I want people to leave their appointment feeling hopeful.
Patti Brown, APRN, CNS
Sonder’s growing! And, in the process, we’ve welcomed some exceptional new medication providers to our team.
To celebrate, we’re kicking off a brand new blog series to introduce you to the humans behind the medication management services we offer.
First up, we’re talking with Patti Brown, APRN, CNS:
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Patti! You have experience working with a wide array of patients. Who do you enjoy working with most?
I really like working with patients in their late teens and 20s. Though I’m much older than they are, I seem to be able to connect with them!
What first brought you to this work? What keeps you going?
I actually started as a therapist before I became a medication provider.
From my experience as a therapist listening to patients talk about their medication management, I learned that many providers didn’t make the effort to really learn about their patients. The medication providers my patients had seen were primarily interested in their symptoms, and didn’t take time to listen to their stories or to try and understand them as people.
I love hearing people’s stories! What keeps me going are those situations where people genuinely are helped by the treatment plan we put in place. I want people to leave their appointment feeling hopeful.
What’s one myth or misconception about emotional wellness that you see in your work with patients?
What’s something patients might be surprised to learn about you?
I’m Christian, and I’ve had people seek me out for that reason. However, I don’t discuss my faith with patients unless they explicitly say they are Christians and are looking for a provider with the same worldview.
When you’re not seeing patients at Sonder, what are you most likely up to?
As providers, it’s essential that we maintain our own emotional wellness practices. What does self-care look like for you these days?
Interested in working with Patti?