Heather L. Brannon, MD

Family Practice Physician

Expertise

Family Medicine, Dermatology

Education

United States Military Academy, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Highlights

Experience

Heather L. Brannon, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Family covering skin conditions and acne. Dr. Brannon has served as a staff physician in a combat support hospital, medical director of a family practice residency clinic, and residency behavioral science curriculum coordinator. Dr. Brannon served 17 years in the Army and practiced for nine of those years.

Education

Dr. Brannon received a BS from the United States Military Academy (1989), and her MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1993). She did her internship and residency at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and is board certified in family practice. 

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