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Keeli A. Howe
Patient Rating
4.5 / 5 (Based on 119 Reviews)

Keeli A. Howe, ARNP, C-PNP, MSN

Accepting new patients.

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Keeli A. Howe, please call 319-861-7900

Areas of Interest

Adolescent gynecology

Year began practicing: 2005

Year joined staff: 2014

Year began practicing in specialty: 2005

Education and Training


University of Iowa, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Iowa, Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Professional Memberships

  • Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurses And Practitioners

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2017 Nominee for Outstanding Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards
  • Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners 2017 Nurse Practitioner of the Year
  • Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 2016 Preceptor of the Year Award


  • National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Patient Reviews

June 06, 2022
Our family is getting very frustrated in the care taking for a reoccurring symptom our son is having. We were not told a diagnosis was given to our son which wish now in his file and not tested to confirm for documentation. Then we are getting frustrated that his (condition) is being managed instead of helping us find the cause. When bringing this up to the provided, opinions were minimalized and proceed to manage instead of providing options for us to try to find the source. We are considering leaving in regards to this offices attitude toward our concerns on this issue.
April 30, 2022
We are normally huge Keeli fans. However, when she has a student with her, she seems like she's trying to be too professional (or something) and therefore seems rushed and impersonal. (Maybe just the extra stress of having a student causes that?) I wish she knew she is doing a great job and can be herself even when she has a student.
February 28, 2022
Kelli is always very helpful and so very nice and explains everything. She answers questions before I even ask them as she knows my kids so well.
January 20, 2022
Keeli has been wonderful for our boys. She is so knowledgeable and gives great advice. She listens empathically and I so appreciate her support and understanding.
January 11, 2022
The practitioner was very dismissive and did not listen to all of my concerns. I do not feel like we received a thorough well check, she seemed like she just wanted to get out fast. Did not talk about milestones or anything that we would typically discuss at a wellness check. Very disappointed.
September 08, 2021
The care provider we saw was very to the point, answered all of my questions and was patient with my follow up questions. However, I perceived the attitude of the care provider regarding our follow up visit to be a little annoyed that we had come back in. We only came back under the advice that it was better to have him checked out again. It felt like had the advice over the phone been from the care provider we saw, she would not have advised us to come back so soon. I'm not saying it was a negative experience I just feel like maybe it was more a difference in how the care provider would have proceeded.
July 24, 2021
Keeli always answers all of my questions (even though I sometimes have many) and seems to take my concerns seriously. She is the best!
July 02, 2021
I recommend her to anyone that is looking for a new doctor for their kids
June 10, 2021
We moved to Waterloo and still make the drive for checkups because of our experience here
March 23, 2021
Keeli is thorough, competent, and compassionate. We are so happy she is part of our daughter's care. team.
March 11, 2021
I don't remember the name of the nurse practitioner that is filling in ... but I felt very rushed through for my son's 12 month checkup. When examining him, she didn't narrate what she was finding, or give a status update on what she was finding. She also just gave 1 sentence facts ( no discipline until 15 months. sitting in rear facing until 2, and make sure he is eating a variety of fruit and veggies). There was no conversation on these facts, and we didn't discuss what he is doing or how he is developing. I was expecting a conversation of things my son will begin doing in the upcoming months and things I should be doing, but that didn't happen. She was in and out in 5 minutes.My other concern was why she ordered a blood draw with a needle in his arm when testing hemoglobin and lead, instead of a finger prick. I don't know if this is a clinic practice or just the preference of the nurse practitioner.As a first time parents the check up appointments are great for me to learn about my sons development and make sure he is on the right track. This appointment didn't meet that expectation. Conversations with [another provider] have brought questions up from me in the past; without a conversation I don't know what questions I didn't think to ask.
December 05, 2020
our experience with Keely Irwin was absolutely terrible. she had no bedside manor and made us feel extremely stupid, which is not how first time parents (or any parents) should be made to feel. we did not feel like our concerns were heard or considered at all. we could tell that Keely was annoyed that we were even there. we were very concerned about our new daughter as she was displaying things very out of the ordinary.
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Pediatric Clinic website

Office Hours

Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Mercy Pediatric Clinic

    701 10th Street SE Level 4, Lundy Pavilion Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

    Main: 319-861-7900
    Fax: 319-861-7950