Dr. Brian MacDowell, MD

Dr. Brian MacDowell, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Brian MacDowell, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Asheville, NC. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. MacDowell is affiliated with Mission Health.

1070 Tunnel Rd Ste 100

Asheville, NC 28805

Contact Information

(828) 299-1920

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. MacDowell's Experience

Dr. MacDowell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cellulitis
  • Confusion
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Dizziness
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Immunization Administration
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Wheeling Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Wheeling Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. MacDowell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. MacDowell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. MacDowell to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. MacDowell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
I am in shock from the interaction that I just had with Dr. MacDowell's receptionist (middle aged woman with shortish brown hair, in case there are multiple). I was to be a new patient of the doctor's with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. When I arrived the receptionist told me that the appointment was going to be $180. I called BCBS and they offered to speak with the receptionist. When I did that she asked me to find another office. This woman has anger issues & customer service lessons.
in Black Mountain, NC |
I have been Dr. MacDowell's patient since August, 2001 (until I moved to be near my grandchild in June 2017). He was the best I ever had because he listened, took his time, never failed to help me. I could trust him and his staff, to attend to my need. His nurse, Ms. Tina, always a pleasure to see her. His nurse/receptionist, Mrs. MacDowell, always courteous and did her best to get me in right away when I was in need of immediate care. They were all patient with me and kind!
in Black Mountain, NC |
Just went for my first appointment with Dr. MacDowell. I instantly felt comfortable with him. Everything is very laid back and his staff are all super nice.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. MacDowell. Over the years that he has seen me as a patient he has always genuinely cared about me and taking the time to listen. It is so difficult to find a doctor that takes the time to listen and work with you in the medical world today where we are just rushed around like cattle. Dr. MacDowell has gone out of his way to make sure I got the best possible care and anything that would help my medical conditions.
Canton, NC |
Also the staff were very nice and pleasant with me.
in Waynesville, NC |
Dr McDowell listened to everything I had to say and took into consideration my ideas and helped me more than any doctor had in a very long time. If you're looking for a empathetic person who gets to know you and cares then Dr McDowell is for you. I plan on seeing him until he retires.
He is awesome and is sincerely concerned with your issues and is all about helping you
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Dr. MacDowell accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. MacDowell has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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