Stacey Johnson earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. She completed most of her training in Internal Medicine where she discovered her passion for working with patients with complex diseases and helping them live their best lives.
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she obtained her ASN from Montana State University Northern and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University. After working as a nurse for 8 years at a local hospital she knew she wanted to provide more in-depth care for her patients and decided to pursue her Nurse Practitioner License.
After obtaining her Nurse Practitioner License she worked in primary care until she found this opportunity to specialize in rheumatology. She completed training courses to become a Nurse Practitioner in Rheumatology and was trained by Dr. Lai himself. She prides herself on staying up to date on evidence-based medicine as well as providing patient centered care.
Stacey’s interests are in various inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, crystalline induced arthritis (gout or pseudogout), various connective tissue diseases such as lupus, scleroderma and Sjogren’s syndrome, as well as other rheumatological conditions including vasculitis, myositis, and sarcoidosis, etc.
Her goal is to help you manage your disease. She and Dr. Lai work as a team to provide their patients a holistic treatment plan.
Outside of the office Stacey enjoys spending time with her family and getting in as much fishing as possible.