Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN

Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN

NeurosurgeryAge 61

Neurosurgery

Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Duluth, MN and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. They graduated from UNIV OF ND SCH OF MED AND HLTH SCI|University of North Dakota / Main Campus in 1989. They are affiliated with Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center. Their office accepts new patients.

Locations

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building400 E 3rd St Fl 5 Duluth, MN 55805
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(218) 206-8571

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Brown is affiliated with Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center Duluth, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top HospitalPatient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • TrustworthyPatients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brown

3.9

Based on 11 ratings

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Don't get a second opinion on Dr Dunnigan if you think you want to see him again. He will not see you again.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Bismarck, ND – Dec 22, 2016
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The last 15yrs. I owe to Dr. Dunnigan.
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
No results
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Experience
Background

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

Treatment Frequency
Parkinson's Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown treats Parkinson's Disease more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Brown treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
  • Juvenile Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson Disease 10 (Park10)
  • Parkinson Disease 11 (Park11)
  • Parkinson Disease 12 (Park12)
  • Parkinson Disease 13 (Park13)
  • Parkinson Disease 2, Autosomal Recessive Juvenile (Park2)
  • Parkinson Disease 3, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park3)
  • Parkinson Disease 4, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park4)
  • Parkinson Disease 5 (Park5)
  • Parkinson Disease 6 (Park6)
  • Parkinson Disease 7 (Park7)
  • Parkinson Disease 8 (Park8)
  • Parkinson Disease 9 (Park9)
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ImPACT Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs ImPACT Testing more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Sudoscan
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brown performs Sudoscan more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Brown performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Brown's conditions and procedures:

  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Injury
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sudoscan
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency

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Dr. Brown accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Humana
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About Me

Biography

Prior to establishing The Center for Neurological Services in 2006, Dr. Dunnigan worked at the St. Alexius Neurology Clinic for nearly 13 years. He is...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University Wis Hospital and Clins
Residency Hospital
1990
St Josephs Hospital And Mc
Internship Hospital
1989
UNIV OF ND SCH OF MED AND HLTH SCI|University of North Dakota / Main Campus
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (218) 206-8571 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Brown's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN treat?

Dr. Brown frequently treats the following conditions: Parkinson's Disease, Autonomic Disorders, and Brachial Plexus Palsy. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN's office address?

Dr. Brown's office is located at 400 E 3rd St Fl 5, Duluth, MN 55805. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN is affiliated with Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center.

Is Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN holds board certifications in Neurology.

How much experience does Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN have?

Dr. Brown has over 33 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.9/5 for Dr. Melissa Brown, APRN. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center

Duluth, MN

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)