Nathalie McDowell Johnson, MD, FACS

Specialist
My Specialties: Surgical Oncology, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Breast Reconstruction, Breast Surgery, Melanoma
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    147 Ratings    72 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 560 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-5525

About Me:

Nathalie McDowell Johnson, M.D., FACS, is Medical Director of Legacy Cancer Institute, Legacy Breast Health Centers and a board-certified surgical oncologist with Legacy Medical Group. Prior to returning to Portland and Legacy Good Samaritan in 1996, she was Commissioner of Health for the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands. Besides her clinical practice, Dr. Johnson plays an active role in research projects related to breast cancer.

Year I Started Practice: 1992
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     147 Ratings     72 Comments

Sep 29, 2020
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Dr. N. Johnson is excellent!!!

Sep 29, 2020
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I have had 5 Healthcare friends, (a radiologist, physical therapists, natural pathic dr and two friends say Dr. Johnson is the very best) After meeting her, I know that to be true. Very intelligent and grounded. I love her.

Sep 28, 2020
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The staff were very friendly. They answered many of our questions. What a sweet group of people to turn to when going thru a tragedy such as cancer.

Sep 21, 2020
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Dr. Johnson was professional, compassionate, and informative.

Sep 21, 2020
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love Dr Johnson. My only concern and somewhat unsure of other test that were run and how to proceed from here. But I will follow up and get more clear answers as i digest new information.

Sep 18, 2020
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It is awful to have breast cancer. Dr. Johnson is kind, compassionate, loving and funny. She listens and cares deeply for her patients. Her entire team follows her lead. I have not had an interaction with anyone that wasn't positive. Their follow-up is excellent. I cannot recommend any way that they could do things better.

Sep 14, 2020
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I am delighted with the team at Dr. Nathalie Johnson's office.

Aug 31, 2020
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Dr Johnson is fabulous. I feel very lucky to have her as my dr

Aug 24, 2020
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Dr. Johnson and her whole staff are super friendly and professional and efficient.

Aug 24, 2020
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very good

Aug 21, 2020
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wonderful bedside manner. an excellent listener and a compassionate provider.

Aug 17, 2020
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I am seeing Dr. Johnson for breast cancer. She, along with Winnie have been so compassionate and caring I can't say enough good things about them. [removed to protect privacy], and I have complete faith in her care team and know that I am in the best hands possible. I wish I could find a general practitioner like her.

Aug 14, 2020
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I cannot say enough great things about Legacy's amazing Dr. Nathalie Johnson! Nathalie is beautiful inside and out with a special gift radiating compassion and intelligence with her patients; making us feel that we have a treasured angel whom we love and trust caring for us. Dr. Johnson listens to my concerns and takes the time to address all of my questions. I feel confident and thankful that she and her organized caring team are there for me. Legacy is blessed to have this highly skilled brilliant surgeon!

Aug 11, 2020
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All was great but it's only been one visit so not sure yet if I would recommend.

Aug 10, 2020
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is amazing. So is her scheduler Winnie. Both made me feel very well cared for with the upmost professionalism and respect.

Aug 7, 2020
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Incredible doctor and wonderful office staff. Best experience with a specialist I've ever had. Thorough, thoughtful and trustworthy, Dr. Johnson, Winnie and other staff have gone above and beyond, highly exceeding all of our expectations. Would highly recommend to others.

Aug 4, 2020
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I am grateful for the great care! So do my family.

Aug 4, 2020
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Dr. is very thorough and caring.

Aug 4, 2020
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Exceptional one on one care from Dr. Johnson

Aug 4, 2020
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Dr Johnson always listens carefully to concerns and addresses them fully. She also remembers details from previous visits and medical history.

Jul 3, 2020
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I was very concerned when I saw Dr. N. Johnson! I felt so much better just talking to her. I knew I was in the BEST hands possible. She is WONDERFUL!

Jun 23, 2020
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She is a superb doctor and combines excellent professional skills with great warmth and caring. The best doctor I've ever had.

Jun 23, 2020
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I have had many surgeries in my life. Dr. Nathalie Johnson is the best surgeon Ihave ever had. She cares about me as a whole person. She treated me for cancer for 7 months before doung surgery and helped me through many up and downs in the process of working to reduce the cancer before surgery.

Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is excellent surgeon and all around compassionate doctor.

Jun 22, 2020
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Dr Johnson was very kind and caring. She answered all my questions and explained everything in terms I could understand. She showed genuine interest in my well being, and offered assistance in proceeding further with my treatment.

Jun 8, 2020
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I was very nervous. Because of a biopsy, I was told that I needed to see a breast specialist. The office staff was very helpful and reassuring. Dr. Johnson was friendly and very professional. She reviewed my chart with me and then did a breast examination. She explained the findings of the examine. She once again read and explained information recorded in my chart and then she asked me if I had any questions. She responded to my concerns and answered all of the questions that I had. I appreciated her thoroughness.

Jun 1, 2020
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She was highly recommended by 3 different people and I am very happy my problem is now in her hands!

May 26, 2020
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comfortable and pleasant visit. under the circumstances (masks) the visit was helpful and informative. Office staff very kind and helpful.

May 18, 2020
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Dr. listened to me and I was VERY happy with the results of my surgery

May 12, 2020
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Dr Johnson and her staff were caring, clear and informative. I had an appointment for a newly diagnosed condition and was emotional and she was just great about her plan for me. The staff members were as focused and supportive and helpful as anyone could be. And I thank them all for helping me to understand my situation.

May 12, 2020
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Unquestionably, Nathalie Johnson is the BEST medical doctor I have EVER had. Almost seems like a dream when you visit with her - never knew anyone could be this AMAZING!

May 5, 2020
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Excellent provider and staff.

May 5, 2020
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goodjob

May 5, 2020
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Visits just always seem so short.

May 4, 2020
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Superb surgeon/oncologist!

Apr 27, 2020
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it is refreshing to be treated as an individual in Dr. Johnson's care. In the breast cancer world there seems to be standard of care regardless of treatment effect and a woman's differences in so many aspects of response to that treatment. Dr. Johnson puts the person back into the equation and I am grateful that she not only is part of saving my life but that she supported my decision and helped me fight to not to not battle more side effects from unnecessary treatment. I will live a better life because of f her!

Apr 20, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is so kind & loving. She is an amazing dr. & person. She makes you feel like you are her only patient!

Apr 17, 2020
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Dr Johnson and her team are a group of all stars!

Apr 13, 2020
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Best service possible.

Apr 10, 2020
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It was instant approval when meeting this dr. She had a ray of sunshine in smile.

Apr 3, 2020
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Dr. Johnson was great during the few times I got to interact with her. I did not appreciate the staff moving to schedule an appointment after I clearly indicated a wait need on my part. A bit more trauma informed responses to brand new cancer patients would be welcomed by the patient -

Mar 30, 2020
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Dr Johnson is very caring and knowledgeable

Mar 27, 2020
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Nathalie is extremely competent and caring. I feel very lucky that she is my provider and I know I am in good hands no matter the outcome.

Mar 24, 2020
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Dr. Johnson always takes the time needed for me to fully understand my health and her recommendation!

Mar 20, 2020
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This was my first time to the office & am impressed with everyone. I came in for something very concerning & this office has taken care of me beautifully. I feel as though I'm in great hands. Thank you.

Mar 18, 2020
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Fantastic physician, assistants, PA and staff. Dr. J made going through cancer double.

Mar 17, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is amazing! Top of the line, best, in her area of expertise. Very caring, warm person.

Mar 16, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Johnson by my sister-in-law who had breast cancer. I'd asked my dr. for a referral to 2 oncology surgeons when I received my diagnosis of IDC, of which I chose Dr. Johnson! More personable, answers to diagnosis & treatment more definitive. I felt completely confident in her - and my upcoming surgery & treatment.

Mar 16, 2020
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is extremely good at listening and answering qluestions. Lots of questions. She never makes me feel rushed and always gives her full attention to the concerns and questions I have. That is rare in a doctor. Having seen a lot of doctors in my life, I greatly appreciate her ability to communicate clearly about the options for my complex case.

Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is the best! Top-notch!

Mar 9, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is awesome. She treats the whole patient and is extremely knowledgeable and kind. She is working to save my life.

Mar 3, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is compassionate, personable, and highly knowledgable. I went into this consultation feeling anxious about my upcoming treatment and left feeling confident.

Feb 20, 2020
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Nathalie is a great physician and we are blessed to have her as my breast cancer surgeon. She is simply the best! She has helped put my fears aside. She is a breast cancer survivor which helps her understand my feeling.

Feb 19, 2020
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Dr. Johnson and everyone in her office are exceedingly helpful and kind. I am very grateful to have her as my oncologist.

Feb 18, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is warm and caring. I feel confident in the medical decisions we made at the appointment. I trust that she is the best surgeon I could have for my upcoming surgery.

Feb 6, 2020
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I found everyone in the department to be very kind and friendly.

Feb 4, 2020
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It is a pleasure to my provider even if the diagnosis is worrying.

Feb 3, 2020
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Dr. Johnson and her staff were extremely caring and organized with explanations and setting up appts. for my needs. It was a very caring and compassionate experience.

Feb 3, 2020
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I am thankful that Dr Nathalie J. is my doctor while I am beating this cancer and along with my journey. Thus I am confident that I can overcome this.

Jan 31, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is marvelous. She is a lovely person and excellent doctor. She is caring and reassuring. I am blessed to have her as my specialist.

Jan 9, 2020
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I'm very happy with the care I received on my most recent visit. I was fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Johnson last year for consultation because she was both competent and very warm and caring. When I recently got diagnosed with cancer I knew immediately who I would want to trust with my care. Dr. Johnson and her staff get my highest praise and gratitude for their efficiency, their people skills, and caring attitude. They all bent over backwards to fit me in quickly and arrange necessary follow up care.

Dec 30, 2019
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All doctors should be as caring and skilled as Dr. Johnson. She is absolutely one of a kind!

Dec 24, 2019
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Dr. N.Johnson was one of the best provider with the newest knowledge of her field. she was very empathic with the patient.

Dec 16, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is a warm, caring physician who is totally professional and so knowledgeable. She spoke to us of my options and is agreeable to my needs. I trust her completely.

Dec 2, 2019
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The experience from the time I called to schedule my appointment has been so good. Staff and doctor took all the time I needed, were honest and reassuring in a very hard time for me.

Dec 2, 2019
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Dr.Johnson and her staff responded immediately to my request to schedule a new patient consultation. It was comforting to me to be seen by her the next business day after I called. During my visit she set up a number of addditional tests after explaining to me clearly what treatment she recommended for my specific condition. I felt I was in very competent and caring hands.

Nov 27, 2019
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I think Dr. Johnson was probably the best provider I have ever had. not only is she brilliant, but she is patient, funny, and gave me the best second opinion I have had. I know she is on my team and I am grateful for it. Also, everyone I interacted with was gracious, smart, and kind. I was thoroughly impressed.

Nov 26, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is wonderful and I am always happy with our visits

Nov 18, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is the most competent doctor and most kind compassionate, medical care professional I know. I highly recommend her to my friends.

Nov 12, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is wonderful especially when you are faced with the fact that you have breast cancer!!!

Nov 11, 2019
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For a first time visit I was satisfied with experience. Office response was good.

Nov 5, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is a special person as well as an excellent personal physician. I consider her the best! The only physician I look forward to seeing!
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