Michele Brannan, MPAS, PA-C

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Michele Brannan graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors in Health Science then proceeded on to graduate With Distinction with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies each from Gannon University in Erie, PA. She started her career at St. Louis University in Cardiology before joining Alton Internal Medicine where she has practiced for 10 years. Previously also serving as a Certified Diabetic Educator, she particularly enjoys working with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She is published five times in The Clinical Advisor, a national publication for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, on articles involving hepatic encephalopathy, leukemia, diabetes, among others.

Michele, also an accomplished pianist and cellist, lives in Glen Carbon with her husband, Dan, and children.

EDWARDSVILLE - The SIUE Suzuki Program is one utilized by many children and parents throughout the region. Led by Vera McCoy-Sulentic, the program has been a large component of the Edwardsville community and entire region for five decades. The founder of the Suzuki Method is Dr. Shinichi Suzuk...
Twenty-year-old Emmanuel Bishop has several talents that he shares with the world, inspiring others and sharing that everyone has a talent and can succeed. Bishop has played violin around the world, including during a mass at the Vatican in Rome, one of his most proud moments. Playing since he was...
EDWARDSVILLE - There was nothing but smiles on the faces of those who attended the grand opening of We Rock the Spectrum Saturday at 1015 Century Drive, Edwardsville. The new kids’ gym is comprised of uniquely designed equipment for children with sensory processing disorders, but...
Although ovarian cancer is not the biggest killer of women, it is a leading cause of gynecologic malignancy in the United States. According to recent cancer statistics, there are about 22,000 new cases of and 14,000 deaths from this cancer. (1) As we age, the incidence of cancer, including that o...
For most women, oral contraceptives (OCs) are a safe method of birth control and when used correctly, very effective. The FDA previously restricted the birth control pill (bcp) in those older than 35 years, however in 1989 the FDA removed those restrictions and now approve the pill in healthy, nonsmoking...
Over 75 percent of women in the US experience hot flashes in peri- and post-menopause. Hot flashes, also called "vasomotor symptoms," are the most common complaint with menopause, which usually begins around age 50. (1) In the late reproductive years, just before menopause hits, women start experiencing...
The holidays are over and all that's left until spring is about two more months of cold dreary weather. While some embrace the cold and see the new year as a positive beginning, there are others who suffer from winter depression, or what we refer to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). There are...
An occasional alcoholic beverage is typically not harmful to the average healthy patient and in fact, does have some health benefits. But it is common knowledge that excess intake of the substance has the potential to lead to disastrous health effects. Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that...
Electonic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or "vapors," are becoming increasingly common. E-cigarettes are a battery-operated nicotine delivery system. They were invented in China in 2003 and hit European and United States markets about nine years ago. (1) Tobacco companies are monetizing these products...
With recent outbreaks abound and the fear of a household outbreak even greater, it warrants that we touch on the subject of head lice. Also known as pediculosis capitus, this aggravating insect affects a greater number of elementary students on this continent than all other communicable diseases combined,...
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