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About Dr. Richard D Brasington Jr
Dr. Richard D Brasington Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO, with another office in Saint Louis, MO. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Brasington has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard D Brasington Jr has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Richard D Brasington Jr has the following 9 expertise
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Dr. Richard D Brasington Jr has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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He is unresponsive and not proactive in preventing worsening conditions. It seems he does not understand what the patient is experiencing and does not seem to care about the patient's quality of life. Unsympathetic. He is also forgetful in submitting prescriptions to the pharmacy. I would recommend a doctor whom has more time for his patients and a doctor that treats conditions aggressively.
Dr. Brasington was able to take care of my sarcoid problem when no other doctor knew what to do. He is kind and caring. I am able to talk with him anytime I need. Usually if I call with a problem, he returns the call personally. I live in another state and am very willing to make the trip to see him. He sits down and talks with me and is never in a hurry.
Dr. Brasington is the greatest doctor I have ever been to. He returns all of my calls himself. If I have a problem that he is confused about, he does not hesitate to tell me that he is confused...but he does everything possible to find the answer. I drive five hours round trip for my appointments with him, and if I ever move farther away I will continue to go to Dr. Brasington.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
38 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Dr. Richard D Brasington Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
Coventry Health Care
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- HealthLink PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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