Dr. Brown enjoys teaching and having thought-provoking conversations with well-informed patients about their care.
Below you'll find some links to keep you in control of your health. We also have several handouts and information sheets at our office and will soon be starting a lending library for more in-depth research. Of course, every case is different, so if you have questions, ask!
General Medical Information on Common Conditions
Information from your Family Doctor
Learn about hypertension or diabetes, or how to care for a cold and avoid an office visit.
Special Information for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women
Great resource for expectant and new parents. Be sure to sign up for the “week by week” mailing list to follow your pregnancy or baby’s development and learn how best to care for the unique problems that arise at different times.
La Leche League
Breastfeeding is widely recognized as the best way to support a baby’s nutritional, immune system, and developmental needs, but it can be challenging at times. Be sure to review the questions and guidance sections for tips and tricks to make this experience rewarding for both you and your baby.
Doctors and pharmacists don’t always receive extensive training in scientifically assessing the risks and benefits of medicines in breastfeeding women, too often relying on a “gut feeling,” or refusing to prescribe needed medications due to perceived (but nonexistent) risk. This easily searchable database run by the National Institutes of Health summarizes the actual research on a wide variety of medications to help you and your doctor make the best decisions for you and your baby. (I highly recommend you share this information with your doctor! -Dr. Brown)
Professional Journal and Research Databases
PubMed, also run by the NIH, allows searching for all current medical research articles and publications. For the first time in history, community physicians and patients have immediate access to the same information previously limited to academic specialists. This database is very technical, but if you have a complex or controversial problem, the resources found here can help you start a dialogue with your treatment team.