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Dr. Donald Brown, MD

Family Medicine ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Brown

Dr. Donald Brown, MD is a family medicine specialist in Cary, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill in 1974 and specializes in family medicine.


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(919) 858-8360

Dr. Brown accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stitches
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

I give our patients 100% of my attention and educated diagnostic opinion on whatever the medical issue may be.  When specialty referral is deemed necessary, our years of experience help us guide you to the most competent and skilled ones.  We have a remarkable team of health care providers and staff that are committed to providing excellent, timely and compassionate care.  

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Geriatric Fellowship at East Carolina U. School of Medicine
1983
Ob-Gyn mini fellowship at East Carolina U. School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1981
University of Alabama Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Oregon Health Sciences University
Residency Hospital
1975
Oregon Health Sciences University
Internship Hospital
1974
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Medical School
1970
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School
1984
1983
1981
1976
1975
1974
1970

Awards

Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

4.9

Based on 267 reviews

5 Stars
94.00749063670412%
(251)
4 Stars
3.745318352059925%
(10)
3 Stars
0.7490636704119851%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
1.4981273408239701%
(4)

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Dr. Brown is an excellent communicator in addition to being a caring physician. Have been seeing for quite some time. Takes all the time needed to discuss issues and needed treatments, etc. Make your appointment today, no regrets.
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Dr. Brown has been my GP for a number of years. I just had my annual physical yesterday and I am annually amazed at the amount of time he spends to review your labs, make recommendations and address any concerns I have. He creates a trusting and comfortable environment and gives appropriate time to his patients.
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Dr. Brown is awesome! He has treated our family; children, now 39 and 43, my husband and myself since we moved to the area and the children were youngsters. He genuinely cares about his patients; not only the medical condition he may be treating at the time, but their family as well. My husband has shared with many that God and Dr. Brown's actions helped to saved his life when he had a heart attack and then open heart surgery. He is a great doctor and a caring man. We highly recommend Dr. Brown.
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Dr. Brown has been my primary care physician for several years and he has always been prompt, understanding, an attentive listener and cares for my health and well being.
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Always spends time to answer any questions I may have. Great resource and thorough exam. Makes me happy to visit the doctors office!
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Dr. Brown has been my General Practitioner for 20 years. Dr. Brown is very personable and stays abreast of the latest in medical care. Dr. Brown is very methodical in his approaches, always focusing on the root cause and a long term solution. Dr. Brown provided excellent referral for my two knee replacements. His office is always accommodating when it comes to scheduling. Just today, I had a 4 pm appointment that became a conflict. I called, they moved me to 10:30.
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I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Brown. I have been a patient for over 20 years. He is a skilled physician with and outstanding sense of humor. He is compassionate and always takes time to listen to your needs and concerns.
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Dr. Donald Brown has been my primary care physician for over 20 years. He is caring, patient, and thorough. He provides holistic treatment with a positive outlook, open discussion, and a touch of humor when appropriate.
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Dr. Brown is very thoughtful and considerate. I have been a patient for about 30 years. In that time he has always focused on what is best for the patient, in a practical and common sense manner.
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I have been a patient with Dr. Brown for over 30 years. He is caring, compassionate, kind and professional. I trust him implicitly with my care and the care of my family. He actually takes an interest in you, engages you in conversation to make you feel more relaxed during your visit. The office staff are very patient and informative. His nurse practitioner is also very professional and easy to talk to and the lab tech's are the best.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Brown for over 10 years. In that time he has shown to me that he is a true professional who is concerned about the overall health of his patients. He is not quick to prescribe a pill for everything; rather, he encourages a good diet as well as regular exercise as the foundation of good health. He shows a personal interest in his patients' healthcare needs and I would easily recommend him to anyone.
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Very likely. He is very easy to deal with, yet seems to have a good grasp on a wide range of medicine. I actually look forward to the annual physical and have never had a reason to question any of his decisions.
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Dr. Brown has been my primary doctor for more than a dozen years. Always spends plenty of time with me and I have never felt hurried or rushed. He truly cares about my health and wellness and I trust his medical opinion and knowledge completely. His staff is efficient and the billing/payment process is always easy.
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If you are looking for a doctor that spends more time talking to you than typing into a laptop, Dr. Brown is for you.
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Dr. Brown is knowledgeable and professional and cares about his patients. He has been my family physician for 18 years and has helped me navigate several health issues.
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Our yearly appointment is never rushed, always informative and detailed. I have been in his care over 30 years. All of my other physicians are from his recommendations. I trust him totally. He shares my concerns about not being over medicated.
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Dr Brown has been my physician for over 20 years. Always treated me with respect and a smile. I would say he is setting the bar for the family physician.
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Dr. Brown has been our family doctor for 22 years and he has played an "excellent" part in keeping us healthy and happy. He is very professional in every way possible, and we are blessed to have him as our family doctor. Clare and Al Roberts
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I have been Dr. Brown's patient for almost 30 years. He is very knowledgeable and experienced doctor. He has always taken the time to address all my issues and choose the best solutions for me. He seems keeping up with current medicine issues and techniques very well. I feel very lucky to have this outstanding physician as my family doctor.
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I've been a patient of Dr Brown for 13 years and would recommend him to everyone. Great "bedside manner".
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