Susan LaSala-Wood, DNP, FNP-C, RNFA, a Family Nurse Practitioner at Sunset Clinic Family Medicine

Get to know Family Nurse Practitioner, Susan LaSala-Wood, who serves patients in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Susan is a Board-certified family nurse practitioner & registered nurse first assistant with over two decades of experience. She is the owner & Primary Care Provider at Sunset Clinic Family Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I treat each patient as a family member. I take the time to listen, understand, and educate. My patients know they have a trusted partner for their healthcare needs” she stated.

Her impressive background includes urgent care, pain management, orthopedic trauma/surgery, cardiac surgical trauma intensive care unit, neurological ICU, emergency room, post-anesthesia recovery unit, and operating room. Her experience includes caring for patients in 19 Phoenix area hospitals.

A long-time resident of Scottsdale, Susan obtained her Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Mercy College of Health Sciences. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Grand View University, her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Graceland University, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University.

Serving on the Board of Directors of the Arizona State Physicians Association, she is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. 

Second only to her love of taking great care of families, Susan also enjoys teaching others during their journey into the healthcare profession. She taught 30 courses to 1000+ students at Mercy College of Health Sciences and frequently serves as preceptor for students at Arizona State University, Georgetown University, and Grand Canyon University.

Named Top Family Nurse Practitioner 2021 by Today’s Nurse, Susan attributes her success to taking the time to listen, empathise, and educate patients about their health – to build trust and achieve improved outcomes.

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