Susan L. Williams-Judge M.N., C.N.S., A.R.N.P.

Susan L. Williams-Judge M.N., C.N.S., A.R.N.P.

Language

  • English

Specialty

  • Rheumatology (Connective Tissue Disease)

Bio

Ms. Williams-Judge is a rheumatology nurse practitioner at The Seattle Arthritis Clinic. In addition, she is coordinator for the UW/NWH Strong Bones Program at Northwest Hospital, a fragility fracture program. Ms. Williams-Judge earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Marycrest College in Iowa. She received her master's degree and family nurse practitioner certificate from the University of Washington’s School of Nursing. Her practice has focused on rheumatology for 13 years. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, Washington Rheumatology Allied Health Professionals and the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Patient Care Philosophy

I really enjoy working with rheumatology patients and bringing a holistic view to their care. It is very satisfying to educate, and empower people about their disease state, self-care activities and health maintenance. It is satisfying to care for patients over many years, and to know you have contributed to their health. The Seattle Arthritis Clinic brings this same holistic view of care to our patients by providing unique in-house services such as dietary consultations and counseling services, an infusion suite, in house x-ray, bone density scanning and laboratory services. This is in addition to the care offered by our excellent practitioners.

Clinical Interests

Clinical interests include screening and treatment of osteoporosis, spondyloarthropathies in particular psoriatic arthritis, arthritis and pregnancy, and arthritis and exercise.

Research Interests

She has been a sub-investigator on many pharmaceutical studies, especially studies related to the newer biologic medications, as well as data registry studies for rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthropathies.

Education

Institution Credential Year
University of Washington School of Nursing Medical education 1991

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner 2011