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Dr. Russell Briggs, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Florida, Gainesville, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Residency in Otolaryngology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942245196

Office locations

ENT Center of Austin

4112 Links Lane, Suite 204

Round Rock, TX 78664

ENT Center of Austin

2765 Bee Caves Rd, Suite 205

Austin, TX 78746

ENT Center of Austin

1730 E. Whitestone Blvd, Suite 100

Cedar Park, TX 78613

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His bedside manner was not the best, could use some work.
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Great service! Both Dr Briggs and his assistant (Nick) were very concerned, knowledgeable, and understanding of my problem. In and out in no time. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended!!!!
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Knowledgeable and friendly
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This was the 3rd time my daughter, Kelly, has seen Dr. Briggs and she just loves him. He was prompt and has a great bedside manner. He quickly diagnosed her problem and provided the treatment right there in the office (involvedan excision). He explained what he was going to do and calmed my daughter's fears prior to performing the excision. Presto! Problem taken care of.
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As always, great doctor visit!
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Friendly staff and very nice doctor. Straight to the point and very professional.
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Loved him.
Less than 6 months ago
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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.
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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.
Less than 6 months ago
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Nice And professional
Less than 6 months ago
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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.
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Dr. Russell was amazing! Answered all my questions.He made sure I understood everything.
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Incredibly efficient!
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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.
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He’s a very thoughtful doctor, gets to the point and waste no time.
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Good service, friendly staff. Dr Briggs was very thorough in his diagnosis and explanation of it.
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He is wonderful and caring with and about his patients.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Briggs is friendly and extremely knowledgeable, the best in his field!
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He takes a sincere interest in my entire family’s well being.
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Dr. Briggs is the best doctor I have ever personally had, highly recommended
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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!!!!!
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Very nice and personable... really liked him. Seemed very knowledgeable.
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Busy office. The doctor was attentive and engaging. Took the time to explain and answer questions.
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Very flexible! I was running late due to my little one and they waited and kept my appointment.
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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 scansto 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!
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Quickly diagnosed and explained the problem to me and got me a prescription for it.
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Very explanatory and well delivered diagnosis. Will be back. Great physician!
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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. OnceI 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.
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He is the best Dr we’ve ever had. Fast, efficient, we are always out in a timely matter.
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Very professional and great bedside manner.
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Office staff was great and worked with me when I was stuck in traffic. Dr. Briggs was also wonderful. Professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and caring.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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Excellent physician.
Less than 1 year ago
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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+++!
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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.
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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 Iwas there. Dr. Briggs was on time, very professional yet personable. I will certainly recommend any friends, family or colleagues to Dr. Briggs!!
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The best
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Very wonderful doctor and staff.
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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.
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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 bepopular 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.
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He is knowledgeable, skilled and thorough. I enjoy seeing him and he always is successful handling the problem.
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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.
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He was very helpful, explained everything and got us in and out. Which I appreciate.
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Good doctor. Wait was a little long
Less than 1 year ago
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He has solved every problem I have to him in a prompt & courteous manner. Highly recommended!
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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.
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He took the time to answer all of my questions and was very aware of my needs.
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Dr Briggs is the Best!
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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.
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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.
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