Dr. John R. Brewer, DO

Dr. John R. Brewer, DO


Ophthalmology | Male | 36 years old

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Dr. Brewer truly values the physician-patient relationship. His primary goal is to establish a good rapport with his patients and discuss in detail the findings of the eye exam and thoroughly explain the rationale for medical and/or surgical treatment if indicated.Read more

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Dr. Brewer was born and raised in Texas.  He grew up in an active family of three brothers while excelling as an All-District varsity athlete and Eagle Scout.  He graduated from Belton High School finishing 2nd in his class out of 450 students.   He went on to complete his undergraduate degree from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry.  After Baylor, he was recruited as a researcher and lab manager for the Texas A&M College of Medicine Cardiovascular Research Institute.  Here he cultivated his love of medicine and the passion to heal the body through surgical means. 

With an opportunity to advance his medical knowledge and a keen since of adventure, Dr. Brewer decided to attend medical school in California, graduating among the top in his class from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his internship in General Surgery from Harbor-UCLA, Los Angeles County Medical Center.  As he continued to gain experience and skill in the operating room, he strengthened his desire for the surgical subspecialties.  He admired vision as a vital gift and his interest in the anatomy and physiology of the visual system combined with the challenge of ophthalmic surgery made ophthalmology the perfect match.

Upon completion of surgical internship, Dr. Brewer became a flight surgeon for the United States Air Force in San Antonio, TX.  Here he worked with the Ophthalmology division of the Aeromedical Consultation Service at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.  He was then accepted into the Air Force ophthalmology residency program, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, a training institution consistently ranked among the finest programs in the U.S.  As a resident he was scrupulously educated in ophthalmology and learned the latest technologies that the field offers.  He finished his training as one of the top national performers on the ophthalmology in-service board exams.

As a first military assignment, Dr. Brewer was selected to lead the ophthalmology department at Keesler AFB.  Here his team would be recognized as one of the most productive surgical elements in the USAF- performing more refractive surgeries in 2015 then any other Air Force hospital.  He currently holds multiple academic appointments as a clinical professor of medicine- teaching residents and fellows the art of ophthalmic surgery.

Dr. Brewer truly values the physician-patient relationship.  His primary goal is to establish a good rapport with his patients and discuss in detail the findings of the eye exam and thoroughly explain the rationale for medical and/or surgical treatment if indicated.

His interests include small-incision cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetes, refractive surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology, including medical and surgical treatment of many diseases of the eye.  He enjoys teaching residents, fellows and other trainees the arts and science of vision correcting surgery. 

Dr. Brewer enjoys spending his free time with his wife and family, as well as running, golfing, weightlifting and cheering for COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

Educational Background

High School: Belton High School, Belton, TX

Undergraduate Degree: Baylor University; Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry, 2003 Graduate

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society, 2009 graduate

Internship: UCLA, Harbor-UCLA/Los Angeles County Medical Center-General Surgery 2010 graduate

Residency in Ophthalmology: SAUSHEC, 2014 graduate

Memberships & Societies


American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


American Medical Association


Sigma Sigma Phi honor society

Dr. Brewer's Care Philosophy

Dr. Brewer truly values the physician-patient relationship.  His primary goal is to establish a good rapport with his patients and discuss in detail the findings of the eye exam and thoroughly explain the rationale for medical and/or surgical treatment if indicated.

Dr. Brewer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Strabismus


  • Medical School
    Touro Center / College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 2009

  • Internship Hospital
    Harbor/UCLA Med Ctr

    Completed in 2010

  • Residency Hospital
    San Antonio Uniformed Srvs Hlth Edn Cons

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    Baylor Med

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy