult and painful time in my life with skill and compassion. Mercy is truly a remarkable organization!
May 23, 2018
Dr Brownell is always polite and is concerned about why I am there. he seems to really care!
May 19, 2018
I have all the confidence in the world with this care provider and his staff a great bunch of people. They are more concerned with my health welfare than I am.
April 23, 2018
can't say enough good things about Dr Brownell
March 10, 2018
ordinarily doctor rates a "very good" but this time seemed in a hurry & A little distracted & rushed to get me out when I still had some Q's I had specified when making the appt. I realize that the reason for the appt is what is specified in addressing the care etc & that is why I listed all three concerns, but felt that there wasn't time to discuss the other two. I know he was running late & probably very busy due to the flu season etc, but for this particular visit, I felt a little disappointed in my visit
February 19, 2018
I trust Dr. Brownell and his staff. They make me feel cared about and not just because it's their job.
February 18, 2018
Very understanding about my concerns and questions during visits.
January 08, 2018
I had several concerns. he seemed rush.
December 18, 2017
excellent doctor
December 04, 2017
I absolutley love Dr. Brownell. Great bedside manner which is huge in my book. Very, Very personable. Pride never stops him from referring me to specialist doctor. Helps me to choode the best match for me and my personality. Love that about Dr. Brownell. Not only that he follows my care with that specialist and sometimes his staff follows up with me. For me Dr. Brownell is the cream of the crop. So thankful to have him as my doctor.
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Provider's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 319-390-3963
  • Fax: 319-396-3886


  • MercyCare Johnson Avenue

    75 Short St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

    Main: 319-396-6313
    Office: 319-396-6313
    Fax: 319-396-5132