Dr. John Dooley, MD

Dr. John Dooley, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Dooley, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Davenport, IA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

5515 Utica Ridge Rd Ste 600

Davenport, IA 52807

Contact Information

(563) 344-1050

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid of Illinois
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas


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

Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dooley "Relieving your pain so you can resume your life. Pain Centers of Iowa, P.C., welcomes you to our practice. We are a multi-disciplinary group of health care professionals dedicated to improving your life with effective treatment of chronic and acute pain. Our approach to pain management starts with a comprehensive evaluation of the history of the pain, review of records and imaging studies, and physical examination. Working with you,we develop a personalized pain relief program for your success"


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures


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  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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.


  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Med College Wi Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dooley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dooley to family and friends
based on 98 total reviews (30 with comments)
Dr. Dooley's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (30)
Davenport |
Dr. Dooley should be ashamed of himself. The man came into the room insisting there's nothing wrong with me. I asked him if he read my records, and if he saw my exrays. He said he could tell by the paper I filled out before my appointment that there's nothing wrong with me. He said I have fibro myalgia and he would prescribe psych meds for me. Today I went to my new Dr. I have 2 disintegrated discs of my Cervical spine. They are pinching my nerves causing me pain. I'm so angry, he let me suffer!
Shorewood, IL |
This guy is bully and drives away staff. 5 NP in five months and 3 clinic names. The staff walks around on pins and needles. If you like paying for med checks and have to explain why your there. Then this guy is for you. DO NOT go there
Des Moines, IA |
I am extremely happy with how my visits with Dr. Dooley went. I was a mess before receiving any treatment from the Pain Centers of Iowa. He was compassionate and really helped me find a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
Madison, WI |
I'd give this place 0 stars if I could. Drove all the way to Davenport, IA from Madison, WI for an IV ketamine infusion for depression, Dr Dooley came in and immediately started berating me with a half smirk on his face, disrespecting Dr Keil, my family doctor for 20 years, who has helped me tremendously. Basically 4-5 minutes of him arguing with me, ranting about the injections I've gotten (that actually help). Awful, I walked out rather than take his abuse and tone.
Bettendorf, IA |
I was a patient of Dr. Dooley and his Nurse Practitioner. My complaint is with Dr Dooley. I felt he had zero empathy for my specific needs and was very demeaning and made me feel as though I should not have been there. Other Dr's I had worked with or been a patient of were empathetic and treated my needs. I think you should expect more out of a health professional as they are your advocate. I would never recommend him, period.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Heleped my dad and I! Def worth the drive, Friendly staff and nurses
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Great doctor knows exactly what he is doing., wouldn't go to anyone else.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Great doctor, enjoyed visiting with him. He really helped control my pain
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Amazing smart dr. Go to him if you are in any kind of pain. really knows what he is tAlking about.
Cedar Rapids, IA |
Dr really helped me out, got an injection in my back and can actually stand with out hurting
in tipton, iowa |
friendly staff, awesome dr.
in washington, iowa |
Rfa done by dr dooley really helped.
in burlington , IA |
wonderful doctor. clinic in burlingon is so nice.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
good dr.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Great dr. and staff
Cedar Rapids, IA |
Dr. Dooley is an excellent dr. He really has helped me get my life back together! the injection really did work.
Iowa City, IA |
I have been plagued with back pain for most of my adult life. I have been to many doctors and all they ever did was give me pain pills that never worked. I had one visit with one of the people in his office and my back feels better than it is has in at least 15 years. If you have severe back pain I would recommend that you give them a chance.
Cedar Rapids, IA |
Understandingh dr, takes the time to go over everything with you answers all the questions you have, staff is very easy to get a hold of if you have any problems
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Helpful dr. dr that actually knows what he is doing and talking about.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
understanding DR. got in and out in a timely matter. staff is wonderful.
Burlington, IA |
love the atmosphere and dr. he really helped with my dad and his care with chronic back pain.
in North Liberty, IA |
great dr. been to 3 drs and he finally figured out what her problem was. thanks for taking care of my grandma. Also great nurse practioner
muscatine |
I finally found someone that actually cares about my health.
Davenport, IA |
Caring dr. and know what he is talking bout.
in Mount Vernon, IA |
Wonderful doctor. Takes time with each patients makes sure you understand everything.
in Burlington, IA |
Every time I had top notch experience with him and the NP's. The staff was very friendly.
in Cedar Rapids, IA |
Dr. Dooley is wonderful. He helped me tremendously and I will be forever grateful of him..
Quad Cities, IA |
Egomaniac, arrogant, laughs at the diagnosis & records of other Drs. Pushes medications and procedures on you. Very unprofessional, rude, abusive. Makes assumptions on past experience of his own or biased stereotypes. Very condescending. Do not go to this DR! You'll regret it!!
in Iowa City, IA |
Dr. Dooley is well experienced in handling patients with complex pain conditions and has a very clear approach by setting expectations for his patients so they are successful. It is not uncommon for patients to come to his clinic seeking medications as that's all they've previously been treated with and for Dr. Dooley to explain how this treatment isn't the best option and that the medications are not going to work. Patients usually fall under two categories: greatful or hateful. See reviews
Bettendorf, IA |
Not in room most of time surgery taking place !
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Dr. Dooley accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
    Open Access HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid of Illinois
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Hospitals where Dr. Dooley has admitting privileges

Genesis Medical Center - Davenport
1227 E Rusholme St
Davenport, IA 52803
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Genesis Medical Center, Dewitt
1118 11th St
De Witt, IA 52742
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Great River Medical Center
1221 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA 52655
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Mercy Medical Center - Clinton
1410 N 4th St
Clinton, IA 52732
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UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf
4500 Utica Ridge Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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