Our Physicians

Des Moines Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists


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 OtolaryngicAllergy

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

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Patient Alert

To protect our patients and staff in light of the Covid-19 virus, we ask that you do not come into our office if you or someone in your household has an acute cough, a fever, or has recently traveled out of the country. Further evaluation is available at local emergency departments or urgent care clinics. We do not have the ability to test for Covid 19. At this time, we are seeing patients at our office. We are offering allergy injections at normally scheduled times.