Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD

Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD

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Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 21 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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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Substandard Care (6/7/2018)View details
1 board action Found
  • Substandard Care (12/11/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Experience Check

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Dr. Dowdell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowdell treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Dowdell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowdell treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dowdell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dowdell treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dowdell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dowdell's conditions and procedures:

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
Celiac Plexus Block
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic Postoperative Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Headache
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Knee Disorders
Low Back Pain
Migraine
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
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 Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phantom Limb Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Polyneuropathy
Post-Concussion Syndrome
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
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stellate Ganglion Block
Steroid Injection
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Dowdell, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 21 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.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Dowdell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dowdell

2.4

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
31.03448275862069%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
62.06896551724138%
(18)

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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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