Learn About the Caring Providers at Family Medicine and More

Find a better blend of health and healing at Family Medicine and More. You'll be in good hands with our skilled providers, Drs. Carol Gunnett and Cindy Nielsen, who bring years of experience and dedication to each patient they work with. Learn more about our team of providers below and then call 319-826-6773 to schedule your appointment with us today.

Meet Dr. Gunnett

One of our providers is Carol A. Gunnett, MD, PhD. Dr. Gunnett is a board-certified family medicine physician with 11 years of experience. She provides quality care for all ages, including pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and all ages in between.

Outstanding Qualifications

Dr. Gunnett comes to the Cedar Valley from rural Pennsylvania. She was raised in a large family, and her search for medical knowledge has covered a lot of territories.

She did her bachelor's degree in biochemistry and PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology from the University of Georgia. In 1996, she came to the University of Iowa to continue her studies in cardiovascular research.

During her 10-year career in medical research, she won awards from the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the National Institute of Health.
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Continuing Her Medical Career

Dr. Gunnett became an accredited medical doctor through Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. She completed her residency at the N.E. Iowa Family Practice Residency in Waterloo. 

Dr. Gunnett also trained and worked in the ER at Allen Memorial Hospital and Covenant Medical Center. She held her first job as a physician at Peoples Community Health Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

Exploring Alternative Medicine

Throughout her education and career, Dr. Gunnett has been interested in how other cultures treat illness. During her time at the Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, she was a founding member of the Alternative Medicine Club and Career Fair in 2005.

She has studied numerous alternative medicine traditions, including acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, and herbal massage therapies. Dr. Gunnett is also a certified Reiki Master practitioner and teacher.
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Living With Nature

When she's not at Family Medicine and More, Dr. Gunnett likes gardening on her small, woodsy acreage north of Brandon, Iowa. She raises vegetables, strawberries, grapes, roses and herbs.

She is also passionate about music. She sings in several styles, as well as plays the guitar and saxophone. You may find her performing with the Kirkwood College Band, at various music festivals, or at a wedding or party.
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