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Scott Nau
Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 124 Reviews)

Scott Nau, MD, FAAP

Specialty: Pediatric Medicine

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Scott Nau, please call 319-861-7900

Year began practicing: 1981

Year joined staff: 2014

Year began practicing in specialty: 1981

Education and Training


University of Iowa, Doctor of Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2019 Nominee for Mentor/Educator award
  • 2018 Winner for Colleague Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

Additional Information

Immunizations have saved thousands upon thousands of lives, according to Dr. Nau, who also calls immunizations the greatest advancement in medicine. Dr. Nau says there is no evidence that immunizations cause autism. "There is nothing worse than losing a child ... We have a way to prevent it," he says. Hear more from Dr. Nau during this recording of his radio interview with Doug Wagner from WMT-Radio on Feb. 10, 2015.

Patient Reviews

August 03, 2020
Dr Nau is great. He answers all our questions and is very encouraging and helpful
August 03, 2020
Dr. Nau and his team are the best!
June 03, 2020
Dr Nau is the absolute BEST doctor! I would recommend him to anyone! His personality is fun and he genuinely cares.
April 07, 2020
We would be lost without Dr. Nau - he truly is a blessing to our family
February 15, 2020
Dr. Nau is amazing! He is so thorough and has a wonderful rapport with my children and with us as parents. We are so fortunate to have him as our children's doctor.
January 25, 2020
dr didn't seem to concerned about explaining things to me in basic terms.
January 02, 2020
Dr. Nau is very thorough. He is also good at listening to the parents concerns and discusses her care thoroughly with us.
December 08, 2019
Dr Nau always takes his time with us and is personable and truly cares about his patients.
August 18, 2019
Dr. Nau is an exceptional provider. He is caring and explains everything so that you can understand. Top notch doctor.
August 14, 2019
I wouldn't trust my kid's care with anyone else! Dr. Nau always goes above and beyond to take care of my kids!
August 06, 2019
Scott is the best. not sure who else I would trust my kids health care with as a primary physician
August 05, 2019
We recommend Dr. Nau to everyone. He has taken care of my kids since they were born early and in the NICU. We simply adore him and know he will always take the best care of our kids.
August 02, 2019
Dr. Nau is the best!
July 31, 2019
Dr. Nau is the best health care professional I have ever worked with. He is caring, knowledgeable and can relate to my kids better than anyone I know. He is better able to get important messages across to my sons than either myself or their father can at times. We love him.
June 11, 2019
Dr. Nau listened to current treatments and had additional resources to offer to aid in [my daughter]'s care. I really appreciate his knowledge and input.
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Provider's Contact Information

  • Fax: 319-861-7950

Mercy Pediatric Clinic website


  • Mercy Pediatric Clinic

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

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

Patient Stories

Levi Hefflefinger is a sweet baby boy with an affinity for his stuffed bunny and soft blankets. Seeing Levi’s big, toothless grin makes it hard to believe he was ever fighting for his life. Read more on page 14 (PDF).