Mary C. Lasater, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, “Katie” is a family nurse practitioner specializing in comprehensive primary care across the lifespan. Her areas of interest include primary and preventive medicine, care of the underserved, care of geriatrics, and care of acute and chronic medical conditions (including diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, and more). Katie is accepting new patients of all ages at MUSC Health Primary Care – North Charleston.
Katie’s treatment philosophy is to create a relationship of trust and collaboration with her patients. Katie works with each patient to create a personalized wellness and treatment plan. She enjoys working as part of the interdisciplinary care team to assure better continuity and comprehensive care.
As a nurse Katie worked in various outlets of nursing including home health, gastroenterology, outpatient procedures, post anesthesia care unit, primary care, and trauma step down prior to becoming a nurse practitioner. As a nurse practitioner she has worked in primary care in Holly Hill, SC caring for underserved patients of all ages. This time exposed her to providing high quality care in an area with limited outside resources and on a limited budget. She has also worked as a nurse practitioner in post acute care with the continue goal to aid in safer transitions to home and prevent re-hospitalization.
Katie graduated from the Medical University of South Caroline (MUSC), College of Nursing with both a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She earned a Baccalaureate of Nursing from MUSC as well as a Baccalaureate in Biological Sciences with a minor in psychology from the College of Charleston. She currently also teaches community health, advanced health assessment, and multi-cultural nursing in Claflin University’s online RN to BSN program. She helped write the courses and curriculum for Claflin’s Masters family Nurse Practitioner program. She enjoys teaching nursing students as well as precepting nurse practitioner students which allows her to stay up to date on the most current best practices and standards of care to help assure her patients are receiving evidence based care and have the best outcomes.