Dr. Brown's main goal is to improve the overall health of her patients through providing correct diagnoses and treatment, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and listening to the emotional aspects of their health issues. A diagnosis of celiac disease was a catalyst in Dr. Brown's life, spurring her to pursue a career in medicine. "I realized the significant impact a correct diagnoses can have on someone's life," she says. "Primary care is the first place patients go with problems, and we have the responsibility to make those important diagnoses that can improve people's lives."
Her background as an Osteopathic medical student enables her to use a hands-on treatment called Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to treat lower back pain, extremity pain, breathing difficulties and more. "I love seeing a patient walk out of my office in less pain than they came in with," she says. She says her philosophy is that the patient ultimately tells her what's wrong. "My job is careful listening and combining the story with medical knowledge to help pinpoint the problem. Then I work with the patient to find the best method of healing."
Dr. Brown earned her medical degree from Des Moines University, and her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Portland. A Boise, Idaho, native, Dr. Brown moved to Portland for college and fell in love with the city and then her husband. She says they both are excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest, where they enjoy hiking in the Columbia Gorge, visiting the coast, gardening and enjoying Portland life.