Monique Brown, M.D., P.C., a medical practice at 154 S.W. Main St., earned the Small Business of the Month Award for March for its namesake and staff's professional, public health and downtown redevelopment efforts.

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Monique Brown, M.D., P.C., a medical practice at 154 S.W. Main St., earned the Small Business of the Month Award for March for its namesake and staff's professional, public health and downtown redevelopment efforts.

Rocky Mount clinic earns chamber honor

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A downtown medical practice has been presented the Small Business of the Month Award for March by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

Monique Brown, M.D., P.C., owned by Dr. Monique Brown, was honored for its namesake’s professional work, her and its staff’s contribution to public health and for efforts to revitalize the city’s downtown, a release says.

In medicine, Brown opened a practice in 2007 on Sunset Avenue to serve the mental health needs of adolescents. She since has expanded the practice by adding a family nurse practitioner, Keenya Staten, to serve families. She also is in the midst of another expansion by establishing an obesity clinic that will offer weight-management classes.

Brown’s efforts to boost public health include offering a free monthly health clinic. The event includes blood pressure, glucose, breast and prostate checks. The clinic has three full-time and three part-time workers.

“Dr. Brown has worked with social services and hospitals to ensure the services and resources available through her practice are known,” the release says. “She and her staff mentor and serve as a practice site for young people interested in medicine, as well as for people working in social services needing to complete their training.”

Working for downtown development, Brown refurbished the building at 154 S.W. Main St. and moved her practice there in 2013.

In civic life, Brown is involved in Word Tabernacle Church, including its DREAM Ministry that works with Nash Community College to help young people earn their GED and learn job search and work skills. She also works in anti-bullying initiatives and volunteers with meal ministries at local churches.

Brown also has four children, ages 18, 13, 8 and 6.

Receiving the Small Business of the Month Award enters Brown’s practice in the competition for the chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award, which will be presented in June.

To nominate a small business for the competition, contact Bobbi Booth at 973-1202 or bbooth@rockymountchamber.org.