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Eric Nicholas Brown, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor

4.7 4.7 361 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cataract- Pediatric/Adults
Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lebanon
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
1670 West Main Street
Suite 100
Lebanon, TN 37087

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Patient Comments

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Dr. Brown has always been very attentive. I am so glad he is my doctor.
Patient | October 23, 2018

Dr. Brown showed much compassion, which I appreciate greatly. He is very knowledgeable and answered all questions in an understanding way. He is the best.
Patient | September 15, 2018

Very complete, he took his time.
Patient | September 10, 2018

Dr.Brown is an excellent communicator. I really appreciate that he shows me the courtesy of showing em the imaging of the optic nerve and explaining them in an easy way to understand.
Patient | August 30, 2018

I have great confidence in the knowledge of Dr. Brown and experience him as caring, a very good communicator and excellent practitioner. Thanks for the opportunity to review him. Very positive experiences consistently with Dr. Brown.
Patient | August 27, 2018

He was ideal.
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Patient | August 4, 2018

Dr. Brown couldn't have been better! He was thorough & gave really good explanations. he literally drew us a picture. He is smart & compassionate. He didn't rush us at all. Best doctor we have seen during this terrible time.
Patient | August 1, 2018

Best experience yet! Friendly, open and concerned.Very compassionate.
Patient | July 23, 2018

Dr. Brown is an excellent care provider. I have confidence in his ability to take care of my eye issues.
Patient | July 14, 2018

Very caring attitude.
Patient | June 22, 2018

Dr. Brown was great but spending close to two hours in the clinic for an appointment that lasted maybe 10 minutes was really frustrating. Part of the issue was that I did arrive 15 minutes early as I was instructed to do. Maybe for end of the day appointments, don't tell people to arrive early. I left another meeting early to get to this appointment early.
Patient | June 18, 2018

I felt a slight rush on Dr. Brown's part.
Patient | May 29, 2018

Dr Brown is a excellent Physician , he is always clear , and easy to communicate with .
Patient | May 25, 2018

Dr. Brown is an excellent provider.
Patient | May 21, 2018

Patient | May 14, 2018

Dr. Brown was very kind, compassionate, and encouraging. He gave me all the information I needed about what to expect following my procedure and clear instructions for home treatment and care. I would highly recommend him!
Patient | May 1, 2018

Dr. Brown is an exceptional eye physician.
Patient | April 23, 2018

Very kind understanding and very knowledgable.
Patient | April 22, 2018

It was the end of the day. Not a whole lot of time left to spend. I would've liked to have known his comments about the OCT scan; and what it showed; and any changes. That wasn't discussed. I would've liked to discuss whatever surgical options. We didn't. We decided to come back in a month. Maybe THEN, hopefully...
Patient | April 18, 2018

Dr. Brown is great. Vanderbilt Eye Center is the only game in Lebanon so putting up with the wait time is all we can do.
Patient | March 5, 2018

He seemed very concerned and knowledgeable.
Patient | March 1, 2018

After 6 years of treatment for glaucoma under 2 providers, Dr. Brown said "You might not even have glaucoma" in a way that made me thing he was being cavalier or arrogant.
Patient | February 28, 2018

Good experience.
Patient | February 27, 2018

Since I did not see Dr. Brown, I cannot answer questions about how he "cared" for me.
Patient | February 21, 2018

Dr Brien was fantastic. Great communication style. a good listener.
Patient | February 17, 2018

All doctors could learn about patient relations from this health care provider. I actually enjoy my appts even tho I don't necessarily enjoy the tests. However, they are of prime importance and my provider has thoroughly explained it to me.
Patient | February 17, 2018

was running very late... everything else was good
Patient | February 7, 2018

The wait time is unreal and no communication with patient on reason for delay. Not sure I'd recommend provider as 10- 15 min appt took 3 hrs.
Patient | February 7, 2018

Very genuine and concerned. His kindness is unsurpassed, and he is very sincere.
Patient | January 24, 2018

Before I met him, I saw him aid a lady with walking difficulty to the waiting room and helped her get seated. I knew then that I would like this man.
Patient | January 23, 2018

Dr. Brown is the best doctor I have seen concerning my eyes.
Patient | January 10, 2018

This day was stressful due to their computer problems, but Dr. Brown handled it all professionally & with care & compassion for me.
Patient | December 28, 2017

Patient | December 23, 2017

only bad thing was checking out took to long never before did it take that long?
Patient | December 8, 2017

Patient | December 8, 2017

This was my initial visit to Vandy Eye Institute, overall, excellent visit!
Patient | October 28, 2017

The doctor should be given more time to spend with individual patients. Forty dollar co-pay plus what the insurance pays for a visit is a bit much for three to five minutes in the doctors presence.
Patient | October 23, 2017

This was my first visit to Dr. Brown. I liked the way he shared information.
Patient | September 27, 2017

Extremely competent, courteous, helpful and was clear about everything.
Patient | September 26, 2017

Patient | September 22, 2017