Thirty-seven years ago, Dr. Brad McConville returned to Centerville and began to practice what was described at the time as his “brand of medicine.” His brand of medicine included a solo practice in the early years which included being on call at all times and delivering over 1,000 babies. To this day, he is still proud to be referred to by his patients as “an old country Doc.”
Over the years he treated thousands of patients, established a new medical clinic north of town, recruited new physicians to the community and trained many medical students while along with his wife Dewey also raised and educated five children. He has now decided to retire from active practice at Mercy Medical Clinic.
Clint Christianson, CEO of Mercy praised the physician’s dedication to the medical community.
“Dr. McConville has been an important part of the hospital medical staff and is sincerely loved by his patients who will miss him,” Christianson said. “Dr. McConville’s tenure at the hospital included some key moments including the planning and building of the new hospital which have earned him a place in the hospital’s history, something I think he is proud of."
Christianson was quick to point out that although Dr. McConville may be retiring from his regular active practice, he has agreed to fill in for vacations or when needed.
“We are grateful for his willingness to help out when he is available,” Christianson said.
After practicing medicine for 40 years, he has often thought of what his life would have been like if he had become a big super-specialist or scholar or academic like his kids.
“But for me, I am glad to have had the opportunity to serve the people of Centerville for 37 years. My experiences have been enriching and rewarding. And I have always appreciated the history and lifestyle of this town,” McConville said.