“A strong Doctor-Patient relationship is the basis upon which the entire health care system should rest. This relationship is enhanced by great access, continuity, and, when necessary, coordination with specialists. By focusing on those pillars, costs decrease, quality increases, and everyone is healthier. The Village Doctor is an oasis for those tired of impersonal, cattle call type practices. It is healing from the moment you walk in the door. It is also the way medicine should be.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine



Greenville Hospital Systems
Family Medicine
Greenville, SC

Medical School

Medical University of South Carolina
Doctor of Medicine
Charleston, SC

Undergraduate School

University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Columbia, SC

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Medicine
1988 – Present

Ideal Medical Practices
2009 – Present

Personal Interests

When not “working,” he is active in his church where he sings in the choir. Dr. Brady is married to Michelle and has three children, Cecily, Madison, and Sam, who take up the majority of his free time.


Dr. John Brady graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina with honors from South Carolina College in 1988. He enrolled in the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1992. Upon graduation, he was accepted into the Family Medicine Residency Program at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC which he completed in 1995 and entered the United States Air Force. Dr. Brady was stationed at Langley AFB and worked both at the main base clinic and at the 1st Fighter Wing Satellite Clinic (Bethel Clinic). He separated from the military in 1999 and began working for Family Medicine Associates of Suffolk. Soon, however, he felt he needed to better unite his professional and personal lives, so he returned to the Peninsula of Virginia and opened The Village Doctor in Newport News in 2003.

Dr. Brady has been recognized for providing quality patient care throughout his career. After medical school, he received the Ralph R. Coleman Award which is “awarded jointly by the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry in recognition of the ability to integrate medical care in considering the human and emotional aspects of the patient while demonstrating a sound knowledge of scientific medicine.” At the end of his internship year, he received the Lily M. and G.D. Jackson Award which was “presented to the physicians who have shown an extraordinary ability to care for patients.” During his second year in residency, he was awarded the Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Education in Family Medicine which is “presented to 20 family medicine residents nationwide for excellence in graduate education.” At the completion of residency, he received the South Carolina Academy of Family Physician’s Outstanding Resident of the Year Award. In 1999, upon completion of his military duty, he was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal. In 2008, Dr. Brady was honored by the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians as the Virginia Family Physician of the Year. He originally was Board Certified in Family Practice in 1995 and received a re-certification in 2001 and 2008.

Dr. Brady is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he assists in teaching outpatient medicine to medical students, and he has associate staff privileges at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He is an Ideal Medical Practices faculty member and served as President of the IMP organization from 2013 to 2015. From 2010 to 2013, he served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, and in 2015, he was selected to be on the Board of the American Board of Family Medicine. He has spoken and written nationally on practice redesign and quality in small practices.