Dr. Calvin Brown, MD

Dr. Calvin Brown, MD

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65 y/o
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Dr. Calvin Brown, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 14-100

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Arthritis more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Brown treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Psoriatic Arthritis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Brown treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1985
University Of Michigan Health System
Fellowship Hospital
1982
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
1979
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Medical School
1985
1982
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

2.8

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
52.38095238095238%
(11)

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Only doc who could help me determine what was causing my symptoms... then, once diagnosed, he helped me adjust my lifestyle and find ways to prevent flairs. With these changes, I’ve been able to live with minimal symptoms. I’m very thankful to him.
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Truly terrible. Repeatedly more than 45 minutes late (even though I made sure to have the first appointment of the day). Missed a diagnosis that forced me to be admitted for more than a week. Rushed. Never seems to care.
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Dr. Brown nor his staff followed up with me after ALL my blood tests with any results. He was contacted several times by another physician regarding my appointment and trying to diagnose my problem. 9 months later still no results or answers! Highly disappointed!!
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Dr Brown has always taken care to listen to me and has taken as much time as necessary to discuss the various treatment options available. As a long time patient of his I am very happy with his care.
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Rushed.
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Chose Northwestern expecting world class care. Echoing what some others have reported about Dr. Brown. He was rushed, spent little time listening. He prescribed a long course of prednisone and completely missed my RA diagnoses. Wasted 5 precious months that should have been focused on early aggressive treatment of my condition.
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Rushed.
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Will spend about 3 minutes pretending to listen to your medical issues and will either say I don't know or will prescribe some medication. Even if the medication doesn't work, will make you stay on it for months on end without any actual help. Impossible to get an appointment. If you are his patient, you will see him about 1% of the time and the physician assistant the rest. Does not care about his patients' well being or health at all.
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