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John R. Brownell
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (Based on 518 Reviews)

John R. Brownell, MD

Specialty: Family/General Practice

Areas of Interest

Adolescent medicine, 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

September 08, 2020
Excellent as usual
August 07, 2020
Never a problem with Dr Brownell or his staff
August 05, 2020
Dr Brownell is always kind, caring and a good listener..
August 03, 2020
Dr Brownell is a provider that I trust. He makes decisions and suggestions, regarding my health, that I value. I am very fortunate to have found Dr. Brownell and his Staff.
July 24, 2020
Friendly .
July 17, 2020
I would be more than happy to recommend Dr. Brownell. But he is so rare and sought after that I suspect he only needs new patients as the die of old age. Who would leave such a fantastic doctor with a staff that seems like they were trained by Disney... and the cleanest office I have ever been in.
July 14, 2020
Dr. Brownell gives his best every visit. He takes time to visit some, explains what is going on and what course of treatment, if any, I need to follow. He is never "hurried" and I appreciate that. I am moving out of the area and will miss this location and, especially the people here. I hope to find another physician that can measure up!!
June 25, 2020
doctor always listens to me and gives suggestions on my care
June 23, 2020
I value Dr. Brownell's opinions. He is very kind and wise.
June 14, 2020
Very good doctor
June 13, 2020
outstanding doctor who appears well researched on topics such as today's virus concerns and weight concern-very caring
June 13, 2020
Dr. Brownell always listens and explains procedures
June 06, 2020
Doctor was one of the best I have met.
June 02, 2020
very good experience
May 29, 2020
I really like Dr Brownell, he is kind and listens to concerns and offers any guidance for further treatment by him or another Dr
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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