Meet Brandee Newsom, APRN
Brandee Newsom, APRN, is a board-certified nurse practitioner and board-certified in advanced diabetes management. She has been a registered nurse for 24 years and a nurse practitioner for eight years. Brandee started at the High Risk Pregnancy Center in 2014. In her current role, she is responsible for skillfully managing the complex needs of our diabetes patients. Using a compassionate and cooperative approach, Brandee counsels women on all aspects of diabetes and pregnancy, including long-term risks, lifestyle choices, medications, and risk prevention.
Most of my patients are worried about the risks of diabetes in pregnancy and have many questions. ‘Do I have to have a C-section? Will my baby be born with diabetes? Will I have to take insulin the rest of my life?’ Since we have longer than usual appointments, I enjoy that I can spend so much time answering their questions and reassuring them.
Along with her passion for helping women with diabetes, Brandee volunteers her time to women and communities in need. Today, she’s interested in various medical missions and helping people in low-income countries. In her free time, Brandee enjoys traveling and going on adventures with family and friends.
Board Certification: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC); Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (BC-ADM), Advanced Diabetes Management; Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
Nursing Degrees: Nursing, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, Nursing
BS: Nevada State College, Henderson, NV, Nursing
Honors: March of Dimes Nurse of the Year (Pediatric Critical Care 2013); March of Dimes Nurse of the Year (Women’s Health 2005)