Author Archives: Davis Meyer

Lunch & Learn: Navigating Difficult Conversations – March 18 at 12 pm

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We all are involved in a variety of relationships, but have we been taught how to have healthy and satisfying relationships?  From our spouses to siblings to co-workers, conflict can arise in any relationship and stressful relationships can negatively impact every area of our lives. Join us to learn how to navigate difficult conversations and enhance our relationships with proven tools and techniques based on the research of Dr. John Gottman. Dr. Gottman is listed as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by the Psychotherapy Networker and is author or co-author of over 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books.

Missy Ammerman is a therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She has over 20 years of experience treating individuals and couples. Her office is located in downtown Lexington in Dudley Square. Like always, a healthy lunch will be provided, but please RSVP so we have plenty of food. We hope to see you there!

Art is Healing at Downtown Drs. Brown

Dr. Cady Brown sat down with Well + Wonder Artist Collective to discuss how art plays a roll in our office and the impacts it can have on your overall health. Check out this fun video of Dr. Brown discussing how they’ve witnessed first hand that original art can result in:

  • Decreased pain levels and stress
  • Improved mood
  • Increased happiness


Lunch & Learn: Healthy Eating Habits – January 29 at 12 pm

With the dawn of the new year, many people are looking for ways to focus on healing themselves. Laura Brooks, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Certified Professional Chef, will discuss how at least half of American adults have at least one preventable chronic disease related to poor eating habits. She will also discuss ways to prevent these diseases through healthy eating habits. Like always, a healthy lunch will be provided. DDB patients, please contact the office if you are interested in attending, we hope to see you there!

Business Lexington – Husband-And-Wife Physicians Bring New Concierge Option to Downtown Lexington

In any industry, the relentless setting of higher quotas and a steadily increasing workload can lead to stress, burnout and diminishing returns. Ryan Brown, M.D., and Cady Brown, M.D., were both feeling the strain of caring for too many patients without adequate time to offer the individualized attention they felt each person deserves. So, they decided to go old-school with their internal medicine practice by establishing Downtown Drs. Brown, a small, independently owned practice with the modern twist of membership-based concierge medicine. Read the complete article here.

Sweat with the Docs – January 25 at 11 am

We are switching up our Walk with the Docs this month and partnering with Surgery on Sunday at their annual Sweat 4 Surgeries event. Sweat 4 Surgeries is a fun, 25-hour community fitness event that will help you kick-start a healthy 2020 AND assist uninsured and medically under-served individuals across Kentucky.

Join us on January 25 at 11 am for a great work out for an even better cause. All abilities are welcome as most exercises can be modified. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Davis (dmeyer@downtowndrsbrown.com) so we know you are coming. We’ll also be covering our patients’ workout fee. We hope to see many of you there as we support a fantastic local non-profit.

Walk with the Docs – December 11 at 12 pm

We will be enjoying another Walk with the Docs next Wednesday, December 11, at 12 pm. Just like always, we’ll start from our office (535 West Second Street) and do a casual 2-2.5 mile loop around downtown lasting about 45 minutes. The cold won’t keep us from enjoying this activity with you!

Lunch & Learn: Signs of Burnout – November 20 at 12 pm

We live in a fast-paced, demanding world. How do we know if it is all too much? Licensed massage therapist, wellness expert and owner-creator of CenteredLauren Higdon, will come talk with us about signs of burnout and how to identify them in ourselves. She will also speak about means for alleviating burnout through self-care. As daylight hours wane and the holiday season approaches, what better time to evaluate if we are giving enough to ourselves as we continue to give so much to everyone around us?! Lunch will be served.

Walk with the Docs – September 20 at 12 pm

Join our team for a lunchtime walk on September 20 at 12 pm. Just like always, we’ll start from our office (535 West Second Street) and do a casual 2-2.5 mile loop around downtown. Our walk generally takes about 45 minutes. We’ve had a great time doing these so far. Come in workout clothes, come in business clothes, come as you are for some fresh air and good conversation.

Lunch & Learn: The Relationship Between Food and Your Health – August 16 at 12 pm

A leader in the organic food movement, Mac Stone, will open your eyes about how what you eat matters to your personal health, the ecosystem, and the economy. The relationship between food and health is increasingly clear. Learn how responsibly raised food is medicine, and how to stay away from temptations lurking behind those shiny packages. Join us at our office on August 16 at 12 pm for an engaging conversation on the relationship between farmers, food, and your health. Learn more about Mac Stone’s initiatives at Elmwood Farms. Like always, a healthy lunch will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Downtown Drs. Brown featured in May 2019 MD Update

Drs. Cady & Ryan Brown discuss how stress can affect your internal body systems. While living a no-stress (or even low-stress) life is nearly impossible, we can better recognize and manage the physical symptoms. Read the MD Update article here or download it directly here.