Our next interview in our Voices of Hope series features Dr. Brandy Brown, DNP-C discussing her experience working in New York City to treat Coronavirus patients, and the impact on mental health. Dr. Brown, known as Dr. Brandy, answered the call when many were running in the other direction. She ran toward danger. She discusses the courage and bravery that allowed her to face down COVID-19 and work in the nation’s epicenter! Click here for the full video.
A Certified Professional Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C), with a love of nursing and a passion for helping people, Dr. Brandy is an effective Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and educator with 17+ years’ healthcare experience. She is known for her holistic approach to care. She is also the President/CEO and founder of BLINGG, a nonprofit for nurses and other healthcare workers. She works to enhance her community around her at various levels, while reminding everyone that health is in every aspect of life. She also founded of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) workshop group called NP Real World Survival where she helps to train, mentor, and precept extraordinary nurse practitioners.
She started out as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at age 20, then graduated and excelled at every degree level subsequently. She has a Associate of Arts from Southwestern Community College, and then went on to get her Associate of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College of Nursing. But, she would not be satisfied until she reached her ultimate lifetime goal of becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She pursued her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Chamberlain College of Nursing, then went to Frontier Nursing University for her Master of Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner as the focus.
She is intelligent, driven, and demonstrates genuine compassion and advocacy to deliver best-in- class patient care and patient services.
Dr. Brandy is knowledgeable and has comprehensive experience in many areas of nursing including: Labor & Delivery, Pain Management, OB/GYN, Wellness, Women’s Health, Mental Health Chronic Disease Management, Integrative and Holistic Health, and Family Practice. She has significant clinical experience and serves as Proprietor and Family Nurse Practitioner for Extraordinary Family Healthcare & ElevateMe Holistic Medispa in Snellville, Georgia. As an Instructor, Dr. Brandy has served as an Adjunct Professor for BSN/MSN programs and visiting clinical instructor for several universities. She also is a preceptor for many nurse practitioner students. She helps to enhance advanced practice clinical practice by training competent #1 rated Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN's).
Nursing often involves hectic and fast-paced environments where judgment, discretion, and on the spot leadership are required. She has developed into a leader in nursing much beloved by her students and community.
As for her clinical offices, she opened her own Nurse Practitioner ran clinic with an accompanying Med Spa. In 2017, she started Extraordinary Family Healthcare specializing in telemedicine and concierge medicine. She provides her expertise in a convenient setting for her current and new patients, as well as small businesses looking for low cost healthcare options for their employees. We are entering into the wave of the future with telemedicine and customized boutique like healthcare. Now her practice has fully evolved into a clinic based and virtual practice to various types of patients.
Her certifications include RN, APRN, FNP-C, ACLS and BCLS, among others.
Dr. Brandy has been a member of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, the Association of Women’s Health, American Nurses Association, and Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. She is a member of The American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners, United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia (UAPRN) of Georgia, and working to be apart various other organizations and boards to enhance healthcare experiences. As a former Licensed Practical Nurse, Dr. Brandy Brown has worked her way up through the nursing ranks and embodies the work ethic, care, commitment, and excellence that a health care professional requires.
In her spare time, Dr. Brandy continues her education. She spends time with family including her 18-year- old son, significant other, and dog.