Dr. Michael Brown, MD

Dr. Michael Brown, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(23)
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Dr. Michael Brown, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Huntsville, AL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.Read his story

119 Longwood Dr SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 533-6488

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Heartburn
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more than 99% of peers
Nausea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Brown's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "Dr. Brown and his colleagues at the Center for Colon and Digestive Disease are all board certified in the practice of gastroenterology. Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of internal medicine which is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract including especially the esophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon as well as the intra-abdominal organs which includes the liver and pancreas in particular. Dr. Brown has pursued a career in medicine because of his interest in science as well as his concern to help people improve their health. Dr. Brown is determined to assist his patients discover the underlying cause for their gastrointestinal disorders and obtain the most appropriate therapy."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "Working as a gastroenterologist for over 25 years, I have learned that each patient must be taken as a unique individual with specific concerns and expectations.  I believe that I should listen to my patients as they present what is troubling them.  I take seriously my role in outlining the best diagnostic and treatment options for each patient.  I encourage each patient to be actively involved in this process and will seek to provide guidance through the complicated maze of modern healthcare.  I make it a goal to educate my patients regarding proven ways to improve their health.  I strive to give each patient the same kind of careful attention that I would want for myself or a member of my family."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Liver Disorders
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Malnutrition
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varices
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anorectal Manometry
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Alabama
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brown has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
4.0
based on 23 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Brown's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Brown Says:

Dr. Brown would like to especially thank those patients who have taken the time to provide constructive feedback.  He values the input of his patients which can be utilized to improve the delivery of healthcare through his practice.


Patient Comments (10)

I went to see Dr. Brown for IBS symptoms. After a quick discussion with him in the in the office, he scheduled lab work to rule out other issues. Everything came back normal, however there was no follow up appt. for IBS. The nurse was rude and the office staff as well. I felt like I was just...more
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The most caring doctor that I have ever had!! I have utmost respect and trust for Dr. Brown.
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Excellent MD!! Dr. Brown and his staff are wonderful! He is so professional, kind, caring, gives options of treatment and listens to concerns. He is highly trained and has years of experience. He and his group are busy because they are the BEST! Highly recommend Dr. Brown!
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Dr. Brown was a godsend. He listened to me and trusted that I knew my own body and created a specific treatment plan that has been on almost a hundred percent effective. I also wante to thank Dr Brown for pushing to get a medication that has dramatically improved my condition. I have not felt as...more
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in Madison, AL |
Dr. Brown is an excellent doctor. He is very intelligent, witty, and he does a great job. He has earned my trust.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Brown accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Brown has admitting privileges

Crestwood Medical Center
1 Hospital Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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