Family Medicine East Office
1018 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Dr. Bird is a very kind and caring doctor who’s very easy to talk to.
September 13, 2022
Dr. Byrd is always approachable. He never makes me feel nervous or like I can't ask him or talk about anything. He seems just like a real person and I really trust him.
May 20, 2022
I always enjoy seeing Dr. Bird for my checkups. He is professional as well as personable. He is very thorough when checking all of my prescriptions. He is kind and gentle when checking me over. And we always have a bit of fun as well. I certainly recommend Dr. Bird very highly.
March 8, 2022
Dr. Bird was very concerned about me and willing to help.
June 26, 2022
Dr. Bird is very clear and understanding when answering my questions.
April 6, 2022
Over the years my experience with Dr. Bird and his staff have been nothing but top notch. I appreciate everything they do for my family.
July 27, 2022
Dr. Bird treated me like a peer and was interested in my perspective.
January 27, 2022
Dr. Bird has taken care of my family for many years. I continue to see him because of the excellent care he always provides; in addition, he is always caring and compassionate.
November 9, 2021
He is an exceptional physician. He is very kind and supportive. Very thorough in his guidance. I recommend him to everyone.
September 20, 2022
Dr Bird and staff were great. He listened to my concerns and explained an action plan thoroughly. He discussed a follow up should this plan need to be reassessed. I feel very confident in his abilities in addressing my needs. Thanks Dr. Bird for being there for your patients! You are truly appreciated.
February 10, 2022
Dr Bird has been my doctor for 25 years now. He continues to act in a respectful and caring way and gives his full attention to my questions and concerns.
July 18, 2022
Dr. Bird is very friendly and knowledgeable. He makes you feel very comfortable to discuss my health and any concerns that I might have.
December 15, 2022
Dr Bird always takes time to listen to my questions. His answers are thoughtful and easy to understand. I never feel rushed.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Bird is just so professional and a great physician. I thoroughly trust him with all my medical needs.
November 8, 2022
Dr Bird takes time to listen to what you have to say and will discuss your concerns with you. You leave feeling heard.
November 17, 2022
Dr. Bird always does a great job. Good bedside manner and does a great job of engaging and educating patients.
December 15, 2022
I have been Dr Bird’s patient for at least 30 years and have appreciated his explanations of my symptoms or the need for treatments. Today’s meeting was a very good review of my problems. I feel I am in good hands with Dr Bird.
February 4, 2022
Dr Bird is great! He was thorough & prompt! I appreciated his great care!
November 25, 2022
Dr. Bird readily interacts with his patients. He gives understandable explanations, answers all questions, gives all options, and includes me in the decision-making process.
September 16, 2022
Dr Bird is outstanding! Our family has been blessed with his professional, caring service for many years.
June 4, 2022
Dr Bird is and always has been professional and caring doctor. I have the most confidence in the care that Dr Bird provides.
June 3, 2022
Dr. Bird is a great physician. Always gives me time deserved and provides quality care with excellent professinal advice.
April 29, 2022
Dr. Bird is a good listener and provides good advice and perspective.
August 11, 2022
Very caring and understanding doctor. He listens to your concerns.
November 9, 2022
Dr Bird is a great doctor and listens and cares about his patients.
January 25, 2022
Joined McFarland Clinic
Education & Professional Certification
American Board of Family Practice; National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- BS, 1979-1983
University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
- MD, 1983-1987
Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
- Family Medicine, 1987-1990
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Iowa Academy of Family Physicians
- Iowa Medical Society
- Story County Medical Society
Professional & Personal Interests
- Department Chair, McFarland Clinic Family Medicine East
- Member, McFarland Clinic Compliance Committee
- Member, McFarland Clinic Ownership Committee
- Member, McFarland Clinic Safety & Infection Control Committee
Hobbies and Personal Interests
Sports, Hiking, Birding
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