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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Russell D. Briggs was honored to receive the "Patient's Choice" Award for 2010, which represents the top 6% of physicians nationwide. Dr. Briggs, who was raised in Winter Haven, Florida, did his undergraduate studies at Davidson College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors. Dr. Briggs continued his medical education at the University of Florida Medical School where in 1998 he graduated in the top 1% of his class and was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Briggs also participated in ground-breaking ear research while at the University of Florida that earned him research honors at graduation. Dr. Briggs was excited to come to Texas in 1998 to start his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. During his residency, Dr. Briggs was involved in multiple research projects, published numerous articles for various Medical Journals, and was a guest speaker at ENT national conferences. Dr. Briggs moved to Austin in 2006 where he joined Dr. Karen Stierman in practice. Dr. Briggs is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. In his free time, Dr. Briggs enjoys playing tennis with his beautiful wife Julie and salt water fly fishing with his daughter Annabel.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very efficient! The longest part was taking the time to fill out the forms. This could be easily improved if they upload their forms on to ZocDoc for you to complete ahead of time.
Dr. Briggs was thorough and came up with a plan to figure out how to treat me and determine the actual underlying cause. I really appreciated the time he took to listen.
Nice And professional
Prescriptions were sent to pharmacy without notifying them that the antibiotic one should not be filled right away. Other then that, all went well with a full office.
Dr. Russell was amazing! Answered all my questions.He made sure I understood everything.
Fast friendly and good. He makes sure you know what’s going on and fully understand what you’re going to need to do to fix it.
He’s a very thoughtful doctor, gets to the point and waste no time.
Good service, friendly staff. Dr Briggs was very thorough in his diagnosis and explanation of it.
He is wonderful and caring with and about his patients.
Dr. Briggs is friendly and extremely knowledgeable, the best in his field!
He takes a sincere interest in my entire family’s well being.
Dr. Briggs is the best doctor I have ever personally had, highly recommended
Dr Briggs is to the point, no fluff!!!! He is knowledgeable, and I would trust him completely. ..Wonderful staff...he is my go-to ENT!!!!!
Busy office. The doctor was attentive and engaging. Took the time to explain and answer questions.
Very nice and personable... really liked him. Seemed very knowledgeable.
Very flexible! I was running late due to my little one and they waited and kept my appointment.
I have struggled with a stuffy nose/headaches, sinusitis, etc since I was a child. I have had to use nasal spray since the third grade and it stopped working years ago. I have seen ENTs and allergists. I have had scans to check for deviated septum. I was told nothing could be done for me. Dr. Briggs is the first doctor I’ve seen that could actually help me. Highly recommended to those out there that have struggled to find a solution to their problem. I can finally breathe again! Thank you Dr. Briggs!
Quickly diagnosed and explained the problem to me and got me a prescription for it.
Very explanatory and well delivered diagnosis. Will be back. Great physician!
It was my first visit to the office and everything went very smoothly. The staff and nurses were quick and efficient. I waited around 15 minutes, but I also had to do new patient paperwork so it was no trouble. Once I was in the patient room everything happened very quickly. The whole appointment took 37 minutes, and Dr. Griggs was great. He went above and beyond, and I will definitely be back if I need a follow up.
Very professional and great bedside manner.
He is the best Dr we’ve ever had. Fast, efficient, we are always out in a timely matter.
Office staff was great and worked with me when I was stuck in traffic. Dr. Briggs was also wonderful. Professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and caring.
Dr. Briggs was very thorough and helpful. He asked lots of questions to narrow down the problem I was having and really took time to listen. The office staff were also friendly too. I would highly recommend him to others that are looking for an ENT.
Dr. Briggs is absolutely fabulous. He's very intelligent, very caring, and has a real sense for diagnosing the illness. I feel very blessed to have been referred to him. He's a 10+++!
I had good experience with Dr. Briggs. He has a pleasant demeanor. And he's competent and polite. He educated me with why the procedure I went him for was not right for me and why the other procedure made more sense. He explained the reasons and the nasal & sinus anatomy. I moved out of TX and so could not continue treatment with Dr. Briggs, but I'm writing this review because I think the doctor is good.
