Monday, Jul 19, 2021
Dr. Lacey Johnson joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Adairsville and will begin seeing patients August 9, 2021. Alongside thorough medical training, Dr. Johnson brings additional knowledge and experience, including a Master’s in counseling and psychology. She is equipped and eager to begin caring for the patients of Adairsville.
“I am honored to care for patients who are looking for a physician dedicated to their healthcare,” Dr. Johnson shares.
As someone who grew up with a chronically ill sister, Dr. Johnson has a heart for families who have spent many hours in the waiting rooms of doctor’s offices and hospitals. Much of her desire to become a doctor came from opportunities she saw with her sister’s care. She was inspired to communicate with her patients and their families in a way that they could understand.
Dr. Johnson’s background in psychology has had a large impact on the way she cares for patients. Much of her philosophy draws on the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to patient care. She quickly found that one’s health is not only affected by medicinal treatments but more importantly the impacts of social life and psychological status on a person’s overall health. She believes that when patients understand the “why,” they are more likely to ask good questions and fully commit to their health plan. This all-inclusive method is a priority in how Dr. Johnson cares for and comforts her patients.
Her previous experiences also played a role in her decision to practice family medicine. During her rounds in medical school, she enjoyed women’s health and pediatrics, and yet she also thrived working with the elderly and in surgery. Ultimately, she came to the conclusion that it would be a privilege to oversee a patient’s healthcare journey from a more broad perspective. She wanted to walk with each patient, helping them understand their needs in each stage of life. Family medicine gave her the opportunity to practice all the different elements of medicine she enjoys.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Johnson to our team,” said Dr. Garvin Chandler of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Adairsville. “Her addition will allow us to continue providing comprehensive and compassionate care to the Adairsville community.”
As Dr. Johnson begins to help her new patients think about their healthcare journey, she starts by listening. Her goal is to get a strong understanding of what a patient already knows about his or her circumstances and what a patient wants help with. She cares deeply about how her patients feel about medication, exercise, and more, as well as what specific actions they can take together to make care and intervention as successful as possible.
Outside the office, Dr. Johnson loves to spend time with family and enjoys running trails around the North Georgia area. She also hopes to one day learn to whitewater kayak.
Dr. Johnson received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Residency in Family Medicine at Floyd Family Medicine Residency at Floyd Medical Center.
To schedule an appointment, visit Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Adairsville.