Janna L. Brewster, Nurse Practitioner
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Janna earned an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Ore., and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree (family nurse practitioner tract) from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Janna has in Oregon, Minnesota, West Virginia, Alaska, Missouri and Vermont. She started out as a registered nurse working in intensive care, but has worked in every area of the hospital, from large hospitals to small rural clinics. She worked in Ketchikan from 1989-92 with Ketchikan General Hospital and what used to be the SEARHC-run Alaska Native Health Clinic (now the Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic). She then moved to Juneau where she worked at St. Ann's Nursing Home, Juneau Hospice and Home Care and with Dr. Tom McCabe. She left Alaska for 10 years and returned in 2006 after earning her family nurse practitioner credential. She ran Alaska In-Home Medical Service (AIMS) when she first returned to Juneau, and did fill-in shifts at the SEARHC Front Street Clinic in September 2010, finally moving to permanent staff at Front Street in the fall of 2011.
Janna has special medical interests of working with patients with chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and respiratory diseases. She also enjoys spending time with her family (which tops her list of interests). She loves the outdoors and living in such a beautiful place as Alaska, and she enjoys watching wildlife both on land and at sea. She also enjoys catching salmon and halibut.