Nathalie McDowell Johnson, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Surgical Oncology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Breast Reconstruction, Breast Surgery, Melanoma


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Good Samaritan Medical Center, Meridian Park Medical Center, Mount Hood Medical Center

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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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Apr 11, 2023
Everyone I came in contact with was knowledgeable, kind and sensitive to my issues as a patient

  Apr 4, 2023
The BEST doctor I have ever encountered.

  Apr 4, 2023
Excellent consultation

  Apr 3, 2023
Dr. Johnson & staff are best I've ever experienced.

  Mar 28, 2023
I received excellent care

  Mar 17, 2023
Dr. Johnson was outstanding.

  Feb 27, 2023
Excellent experience so far

  Feb 21, 2023
They arranged everything I needed quickly and follow-up was so fast & thorough it was incredible. Really appreciated every person we encountered.

  Feb 20, 2023
Assured me of continued care if needed.

  Feb 20, 2023
Amazing experience!

  Feb 8, 2023
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Johnson. I consider myself fortunate to have her as my dr. She his highly skilled, compassionate and kind.

  Feb 7, 2023
This was the most exceptional provider I have met in my [age removed] years.

  Jan 31, 2023
Dr. Johnson is the best. I am blessed indeed to have her on my care team. She is knowledgeable, compassionate but takes charge. I trust her immensely. She is just so solid.

  Jan 31, 2023
Care options were stated clearly. Next steps were outlined and appointments made for me.

  Jan 24, 2023
Very professional and welcoming team! Thank you

  Jan 18, 2023
She did a very awesome job And I'm glad that she is my mom's doctor

  Dec 13, 2022
Dr. Johnson & her team have treated me kindly & professionally. I have probably spoken to 4 or 5 team members over the phone concerning test results.

  Dec 13, 2022
Every visit with Dr. Johnson has always been very good

  Dec 9, 2022
Dr. Johnson is the best. She seemed to really care about my health. She is very warm and puts me at ease. She is an excellent surgeon. Her whole office is great.

  Dec 6, 2022
Friendly MD, knowledgeable and clinically excellent.

  Dec 2, 2022
All of my experiences have been excellent. There has been great communication by phone messages, call backs, and My Health. I cannot say enough good things about my experiences.

  Dec 2, 2022
Dr. Nathalie Johnson is the best!! She is so caring and support.

  Nov 14, 2022
Treat with care and compassion. This practice ( and all involved) took time to make sure my husband and I were comfortable and included in everything. Fabulous practice.

  Nov 4, 2022
Dr Johnson and team were wonderful they helped me feel more positive about my diagnosis

  Nov 3, 2022
Knowledgeable, personable, articulate, caring.

  Oct 31, 2022
This provider is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. I recommend her highly!

  Oct 26, 2022
Good conversation with Dr Johnson regarding my options for treatment

  Oct 25, 2022
I have raved about Dr. Johnson to my Acupuncturist and PT and they both wanted her info so they could recommend her to their patients because they had not heard such positive things about a specialist like that.

  Oct 25, 2022
Dr Johnson and her staff are extraordinary. They are professional, compassionate, and go out of their way to make everything work. I know I am getting the best possible care and deeply appreciate everything they've done.

  Oct 24, 2022
The office has a lot of medical assistants - so continuity was difficult, and establishing an office relationship was as well. Some were friendlier than others.

  Oct 24, 2022
Always feel like family

  Oct 20, 2022
Dr. Johnson and her staff are extremely personable and so helpful dealing with a scary diagnosis of breast cancer. They are compassionate, kind and so willing to answer my questions. I'm so thankful to have them as my care team navigating such a scary and emotional diagnosis.

  Oct 17, 2022
Very pleased. Dr. Johnson put me at ease! Know what to expect.

  Oct 10, 2022
Everyone was kind, helpful and informative

  Oct 4, 2022
Very patient oriented.

  Sep 30, 2022
Excellent physician/surgeon!

  Sep 30, 2022
Directions in parking garage to get to bldg 2 were very lacking.

  Sep 27, 2022
Very friendly and informative.

  Sep 20, 2022
Very pleased w my appointment and everyone encountered along the way. I find it difficult to hear people when they talk wearing a face mask

  Sep 19, 2022
This doctor is just the best. The whole office staff was very professional and helpful.

  Sep 19, 2022
Dr Johnson is amazing and I feel so confident in her ability to give me the best care possible. She explained things thoroughly and was easy to understand. Her compassion for her work, staff and patients is palpable.

  Aug 12, 2022
Dr. Johnson was very courteous, professional and knowledgeable. She explained my upcoming day surgical procedure very clearly. She answered all questions I had at the time.

  Aug 9, 2022
I am so grateful to Dr. Johnson and her team for their excellent care during my cancer treatment.

  Aug 8, 2022
Pleasant, professional and kind. Everyone was upbeat and helpful.

  Aug 4, 2022
Dr. Johnson is THE BEST! My only complaint is the office recently is trying to push the patient off to a PA. I only see my doctor once a year - I want to see my DOCTOR not a PA!!! My doctor, after many tests, is the one who discovered my cancer!

  Aug 2, 2022
Dr. Johnson leads my breast cancer treatment team. She is THE best. To a person, her staff are calm, patient, kind, caring, considerate and positive In their approach. Without equivocation I would call this entire group the best of the best.

  Jul 19, 2022
I was treated w/respect and compassion. Dr. Johnson's office coordinated all test, other provider's appts. and scheduling. They even took into consideration my distance. There's definitely a reasons why Dr. Johnson comes so highly recommended.

  Jul 15, 2022
Dr. Johnson is awesome. She fully informed me of all options for specialized care and encouraged questions or concerns. I walked in concerned and walked out excited to have a health plan in place. Dr. Johnson's entire staff is friendly, calming and extremely efficient. All tests, prescriptions and procedures were scheduled within an or so after my appointment and relayed to me. Incredible.

  Jun 28, 2022
Dr. Johnson and her staff are highly competent, efficient and yet allow time for questions and concerns and they are extremely kind. The experience ,somewhat urgent in nature,could not have been handled any better (This includes the efficient scheduling of multiple consultations,additional procedures, and tests.)

  Jun 28, 2022
Doctor Nathalie Johnson was my breast surgeon in provided a double mastectomy for me and gave me the most excellent care imaginable. She is a magnificent human being and both Dr. Johnson and her staff have provided a wonderful environment for which to experience breast cancer and treatment thank you so much for giving her all the best attention and care you can

  Jun 20, 2022
Dr. Johnson and her entire team are extremely professional. My confidence in their level of care is beyond high. I feel fortunate that I am Dr Johnson's and her team's patient

  Jun 17, 2022
Best doctor ever.

  Jun 17, 2022
Everyone was excellent. After seeing Dr Johnson, I was given a last-minute appt in breast center for a procedure I needed and it happened quickly and easily. Everyone I saw was caring and accommodating. Really great!

  Jun 15, 2022
Great experience.

  Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Johnson calmed me down, explained things clearly, answered all my questions, and made me feel that I was and will be in excellent hands.