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Katie Johnson, NP earns national headache care certification


Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on September 15, 2021 3:19 AM
 
 
PeaceHealth Medical Group Nurse Practitioner Katie Johnson has earned the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (AQH) from the National Headache Foundation Johnson, who is dual board certified as a Clinic Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and as a Family Nurse Practitioner
 
PORTLAND, Oregon - PeaceHealth Medical Group Nurse Practitioner Katie Johnson has earned the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (AQH) from the National Headache Foundation. Johnson, who is dual board certified as a Clinic Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and as a Family Nurse Practitioner, has specialty training in neurology and headache treatment - including the administration of Botox® for chronic migraine and occipital nerve blocks.

Johnson believes that the role of the advance practice nurse requires flexibility and creativity achieved through respect, trust and knowledge. In addition to her clinical expertise, Johnson is also a leader and educator who collaborates successfully with multidisciplinary teams.

To be eligible for the AQH competency examination, a candidate must be a licensed healthcare practitioner who evaluates and manages headache patients independently. Each candidate must meet minimum standards for continuing education in headache medicine, and have a strong record of clinical experience providing care for patients suffering with headaches.

For more information about neurology services at PeaceHealth Medical Group, including treatment for headaches, visit peacehealth.org/phmg/longview/neurology. If you suffer from headaches, click the following link take a brief online questionnaire to determine whether you should seek care for your condition. Headache Quiz

About the National Headache Foundation For more than 50 years the National Headache Foundation (NHF) has worked through advocacy and research to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Today, with the aid of advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. The NHF believes headaches are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options requires nuanced and adaptable insight.

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 193-bed acute care hospital and Level III trauma center located at 1615 Delaware St. in Longview, Washington. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 Hospital, PeaceHealth St. John provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. The region's health care leader for more than 75 years, PeaceHealth St. John is one of ten medical centers in the PeaceHealth system. www.peacehealth.org

Katie Johnson

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Katie Johnson is dual board certified as a Clinic Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, and as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate from Oregon Health and Sciences University, and also earned her graduate degree there as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and Illness. Katie earned a post-graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama.

Katie believes that the role of the advance practice nurse is fluid, and requires flexibility and creativity achieved through respect, trust and knowledge. In her role she collaborates with multidisciplinary teams, is a leader, educator, and clinical expert while complementing the medical perspective of patient care. She strives to improve patient outcomes, quality of care, and cost effectiveness.

Katie holds a specific interest in headache medicine, having received specialty training in neurology. She is trained in the administration of Botox for chronic migraine and occipital nerve blocks. In her time away from work, Katie enjoy reading, being outdoors and spending time with family.