Dr. Ronald Downs, MD

Dr. Ronald Downs, MD

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60 y/o
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Dr. Ronald Downs, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Elkhart, IN. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Downs is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Goshen Hospital, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Elkhart General Hospital.

The Centre PC

500 Arcade Ave Ste 300

Elkhart, IN 46514
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Diseases
high
more than 85% of peers
Localized Fat Deposits
normal
more than 76% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
normal
more than 56% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Downs "Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004"

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
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Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Hand Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Vaser® Liposelection (Liposuction)
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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

  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Easton Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Easton Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Downs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Downs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downs to family and friends
3.2
based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Downs' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Walkerton, IN |
He did my husbands eye surgery and treated him terribly. He was late for the surgery and we have to go see another speacialist because we think he did something wrong. He can't see out of his eye straight now. He left my husband in sever pain. The nurses couldn't get ahold of him to get him correct pain Meds. He told my husband and myself he should not be in any pain before or after surgery. Wouldn't believe my husband was in severe pain. Day after his surgery he pushed hard on his face.
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I had breast augmentation done and was told I would be given 150 "beauty points" to use in the spa. Ended up having another surgery, therefore getting more "beauty points". Went to use beauty points, was told that I only had 70 beauty points. Each point is worth $1. Talked to them 2 times, nobody can figure it out. I told them to forget it, I will go elsewhere.
in Indianapolis, IN |
I am a breast cancer survivor that had a left sided mastectomy. I went to him for reconstruction. When I woke up after the surgery it looked as if nothing had changed. I asked him where the implant was, he told me that sometimes it takes a few weeks to fall into place . Well it never fell into place and he told me to lose some weight and I would be able to tell it was there. Then when I refused to pay the remainder of the bill I owed he sent me to coolections. NO RECOMMENDATION HERE
South Bend, IN |
This Doctor has left me disfigured. Simple augmentation that has led to 5 additional surgeries due to his negligence. And I will never be the same. Do your research, do not choose this doctor!!!!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Downs accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Downs has admitting privileges

Goshen Hospital
200 High Park Ave
Goshen, IN 46526
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Elkhart General Hospital
600 East Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46514
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Memorial Hospital of South Bend
615 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN 46601
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Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
5215 Holy Cross Pkwy
Mishawaka, IN 46545
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