Nathalie Johnson
Legacy Health Partners

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

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 136 RATINGS & 81 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

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
  • 503-413-5526
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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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     136 Ratings     81 Comments

Apr 12, 2022
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Dr. N. Johnson showed me empaths concern & respect & med info I had not rvd from other providers. I really like her style & personality.

Apr 1, 2022
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I think I was lucky to have Doctor Johnson to be my provider.

Mar 28, 2022
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Dr. Johnson is absolutely the best. She is kind, funny & understanding. I love her!

Mar 22, 2022
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As always Dr Johnson is extraordinary, professional and caring. I have other health concerns and she looked at my cancer and health situation holistically. What an amazing healthcare professional. Legacy seems to attract the very best.

Mar 21, 2022
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I felt more positive after my visits with Dr. Johnson!

Mar 21, 2022
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She is the best!!!

Mar 15, 2022
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All great, with the exception of the construction happening at the end of the hallway. It made it very difficult with the office staff, especially wearing masks.

Mar 15, 2022
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Awesome! Dealing with cancer diagnosis and each staff person I encountered was lovely

Mar 1, 2022
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Dr, Johnson and her team are kind, informative and dedicated to providing expedient care. I am so fortunate to be cared for by her and helped by her team of warm and conscientious people.

Feb 22, 2022
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Excellent service!

Feb 22, 2022
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Excellent doctor

Feb 8, 2022
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Excellent care by this provider.

Feb 8, 2022
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She is the best Dr I have ever had. She's personable, noncondeming and explains things so I understand

Feb 7, 2022
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I love that Dr. Nathalie Johnson prays with me and my daughter before we start every time and she and her office people are very welcoming and encouraging.

Jan 25, 2022
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Dr. Johnson is a very caring and knowledgeable surgeon. She was my surgeon a few yrs. ago and I know that I am in good hands with this next surgery.

Jan 24, 2022
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Dr Johnson is an amazingly kind and caring human being and it shows in the quality way that she treats her patients. I feel fortunate to know her and to have her as my oncological surgeon.

Jan 18, 2022
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Stairs from parking lot were hard and the handrails seemed dirty and sticky - yuckie.

Jan 18, 2022
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This doctor was extremely detailed and profession. One of the best doctors that I have encountered.

Jan 18, 2022
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Excellent visit very caring and listening with excellent advice

Jan 11, 2022
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All appointments and surgery went as smoothly as they possibly could. Dr. Johnson is amazing, I feel so fortunate to of had her help me through this.

Dec 21, 2021
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In my years of healthcare I have NEVER experienced such a fine team as Dr. Nathalie Johnson has. From the fronts desk on down the line they are top notch. Dr. Johnson is beyond description. She is wonderful.

Dec 20, 2021
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Excellent communication for the visit scheduling and coordination of careVery thorough evaluation by the providerAnd amazing followthru on the next steps including ordering, authorizing, and scheduling both consutlative visits and further imaging.

Dec 14, 2021
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Ms. Johnson had all my records reviewed and a plan in place when I arrived. No waiting or dilly-dallying. Her PA receptionist, surgery planner, and genetic professional were all exceptional!

Dec 14, 2021
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Dr Johnson was well informed of my test results and situation before I arrived. She was extremely warm and made me feel at ease. I feel confident in her care and appreciated her empathy and expertise. My visit with her was the best possible experience.

Dec 10, 2021
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I consider Dr Johnson and her office to be the consummate caregivers. I have very grateful for the care and compassion shown to me. Dr Johnson is the best. I would recommend her and her staff to anyone fighting breast cancer.

Dec 10, 2021
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I already have!

Dec 7, 2021
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Great Dr Johnson and her team is one of the best doctors Ive seen

Dec 6, 2021
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Dr. Johnson & her staff are phenomenal. I feel so grateful that my OBGYN referred her to me.

Dec 6, 2021
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Meeting Dr Johnson is the best thing that came out of my cancer journey!

Dec 3, 2021
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Excellent experience for a possible catastrophic problem. Winnie amazing always on top of things with great follow through. Dr. Johnson so caring & made me feel she had all the time in the world.

Nov 30, 2021
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All exceptionally good experiences

Nov 29, 2021
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I couldn't be more happy with Dr Johnson. I trust her explicitly and will recommend her to my friends.

Nov 15, 2021
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Everyone was very nice to me and very helpful.

Nov 5, 2021
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They refused to do future scheduling when test results ended up being different than expected.

Nov 5, 2021
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Nathalie has the ability to connect on a human level. I feel like I'm in very good hands and confident my surgery will go well.

Nov 5, 2021
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They took way more time than I expected but it still felt rushed concerning the seriousness of the subject of cancer. I think it would help to say at the offset "we have a whole hour so you can relax and take a breath. We can talk about everything you need to ask."

Nov 4, 2021
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Dr Nathalie Johnson and her staff were excellent.

Nov 3, 2021
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Dr. Johnson was amazing - empathetic, warm, knowledgeable & an excellent teacher. I know I am in good hands. Lauren her nurse was also friendly, helpful & great at explaining things.

Nov 1, 2021
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It was hard that my daughter-in-law could not even sit in the waiting room because of covid. She even had her covid card on her. There was a wait for each areas of this visit. From Exam-to consult. All contact with staff was very impressive.

Oct 29, 2021
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I was very impressed with Dr. Johnson - She was very professional and thorough!

Oct 29, 2021
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She was absolutely wonderful.

Oct 26, 2021
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Dr Johnson is always empathetic, super professional and prepared, extremely kind and experienced. I always feel reassured and at ease when I see her. She's a real gem! Also her staff is amazing. Her nurse Lauren is just wonderful! So kind! I always feel like I'm in good hands!

Oct 26, 2021
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I received excellent care.

Oct 26, 2021
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The entire Legacy Health oncology team/office that take care of me are friendly, helpful and sensitive to my needs. Dr. Nathalie Johnson is a great provider/oncologist. (Enough said.)

Oct 25, 2021
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I am so incredibly blessed to have Dr. Johnson and her staff as my care team during my breast cancer journey. I know absolutely that I could not have received better care anywhere else. Dr. Johnson is so caring and compassionate. I feel like she has been a very good friend for many years. She made this bump in the road of my life so much easier!

Oct 18, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is knowledgeable, dedicated, and shows compassion. She also puts your mind at rest during some otherwise anxiety provoking illness.

Oct 8, 2021
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Everyone I have either met in Dr Johnson's office In person or on the phone have been extraordinarily kind and comforting to me! This is a scary journey I'm going through, but at least I have a "badass" group to help me on this journey

Oct 5, 2021
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This provider is very understanding and shared information of her own experiences when she went through treatment for same general diagnosis. Had good connection to patients.

Oct 1, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is a very warm and caring physician. She always makes me feel comfortable and that she wants the best care for me. On this visit, she referred me to another doctor to help with my current problem.

Sep 29, 2021
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My initial visit with Dr. Johnson and her staff exceeded my greatest expectations. She and her staff were so welcoming, supportive, and compassionate. No question of mine was ever too small or insignificant. Their thoroughness was amazing. Future appointments with other doctors, labs and other tests were made for me. This was a great stress reducer!

Sep 24, 2021
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This dr. very helpful and easy to talk to! Am glad she is my dr. Friends said she the best!

Sep 24, 2021
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Very kind, professional group

Sep 24, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is a brilliant, kind, caring,excellent doctor, as well as her staff!

Sep 21, 2021
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I had excellent experience with Dr. Johnson during the first visit. It took a month to schedule the first appointment. Dr. Johnson already discussed this with the team. All scheduling after the visit was perfect.

Sep 20, 2021
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Everyone was very reassuring and kind, and I felt like I was getting excellent care

Aug 20, 2021
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Dr Nathalie is the best in her field- handling even unusual cases with a positive and empathitic atititude- would recommend her to everyone

Aug 16, 2021
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Dr Johnson and team were very caring, patient and informative. I feel very comfortable having Dr Johnson do my needed surgery and confident she and her team will provide great support.

Aug 16, 2021
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Nurse did not know where to find my information. I had to show her, on the paperwork I just filled out, where to find the information. Twice.Had to fill out an additional form for the doctor. The nurse and the doctor did not know any of the data I had entered prior to my appointment. Fortunately the doctor provided a form at the visit for me to complete, as mentioned above, so she knew where I was at medically and how to best support me.

Aug 16, 2021
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Excellent care, knowledgeable, compassionate, friendly, quick.

Aug 10, 2021
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Of all the doctors I have visited in my lifetime Dr. Nathalie Johnson Has the best perspective on healthcare bedside manner and knowledge

Aug 9, 2021
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I have always had wonderful experiences at Legacy. My husband, also. We drive in from [location removed].

Aug 6, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is the consummate professional. In addition, she is thoughtful, considerate, and respects her patients. Her staff and front office members are communicative and knowledgeable. Dr. Johnson practices medicine as ALL doctors should. I felt completely confident in her diagnosis and my eventual surgery.

Aug 6, 2021
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Dr Johnson was professional, well informed, explained surgical options and procedures in detail and had a very warm positive demeanor.

Aug 2, 2021
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I had a good talk with my provider.

Jul 23, 2021
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Dr. Johnson was absolutely outstanding. Given my health situation she not only educated me & my husband about next step, but ALSO had there best side manner I've ever experienced.

Jul 23, 2021
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She's very personable and nice. Love her and her helpers

Jul 23, 2021
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My only regret was that I wanted Dr Johnson to understand Jane McClelland metro map and how IV vit C worked within that framework with additional metabolic targeted drugs and supplements and it was short term. Otherwise I was very happy with her more positive approach to my cancer. I wish she would have been my surgeon. I will encourage others to see her for breast cancer.

Jul 20, 2021
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Nathalie is a phenomenal provider, and was very emotionally supportive and informative during what could have been a very upsetting appointment due to ominous test results.

Jul 19, 2021
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Very open and informative.

Jul 12, 2021
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Excellent provider! Just excellent! Informed, prepared, compassionate, attentive, investigative, intuitive physician, who listens and makes me feel valued, heard, and a partner in my care plan.

Jul 12, 2021
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Always greeted in a warm and friendly manner. Health issues were discussed frankly and honestly. Dr. Johnson helped me understand my illness and what I needed to do to get better. As a result I have a very positive outlook and am expecting to enjoy the future! I believe I am most fortunate to have Dr. Nathalie Johnson at the head of my most talented and knowledgeable caregiving team.

Jul 9, 2021
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As I expected from her references, Dr. Johnson made the discussion about my diagnosis as comfortable & less scary as possible.

Jul 9, 2021
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Dr. Provided information, discussed treatment options, treatment plan was formulated, and office personnel are making future appointments and surgery date.

Jul 9, 2021
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I liked everyone we met there. We especially liked Dr. Johnson. I'm ecstatic having her as my doctor.

Jul 6, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is understanding, caring, and she explains everything thoroughly. I would certainly recommend her to anyone.

Jun 18, 2021
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I trust her with my life absolutely. She is brilliant, engaging, kind, and I would even say loving. She loves her work and shows her competence and everything she does. She's a brilliant doctor and a wonderful human being. I'm so lucky to have her as my surgeon

Jun 15, 2021
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Dr. Johnson was fantastic! First visit to discuss potential cancer situation and she was wonderful!

Jun 7, 2021
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The office runs very smoothly and coordinated with each staff member knowledgeable, caring and well-prepared. I am confident that they will guide me through the decisions I made, and I couldn't be more fortunate to have such a stellar surgeon and team.

Jun 4, 2021
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Dr. Johnson and her staff are all friendly and helpful

Jun 2, 2021
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I was allowed to have a friend with me to take notes as well as my daughter (a medical professional)taking notes over the phone. The provider and team were happy to answer questions from all of us.

Jun 1, 2021
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excellent in every aspect
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