babyThank you for inviting us to participate in your healthcare. At Northwest Ohio OB/GYN, it is our pleasure to provide you with care, and we are happy that you have chosen us as your provider.


Desrene Brown, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Brown completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by four years residency at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center, New York City. Dr. Brown is a board certified Obstetrician, Gynecologist and Surgeon. She is continually informed of the latest studies, advances and procedures in her field. A record of her credentials is available in office.

Hospital Affliations:

Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center (Bluffton and Findlay Campus)

Lima Memorial Hospital

Emily Kurland, RNC, MS, WHNP-BC

Emily graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 with a bachelors of science in nursing. She received her master's of science in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999 with a concentration in Women's Health Care. She has been certified by the National Certification Corporation as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the national Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health as well as the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.

As a navy wife, Emily worked throughout different parts of the country including Virginia, Florida and California prior to arriving in Ohio. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner Emily worked as a registered nurse in large tertiary hospitals [affiliated with Medical College of Virginia, Eastern Virginia Medical School and University of Florida] in both Virginia and Florida as labor and delivery nurse, as well as high risk antepartum unit, postpartum unit and newborn nursery, [where she precepted other nurses]. As a nurse practitioner she provided care for US Navy service members and their families in the obstetrics and gynecology division in San Diego, CA as well as a private practice in Jacksonville, FL. After her husband's retirement from the US Navy, she and her family settled in Lima, OH in 2012.


Services We Provide:

Robotic Surgeries
Routine Women's Health Care
Yearly Examination, PAP test and screening procedures
Evaluation and treatment of abnormal PAP tests
Colposcopy and LEEP Procedures
Evaluation and treatment of incontinence
Treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
Counseling for PMS, perimenopause and menopause
Routine and High Risk Obstetrics
Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies
Gynecologic surgery (vaginal reconstruction)
In-office alternatives to hysterectomy (NovaSure)
Minimally invasive in-office permanent sterilization (Essure)


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