BEST ENT EVER!!! From the time I walked in until the time I left the office was very welcoming. I felt as though my care truly mattered. The office was very detailed when getting my medical information as to why I was there. Dr. Briggs was on time, very professional yet personable. I will certainly recommend any friends, family or colleagues to Dr. Briggs!!
Very wonderful doctor and staff.
Dr. Briggs is pleasant to deal with, knowledgable and caring. He answers questions in laymans terms. It is obvious that he is not in medicine just for a pay check.
He is knowledgeable, skilled and thorough. I enjoy seeing him and he always is successful handling the problem.
The office was super confused about my zocdoc appointment. I'm glad I called and got t figured out, not sure what would have happened had I just showed up. The office is nice and packed! Never thought an ENT could be popular but they are. I was seen quickly and the doctor was great he gave me some good kind of quick fixes for my ears and let me know what would happen if these don't work. Would 100% visit again - but hoping I don't have to.
Amazing staff and service. As a new patient I was in and out, even with a in office procedure, within 40 minutes. I would highly recommend Dr. Briggs and his amazing Cedar Park office staff.
He was very helpful, explained everything and got us in and out. Which I appreciate.
Good doctor. Wait was a little long
He has solved every problem I have to him in a prompt & courteous manner. Highly recommended!
I was in and out in about 30mins, even with having to fill some paperwork being my first time at the office. Dr. Briggs was very kind and explained everything in simple terms while giving me multiple treatment options. Would go back to him in the future, no doubts.
He took the time to answer all of my questions and was very aware of my needs.
Outstanding! Dr.Briggs has performed two procedures on me and on operation on my son. The results for all three were excellent. Dr. Briggs is straight forward, caring and very competent.
Dr Briggs is the Best!
Professional and Friendly as always
Dr. Briggs was very professional and personable. His knowledge about Central Texas' allergy problems was apparent. He quickly gave me 2-3 treatment solutions and gave me a short examination. I will recommend Dr. Briggs to anyone who has allergy/ENT problems.
Dr. Briggs and his Team was very professional and personable. Much appreciated!!!
He is very good and got right to the point.
I took my 5 year old in for some issues with her ear and she said "that lady and that man..they were both SUUUUPER nice". That about says it all!
Very friendly and puts you at ease!
Very knowledgeable, professional, and efficient: just what you want in a doctor!
such an amazing doctor always see you that day you call if it's emergency and very smart. Staff is friendly and he is friendly as well. He not on his computer he actually listening to you and looking at you.
One of the fastest appointments I've ever had. I went in for a really bad sore throat. It hurt to even talk! I signed in and waited no more than 5 minutes and was promptly seen, diagnosed and out the door! Problem was solved by next day after taking prescription. AWESOME!
He was knowledgeable as usual. Explained everything going on in detail, but in a way that was easy to understand.
Dr. Briggs was great. He is to the point and lays out all the options. We came up with a plan to solve the problem and will be working together in the future to help resolve the issues.
Doc, Your awesome! You explained everything as far as the diagnosis and procedure taking place. You assured us that it would be painless and quick to revise my daughter's tongue tie. I'd highly recommend you to anyone seeking the same service. I cannot thank you and your staff enough.
Very gentle touch. Great bedside manner. Answered all questions. Understood my priorities.
Dr. Briggs was excellent. He saw me right away and performed a scope with precision and seemed to know right away how to treat my symptoms. I highly recommend him.
He was great! He took time to explain what he was doing, what was going on with my ears, and what I needed to do with the medication.
He is awesome! Made me feel so comfortable with my daughter having her tonsils out.
I really loved Dr. Briggs. He was super friendly and thorough and I left with peace of mind and a good understanding of what was going on. So happy to have found him.
It was great seeing Doctor Russel Briggs. He's sweet and very friendly!
Dr Briggs was great and I was very impressed with the nurse who assisted him. Dr Briggs explained everything very clearly to me and my six yr old son and was very gentle with him. I would recommend him to all my friends.
Dr. Briggs was great. I wish I could say the same about his front desk staff. He was super helpful with my issues but the front desk dampened the experience.
When I checked in, the receptionist couldn't find my appointment as it had been confirmed on zocdoc. Then she found one at another office with another doctor. She fit me in for the doctor I had originally been confirmed with at the office I was at and I was in and out in less than 30 minutes.
