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About Dr. Craig A Brown

Dr. Craig A Brown, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chula Vista, CA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Craig A Brown is Good. Dr. Craig A Brown has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Craig A Brown is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Craig Alan Brown Md

480 4th Ave Ste 511
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Specialties

Dr. Craig A Brown has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Illness
  • Depression
  • Clinical Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

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Reviews

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Very arrogant. I tried to explain what had happened to my son at the hospital. The Dr. got angry and told me to go back to the hospital and vacuum more mucous. He was establishing his dominenece. UNfortunateyl this cause weeks of delays as my sons treatment was delayed. All due to Dr. Brown's big ego.

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he cares and is one of the best....

The wait was long everytime...but worth the wait. This doctor knows his stuff, he constantly checks updates and continously cross references to assure his patients recieve the best applicable treatment. He does what based on his education and experience he feels will benifit you. But also open to your suggestions. Does not just medicate. He is invested in your care. I appreciate his effort and proffessionalism.

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Terrible Service

Dr. Brown and his team are very unprofessional and only care about themselves.

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well worth the wait

Dr. Brown takes an active and real interest in improving the mental and physical health of his patients. Often appointments will run late so if you want a cookie cutter/assembly line approach to mental health then you should see someone else. In my opinion his services are well worth the wait. He truly practices medicine as a vocation and not a job. He's interested in getting you to a positive resolution to your issue and is not a "grab them and hold them forever" psyco-babble practitioner.

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Do not recommend

Had to wait to see him every visit. It was like he did not care that my time was important. He made me see him more times that was necessary and his advise did not help my medical condition. In fact, it made it worse. I would not recommend him to anyone.

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  • Education

    48 Years Experience

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Craig A Brown accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
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Locations & Directions

Craig Alan Brown Md, 480 4th Ave Ste 511, Chula Vista, CA
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