Meet Brandee Newsom, APRN
My primary role at the High Risk Pregnancy Center is to work with our patients who have diabetes.
You may have been dealing with diabetes for many years. Or you may just be learning you’ve developed it as a result of your pregnancy. My goal is to help you manage your diabetes so both you and your baby stay healthy.
Every patient has different needs. Some have never had diabetes education while others have multiple diagnoses they are dealing with during their pregnancy, like thyroid issues and high blood pressure. This can be overwhelming. I’m fortunate that at HRPC I’m given the time I need to get to know you as an individual and help develop a plan with our doctors that is specific to your needs. Our appointments give me time to do your exam, teach you how to monitor your blood sugar levels, help you develop meal and exercise plans that are individualized for you, and take time to answer your questions.
I love what I do at HRPC. Since becoming a nurse in 1998, I have always loved working with moms and babies. I started my nursing career as a Labor and Delivery nurse and have also worked in the Neonatal ICU. That experience gives me a well-rounded perspective of what moms go through before, during and after delivery—both with healthy and sick babies. I became a nurse practitioner because I wanted to be able to help as many moms as possible deliver healthy babies. I want the absolute best for my patients.
Brandee Newsom is one of the newest staff members at the High Risk Pregnancy Center but is no stranger to the team, having worked extensively with our doctors in Labor and Delivery at Sunrise Hospital. Whenever possible, she and her husband enjoy visiting with family and friends and traveling. When not working, she loves to cook, read and spend time with her Border Collie and two Great Danes.
Board Certification: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC)
Nursing Degrees: MS, Nursing, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH; BS, Nursing, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV
Honors: March of Dimes Nurse of the Year–Pediatric Critical Care 2013; March of Dimes Nurse of the Year–Women’s Health 2005