Dr. Briggs was very personable and addressed all of my concerns without talking down to me.
Great Dr! Caring, honest and highly skilled..
This was my 2nd appt. and it mirrored the 1st one: they are all awesome! Very prompt, friendly, dr. Briggs was on time AGAIN, it's clean, and lastly dr Briggs is very skilled, doesn't Rush you and had a f/u plan. Thanks!!
This is the best visit to a doctor that I have EVER had, and a specialist at that! First time visit, I had the paper work ready and the efficient offiice ladies had me checked in before I could have a seat. No sooner had I prepared to hang out, Seth, the amazing medical tech, called me back. 5 minutes later, H&P was complete and the awesome Dr Briggs came in. In less than 10 min. he diagnosed the problem and gave me treatment options. This clinic seems like a well oiled machine with a most definite personal, friendly feel. No unnecessary test were offered. A highly skilled clinician is what you will get instead!
He is very good, experienced, and caring.
Efficient and understanding
Very professional and knowledgeable.
The office was full. My appointment was with Cynthia, the Audiologist, not with Dr. Briggs. Even though I was twenty minutes early, they took me right away. The staff seems extremely conscious and professional.
He takes care of the patients very good , like we are his family and talks very clearly about the problem. I highly recommend him .
Dr Buggs was professional and friendly.. He was thorough and knowledgable about my hearing concerns. I'd highly recommend him.
Very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Very quick to assess problem, treated very quickly in and out, very sympathetic as he saw I was in a lot of pain. Will definitely be using him the next time I have any ENT problem and skip the unnecessary visit at the family practitioner!
Dr. Biggs was very friendly and professional. All staff members I came in contact with were also very friendly.
Great doctor. Nice staff.
Straight up and to the point, Dr. Briggs immediately suggested an option to get me on the right track with backups, to boot. Didn't keep me waiting, polite office staff, kind and thorough nurse - what's not to like?
Responsive, good listener who may be the first provider that treated my concerns, not just my presenting symptom. On my follow-visit he shared results from a test he ordered in a considerate kind manner and referred me to a specialist who can treat the underlying cause to many of my symptoms. I strongly recommend his clinical skills.
I was a bit early but I was seen before my appointment time! Dr. Briggs was very competent and understanding. I recommend him!
FANTASTIC doc. I've been going to SO many different ENT's over the years, but I will go to Dr. Briggs from here on out. Jon E.
Dr Briggs was very professional, understanding of my needs, and he did not rush my visit. Very kind and took a little of my worries away. He explained everything in detail and then waited and answered my questions.
I was very pleased with my visit. The staff was very curteous and helpful. I was about 30 minuutes late to my appointment because I had trouble finding the office(my fault). I offered to reschedule but they said, no problem, and I was seen very promptly. Dr. Briggs seemed to very a very caring physician and was very helpful to me.
Liked Dr. Briggs very much. He was thorough and professional. Will go back again as needed, and would highly recommend him. Gary P.
Efficient and friendly
I thought he was very personable and took the time to ask questions and listen to me. He was very down to earth and explained everything. I highly recommend him.
Great experience. All the staff was friendly. The nurse was great and very personable. Dr. Briggs was also very personable and professional and prompt.
Great first time visit. Dr Briggs was professional. No feeling of shuffle you in and shuffle you out. Took time to explain problem.
Very thorough and professional.
He seems knowledgeable and has a good bedside manner
I was pleased how he treated my immediate problem, but was shocked that he didn't even talk to me about my ongoing problems. I felt like he was running behind and late for lunch and that I was not important at all. As a new patient, who really needs a ENT, I am blown away that he didn't discuss with me the underlying problem and help me more. Obviously, he doesn't need new patients and is very insurance driven. I didn't feel like I was treated as a whole and feel like he doesn't have a good chairside manner. Thankfully there are more ENT's in the area and I will not be back.
he's just great
Very informative. Knew his stuff!
Dr. Briggs and his staff are amazing! He was very thorough and informative. We were very nervous about going in as the appointment was for my 10 year old and he has been really sick; but, everyone made us feel comfortable and were extremely responsive.
