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Heather N. Brand (no pronouns/she), ARNP, MPH, MSN
Gynecology
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise

Heather specializes in trauma-informed sexual and reproductive health; birth control, including IUDs and Nexplanon; medical management of first trimester abortion, Colposcopy and abnormal PAP follow up; LGBTQ+ health; transgender and gender non-binary health;  masculinizing and feminizing gender affirming hormone management; STI testing and treatment; HIV PrEP; Vaginal infections; pelvic pain; abnormal uterine bleeding and irregular menses; PCOS; HRT for perimenopause and menopause; post-menopausal bleeding; lichen sclerosis; caring for survivors of sexual abuse and/or trauma.

Personal Information
Heather enjoys being outdoors with her dog, spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, listening to podcasts and drinking a good cup of coffee while reading a good book.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Gynecology, Transgender Health
Board Certifications

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Education and Professional Achievements
Education
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, 2014
Professional Activities and Awards

Member of American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Member of International Association of Forensic Nurses

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Heather is awesome! Made an uncomfortable procedure as easy as possible.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Heather was kind, patient and informative.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
Heather Brand was terrific. She was knowledgeable, friendly, professional & completely put me at ease. I felt very comfortable discussing my situation with her, which as a transgendered patient, is not always a given when seeking medical attention. She made me feel, as I should feel, like a normal human being. She was everything I could hope for in that situation.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
*Heather Brand is a fantastic care provider. She is patient, kind & very aware of her patients & what they need.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I felt at ease, informed and valued
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2019
I received excellent care. Heather made me feel very at ease, they thoroughly explained everything, and provided opportunity for me to ask questions and voice concerns. Thank you!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2019
*Heather Brand is a wonderful provider. I was incredibly nervous about my appointment. P put it off for months I was so afraid. This was my 1st visit to see her and she was amazingly empathetic, patient and caring. I recommend her 100%. She was very knowledgeable & compassionate.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
*Heather was great! Best experience I've had at the GYNO department.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
I would definitely recommend her and have a complete trust in her.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2019
*Heather was friendly, kind and helpful. She asked good questions and explained things clearly. I really appreciated her calling me with updates about lab results.