Celebrating Women’s Health & Female Health Professionals

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we at Johnson Medical Associates thought it appropriate to highlight and welcome two new medical professionals under our roof: Elizabeth Atchason and Emily McMurtrey.

Elizabeth Atchason: Expert in Women’s Health

Elizabeth recently joined our team at Johnson Medical Associates, and we look forward to how she will help our patients in personalized ways. She is now available for appointments 9am to 3pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Elizabeth has been a registered nurse for 16 years and a nurse practitioner for 12 years.

Currently, she is a family nurse practitioner, who specializes in women’s health and has extensive training in bio identical hormone replacement therapy, specializing in natural hormone replacement. She also has experience in using nutritional supplements and diet changes in the treatment of medical conditions, and has completed continuing education in an integrative approach to hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue.

Her personal experience healing from hormone imbalances and mold toxicity has helped her further understand patients dealing with severe illnesses or chronic medical conditions. With those medical conditions, she greatly benefited from implementing a healthy lifestyle by adding certain healthy supplements, and going through hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Through this, she was able to heal and more fully understand the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. With all of this first hand experience, she is excited to be joining a practice where she knows that she can make difference in helping patients with certain specialized medical needs.

“Breast cancer awareness month reminds our patients how important it is to do at home self breast exams,” Elizabeth said. “Annual exams are very important to catch early stages.”

Elizabeth’s Certifications:

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Registered nurse
  • Family nurse practitioner

Elizabeth’s Areas of Interest:

  • General Women’s Health
  • Acute, Chronic Conditions
  • UTI
  • Annual Exams
  • Well-Woman Exams
  • Osteoporosis Eval
  • Breast/Gyno
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Preventative Consults
  • Coaching, Nutritional Weight Loss
  • Diet Changes
  • Optimizing Health

Emily McMurtrey: Expert in Speech-Language Pathology

Emily McMurtrey is an independent speech pathologist who is moving her practice to our clinic. For more than 12 years, she has been working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, day neuro treatment programs and outpatient rehabilitation facilities, addressing neuro-based limitations such as speech, swallowing, language comprehension and verbal expression, attention, memory, reasoning and other higher level cognitive skills, with both adolescent and adult populations.

In 2015, she began a private speech-language pathology practice, continuing to serve adolescent and adult clients throughout the rehabilitative process. Whether you have swallowing, speech and/or language deficits resulting from stroke or brain injury, have a learning disability such as ADHD, or are an otherwise healthy individual striving to reach your full academic or professional potential related to executive function skills, Emily can develop a highly individualized treatment program to meet your unique needs.

Emily holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Texas. She is also a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Recently, she became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America.

Emily’s Certifications/Education

  • B.S. Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management, Texas Tech University (1998)
  • M.S. Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas (2004)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
  • Interactive Metronome (IM) Provider
  • VitalStim
  • AmpCare ESP Provider
  • Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
  • Speak Out! through the Parkinson Voice Project

Emily’s Areas of Interest:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia (acquired)
  • Post TBI Rehabilitation
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Cognitive Communication Disorders
  • Executive Function Training
  • Dysphagia

If you have interest in her services or therapies, please contact her directly at: