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 in Houston and completed her undergraduate studies at Baylor University. Dr. Brown is also an adjunct professor at Baylor University in Waco.
Dr. Brown is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also a fellow member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is 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, Jerod Brown, and their two children, Caroline and Tommy. She enjoys reading, gardening and cooking. 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.
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 our 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 provider 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.
Our newest nurse practitioner, Jamie, received her associates's degree from Brookhaven College, her Bachelors's degree in nursing from UTA and her Master's degree in nursing with a pediatric focus from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Jamie has spent the last 15 years focused on the care of the pediatric and young adult patient in various settings including emergency room, specialty care and inpatient. She joined Ennis Pediatrics in December 2018 and loves taking care of the kids in our community. She also has a special interest in adolescent mental health and learning disorders and plans to test for her pediatric mental health specialty certification in the future.
Jamie is married to John Rowland and together they have six children: two adult, Abi and Bethany and four teens, Caleb, Morgan, Ben and Mady. They are also blessed with a new grand baby, Miss Olive, daughter to Bethany. Also added to this family mix are their two four legged kids, Teak, a miniature dachshund and Daisy, a Vizsla, and a love bird named Sweet Pea.
On her time off, you're likely to find Jamie in her kitchen or traveling with her family. She loves to cook and explore the world with her husband and one day hopes to visit Greece with him. She also has a passion for medical mission work and hopes to travel to Zimbabwe next year on a mission with her church.
Welcome to our newest provider Rachel Mark. Rachel is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner who has come to us with many years of pediatric experience and a HUGE heart! Rachel has spent the last two years working at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth.
She comes to us with a wide range of experience, from taking care of families in primary care clinics to working in the hospital setting. Rachel and her family have recently moved to Ennis and are loving the country life!
In her spare time you will find Rachel at home or camping with her family, dogs and pot-bellied pig. Rachel is happy to have landed here in Ennis and looks forward to many years with us at Ennis Pediatrics, watching our patients and families grow.
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.
All of our providers maintain current certifications and are continually undergoing education to maintain and update their pediatric knowledge and expertise. Dr. Brown and her nurse practitioners attend one conference a year hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and routinely hold lunchtime conferences on various pediatric topics. Feel assured that your child is in capable and caring hands that have a passion for the care of children!