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Dr. Brent Richardson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Richardson

Bastian Voice Institute

3010 Highland Pkwy Ste 550 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Dr. Brent Richardson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Downers Grove, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Washington Medical Center in 1990 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and laryngology.


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(630) 724-1100

Dr. Richardson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
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HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Pekin Insurance
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Richardson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Larynx Conditions
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Larynx Conditions more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Dysphagia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Richardson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Cough
  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Idiopathic Subglottic Tracheal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery, Open
  • Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
  • Laryngeal Spasm
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Larynx Repair
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Neck Cancer
  • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Spindle Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Thickening
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery
  • Vocal Fold Scarring
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Vocal Papilloma
  • Voice Assessment
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Disorders Diagnosis
  • Voice Disorders Treatment
  • Voice Restoration Surgery
  • Voice Surgery
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical, surgical, and behavioral care and consideration for persons with voice, swallowing, and airway disorders.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
1992
Hennepin County Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1991
Hennepin County Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Washington Medical Center
Medical School
1986
Washington University, St Louis
Undergraduate School
1997
1996
1992
1991
1990
1986

Awards

Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richardson

4.9

Based on 93 reviews

5 Stars
94.6236559139785%
(88)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
1.075268817204301%
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I have HPV on my vocal cords and this is a specialty for Dr. Richardson. He is exceptionally competitant and empathetic, and we do the laser procedure right in his offices. Fast, painless and pretty easy, it gives me great confidence to entrust my care to an experienced specialist like him, and even easier since he’s a really nice person.
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Thank for your opinion and time!
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Great doctor but office staff are morons.
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Gold standard of care!
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Very friendly and explains things very well, if you don’t understand something she will explain it until you do. Melissa Smithson is also very friendly and very helpful and explains things very well. Both are very Knoweledgable.
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Let’s hope I don’t have to recommend Dr. Richardson, but if it comes to that, I would recommend him without hestitation. Excellent teaching, explaining, and communication presence!
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Dr. Richardson is excellent. I am thankful to him for all of his help with my voice.
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Super.
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He listens! Extremely knowledgeable. I am a RN so I am very particular!!
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Very thorough exam with beneficial advice for improvement.
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always a pleasure
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Dr. Richardson has a very calm and open manner. I felt that he listened and asked questions that would get to a solution. The ease of just moving to another room in the same office space to do the testing was very convenient and practical and took the stress out of waiting for any results. He personally goes over your results in a very unhurried manner. Having an immediate diagnosis and plan walking out the door was very reassuring.
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Very helpful and empathetic.
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Very good listening skills. Also very good self-awareness which helps Dr Richardson relate to patients (me).
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Just too long of a wait...
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Very happy with my results
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Dr. Richardson is very professional. He listened to all of my concerns and explained everything to me very well.
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Thanks much appreciated
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Answered all my questions. Very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Richardson was patient, answered all my questions, put up so well with my anxiety, and I think I put him through the ringer! Extremely professional and excellent P.A., Melissa. The office staff is excellent - I had asked to be called if there was a cancellation - and they did! I was able to get in 4 days early. Very accommodating, professional, and the entire operation flows well.
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