Dr. Richard Brown, MD

Dr. Richard Brown, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Richard Brown, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 2001 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

11000 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 130

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 75% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 68% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 66% of peers

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Dr. Brown's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "The most important factor that you control with respect to having a successful outcome after plastic surgery is the surgeon you select. It is important for you to know about the qualifications and experience of your plastic surgeon. After graduating high school he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Before attending medical school he was an orderly at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, where he discovered his passion for surgery. Dr. Brown then moved to Chicago where he earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. While there, he was president of the Student Surgical Society. He then completed his General Surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. While at Northwestern, Dr. Brown joined Dr. Thomas Mustoe's lab and spent one year dedicated to wound healing and scar research. During that year, he wrote and published papers in one of the top Plastic Surgery journals, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He then graduated and became certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. Finally, Dr. Brown completed his residency training in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. Plastic Surgeon in Phoenix Dr. Richard Joseph Brown was proud to begin his practice in the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery after 12 years of training. He is double board certified in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. He is originally from Atlanta, Georgia where many of his family members still reside. Dr Brown's goal is to treat every patient with respect and admiration as if they were a member of his family. He always strives to be self-critical of his work so that at the end of the day, he can say he did his best. He is passionate about this commitment."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "Our vision is to create for you a complete and personal plastic surgery experience in which your total health and well-being are at the core of your treatment. We strive to join with you in providing exceptional care by always being compassionate, professional and knowledgeable and we will always do our best to not only achieve the result you desire, but become partners with you in your overall health for life."

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

12  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles

27  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Georgia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center and North Chicago VA Hospital with the Chicago Medical School Residency Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Clinical Compassionate Care Award, 2001
Media & Publications
  • Gynecomastia, 2007
  • Application of a Novel Cross-linked Glycosaminoglycan Hydrogel Scaffold Improves Healing in a Rabbit Ear Ulcer Model, 2005
  • Pediatric Upper Extremity Replantation, Jan 2005
  • High Dose Ultraviolet Light Exposure Reduces Scar Hypertrophy in a Rabbit Ear Model, April 2008
  • Breast Augmentation, 2007
  • Mammoplasty, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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Dr. Brown's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

**Dr. Brown is very caring with a genuine smile and puts you at ease right away. He is very knowledgeable, and after seeing my surgery results there is no doubt as to his skill and talent! I trusted him to select my size and they fit my body perfectly. I have referred several of my friends to him...more
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After my first consultation with Dr. Brown I knew I had chosen a great PS. He took his time during my consultation to listen to my expectations and concerns. After going over everything he helped me make the decision on the implant shape and size that would best fit my body and ideal outcome. I am...more
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My name is Maddy, I'm 15 and honestly can't believe how pleased I am with Dr. Brown and the results from my breast reduction. I've dealt with back pain, shoulder pain, headaches and neck pain as a result of my large breast size (size 36 DDD-E) and can't believe the difference this surgery has made....more
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I was recommended to Dr. Brown, prior to relocating from NE. Both him and his staff are amazing. Dr. Brown has been very up front about what he can and can't do to help me achieve goals. I have had a few staged procedures with him to include breast augmentation, breast lift and a tummy tuck. I...more
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Dr. Brown is very kind and has good awareness of the situation and conditions I was in. He is very personable and is willing to do what he is medically is able to do. He is accurate in his diagnoses and answers any question put before him. All in all I would highly recommend Dr. Brown to anyone in...more
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