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Founded in 2009 by Deonne Brown Benedict, Charis Clinic is a small family-centered practice that believes personalized care and relationship building are the basis for improving health outcomes. Dr. Deonne has been an nurse practitioner for 25 years. Patients can schedule appointments online at a time that works for them. Same or next business day appointments are available.

Deonne has been my provider since I was 13 years old. We lost touch for a while for several reasons, but the most important thing is that I found her again and I will never lose touch again! Deonne’s the best health care provider I’ve ever had. She now not only treats me, but also my 4 year old son and my husband. She’s wonderful with my son.
-- Breanna
Dr. Deonne Brown Benedict has been my family provider for the last 10 years. We have followed her to medical offices in Ballard, later one in Edmonds, and the last one in Lynnwood. Why do we follow her? Because she is the best! Dr. Brown Benedict has extensive medical knowledge, a caring disposition, and professional warmth! So many times, my family’s health has been blessed by her. In 1999, during a routine physical exam for HS sports, Dr. Brown Benedict found a lump on my 17 year old daughter’s throat. The surgeon was amazed by the fact that Dr. Brown Benedict found the lump by touch. As a result my daughter had the nodule (the size of a golf ball) removed, including half of her thyroid. She’s doing well today! I have had several UTIs, for which I go to the urologist every six months. He prescribed me some medicine with very unpleasant side effects. During one of my innumerable visits with Dr. Brown Benedict, I mentioned the side effects and she immediately suggested a different medication that would take care of my symptoms. I called my urologist, he said he had never prescribed that, but he would change my prescription. No side effects! Even my urologist learned something from my family physician! My daughter is expecting a baby, she feels confident that her son will also have the best healthcare provider! Everyone who knows Dr. Deonne Brown Benedict is excited for her starting her own family clinic. I personally invite you to be blessed by the best family provider, one who will listen to you and provide the best medical care for you!
-- Roxana
You have been there for me at every stumbling point I have hit in the last 10 years or so of my life. You have been my provider, counselor, psychiatrist, advocate, mentor, and cheerleader, not to mention my friend. I often tell people you are the best Doctor in the world. I think another way to say it is that you are the kind of doctor everyone wishes they had; like an old school, country, small town doctor who takes care of you all your life, knows who you are inside and out and genuinely cares about you, but with all the skills and knowledge of today’s medicine. I am truly very lucky to have you as my Doctor (yes I know you’re a Nurse Practitioner!)
-- Steve
If you’re looking for High-Tech Medical support but with the old fashion care and concern you must be looking for Dr. Deonne. For me there has never been a Dr. that actually cares what your health is whether or not you had insurance. When we came back into the Seattle area we had neither insurance nor a job. Dr. Deonne took us in anyway and we were able to work out some arrangements. Today I have both a job and insurance and still find the best health care a person could ask for with her. NO Doctor calls you at 6pm at night to give you the results of your lab work and takes the time to go over it. If you’re looking for the Best in the West call Dr. Deonne Brown Benedict for your health sake. Thank you Dr. Deonne!
-- Jack
13 years ago I moved to Issaquah from North Seattle and one of the things I miss the most was been treated by Deonne Brown. Although she was just getting started (relatively speaking), her bedside manner and medical acumen was off-the-charts and there was a genuine caring that cannot be taught or faked. I also really appreciated being included in the process of my care. Today, when a co-worker was looking for a recommendation, I recalled Dr. Brown and was excited (but not surprised) to find her with her own clinic and a review site showing 77 reviewers all giving her 5 stars! She is that good. I wish Edmonds was closer to Issaquah.
-- Dan
Seven years ago, after countless visits to doctors no one could help me with my fertility issues or proceeding miscarriages. Dr. Brown was the first person to ever listen to my concerns. She was the one who helped us figure out why we were not able to get pregnant. We now have three little girls! We are truly grateful for the wisdom and kindness she showed me. I was not just another patient to her! We can not recommend her enough.-- Meredith
I have been coming to see Dr. Deonne for 3+ years. She is a consummate professional. But she listens and cares about me. When I had a major aneurysm, she graciously called back at night and gave the surgeons the list of my medications. She takes her time. You are not in and out in 15 minutes. She is a natural healer and a wonderful human being. She is a gift. She is the best!!
-- Beverly
I have known Deonne and I trust her implicity. She is honest, compassionate, and very thorough.
-- K.C.
Dr. Deonne is a great primary care provider. She takes time to listen and understand me.
-- D.L.
Dr. Benedict is such a caring, helpful NP. I've been seeing her for about 7 months now and I'm really happy with how I'm feeling these days and with the suggestions and medications she's prescribed to help me get back to healthy and happy life.
-- E.D.
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