For patients visiting Keystone Community Health Services, they will likely be cared for by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Emily Brant (MSN, RN, FNP-C). Emily offers her patients a variety of services related to family planning and birth control options, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, the Healthy Woman program (which provides free pap smears and mammograms to eligible women), and education to keep patients healthy and protected. Learn more about Emily in our latest Meet The Provider Q&A below.
What led you to become a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner?
I was a nurse for five years before going back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. I found myself wanting to know more about why patients were experiencing symptoms, and the rationale for testing and treatment. My curiosity led me to want to learn more about all the “whys” in healthcare.
What is your favorite part of your line of work?
Education. My favorite thing to do is educate people. I try my best to tailor learning experiences for each of my patients and make sure they are more informed when they leave their appointment. I strive to be as relatable as possible, to aid in patients’ understanding of the subject matter.
Why did you choose to work at Keystone and what is your favorite part about working here?
I greatly admire Keystone’s purpose as a healthcare organization. Being able to provide free or low-cost services to those who need them most, is so fulfilling to me.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
I like to spend time on our family dairy farm. My favorite thing to do is plant and tend to my numerous flowers. It is so peaceful to me.
Where is your hometown, and if you are new to the area, what do you like about Franklin County so far?
I am from southern Huntingdon County, approximately one hour from Chambersburg. I consider this local, as I came here a lot when growing up. I love how centralized everything is, and how many specialists there are in the area. It is great that we have so many resources for patients in our relatively small town.
What is something people might be surprised to know about you?
I used to sing a lot growing up. I tried out for American Idol and The Voice. I also sang the national anthem for a Pittsburgh Pirates game.
To learn more about Keystone Community Health Services, visit www.keystonecommunityhealthservices.org or give us a call or text at (717) 709-7909.