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Heather N. Brand (They/she), ARNP, MPH, MSN
Gynecology
 
4.9 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
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Heather Brand is the best Doctor I have ever been to. she has listened and explained things to me in a caring way. She is outstanding!
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Heather Brand was great! I appreciated her level of care and concern for me.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I love *Heather! I appreciate her so much! Very intelligent, utmost professional with a personable vibe that has earned my trust. I wish she had more time to really HEAR me. I have had an issue for a long while now we never seem to get to discuss during my appointments.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
She was absolutely amazing! I've never felt so heard from a doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
heather and josie were amazing
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Heather is outstanding
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I really like Heather Brand, she was able to recommend an alternative form of birth control that could help me manage my PCOS symptoms.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I found Heather to be really respectful, competent, thoughtful, considerate, and caring.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
She identified my kidney function was impaired due to another medical issue & is great team with my primary provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I felt very good moving forward with my IUD placement thanks to the support and information they provided. Heather explained all of the risks in an easy to understand way that made me feel informed and confident. I would definitely recommend her to others!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
heather brand was one of, if not, the best doctor I have ever been to. she was so knowledgeable, caring, sympathetic and made me feel hopeful. I am so thankful for her and have already recommended her to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
She was fantastic!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Heather Brand was outstanding. I would say she's easily one of the best care providers I've seen in my 48 years. She's knowledgeable, sincere, and very clear in how she explained my options.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
excellent clinician. I will tell all my girlfriends about her.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Heather made me feel very comfortable and she was very receptive to all my worries and concern.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
*Heather is AWESOME! So professional!
  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.