Danacia Jones, PA-C
Danacia Jones began her career in medicine as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for a rural fire department near Olympia, Washington. She quickly discovered that while running toward fires was scary and physically demanding, caring for people in an emergency was challenging and gratifying. Two decades later, the opportunity to help people recover from illness or injury and improve their well-being is what keeps her excited about working in medicine.
As a family medicine provider, Danacia focuses on partnering with patients to find the best treatment approaches for them. She enjoys walking patients through the potential outcomes for each option and helping them consider what it means for their health. Danacia’s deep experience in emergency medicine makes her particularly passionate about preventive care. She helps give patients the tools they need to succeed in their health goals and roots for them along the way.
Danacia earned a master of physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She holds a bachelor of biology degree from Portland State University.
Danacia and her husband are parents to a son and boy-girl twins. Looking back, she believes that raising twin babies is the hardest thing she has ever done—even more difficult than spending two years caring for COVID-19 patients in the emergency department. In addition to the job of PA-C, she claims the titles of chef, maid, planner, chauffeur, and soccer cheerleader for her family. She tries to do something active every day, whether that means riding her Peloton or running trails with the family’s scruffy-yet-loveable dog, Leo.