Donald C. Brown, MD

Dr. Donald Brown grew up in Greenville, North Carolina, the second of six children. He did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a varsity letter on the swim team. He completed his medical education at the University of North Carolina Medical School, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Donald Brown completed his family medicine residency at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. He has served as a volunteer physician in Brazil, Kenya, The Gambia, Nepal and India. He completed post residency fellowships in obstetrics & gynecology and geriatrics and served as a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at East Carolina University School of Medicine.

Dr. Donald Brown started in solo private practice in Cary in 1987 and then created MacGregor Family Physicians when Dr. Watkins joined the practice in 1993.

Dr. Donald Brown formerly was an avid outdoorsman and now gladly channels much of that energy into his family (three daughters). He also has extensive experience in meditation practice and Tibetan Buddhism and was instrumental in starting Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism in Raleigh.

Dr. Donald Brown is board certified through the American Board of Family Medicine and maintains active membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has a strong surgical and emergency medicine background and enjoys caring for patients of all ages.

Office Location(s):

MacGregor Family Physicians, P.A.
580 New Waverly Place
Suite 120
Cary, North Carolina 27518
Location Phone: 919-858-8360

Accepting new patients:

I am accepting new patients.

Primary Specialty:

Family Medicine

Undergraduate Education:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill : 1970

Medical Education:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill : 1974


University of Alabama at Birmingham : 1979-1981
Family Practice Residency
University of Oregon Health Science Center : 1974-1976
General Surgery


Geriatrics Medicine : 1983-1984
Obstetrics and Gynecology : 1982-1983

Board Eligible:

Dr. Donald Brown maintains current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine : 2009
Dr. Brown was initially certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 1981 and was recertified September 2009, scoring in the 97th percentile for all family physicians taking the exam.

Honors and Awards:

Family Health International- Foreign Travel Fellowship to The Gambia (West Africa): 1983.
Duke Endowment awarded for trip to Brazil on Hospital Ship HOPE: 1972