Dr. Michael Brown, MD

Dr. Michael Brown, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Michael Brown, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

University Gastroenterologists

1725 W Harrison St Ste 207

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

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

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more than 98% of peers
Constipation
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more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 98% of peers

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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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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Polypectomy

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

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

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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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

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Lemont |
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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in Chicago, IL |
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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Streamwood, IL |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Brown accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Brown has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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