Dr. Michael Brown, MD

Dr. Michael Brown, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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62 y/o
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Dr. Michael Brown, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

University Gastroenterologists

1725 W Harrison St Ste 207

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Brown performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diarrhea
very high
more than 98% of peers
Constipation
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Brown's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "The big thing on my part is education. It s explaining things that other physicians have not had the time to do. Education takes time. It s not an efficient process. And when you ve had all the tests done and they re all negative. And you ve been given a diagnosis of a functional bowel disease, like irritable bowel syndrome and then just told to live with it or deal with it, it s very difficult for patients, particularly since there s no diagnostic test that shows you have that. You have to buy into that diagnosis based on the physicians statement of such. And without any background, it s a black box and patients don t understand it. So to me it s all about education, making sure they understand why they have symptoms, where those symptoms come from, and once patients sort of own the disease and understand it, I find that then they re more willing to work with it, the symptoms aren t as scary, they re not as effecting of their quality of life. I think they understand then how the medications might work. Some medications that don t work so well when you don t understand the disease state, do work a little better when you do. So it s all about communication. It s about education. It s about self-management. It s about collaboration. I m not an authoritative-type physician. I don t dictate care. It really has to be a collaboration with me."
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2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

75  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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 Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Michael Reese Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Michael Reese Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Michael Reese Hosp/U Chicag
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Faculty Achievement Award, 7/1/2000
Media & Publications
  • Alternative Therapies for GERD, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Brown's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Patient Comments (3)

I was referred to Dr. Brown by my functional doctor. this doctor will not see me because i have seen another GI doctor at Rush. It was my understanding he takes patients that no one else can help unless those doctors are at Rush. I guess it is called the good old boys network.
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Dr. Brown has been my gastro go to MD for 15 years. He is great. Kind, professional, calm. I've sent two of my best friends to see him and they feel the same way about him. Terrific.
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The Doctor has been great with me and since Mayo Clinic confirmed basically what he said 20 years ago I know he know what he's doing. They told ne years ago I would end up losing some of my colon then due to a partial blockage which now has gotten worst, Dr Brown has tried so hard with me. God...more
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