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    137 Ratings    94 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     137 Ratings     94 Comments

Jun 28, 2019
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i'm extremely fortunate to have excellent medical care during this chapter of my life.

Jun 27, 2019
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My visit was very good and I got all the information I needed. I definitely trust that Dr. Johnson will take good care of me. My only complaint is I waited way too long in the exam room before being seen.

Jun 27, 2019
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It was my first visit with Dr. Johnson and was very happy with everyone involved in the time I was there. I know I'll be getting the very best care possible.

Jun 5, 2019
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Because this was a referral, I had not seen Dr. Johnson or been to her office and given my anxiety and concern with the diagnosis I was very pleased and released with the help I received.

Jun 3, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is wonderful! She takes her time, treats you like family and I know I am in the best care possible. She is the best!!

May 31, 2019
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Dr. Johnson put my husband and me at ease immediately. She carefully explained the steps and procedures I might expect to experience during the care for my breast cancer. Dr. Johnson and her staff were polite, caring, and very helpful and informative. We are really happy to be in such good hands.

May 31, 2019
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I could not be more pleased knowing that Nathalie Johnson and her team will handle my breast surgery and aftercare. They were sensitive to my concerns, extraordinarily knowledgeable, and caring.

May 28, 2019
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This was my first visit to this office. I was referred by the Breast Center and a relative that also see the doctor. The doctor definitely lived up to the expectations that I was told. Dr. Nathalie Johnson is an extremely caring individual.

May 20, 2019
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Always feel so much better after I have meet with Mrs. Johnson, all my questions are answered!

May 17, 2019
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wait time was over an hour, appt was 10mins

May 13, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is really top notch. She and everyone I've interacted with in her office has been so personable, respectful and knowledgeable. I go in there stressed out (obviously, it's oncology), but I feel loved, supported and respected and it puts me at ease. I know I'm not alone in this journey

May 13, 2019
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happy to get in to see this provider. happy with ultrasound ordered to work on a DX. very quick visit

May 10, 2019
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Dr. Johnson was patient, thoughtful and caring in her delivery of information and her "bedside manner." She made a very stressful situation less so with her confident delivery and demeanor.

May 9, 2019
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Very impressed. Extremely knowledgeable. Listened & cared about me.

May 6, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is wonderful-she is knowledgeable, understanding,passionate,kind,friendly,-the best Doctor I have ever seen! She has all the qualities you would want your doctor to possess.

Apr 26, 2019
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Excellent doctor & staff!

Apr 24, 2019
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Great assisting nurse staff and very attentive scheduler. Provider was fantastic. She made me feel comfortable and understood and treated me like I was family. 10/10 recommended Dr. Johnson. She is sunshine.

Apr 24, 2019
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Dr. Johnson has an amazing way of connecting with people. I saw her for a recent breast cancer diagnosis. She showed an abundant amount of caring for me personally, and was exceptional in talking me through what it all means and my treatment options. She spent a lot of time with me and I got the sense that was normal for her to do that. I couldn't have asked for a better physician and person to be my provider through this and I'm confident I'll continue to receive top-notch care from her and her staff (Winnie is really great, too).

Apr 16, 2019
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Every single person in this office made me feel welcomed and all were very helpful at listening and responding to my questions. All were extremely knowledgeable and genuine.

Apr 8, 2019
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Everyone involved in my visit to Dr. Johnson was helpful, kind and professional. Dr. Johnson was particularly warm, engaging and informative. I will definitely see her in the future on an as-needed basis.

Apr 5, 2019
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Dr. Johnson & her team were very helpful getting me through the 1st visit re: my recent diagnosis of breast cancer. I feel I am in very good hands.

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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Dr. Johnson is by far the most compassionate and engaged provider I have ever been graced to care for me.

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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I ([name deleted]mother) was present at all appointments. Dr. Johnson made exceptional accommodations for [details deleted to protect privacy]. After biopsy results, Dr. J. made sure that surgery was scheduled ASAP and follow up before [name deleted] departure, she was very kind and compassionate.

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
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