Joanne E. Brown, DNP, APRN

4.36 out of 5

About

Joanne E. Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh. She received both her Master of Science degree in nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky. She is nationally certified as a women's health nurse practitioner, as a family nurse practitioner and as a certified tobacco treatment specialist.

She is a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the UK LGBTQ* Advisory Board. She is actively involved and holds leadership positions with the American College Health Association.  She enjoys collaborating with interdisciplinary teams across campus and participating in research activities.

Prior to joining University Health Service, she worked as an APRN in a private OB-GYN practice and for a community-based free clinic. She joined UHS in 2006 and although her primary focus is sexual health, she also sees tobacco treatment patients and primary care patients. As one of the providers with the Transform Health Clinic, she provides PrEP and hormone therapy for students and is committed to providing quality care in an inclusive environment.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.36 out of 5
11 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    March 31st 2022
    Dr. Brown is always very informative when speaking about different conditions and medications needing to be taken, respectful, patient, and very understanding of requests.

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    March 30th 2022
    Joanne Brown was very condescending and rude towards me. When I was asking her questions she got angry with me and acted like I was an Idiot for asking questions about my Illness and the medication I was going to take to treat It. I felt like she overreacted when I told her information about my health and shamed me for what I did. Every time I see her I feel Ill treated and feel shameful when I leave, which is the last thing I want to feel when I am talking to a doctor about my health.

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    March 18th 2022
    I had a bad experience with a previous provider and this provider listened to and validating my concerns and feelings. I felt like I was thoroughly understood and not made to feel like my anxiety was unimportant or unjustified. This experience really helped me feel less anxious about having this done again in the future.

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    March 3rd 2022
    I was really nervous and she was super calming and affirming. She made me feel much better and more relaxed.

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    January 21st 2022
    Everything was awesome!
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      September 28th 2021
      The person who saw me was not very pleasant and made me tear up because she was being rude. I have also heard two other people complain about how she spoke to them when they went to the health center.
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      September 22nd 2021
      Dr. Brown was absolutely wonderful. Very concerned and willing to do anything she could to help me. Highly recommend and I will see her again for future issues
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      September 16th 2021
      Joanne is incredible. She is thoughtful, knowledgable, and respectful. Thank you!
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      September 16th 2021
      She was so sweet and understanding. She wasn't in a rush and didn't make me feel like a nuisance. She gave me lots of care options and reminded me It didn't need to be decided right at that time
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      August 31st 2021
      Absolutely awful experience. She was mean to me until I started tearing up and she found out I'm a PH.D in the building next door, not an under grad. I have free healthcare here through employee insurance and I will still never come back. She was beyond rude, unprofessional, discomforting and not trustworthy.
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      August 31st 2021
      Transform is an amazing resource. It should be talked about more w/students.