Pamela Brown, ARNP

Insurance Accepted:
Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health Care, AETNA
NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider

Office Hours:
Monday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm

Office Location: Johnston, IA

Education: MS in Nursing from University of Iowa; MA in Public Administration from Drake University; BA in Nursing from Luther College

Specialties: Medication management for children, adolescents and young adults, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Grief and Spiritual Issues, PANDAS/PANS


Pamela Brown is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in nursing working as a staff nurse, charge nurse, nursing supervisor and an adjunct instructor.  She graduated from the University of Iowa as a Nurse Practitioner in 2012 and since then has worked at two different locations in the Des Moines area.  Pamela holds certification as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She provides diagnostic evaluations, counseling and medication management.  Pamela also orders diagnostic tests and laboratory blood work as necessary.  Pamela will be focusing her practice at Family Legacy Counseling on the pediatric population.

Nurse Practitioner Statement

I see my role as one of consultation and education.  I wish to partner with parents as we work together to best help their child.  I encourage parents to ask questions that they have about their child’s mental health illness.  The goal of my treatment is always wellness and when medication is necessary, I try to utilize the least amount of medication needed in order to help the child/adolescent.  I really enjoy working with and helping children and adolescents with behavioral issues, mood issues, adjustment issues, and grief and spiritual issues.  My faith is very important to me and I hope to convey through my work the love and healing power of Jesus Christ.  My favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:38-39 which speaks about the fact that nothing can separate us from the love of God.  It can be difficult going through life’s challenges, and I hope to convey to my patients that God is always with us, guiding and helping us through those challenges.  When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy traveling, sports, music, and reading.  We go to a lake in northern Minnesota each year, and I enjoy its beauty and love to spend time relaxing, playing board games, fishing and boating.