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Johnson Joins Creekside Family Health Clinic


November 04, 2016
Friday PM

Donna C. Johnson, FNP-BC
Photo courtesy Creekside Family Health Clinic

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Creekside Family Health Clinic announced the recruitment of Donna C. Johnson, FNP-BC to the practice as a board certified family nurse practitioner (FNP). Johnson graduated from Winona State University in Rochester, MN in 2006 and served her residency in family practice at Mayo Clinic from 2005 to 2006. For the past three years, she has worked at Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center as an FNP in their outpatient primary care clinic. At Creekside she will provide acute and primary health and medical care to children, adolescents, and adults.

After working in a variety of medical clinics in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even Yakutat, Johnson has come to call Ketchikan home since moving here in 2013. "Ketchikan has become a special place for us" she said. "My family and I have made lifelong friendships here and truly feel part of many families and the community".

Her clinic philosophy is patient centered. "As a nurse practitioner, I try hard to work with people where they are at now and build on that. Patients need to feel supported and good health care builds upon patient strengths and motivations," she noted.

According to Johnson, Creekside offers her a new opportunity in her career. "As a medical professional, it's a pretty special chance to work for a practice owned and managed by nurse practitioners. The NP model really emphasizes the importance of adequate time to sit with patients and extend the conversation about how to achieve good health. Adequate time with patients is key to building partnerships with patients so that they can truly take control of their own health." She noted that change, while a good thing, can still be hard. "I will always be grateful to Peace Health for the opportunities they provided me. My colleagues there are top shelf, some of the best I've ever worked with", she said.

"We are thrilled at the opportunity to work with Donna", says Lani Hill, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Creekside managing partner. "Her talent as a medical provider combined with her natural charm and genuine care for patients is a real asset. We feel truly honored to have her on the clinic team".

Quoting a news release, "The Creekside Family is excited to welcome Ms. Johnson to the practice. Her addition to the team will further support the clinic's mission to provide patient care that is patient driven, accessible, convenient and comprehensive."



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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