Eir (pronounced as "Ee-rh" ) is a Norse Valkyrie. Even though she was a warrior, she also is known for her healing abilities and medical proficiency. Mercifully, she would choose who would live or die after battle and healed those she felt had more to give humanity. Tapping into the healing properties given to us through nature, she delivered new life to those mortally wounded.
She is also considered the same as the Greek goddess Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health as well as the Celtic goddess Brigid.
Dr. Laurie Brown will introduce you to the magical tools provided to us through Integrative Medicine. If you are already familiar, she will assist you in integrating them into your daily life for better results. With compassion, knowledge and understanding, she will guide you along your journey, and celebrate YOU along the way! Her philosophy of practice comprises of the three "E's"- Education, Empowerment, & Encouragement.
Dr. Brown has spent the last 30 years working in the nursing field. For 20 of those years, she has practiced as a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has also received her board certification as a Doctor of Integrative Medicine, as well as Doctor of Humanitarian Services .
Dr. Brown has primarily served in the role of primary care practitioner, caring for people in all age groups. She has specialized in not only an integrative approach to medicine, but more specifically in autoimmune disease, chronic inflammation, hormone imbalance, pain management, dementia, hospice and palliative care. She is recognized as a certified dementia provider and has served on the board of several local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dr. Brown is a recognized and accepted community provider for the Veterans Administration for primary care, as well as for disability exams. Loving to share her knowledge as well as to learn from her students, Dr. Brown has been an instructor for undergraduate and graduate level nursing programs, as well as having taught nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical students and interns through the University of Texas and Simmons College.
Born and raised in Maine, she graduated from St. Joseph’s College- Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio with a Master’s degree in Nursing, University of Phoenix with her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Quantum University of Hawaii with her PhD and Clinical Doctorate of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Brown enjoys spending her free time in nature hiking and swimming with her dogs; reading mystery novels; involvement in the community and at church as well as discovering new places. Her preferred workouts include kickboxing, swimming and walking. Although she is new to it, she also enjoys yoga and looks forward to continuing to develop this new skill.