Meet the Doctor & Staff
Meet the Doctor
Elizabeth Lantz Brown, MD is a native of Charleston, WV. She graduated with honors from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1998 and completed her residency training in the department of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Since 2001, Dr. Brown has been practicing in the Kanawha Valley, and she currently owns and operates an outpatient family practice in the medical building at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston. In November 2004, Dr. Brown's practice was one of the first to adopt the use of Electronic Health Records, and continues to maintain the latest state of the art computer technology. She is fully prepared to meet federal healthcare requirements under the Affordable Healthcare Act and to allow patients and their consulting physicians secure access to their medical records. Dr. Brown maintains hospital privileges at Thomas Memorial Hospital and CAMC.
Dr. Brown is a familiar face in the Kanawha Valley, as she previously appeared as weekly television medical expert on WVAH/Fox Channel 12 Eyewitness News and has been a featured guest on WCHS am 580 "Ask the Expert" radio hour. She completed her certification in aesthetic medicine from the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine in 2010, and has been performing cosmetic procedures including Botox, Juvederm, and Microdermabrasion since then. Dr. Brown also spent several years studying bariatric medicine and weight loss through her work at Physicians' Weight Loss Center, the former Medical Weight Loss and Skin Care Center (now Imagine Medispa), and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Her knowledge base includes nutrition counseling, natural weight loss supplements, and prescription appetite suppressants. She is married to her husband Kevin and has two canine children, Molly and Frosty. In her spare time she enjoys performing in local community theater, singing in the church choir, working out, and reading.
Meet the Staff
Elizabeth Hanna, RN, BSN: Nursing Supervisor
Elizabeth joined our team in 2012 and brings her nursing experience and clinical decision making skills to our office. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors in the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program from Mountain State University in 2011, and was inducted into the Professional Nurses Association. Prior to joining the practice, she worked at Charleston Area Medical Center, on the medical-surgical telemetry floor as charge nurse. She is committed to excellence in patient care and maintains her certification with the West Virginia Board of Nursing. She is prepared at all times to assist patients with medication questions, phone triage, patient education, and any other concerns patients may have during their course of treatment.
Elizabeth resides in Hurricane, WV with her husband. She enjoys talking anything Disney as well as helping others plan their vacations to the most magical place on earth. You will find her every year spending her vacation at Walt Disney World, her home away from home. Her kind heart and compassionate personality are magical assets to our office. She believes that "A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down".
Kristen Shamblin: Front Office/Registration
Kristen is a 2006 graduate from Nitro High School and successfully completed the Medical Assisting Program at Ben Franklin Career Center in 2009. She joined our team in 2015 and provides both clinical and clerical skills to our office.
Kristen resides in Sissonville, WV with her husband and their two daughters. They also share their home with their three dogs, Delilah, Zeus, and Bo. Her hobbies include listening to music, attending concerts, and traveling, especially to the beach. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her daughters participate in all of their sporting events.
Frosty: Registered Emotional Support Dog
Frosty is our office Emotional Support Dog, registered with the US Dog Registry. She is a former shelter dog adopted by Dr. Brown and makes frequent appearances in the office to help our patients with anxiety, depression, and everyday stress. She loves being petted and loved on by our patients! In her free time she enjoys playing with toys, taking long walks, and chasing squirrels. If you have a special need for pet therapy, please notify the staff and we can make sure to have Frosty in the office for your appointment. Pet therapy with Frosty is free and unlimited!