Elise S. Brown, MD

★★★★☆

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In May 2009 I called various doctor's offices to get a quote on how much it would cost to get a yearly exam/pap smear. One of the calls I made was to Alvarado Women's Group, also know as Dr. Brown and Dr. Wittgrove's office. I told the receptionist that my insurance coverage wasn't the best, so give me a quote as if I had no insurance. She told me that if there were no extra tests ordered that it would be $150. to $200. Remember, that was considering if I had no insurance. I was pleased with that price and that is why I chose that office. It was a yearly exam/pap smear with no problems and no extra tests. When I received my bill I was astounded by the charges. The doctor's total in charges were $581.00! I was ordered to pay $265.70 I spoke with the billing manager of Dr. Brown's office. To paraphrase her, if I had paid in cash it would've been the original price quoted, but since I had insurance...then she spoke in jargon that only someone in billing or a lawyer could understand. The bottom line was there was no excuse.

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If you have not paid your deductible on your insurance, please don't show your insurance. Pay in cash.

In May 2009 I called various doctor's offices to get a quote on how much it would cost to get a yearly exam/pap smear. One of the calls I made was to Alvarado Women's Group, also know as Dr. Brown and Dr. Wittgrove's office. I told the receptionist that my insurance coverage wasn't the best, so give me a quote as if I had no insurance. She told me that if there were no extra tests ordered that it would be $150. to $200. Remember, that was considering if I had no insurance. I was pleased with that price and that is why I chose that office. It was a yearly exam/pap smear with no problems and no extra tests. When I received my bill I was astounded by the charges. The doctor's total in charges were $581.00! I was ordered to pay $265.70 I spoke with the billing manager of Dr. Brown's office. To paraphrase her, if I had paid in cash it would've been the original price quoted, but since I had insurance...then she spoke in jargon that only someone in billing or a lawyer could understand. The bottom line was there was no excuse.

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Dr. Brown happened to be the doctor on call the night I went to the ER when I was 'very early' pregnant...and I am forever grateful that she was on call that night. I was able to communicate very well with her from the beginning. When I was upset, she knew what to say to help me out. Dr. Brown is a genuine person who will do everything in her power to take care of me, and presumably all of her other patients. Her nurse, Debbie, is also a fantastic resource. Dr. Brown was my OB/GYN through two wonderful pregnancies and helped ensure that both myself and the babies were healthy as can be. She is very hands on (which I like), a great resource when other issues came up (also a plus), and always seems to be available to answer questions. She's wonder-woman in my book.
I highly recommend Dr. Brown! I know that there are two other doctors at the practice, but I only saw Dr. Brown for my pregnancies and other well-woman checks.

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Dr. Brown happened to be the doctor on call the night I went to the ER when I was 'very early' pregnant...and I am forever grateful that she was on call that night. I was able to communicate very well with her from the beginning. When I was upset, she knew what to say to help me out. Dr. Brown is a genuine person who will do everything in her power to take care of me, and presumably all of her other patients. Her nurse, Debbie, is also a fantastic resource. Dr. Brown was my OB/GYN through two wonderful pregnancies and helped ensure that both myself and the babies were healthy as can be. She is very hands on (which I like), a great resource when other issues came up (also a plus), and always seems to be available to answer questions. She's wonder-woman in my book.
I highly recommend Dr. Brown! I know that there are two other doctors at the practice, but I only saw Dr. Brown for my pregnancies and other well-woman checks.

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Dr. Wittgrove was recommended to me, and I've been very happy with the service at her office. She is very smart, and very thorough. Her nurse, Marisa, is very good also. The wait times can be long, however, so bring something to read. You will be in very capable hands, medically, so its worth the wait in my opinion.

PROS: good food cart in first level
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Dr. Wittgrove was recommended to me, and I've been very happy with the service at her office. She is very smart, and very thorough. Her nurse, Marisa, is very good also. The wait times can be long, however, so bring something to read. You will be in very capable hands, medically, so its worth the wait in my opinion.

PROS: good food cart in first level
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Elise S. Brown, MD Office Locations:

5555 Grossmont Center Drive

La Mesa, CA, CA 91942

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619-229-6580

6719 Alvarado Road

San Diego, CA, CA 92120

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