Linda Picker-Johnson, ANP
Linda Picker-Johnson is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner as well as Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. She has over 30 years experience in the health care field. She graduated from Maryville College in St. Louis, Missouri, Suma Cum Laude and went on to graduate with honors from University of Missouri, St. Louis with her MSN and Adult Nurse Practitioner degree in 1995. She did her internship at Fort Leonard Wood Army Post in St. Roberts, Missouri.
She has a strong background in Internal Medicine with an emphasis in cardiopulmonary care. Additionally, Linda has worked in the field of diabetes for 28 years. As part of her nurse practitioner career, she has also specialized in dermatology. She is skilled in numerous minor surgical procedures that can be performed in the office in an outpatient setting.
Linda's dedication to education lead her to teach part time for 9 years as an Associate Professor at University of Missouri, St. Louis in the RN, Masters, and Nurse Practitioner programs.
Linda, her husband Michael, and their cocker spaniel Wilson, relocated to southern Oregon in September of 2008. "We visited southern Oregon in 2007 and fell in love with the area and the people. We call this our working retirement."
"I love what I do, I always wanted to have my own practice and I wanted to work in a location where I could really make a difference."
Prior to moving to Oregon, Linda spent 7 years in an Internal Medicine practice in St. Louis, Missouri providing care for patients with diabetes, cardiac, and pulmonary health problems as well as continuing to provide dermatology, women's health, and general health care. Her initial 9 years of practice were in rural health.
As an RN, Linda worked in ICU, cardiothoracic surgery & step down units, cardiac stress testing, Holter monitor and pacemaker clinic. She was active in the development of an inpatient/outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program. Linda has directed, organized, and developed both inpatient and outpatient Diabetes Management Programs. She is responsible for developing the first Diabetes Self Management Program in rural mid-Missouri, located in Rolla, Missouri.
Linda has participated in research as a co-investigator in the "Health and Economic Outcomes Associated with Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women" (2005 to 2007). She is aco-author/co-investigator of “Rural Nurse Practitioner Dermatology Consultations: Growing Role in Rural Health Medicine,” Stoeker & et al, (1998).
Lacy Scott, FNP
Lacy Scott is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1998 and earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing with honors from Regis University in Denver, Colorado as a family nurse practitioner in 2015. Lacy moved to Grants Pass in the fall of 2016 and planted her roots here.
During her nursing career, Lacy spent the majority working in public and community health. She accomplished recognition as Colorado School Nurse of the Year in 2013 and an Excellence in Nursing from the National Association of School Nurses. Lacy published a chapter on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases in both editions of Individualized Healthcare Plans for the School Nurse. She also collaborated with other healthcare providers to compile the Primary Care Guidelines for Childhood Obesity for the state of Colorado.
Lacy views her role as a primary care provider as a facilitator of what health means to her patients. She believes in patient-centered care, strives to connect with her patients, and develop lifelong relationships. She provides promotion of optimal wellness, management of acute and chronic disease processes, and preventative interventions for individuals and families.
Lacy enjoys the outdoor offerings of Oregon with cooking, hosting family and friends, and hiking with her three dogs Roxy, Ginger, and Bogart.