Kristen A. Braun, APN, CNP

Kristen A. Braun, APN, CNP

Pediatrics - General
Rating: (4.9/5.0)

OSF Medical Group - Pediatrics

302 St. Joseph Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
ph: (309) 664-3100
fx: (309) 664-3027
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Areas of Expertise Adolescents, Weight Management, Well Child Care

Medical Education College of St. Catherine's (St. Paul, MN)

Professional Certification(s) National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Professional Memberships Illinois Nurses Association, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Philosophy of Care To provide timely, courteous and comprehensive care to infants through adolescents. I enjoy helping families in the growing up process and teaching them to keep their child healthy physically and emotionally.

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Associated with OSF Medical Group, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Kristy grew up in Minnesota and North Dakota and enjoys the family-oriented community of the Bloomington/Normal area where she and her husband have raised their three children.

She pursued pediatric medicine because she’s always enjoyed children and the energy they bring to life. “I always had a passion to help children and their families.”

Kristy was interested in becoming a pediatrician when her childhood doctor introduced her to the concept of nurse practitioner as an option. “It seemed to coincide with my goals and allowed for the flexibility to raise my own family,” she said.

Kristy appreciates working for OSF HealthCare because it’s an “organization that puts the patient first and has a mission to serve all of God’s people.”

She takes a holistic approach with her patients and their families. “It’s not just about physical health,” she said. “I enjoy including the children at a very early age to engage in the visit. I want the children to have a positive experience so they are happy to come visit again.”

As her patients get older, Kristy likes to “reinforce what their parents are already teaching them about choices. I want the kids to feel comfortable enough to trust me with any topic of conversation.”

When not working, Kristy enjoys sports, running, biking, hiking, gardening, traveling and adventures. She also is a wish granter for Make-A-Wish.

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4.9 Star Rating (59 Reviews)

5.0/5 ()

Kristi Braun is wonderful, has always been attentive and open to questions

5.0/5 ()

Christy is excellent. Friendly, answers questions, and most importantly my kids love her.

5.0/5 ()

We always receive excellent care at this office. Thank you!!

5.0/5 ()

Kristy was excellent. She spoke directly to my 10 year old daughter and asked her questions. She validated all my daughter's answers and then gave her a diagnosis. Kristy explained everything to my daughter in age appropriate language without dumbing it down. My daughter left the office feeling relieved and empowered.

4.94/5 ()

She was able to get us in for an x-ray and a specialist super fast. And even had someone call us with a follow-up later that day. Very good!

4.94/5 ()

We had a great experience with this provider. She made me 3 y.o. feel way less stressed. When We can't get into our doctor. She is our first choice.

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