Cassandra Brown, APRN, FNP-C
Accepting new patients
“My goal is for each patient to leave the clinic feeling that I listened to and addressed their concerns.”
As a Family Medicine provider, Ms. Brown provides care and treatment for all ages, with a particular interest in infants and children.
Language(s) - English
Born and raised in Corvallis, Ms. Brown is thrilled to be able to serve her home community. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia with a minor in Bioethics in 2014. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to become a family nurse practitioner in Texas. Before joining The Corvallis Clinic, she worked as a nurse in the neonatal ICU as she wrapped up her MSN, with clinical experience in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health.
Her initial interest in healthcare stemmed from learning about global health disparities. This led to a desire to gain knowledge and skillsets that would enable her to provide humanitarian aid. As she proceeded in her education, she learned how critical preventative care is to long-term health outcomes- which prompted her interest in primary care.
Ms. Brown loves to teach and is very passionate about patient education and preventative care. Her approach to patient care aims to keep patients informed on their health status, conditions, and treatment plan. She expressed, “I know how important it is for providers and patients to be partners in improving health, so I always want to hear from my patients about what is important to them and their goals. This helps us stay on the same page and focused on what matters most to them. Along those lines, and above all else, I want my patients to feel heard. I hope they feel that we can have open, honest, judgment-free conversations.”
When asked to share a patient interaction that was particularly meaningful to her, Ms. Brown shared, “I think the best thing that a patient has said to me, that has stuck with me throughout my career, is that they felt like I treated them like a person, not just a patient. This particular patient had come to me for depression. He was a veteran suffering from PTSD and depression that interfered with his relationships and work. I listened to his story and worked with him to identify resources, set goals, and develop a treatment plan. It was so rewarding to see him at follow-up visits and hear about how well things were going with his girlfriend and his job and how he could take better care of himself and his sweet dog.”
Outside of serving patients, Ms. Brown enjoys spending time with her two kids at soccer games, ballet classes, and the many local parks. She loves being outdoors, hiking, going to the local farmer’s market, and visiting the coast.
MSN, FNP, Texas A&M University, 2022; BSN, University of Virginia, 2014
NICU Nurse, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin, TX, 2016-2022; NICU Nurse, Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014–2016
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners