About Gayla Dace


Gayla Dace brings to SoutheastHEALTH nearly two decades of nursing experience, with more than 15 years of practice in the primary care setting as a family nurse practitioner. In addition to having a passion for serving as part of our comprehensive healthcare team, Gayla has a special interest in women’s issues. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, the Missouri Nurses Association (as regional vice-chair) and the Heartland Advanced Practice Nurses. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member at Maryville University. In her free time, Gayla enjoys camping, fishing and vacationing with her two children.


Occupational Medicine


Occupational Medicine

Office Locations

2126 Independence Street
Door B
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703    Maps & Directions
Phone: 573-986-4404



  • US Department of Transportation Certified Medical Examiner


  • 1995, Southeast Missouri State University, BS
  • 2001, University of Missouri in Columbia, MSN
  • 2014, University of Missouri in Saint Louis, DNP