Dr. Barrett Johnston, MD

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Pain Medicine | Male

Advanced Pain Institute 42131 Veterans Ave # 100 Hammond, LA 70403 Get Directions
Dr. Barrett Johnston, MD
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.

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Dr. Johnston's Care Philosophy

" 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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Advanced Pain Institute42131 Veterans Ave # 100
Hammond, LA 70403
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Dr. Johnston's Reviews

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3.8
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
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
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
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 Trigement Neuralgia!
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 prescribe pain meds and send me on my way. I would strongly recommend him for anyone looking for real pain relief.
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 totally insecure about your medical problems.
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 doctors take the hippocratic oath, he must have skipped that day.
in Opelousas, LA |
Dr. Johnston was thorough, was concerned about my welfare and wellness, will keep me on a tight leash, which is sometimes necessary.
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Dr. Johnston says...

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.

Dr. Johnston's Care Philosophy

" 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

Dr. Johnston says...

Dr. Johnston provides diagnosis and pain management treatment to individuals with chronic pain from various spine pathologies. He employs a multi-modal approach of therapies and disciplines to individualize pain management treatment plans. Dr. Johnston and his staff continue to research the latest in treatment options in order to provide patients with the utmost in quality care.

Dr. Johnston says...

Dr. Barrett Johnston brought his practice to Baton Rouge five years ago with a goal of bringing cutting-edge, procedure based pain management solutions to patients. That's why he is the first physician in Baton Rouge offering Dorsal Root Ganglion stimulation therapy. This new therapy developed by St. Jude is designed to help with many types of intractable pain. Dr. Johnston's primary goal is to help those living with chronic pain enjoy life to the fullest. 

Dr. Johnston's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans

    Graduated in 2006

  • Internship Hospital
    Earl K Long Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard/bwh

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard/bwh

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    California Polytechnic State University

    Graduated in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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