Courtney Johnson, MD
Dr. Courtney Johnson is a native Washingtonian who attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA for a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy, specializing in using music to bring about behavioral change in mental health settings with adults and adolescents. She then attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. There she developed an interest in helping people outside the traditional medical system and with different cultural models of health, while still incorporating evidence-based medicine. After residency she worked at the Community Health Center of Snohomish County and International Community Health Services at Holly Park, providing full spectrum family care including Obstetrics. She also became interested in systems work and quality programs and served as Medical Director and Quality Director.
In 2011 Dr. Johnson left the traditional American medical system to work at Qliance Medical Group, a ground-breaking clinic system refining and promoting the Direct Primary Care model. She saw the difference made in people’s lives when given the time and access to address all health concerns as they arise or even before they arise. The model actually works to help people be healthier, care more affordable, and with less provider burnout!
After experiencing the kind of health care experience that Direct Primary Care provides, Dr. Johnson elected to continue this work in individual practice and is opening Trivas Family Medicine in West Seattle.
Dr. Johnson approaches health through the lens of the patient situation. She focuses on the life context of the individual: their health conditions, family history, age, family and employment status, hobbies, health aspirations and barriers to find realistic and achievable ways to improve health.