Dr. Matthew Brown, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 50

Dr. Matthew Brown, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Des Moines, IA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brown has more experience with Environmental Allergies, Otologic Conditions & Procedures, and Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Broadlawns Medical Center and Iowa Methodist 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.

Dr. Brown

Iowa Head & Neck, PC

3901 Ingersoll Ave Des Moines, IA 50312
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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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 (515) 274-9136.

Environmental Allergies

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Dr. Brown treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Allergic Rhinitis
Animal Allergies
Pollen Allergy
Allergy Shots
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High
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Very High
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Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Brown treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Otitis Media
Vertigo
Tinnitus
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High
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Very High
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Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Brown treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Nasopharyngitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
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Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • 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
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Food Allergy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • 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
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • 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
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rash
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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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
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
PPO Next PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Federal Employee Program
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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 Alliance PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
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
Alliance Select
Wellmark
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

3.2

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
51.61290322580645%
(16)
4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
1 Star
41.935483870967744%
(13)
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  • Office environment (18)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
  • Office environment (9)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (9)
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I am not a patient of his, however, I work in a medical office where we do work very closely with Dr. Brown and his staff. I have never been treated so rudely and so unprofessional by a physician and his nurses. I can guarantee that I will not be referring anyone to this clinic as I feel your patient care will not be met. Where I work, we do everything in our power to make sure that every little detail is met in order to have the best outcome of your diagnosis and/or prognosis because that is what you DESERVE!!
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Feb 20, 2020
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We felt Dr brown was abrupt and rude. He gave us the feeling we were wasting his time. After my husbands hearing test he just said you have hearing loss so it is up to you what you want to do about it. That was it. What a waste of time and money.
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Mar 16, 2019
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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 arrogant man to anyone.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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Jennifer Vogelsang – Jul 11, 2018
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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 him after hours and proceeded to hang up on me. I am a patient of Matt Brown and I will no longer see him and recommend to all my friends and family to seek medical attention elsewhere.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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May 17, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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2 people found this helpful
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Des Moines, IA – Mar 27, 2018
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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 he got back to Calvin his blood pressure was over 200-he could of had a heart attack driving home! He does not care about his patients-do not go to this awful man!
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Lori Schuster in Urbandale – Jan 06, 2018
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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 scheduled the week before and was advised she did not have any tubes per the staff. As Dr. Brown returned to the office, he not only called me back to advise he had answered all my medical questions, but if
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Jennifer Grandquist in Des Moines, Iowa – Sep 23, 2017
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Dr Brown and his allergy staff are awesome! However, the gal at the front desk is rude and grumpy. I just called to see what time my appointment was today because I forgot. After I said ok, thank you, she hung up. No "good bye". No "we will see you at 1". She just hung up. When you go in there to check in, she looks grumpy, acts grumpy, she IS grumpy and rude! Find someone else to represent your office. Not the first thing people want to see when they want in.
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Dawn Peters in Des Moines, Iowa – Aug 07, 2017
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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

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Matthew Brown, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Brown has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Matthew Brown, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Matthew Brown, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brown frequently treats Environmental Allergies, Otologic Conditions & Procedures, and Upper Respiratory Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Brown specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Brown, MD's office located?

Dr. Brown's office is located at 3901 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Matthew Brown, MD speak?

Dr. Brown speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Iowa Head & Neck, PC

Iowa Head & Neck, PC3901 Ingersoll Ave Des Moines, IA 50312
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Brown is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Broadlawns Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes

West Des Moines, IA

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Methodist West Hospital

West Des Moines, IA
22 Awards Received

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Des Moines, IA
1 Award Received