Our Physicians


Matthew R. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Matthew R. Brown specializes in medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders. He specializes in all areas of general otolaryngology which includes pediatric, sinus, allergy, head and neck surgery and advanced training in allergic ear, nose and throat disorders. He is one of three ENT physicians in the state that is fellowship trained in allergy .  Dr. Brown has treated hundreds of people with allergies,  implementing immunotherapy in the form of allergy injections as well as sublingual drops. He also is one of a very few in the state that performs tear duct surgery and vagal nerve stimulator implantation in addition to advanced sleep surgery techniques.

Dr. Brown is currently accepting new patients at 39th and Ingersoll in Des Moines.

B.A. Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire

M.D. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Iowa City, Iowa

American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

General Surgery – Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency – Phoenix, Arizona
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

License: Iowa State Medical License

American Medical Society
Iowa Medical Society
Polk County Medical Society


William H. Fanter, P.A.-C

William H. Fanter has a foundation in general medicine. Additionally, he is trained to diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions. In addition to clinical responsibilities, he also providers intra/peri-operative care and rounding at local medical facilities. Areas of special interest include the role of nutrition, wellness and functional medicine in the treatment of medical conditions. He is currently accepting new patients at the central location, 39th and Ingersoll.


M.S.P.A.S. Des Moines University – Des Moines, Iowa
B.A. University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa
Mercy College of Health Sciences (Paramedic Specialist) – Des Moines, Iowa; BLS, NRP, ACLS, PHTLS


American Academy of Physician Assistants 


License: Iowa Board of Physician Assistants 


American Academy of Physician Assistants
Iowa Association of Physician Assistants
Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology