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    141 Ratings    100 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     141 Ratings     100 Comments

Apr 5, 2019
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The appointment I had with Dr. Nathalie Johnson was handled with the greatest degree of concern and professionalism. The entire team from receptionist to Dr. were so kind, and made me feel like they understood my situation. Not only did I receive quality care but my family that came with me were equally impressed with the level of care.

Apr 1, 2019
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This experience was overwhelmingly positive. I was actually moved to tears. Dr. Johnson and her staff are exceptional human beings. I was blown away by the level of care I felt from every single person I interacted with. I would recommend Dr. Johnson over and over again.

Apr 1, 2019
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Dr. Johnson and her staff more than met my expectations, and I feel I am in excellent hands.

Mar 25, 2019
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love Dr Nathalie JohnsonBest doctor I have ever had!

Mar 25, 2019
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Meeting Dr. Johnson was an honor and a pleasure. This is the first time I have felt hopeful about my condition. Her experience and her kindness are remarkable. I'm very thankful to have found her.

Mar 19, 2019
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My visit was a referral from my primary care provider at the Portland Clinic.

Mar 19, 2019
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Was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend Dr. Johnson to family and friends.

Mar 18, 2019
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I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Johnson. I found her to be both well-informed and genuinely caring.

Mar 12, 2019
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Trying to understand a cancer diagnosis, this. was an emotional and difficult time for both my husband and I. Dr. Johnson and her PA Ashley explained my diagnosis and our options so well, they took the time to educate, comfort and plan with us. After leaving the office we felt empowered but also that we were in the best hands possible for this journey.

Mar 5, 2019
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Good SAM has been my life line. Everyone on my team has been professional, knowledgeable, curtious and has allowed me to be apart of my health care. I wouldn't change anything. I've recommended this team to so many people, strangers and family.

Mar 5, 2019
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Dr. Johnson treated me like an individual. she explained all the options available for my care, discussed the pros and cons, and encouraged me to make decisions that were right for me. Also, she already had an excellent understanding of my rather rare genetic situation, which is something that I haven't found with other providers.

Mar 4, 2019
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Nathalie is a very warm and caring person in addition to being top of her specialty. She's always willing to help with any questions or concerns. April is great at getting things scheduled correctly. She is always friendly.

Mar 4, 2019
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dr Johnson is one of the best doctor that I have seen, she is so awesome, very caring, loving MD

Feb 25, 2019
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Dr. Johnson and her staff are amazing caring people. Dr. Johnson is knowledgeable, listens, and provides excellent information. I trust her!

Feb 19, 2019
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It's not always easy to get in touch or get a response to a question after visit with Dr Johnson from a nurse or the staff. In fact no response received from my last question.

Feb 19, 2019
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I brought my daughter with me to our visit. She was assured after meeting Dr Johnson that I was getting the best of care.

Feb 18, 2019
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Great experience. Every one so nice and very kind.

Feb 15, 2019
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Everyone was wonderful.

Feb 12, 2019
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The reason I had a longer than usual wait was because this was not a regular scheduled visit but they fit me in to check my 'port' surgery recovery.

Feb 12, 2019
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I wish I could make Dr. Nathalie Johnson my primary care physician but her area is in breast surgeries. Her office staff is exceptionally great which makes a big difference from the time you walk in the door, until the time you leave the office.

Feb 11, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is by far the best physician I've ever had. She's superbly knowledgeable and superbly empathetic, and I am profoundly grateful she's my physician taking this journey with me through this chapter of my life.

Feb 5, 2019
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Wonderful experience every time & all around.

Feb 4, 2019
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Everyone I saw at Good Samaritan was exceptional. I am very pleased with the care I've received.

Feb 4, 2019
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Overall excellent office visit and care.

Feb 4, 2019
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the provider is really nice, really easy to talk to. I honestly felt loved.

Feb 1, 2019
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[details deleted to protect privacy] I immediately felt better. She was so kind and comforting during the whole process. I so appreciate her willingness to see me on short notice and to take care of the issue right away. I am so impressed with her!

Feb 1, 2019
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is absolutely amazing! She is the BEST of the best! Not only caring & compassionate, but also genuine! Her abilities to listen to you & then explain the best path of care means a lot. She is truly one of the very best doctors that I have ever seen. I'm so thankful I was able to be in her care! Love you, Dr. Johnson!

Jan 28, 2019
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Dr. Johnson and her team have provided superb care, from diagnosis to surgery day to follow up. Nancy, staff nurse, was particularly helpful during chemotherapy as was Austin.

Jan 28, 2019
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my overall experience was excellent.

Jan 25, 2019
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Wonderful surgeon. She did surgery for my mother 9 years ago as well and was a great, caring and understanding surgeon for not just the patient but the whole family.

Jan 25, 2019
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I had an unexpected issue related to my surgery [date deleted]. The office staff fit me in, even though I didn't have an appt in advance. Dr. Johnson is beyond whatever I expected in a doctor. She is wonderful, smart and empathetic. Patients are lucky to have her, including me...

Jan 25, 2019
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We discussed a new RX I was taking and that it seemed to be helping.

Jan 21, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is the best! Caring, good communicator, empathetic, etc.

Jan 21, 2019
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Dr Nathalie Johnson and her Office runs like no other that I have visited before. Friendly, efficient, well-organized, knowledgeable, warm, caring, sensitive in delivering "the news". Dr Johnson, well, is Unique and I feel lucky to be under her care.

Jan 21, 2019
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I love Dr. Johnson and her staff. Lauren is always so sweet and understanding, as is Dr. Johnson. I have recommended the office highly to others.

Dec 20, 2018
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very helpful and caring

Dec 11, 2018
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I found the office personnel, the medical assistants, and the surgeon very friendly, attentive, and informative.

Dec 11, 2018
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Very friendly staff and provider. Test results good, next appointment 6 months

Nov 27, 2018
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Everyone was very compassionate and understanding of what I was going through.

Nov 20, 2018
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Dr. Johnson was wonderful and worth the wait though it was an hour. didn't like the wait. She was excellent!

Nov 20, 2018
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Dr Johnson is exceptional, commands a presence, and was well worth the wait. Albeit with a stage 1 cancer diagnosis, I left the office feeling good & confident & strengthened as did my family members.

Nov 7, 2018
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I have had the best possible experience! Everyone has been wonderful. I could never thank all of them enough for how they have cared for me.

Oct 30, 2018
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I felt better after the doctor told me the carcinoma was treatable and she woul perform the surgery within a few days.

Oct 16, 2018
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The parking is a real problem. Drove through 2 different parking structures twice before finding a spot. Plus... big SUVs etc take more than their share and cause all ready too narrow spots next to them unusable.

Oct 8, 2018
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Dr. Johnson & the entire staff are outstanding!

Oct 4, 2018
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The only problem I had was not what building the office was located. We knew the suite # but not the building. Other wise it was a very reassuring experience.

Oct 2, 2018
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is the BEST! I have had an annual OV and check-up for the past 13 years!

Oct 1, 2018
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I have always appreciated Dr. Johnson's service. One comment I would make is that I would have liked knowing that she recommends keeping my blood vitamin D level above 50 early on in my visits her. Perhaps this could be put in writing at the post-op visit.

Sep 24, 2018
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my daughter saw Dr. Johnson for a giant fibroandeoma in her righte breast. Dr. Johnson was so kind and compassionate. she understood and comforted my daughter and us with this scary situation. she answered all of our questions and reassured us. this is the second surgery my daughters had in a little over a year ajd so far she has handled it so much better mentally then the last time. I know that is because of Dr. Johnson. Thank you for being such an amazing and loving person.

Sep 21, 2018
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is THE BEST!! I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be in her care given her expertise, compassion and support. Highest marks also go to her wonderful staff.

Sep 21, 2018
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Absolutely fabulous first visit! Dr. Johnson is a treasure.

Sep 21, 2018
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dr Johnson was running late on this appointment, about an hour late. that was a drag. but she still didn't rush through her scheduled time with me. she is great. I feel so privileged to have her to do the oncology surgery on me. I am very grateful for her bedside manner'.

Sep 18, 2018
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Dr. Johnson is the best. Her care and concern for others is exceptionally excellent. I came in for a second opinion consultation and she shared information with me that my regular oncologist and surgeons did not.

Sep 18, 2018
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Dr. Johnson was most informative about my surgery and her recommendations. I was very impressed with her knowledge and demeanor.

Sep 17, 2018
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The best care I could have ever prayed for. Everyone in that office is exceptional!

Sep 17, 2018
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I would like to thank Dr Nathalie Johnson for all the help and support she has given me and my family during this rough period. She is awesome

Sep 10, 2018
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Keep the eye contact and hugs coming!

Sep 10, 2018
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this is the most positive and encouraging physician I have ever met. if it's possible to be euphoric after a consultation for breast cancer, I was euphoric. Dr. Nathalie Johnson and her team are the absolute best

Sep 7, 2018
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Dr. Johnson and the staff at the Beast Center at Legacy Good Samaritan collectively made my experience at their facility as easy and successful as possible. I deeply appreciated the sincere compassion that was displayed towards me. From the very beginning, I was treated like an old friend who needed their help. Dr. Johnson is amazing; I have absolutely no hesitation in putting my life in her hands; I know she will do everything humanly possible to making me well. Unlike some professional whose only goal is putting themselves up on a pedestal, she deeply and truly cares for her patients and puts them first. She and her staff made me feel relaxed and completely cared for. I know in my heart that they would do everything in their power and knowledge to help me cope with any medical challenges ahead. They helped me feel in control of my future once again. I am so grateful to be a part of their community which consists of high-quality professionals and staff who all have that "human factor/people skills." Thank you to everyone who works there; I couldn't be more blessed..

Aug 31, 2018
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dr Johnson is fantastic. I look forward to working with her.

Aug 29, 2018
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All good things to say about Dr. Johnson & her staff.

Aug 13, 2018
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Dr Johnson and her staff are amazing. Thank you.

Aug 13, 2018
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Dr Johnson is a phenomenal doctor! she is extremely knowledgeable and is so caring. I am so blessed and grateful to have her on my team of doctors!

Aug 7, 2018
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Excellent team care.

Aug 6, 2018
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Dr. Johnson always makes me feel better

Jul 31, 2018
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Amazing provider and her staff! Both professional and caring.

Jul 30, 2018
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I have only been twice but everyone has been so nice and knowledgeable that it gives me the hope and confidence that I need to keep moving forward.

Jul 27, 2018
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Dr. Johnson is the most knowledgeable and compassionate doctor I have ever met! And I met a LOT of doctors in my [age deleted] years.

Jul 27, 2018
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Dr. Johnson is an angel for women struggling with a breast cancer diagnosis. She is helping me navigate a scary situation in a way that best works for me. She listens to everything I have to say; she is so skilled in her assessments of what is going on. I feel comforted that I am in her care. She treats my husband with such care and respect. I recommend her highly.

Jul 27, 2018
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is the best doctor I've ever encountered, and all of her staff are of the highest quality. I feel well cared for and safe in their care.

Jul 24, 2018
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Did have a two hour wait to see the doctor

Jul 16, 2018
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good

Jul 16, 2018
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Could not have received better care. Thank you.

Jul 5, 2018
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Dr. Johnson is an exceptional doctor and person she made me feel important and comfortable.

Jul 3, 2018
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Dr Johnson and her staff are amazing. they are compassionate, kind, and informative.

Jul 3, 2018
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From reception, through my discussions with the in taking nurse and Dr. Johnson, to scheduling after talking with Dr. Johnson, this group conducts there work with the utmost professionalism and care. I can't emphasize enough that I believe I am in the best hands possible with Dr. Johnson. She is unlike any doctor I have ever met. She impresses me with her care, compassion and professionalism. She explains to me about the latest research and this helps me to know that she stays current and is passionate about her work.

Jul 3, 2018
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This team of staff in Dr. Johnson's office was such an incredibly loving and supportive group. I was terrified about the results of my cancer diagnosis. Every single person from the receptionist, scheduler, nurse, PA, and Dr was warm, caring and supportive. I felt so supported during this really terrifying time. Unfortunately, as soon as I left Dr Johnson's office and went to other areas in the legacy health system for testing, imaging, etc. the medical employees I encountered were rude, impatient, and lacked any empathy whatsoever. It was a very hard experience because trying to wrap my head around a cancer diagnosis was very hard and very scary. Their lack of compassion was truly sad to me.

Jul 3, 2018
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always good to be under her care!!

Jul 2, 2018
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Meeting Dr. Johnson. Was such a blessing. After meeting with her my experience became manageable and she gave me hope. I would recommend her to anyone that was going through this difficult time.

Jun 22, 2018
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I really appreciated how much time April took prior to the appointment to make sure that I was able to be seen and to obtain my pathology reports. Ashley Crowell was wonderful at explaining the treatment plan, and Nathalie made me feel very comfortable that I am in the best hands possible for my health issue. I am extremely happy to be with this team.

Jun 22, 2018
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she is the best

Jun 19, 2018
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I liked when Nathalie gave me a hug at the end of the visit :-) That gave me a feeling that she cares and will do her best to give me great care. Nathalie was recommended by four of my friends, including my GP doctor. They were correct, she is wonderful!

Jun 19, 2018
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Everyone at this office has been terrific, especially Dr. Johnson. While I am nervous about my diagnosis, I feel I'm in good hands.

Jun 15, 2018
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Dr. Johnson and her team both surgically & emotionally guided me through a very difficult time - thanks.

Jun 15, 2018
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if I could only have 1 provider I would only have Dr. nathalie Johnson. I feel she was the one who cared about my health. wonderful Dr.. I only trust her. she tells you the truth

Jun 15, 2018
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson went beyond the call of duty during my first recent visit with her. She was professional, personable, easy to talk with and overall a very caring doctor. I would recommend her to all my family and friends. Thank you for having such an awesome doctor on your team!

Jun 11, 2018
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Physician showed exceptional caring for me as a person.

Jun 4, 2018
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Dr Johnson was very compassionate. I'm just starting my care with her and feel like I'm in very good hands.

Jun 4, 2018
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wonderful patient repertoire and a fantastic surgeon!

May 29, 2018
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I specifically selected care from Dr. Nathalie Johnson because she is the best in her field. She was out of network for me but worth going to. This visit was for an initial consultation for breast cancer. Her office staff is phenomenal and a great compliment for her services. I am still going through follow up appointments before surgery so some questions were not very applicable.

May 25, 2018
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D. Nathalie Johnson is great and so is her team.

May 25, 2018
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I love this office!

May 14, 2018
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Dr Johnson and her staff were very kind and effecient

May 7, 2018
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Great visit. Instructions prior to and after surgery thorough and clear. They give HUGS.

May 7, 2018
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is an amazing doctor. Very caring as well as thorough.

May 1, 2018
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Dr. Johnson's warmth and friendliness combined with her vast knowledge and expertise gave me total confidence in the treatment plan she recommended. all her staff were responsive and efficient. I couldn't be more pleased.

May 1, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr. Nathalie Johnson. All staff and assistants were friendly and helpful. Austin is particularly nice.

Apr 25, 2018
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I'm in good hands!

Apr 23, 2018
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excellent care and concern

Apr 23, 2018
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Dr. Johnson is an amazing person and doctor. Her practice must be the best in the nation if not the entire world.
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