Dr. Holly Brown, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyFemaleAge 51

Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Holly Brown, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA. She is affiliated with Mercy Iowa City. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Holly Brown, MD

Allergy Partners of Cedar Rapids

3500 MOUNT VERNON RD SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Brown's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Animal Allergies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Animal Allergies more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Brown treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Pollen Allergy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Pollen Allergy more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Brown treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Brown treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophagitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Patch Testing
  • Pharyngitis
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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(319) 366-6249

Dr. Brown accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Iowa
Coventry Health Care of Iowa PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

2.6

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
51.851851851851855%
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Great Doctor!
She is fantastic! Figured out what my allergies were and started shots! Thanks Dr. Brown!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michele – Mar 11, 2022
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Dr. Brown is knowledgeable and professional. Explained in detail to make me understand my condition. Gave samples to help start a new regimen of care. Her nurse top notch, walking with me through the process we were going through. Having said all of this, the front end staff needs training in bedside manners. Condescending, and seemed I was a waste of their time. Ok, we got through that. Come time to make a followup appt, and pay my copay, again, made me feel like they had better things to do. Like....play on their phones! So, appt set, but no appt card. I hope they send a reminder. They were only a minor point in my care. The nurse, and Dr. Browns treatment was why I was there.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Dave S – Jul 27, 2021
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The doctor barely spoke o me. She declared me allergy free despite the fact I have two dime size itchy welts on my shoulder where the nurse did testing. My guess is my Medicare does not provide enough profit for her vacation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sue Y – Mar 16, 2021
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If I could I would rate Dr. Brown a zero. She was very rude and condescending. Her tone and verbal demeanor was to the point I wanted to leave mid-appointment. We did not have pictures of my sons rash, this obviously annoyed her, as if it never happened. He was seen in the ER for breathing distress and previously in urgent care rash. She got rude when I called the rash hives, and said, "they are NOT hives, they didn't itch." I am a office manager at a local clinic and I would be embarrassed to work for this physician considering the way she treats patients and parents.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 01, 2020
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Several years ago Dr Brown did allergy testing to see why my daughter was sick all the time and landing her in the ER, oxygen levels dropping especially in the Fall and having bronchitis regularly. We found out what she was allergic to and Holly out her on inhalers and got my daughter feeling better. My daughter does have asthma but now we know what causes it and we have the correct medicines to prevent her from getting bad. We have had a wonderful experience with Dr Brown and have been seeing her for several years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tammy – Nov 18, 2019
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This Doctor is a joke. Decided to only do allergy testigvwith no regard to the main reason to see her immunology. When i went into her office and was arranging an appointment her staff was rude i was told that only cause to exczema was allrrgies. I have no allergies and was kicked out of her office before seeing her after stating they didnt know anything meqning my situation. Lo and behold i have so.e immunological issues and no allergies
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Jun 07, 2019
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Dr. Brown has helped me with my allergies. I have tried multiple medications, but haven't had much luck until I saw Dr. Brown. She is very thorough and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Cedar Rapids, IA – Sep 28, 2018
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If I could rate a '0' I would. Previous reviews of rude and condescending office is understated. Son has allergies went for checkup per family dr suggestion. Dr Brown asked why we were there. Returning patient but not within 3yrs so charged new patient rate. Son wasnt evaluated at all, she said 'nothing she can do' but come back in 3yrs. Why? To get new patient charge again? Office will not release statement of visit or medical records.....yet. Pretty sure that is the the law.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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J in Marion – Apr 06, 2018
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Yes, I would recommend Dr. Brown to any of my family & friends. I have always found the staff willing and able to provide the answer to my questions. All staff that I have come in contact with have been friendly and courteous. Dr. Brown has always been willing to spend the time to explain any questions that I might have on a level that I can understand. I have never had reason to question her medical decisions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Don Hoeppner in Cedar Rapids, IA – Feb 20, 2018
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I had a TERRIBLE experience and I didn't even meet Dr. Brown! I will NEVER step foot in her office, because of the complete disrespect I received from her office staff. Their behavior was absolutely unbelievable, both rude and condescending! I hung up the phone from trying to make an appointment feeling frustrated, angry, disgusted, and completely disappointed for my son. I am giving a 1 only because I have to, otherwise it would be a zero. Honestly, do NOT waste your time with this place!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Abby in Lisbon, Iowa – Jul 21, 2016
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Dr Brown and staff were very friendly and caring to my needs ...I would definitely referr my family and friends to her
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rachel Smith in Cedar Rapids – Apr 14, 2016
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NEVER AGAIN! My son has had a food allergy since birth, even while nursing him if I ate the food he would have a sever reaction. Our old allergy dr wanted him retested but we moved. We took him here to be retested to see if he may have grown out of the allergy. We were told he had but a new allergy had emerged. My husband gave our son a bite of the previous offending food thinking it was safe, it was not safe and he had a reaction to it, but the so called new allergy he has no problems with.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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C.M. in Cedar Rapids, IA – Apr 12, 2016
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Dr Brown is nice! but her staff not sure Her nursing staff was very disappointing to me, she (a Nurse) was not competent, she did not show empty and took time to understand my needs and help. Basically ,she turned me down because I was not there since 2009, and refereed me to my medical primary provider. EVEN, I told her that I WAS last night in ER and I need help. This is not medical care and not professional way, especially no ethic. I will not go back there.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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Vicky in Cedar Rapids, IA – Mar 24, 2016
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Dr. Brown's staff is friendly - most of the time - but not competent. I really felt like if the doctor had spent some more time actually listening and explaining it would not have taken so many appointments to figure out - plus their staff gave me the wrong test results. Overall - not compassionate and I would not go back. In fact, I will be doing the opposite of referring.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Feb 26, 2016
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Dr. Brown was able to diagnose a condition that 3 emergency room doctors couldn't figure out.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Cedar Rapids, IA – Jan 16, 2016
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Biography

Becoming an allergist was an excellent career choice for Dr. Brown. She chose allergy as her specialty of practice because treating patients with allergic...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Abbott Nwestern/Allina Health Sy
Residency Hospital
Central Ia Health Sys/ia Methodi
Residency Hospital
University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Holly Brown, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brown frequently treats Animal Allergies, Pollen Allergy, and Allergic Conjunctivitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Brown treats.

Where is Dr. Holly Brown, MD's office located?

Dr. Brown's office is located at 3500 MOUNT VERNON RD SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Allergy Partners of Cedar Rapids

Allergy Partners Of Cedar Rapids3500 MOUNT VERNON RD SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Mercy Iowa City

Iowa City, IA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)