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Dr. Matthew Brown, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Brown

Dr. Matthew Brown, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1996 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and allergy & immunology.


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Dr. Brown accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
PPO Next PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Federal Employee Program
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
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Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
Choice
Choice Plus
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Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Options EPO
Options POS
Options PPO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark
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Dr. Brown's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Tonsillitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Chronic Tonsillitis more than 99% of his peers

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

Ear Ache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Ear Ache more than 99% of his peers

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

Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Otitis Media more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

Also accepts the following insurances: Midlands Choice Principal Private Health Care Systems

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Immunology

Board Certifications

Education

University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1996
Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
1996

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

3.3

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Brown has one office where he is impossible to see. I was left to see a PA-C over and over again for the same reoccurring problem. When I finally did get to see him, he was short with me and dismissive. The problem was not solved until I went to another doctor. I would never recommend this...Read More
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Very rude and unprofessional. I work at a pharmacy and called to leave a message for him about a patient. Apparently, he was paged (never asked for him to be paged) and when I spoke to him on the phone he told me I was bothering him. Told me I should know his business hours and to not disturb...Read More
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Dr. Brown is very quick and to the point,in but I’m not a person that loves spending hours in a doctors office. He answered all of my questions and corncerns regarding both myself and my son, and wait times are never long.
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My 91 year old father was scheduled to have his ears cleaned ultrasonically by a technician. The nurse took his blood pressure and it was 195/45. He asked Dr Brown if it was a concern. Dr Brown said it must be a mistake, and preceded to to clean his ear with a pick. He could have cared less. When...Read More
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This place is BEYOND awful. The staff and especially Dr. Matt Brown. I simply called to get medical information regarding my step daughter, and the office COULD NOT give me a simple yes or no as to if she (stepdaughter) even still had both her tubes in her ears as I called to get her surgery...Read More
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