Dr. Clarence Brown, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Brown
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Advanced Skin and Mohs Surgery Center

331 W Surf St Ste 912 Chicago, IL 60657

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Dr. Clarence Brown, MD is a Dermatologist in Chicago, IL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brown has more experience with Mohs Surgery, Dermatologic Oncology, and Cosmetic Dermatology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Lakeland Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brown to book an appointment.


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Absolutely do NOT go here! Unprofessional staff, completely rude, mishandling of patient. Charged $200 no show fee after I had specifically asked for call back to confirm insurance codes. Never responded, took 4 days to get back to me. Never had anyone that was a DR or Medical Assistant review pathology results. Surgery wasn’t even needed. Totally money motivated practice and not patient health. I would rather pay $200 to an attorney for the principal of this then to give this office a cent!!!!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 01, 2020
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Of all the experiences my family has had with doctors, what we experienced with Dr. Brown was the worst - we couldn’t believe how unprofessional and negligent he was. I strongly recommend against seeing Dr. Brown especially children, or adolescents. My son developed a severe skin condition, and Dr. Brown was unprofessional and negligent in providing my son’s necessary care. Additionally, poor communication and follow-up care prompted me to call our pediatrician. Our pediatrician was concerned, and referred us to a new dermatologist. We stopped seeing Dr. Brown, and what a difference that made, night and day! The new dermatologist treated my son’s condition with utmost care and professionalism. From this experience, my son and I realized how truly terrible our experience was with Dr. Brown.
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Sep 06, 2019
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helpful and explained procedure as we went. I left feeling positive and assured I was in capable, expert hands.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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C. J. – Jun 28, 2019
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Doctor was very smart and extremely kind! Highly recommend!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Anonymous – May 24, 2019
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I've been seeing Dr. Karaban for thirty years, it's not the same since he retired.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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IL – May 19, 2019
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Dr. Brown is a very knowledgeable, responsible provider. He was a very skilled surgeon and performed my procedure quickly and painlessly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – May 08, 2019
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It was my first time seeing Dr. Brown and he was friendly and attentive. The appointment was quick, easy and time efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Apr 26, 2019
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Very thorough and listens to his patients.
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Brian K. – Mar 13, 2019
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I am very disappointed with the lack of professional courtesy his office staff demonstrate. Refusing to coordinate care, condescending tones, generally unhelpful. But OVERLY helpful if they talk you into paying with cash.
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Watervliet, MI – Mar 12, 2019
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The doctor and staff couldn't be nicer. They explained everything and more importantly they answered all of my questions. I recommend Dr. Brown and his staff if you need any type of facial surgery.
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Anonymous A. – Mar 06, 2019
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MD Brown is friendly and professional. He made sure I didn't have any questions before leaving the room.
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Anonymous – Feb 26, 2019
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Doctor seemed confident of his ability and experience.
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Anonymous – Jan 24, 2019
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Very good attention to details of the visit from all of the staff. Thank You
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Anonymous A. – Jan 22, 2019
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I had a concern and the staff were able to get me in for an appointment quickly and Dr. Brown spent a lot of time with me to address all of my concerns and addressed all of the issues I had.
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Anonymous A. – Jan 19, 2019
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Everyone is very professional,helpful,and informed.Thanks
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Terrance S. – Jan 19, 2019
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overall great experience with a detailed explanation
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Dan L. – Jan 18, 2019
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It is always an excellent professional experience to see Dr. Brown. I recommend him to all of my family and friends.
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Anonymous – Jan 18, 2019
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very friendly and knowledgeable. helped me greatly with my issues in order to be resolved.
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N. N. – Jan 04, 2019
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Had to have a minor surgery. Doctor Brown made it quick and easy without any real worries.
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Anonymous – Dec 19, 2018
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I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Brown and his staff so that cuts down on the trauma of needing the procedure
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About Me

Dr. Clarence Brown, MD is a dermatologist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 18 years.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Baptist MC
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Rush-Presbyterian-St Lukes MC
Residency Hospital
1996
University of IL Medical Center at Chicago
Internship Hospital
1995
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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Dr. Brown accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Brown

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brown treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brown treats other conditions, please contact the office at (773) 281-0046.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Mohs Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Mohs Surgery more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Actinic Keratosis more than 95% of their peers

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

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 98% of their peers

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

Warts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Warts more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Brown treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Actinic Keratosis more than 95% of their peers

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

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Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

Locations

Advanced Skin and Mohs Surgery Center

Advanced Skin and Mohs Surgery Center331 W Surf St Ste 912 Chicago, IL 60657
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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