Dr. Briggs was fantastic with my 13 year old. He was highly competent and had a comforting bedside manner.
Dr. Briggs has the ability to diagnose swiftly, and explain symptoms and solutions in easy-to-understand terminology. I am never kept waiting, and he is such an attentive listener.
Dr. Briggs is very personable and very professional. He resolved my problem very promptly and efficiently, was very easy to talk to, and my wait was very minimal. The office staff was friendly and very professional and their scheduling of appointments ensures that you have very little wait.
Asked the questions that needed to be asked, checked out my areas of concern, nailed the diagnosis, and was out of there quickly.
Dr. Briggs has great manner, and very personal. I have had some very specific problems in the past and he always remembers me, knows my past issues, and presents different options for treatment. Highly recommended.
I was a little early due to paperwork, but I was seen pretty much on time. Staff was friendly, doctor was efficient and friendly. Felt like they listened to my concerns and came up with a good plan for treatment.
Very nice staff. Dr Briggs seemed caring, concerned, and reassuring. Definitely recommend.
I thought he did a good job explaining medical jargon in plain English. He answered our questions well. He addressed our concerns. I didn't feel pressured to pursue any particular treatment plan like I have with other doctors. He gave us three options and we discussed the pros and cons of each. He was candid in what he would do if it were his daughter in the patient's chair. His nurse was friendly and very helpful as well. Front desk was also great. Wonderful office. I was impressed. We move a lot, so I've seen at least 4 ENTs for my children. I'd definitely recommend this one.
It was excellent, identified the problem and reached conclusions very quickly.
Very nice and pleasant doctor. Took his time to really explain things to me.
They brought me back almost immediately but then the visit with the doctor seemed very rushed. The office was pretty busy but it's always nice to feel like you matter to them as a patient.
Dr. Briggs came in, shook my hand, introduced himself and starting asking me about my problem. He is personable, easy to relate to, sympathetic, confident, and efficient. He didn't let me ramble on, but he knew exactly what to do about my problem and was very understanding. I was very impressed with Dr. Briggs and would highly recommend him to any other person with an ENT problem. His office was a little behind - considering I had an 8:20 AM appointment and didn't get in until 8:50, but I was done by 9:25. The office staff was polite and helpful.
We have used ENT Center of Austin for several years. Dr. Briggs is amazing, great with my daughter and even my husband doesn't mind going to the doctor as long as it's Dr. Briggs! But even better he is a great Doctor and surgeon who knows his stuff! We also love Dr. Hewitt! I credit ENT Center of Austin with saving my life by finding and removing my Thyroid Cancer. It was detected on a routine office visit. They have also helped my daughter immensely with her allergies. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dr. Briggs and Dr. Hewitt.
He is the ultimate professional and possesses the rare ability to explain symptoms and treatments in easy-to-understand terms.
He actually suggested no medication! Sometimes I feel doctors just want to give everyone medication, not him!
The whole process could not have been much more efficient or effective. The staff and the clinicians were top notch and easy to deal with, even during what was clearly a busy day.
He is wonderful, took great care with me!!!!
I was very pleased with the visit. The Dr. diagnosed the problem right away, and corrected the problem.
Excellent experience and very thorough diagnosis.
I was in and out. Quick professional evaluation and next steps.
He's the best ent I've ever seen. One of the best doctors in general I've ever seen. Highly recommended.
Dr. Briggs explains symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, in a way that is clear and informative. He does not 'talk down' to you you, nor does he use 'doc speak'.
Great doctor. Concise and to the point.
I thought he was great and I loved his office staff! I especially love the ability to set appointments on the internet! Great experience!
Dr. Briggs was wonderful. Explained what was going on with me, walked me through what I needed to do and was very thorough. He's wonderful!
I love Dr Briggs, he is so easy to talk to as well as being completely professional. I would never go to another ENT as long as I'm in the area.
Dr. Briggs was gentle and thoroughly explained what he was doing during the diagnosis. He then carefully laid out a course of treatment and made sure that I understood.
I would return to see him again. Pleasant and professional.
Dr. Briggs is a very kind and patient doctor. I am taking my 6 year old daughter to him and am very happy with the level of care she is receiving. The staff there are really friendly and professional. I also like the convenience of making appointments on ZocDoc.