Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD

Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine, and more.

308 S Harbor City Blvd Ste A

Melbourne, FL 32901

Contact Information

(321) 733-0064

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Dowdell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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3  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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13  Procedures

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
  • President of Brevard County Medical Society, 2007
  • Outstanding Resident Award for Spinal Cord Injury Care, 1996
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

2.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dowdell to family and friends
29 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (18)

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

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Horrible, I have never been so utterly disgusted with a health care provider in my life. There is a constant turn over off staff and other doctors. Dr. Dowdell is dismissive, arrogant barely speaks and leaves the room. He cannot remember what procedures he has and has not done. Literally barely...more
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Dr. Dowdell is a no-show for 90% of his appointments, sending his assistant to almost every appt. Those 90% are referred to as drug-refill appts. Once a month, for years, no medical exam. When he does show up, he's cold and distracted and condescending.
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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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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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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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