Dr. Barrett Johnston, MD

Dr. Barrett Johnston, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
(21)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Barrett Johnston, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Hammond, LA. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 7 years.Read his story

42131 Veterans Ave # 100

Hammond, LA 70403

Contact Information

(985) 200-5465

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Johnston's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnston "Dr. Barrett Johnston grew up on the Westbank of New Orleans. Since moving to the east coast to complete his residency in Anesthesiology and further enhance his medical training with a Fellowship in Pain Medicine, both at Harvard Medical School, he has longed to return home to Louisiana. Dr. Johnston provides pain management services at two convenient locations for patients: Advanced Pain Institute in Hammond, Louisiana and Interventional Pain Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnston "" One of the most important things I have acquired during my training is the recognition that a treatment does exist for practically every kind of pain. The fact that I can make a difference in peoples lives right away is one of the reason I find my life's work so rewarding."

Barrett Johnston, MD"

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • California Polytechnic State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Earl K Long Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Harvard/Bwh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Harvard/Bwh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnston to family and friends
3.6
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Johnston's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Denham Springs, LA |
We had same problem , He just kept giving injections over and over . When we were down to the last injections and I questioned him about why we were scheduled an appointment just to see if he needed pain medicine my husband was suddenly dismissed as a patient.
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in Walker LA |
Dr Johnston and his team is awesome he doesn't want to keep writing you meds he doesn't put a band-aid on the problem he fixes the problem and truly care about his patients! I truly trust Dr Johnston and everything he suggests I do! He is great thank you Dr Johnston for helping me with my...more
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in Baton Rouge, LA |
I have had great visits with Dr. Johnston and his staff. I have been seeing him for several months and he has significantly reduced my pain. I like him because he offered me several treatment options and did not pressure me to do any one thing. I especially liked that he didn't want to just...more
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in Baton Rouge, LA |
If you want to be treated with only spinal injections and then judged because you take pain medication to help with your pain, and maybe called a junkie to your face even though you never have done drugs in your life, then I would go to see this doctor. He is wonderful at that, and making you feel...more
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in Baton Rouge, LA |
If you are looking for help with back pain, might as well find a different doctor. He is no good. He will charge you to keep putting injections in your back after telling him it hasn't worked. He is all about making money not helping patients. He must have missed the day they were making the...more
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Dr. Johnston accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Johnston has admitting privileges

Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessy Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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