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John R. Brownell
Patient Rating
4.7 / 5 (Based on 521 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

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
May 18, 2020
Dr Brownell is a trusted physician.
May 14, 2020
Dr. Brownell is the best. Listened to my concerns looked at my test results asked questions and explained my condition and possible resolution - what else do you need?
May 13, 2020
I would highly recommend Dr Brownell for care, he is very sincere and that is very import to me
May 05, 2020
Dr. Brownell has been my primary care physician for many many years now and I trust him fully and rely on him for health advice.
April 29, 2020
I love how my doctor is kind and always shows support. he is professional but also talks with you to try to get to know you I like how he try's to engage with you.
April 14, 2020
Dr. Brownell is the best primary care physician I have ever had and I always speak very highly of him. He really listens to everything you say and deeply cares about how you are doing; he's a compassionate person.
April 08, 2020
Excellent care provider and nothing but praise from me.
April 07, 2020
Dr. Brownell always listens to me. I appreciate that.
March 15, 2020
Dr. Brownell carefully listened to my questions
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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