Katherine Brown, MD, FAAP

Dr. Katherine Brown (formerly Dr. Katherine Witte) has returned to her hometown of Ennis to open Ennis Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care Center, P.A. Dr. Brown completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, affiliated with the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Prior to that, she attended Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and undergraduate studies at Baylor University. 

Dr. Brown is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Pediatric Society. 

Dr. Katherine Brown lives within the local community of Ennis with her husband, Mr. Jerod Brown. She has strong ties to and interests in the community. It is a privilege for her to be able to care for the children and teenagers of Ennis and the surrounding areas.

 

Elaine Donet, RN, FNP-BC

Our nurse practitioner, Elaine Donet is from Lubbock, Texas where she attended Texas Tech University then transferred to Covenant School of Nursing to complete her RN program in 2002. She then completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2005 at Lubbock Christian University, Elaine relocated with her husband in 2007 to Ennis, Texas where she attended The University of Texas at Arlington. She graduated in 2011 with her Master of Science in Nursing Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is board certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Elaine lives within her local community with her husband, Marty Donet, and their daughter, Astin. Her journey with Ennis Pediatrics began in 2010 when she was introduced to Dr. Brown, knowing right away, she would be Astin’s Pediatrician. In June 2012, Dr. Brown welcomed Elaine to her staff. She loved working with Dr. Brown on a personal level as her child’s providers and now enjoys the camaraderie on a professional level. She loves being a part of Ennis Pediatrics and is blessed to be able to care for the pediatric population within her community and the surrounding area.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

In the state of Texas, a Nurse Practitioner (NP) is required to obtain a graduate degree in advance practice nursing. They are qualified to provide a broad range of health care services without the direct supervision of a physician. Such services provided include, but not limited to, taking patient history, preforming physical exams, ordering laboratory tests and procedures, diagnosing, treating, managing diseases, writing prescriptions, coordinating referrals, and advocating disease prevention and a healthy lifestyle. NPs are regulated at two different levels. They are licensed through their state under state laws and are certified through national organizations with consistent professional practice standards across the state. They are required to uphold their own licensure by continuing education classes in order to maintain prescriptive authority and the ability to practice.