Northern Nurse Practitioners

Welcome to Northern Nurse Practitioners

Northern Nurse Practitioners provide high quality medical dermatology services for patients in Watertown NY and surrounding areas. We understand the challenges and debilitating effects that skin disorders can pose and we strive to provide long-lasting treatment options that ease symptoms and improve your quality of life. Our nurse practitioners have extensive experience treating acne, acne scarring, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, moles, cysts, skin tags, hyperhidrosis, and numerous types of skin cancer.

Our goal is to help you to be your beautiful self. We believe that one major way this can be accomplished is with feeling and having gorgeous skin. Make an appointment today and begin to love the skin you’re in.


Our team of nurse practitioners are experts at evaluating and addressing all types of skin conditions. Our talented nurse practitioners are dedicated to providing relief for dermatology patients suffering from troublesome skin concerns, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, cellulite, and more. Additionally, our team can efficiently diagnose and treat a variety of different skin cancers. We combine laser dermatology techniques with topical skin treatments and oral medications for a multi-faceted approach to skin care at our practice.

Catherine M. O'Brien

Catherine M. O’Brien is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been specializing in dermatology since 1999. She is the owner of Northern Nurse Practitioners – Family Health, PLLC in Watertown NY.
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Phyl A. McKinney

Phyl A. McKinney is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is affiliated with Northern Nurse Practitioners – Family Health, PLLC in Watertown, NY. Phyl received her associate’s degree in nursing from SUNY at Canton in 2004.
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Brittaney R. Hegard

Brittaney R. Hegard is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in Brazil, Indiana. Brittaney received her associates in nursing from Ivy Tech Community College in 2008.
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