Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD

Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(25)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Melbourne, FL. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

308 S Harbor City Blvd Ste A

Melbourne, FL 32901

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
75

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Substandard Care (12/11/2017)
    Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Florida

Education

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • St University Ny/Sisters Charity
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Stanford U/Stanford Affl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Dowdell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Dowdell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dowdell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dowdell to family and friends
2.6
based on 25 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Dowdell's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I have been seeing Dr. Dowdell for years - his is very knowledgeable, able to think outside of the box and he provides options. His goal is to help his patients get better. Wait times maybe longer than what expected, but it is because Dr. Dowdell and his staff are spending time with you. The...more
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Orlando, FL |
In my experience as a health care provider myself I found this doctor has the compassion of a King cobra. it takes over an hour to fill out his pages and pages of forms. As a new patient in real pain I felt I was being interrogated and then with a snap judgment I was thrown out the door . If...more
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in Palm Bay, FL |
This is/was the Dr who performed my mom's back surgery, 10/5/16. She's been in severe pain since. It's so bad she can't get up and use the bathroom, or do every day things. At follow up 11/10, nurse says Dr doesn't want to speak with mom, explaining issue w/ lawyer and financial situations, even...more
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in Palm Bay, FL |
I HAD MY FIST APPOINTMENT SCHEDULED ON 9/16 16 AT 3: 45 PM ARRIVED AT 3.PM TO FILL PAPER WORK AND WAS ESCORTED INTO AN EXAM ROOM AT 4:50.OVER AN HOUR LATER. AFTER A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH AN AIDE,I WAS LET TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER HOUR IN THE EXAM ROOM WHEN I QUESTIONED THE DELAY SOMEONE THAT SEEMED TO...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Dowdell accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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