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Richard Brown, MD

Dr. Brown is a general surgeon in the Westerville area. He is affiliated with Mount Carmel St Ann's Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Dr. Brown saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Brown saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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93 doctors
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94 doctors
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46 doctors
Dr. Brown saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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45 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Brown saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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56 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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38 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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16 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw more cholecystitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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94 doctors
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94 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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140 doctors
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69 doctors
Dr. Brown saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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61 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Brown saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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33 doctors
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32 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Brown saw Crohn's disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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125 doctors
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125 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Brown saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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37 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Brown saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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130 doctors
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130 doctors
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64 doctors
Dr. Brown saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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51 doctors
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51 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Brown saw ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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70 doctors
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70 doctors
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35 doctors
Dr. Brown saw dehydration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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86 doctors
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86 doctors
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42 doctors
Dr. Brown saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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12 doctors
Dr. Brown saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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176 doctors
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175 doctors
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87 doctors
Dr. Brown saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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85 doctors
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42 doctors
Dr. Brown saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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187 doctors
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186 doctors
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93 doctors
Dr. Brown saw birth defects patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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191 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw congenital disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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152 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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237 doctors
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237 doctors
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118 doctors
Dr. Brown saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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23 doctors
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Dr. Brown saw umbilical hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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93 doctors
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46 doctors
Dr. Brown saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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165 doctors
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164 doctors
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82 doctors
Dr. Brown saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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35 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Brown saw diverticulosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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284 doctors
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284 doctors
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141 doctors
Dr. Brown saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Brown’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Brown 32%
Predicted for his patients 23%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Brown’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Brown’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Brown’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Brown’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Brown’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
61%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Brown’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Brown’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Brown’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Brown’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Brown’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
70%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Brown’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Brown’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Brown’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Brown’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Brown sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

The Women's Health Center at St Ann's Hospital
477 Cooper Rd
Westerville, OH 43081
294 miles away

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Credentials
  • Ohio State University/Mt Carmel Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2000

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Brown is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mount Carmel St Ann's Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Mount Carmel East Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Mount Carmel West
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield