Dr. Brian Johnson, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 70

Addiction Psychiatry

Dr. Brian Johnson, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Syracuse, NY and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1976. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Brian Johnson, MD

SUNY Adult Psychtry Outpt Clin

750 E Adams St Syracuse, NY 13210 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(315) 464-3100

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Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

2.3

Based on 21 ratings

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In the span of about 20 minutes he said the three things a trauma surviver fears hearing 1. He said everyone experiences my debilitating symptoms 2. He said my trauma wasn't as bad as it was and 3. He said I was acting like one of my abusers. All of this was because I was considering leaving because he(by his own admission) didn't have expierences with the main mental disorder I have. Before that, he always would always shut down what I was saying claiming I never was making sense and if he didn't know how to help me would repeatedly offer me meds when I said I didn't want to change my medication regime. Awful expierence overall.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jack Dunn – Mar 18, 2022
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Horrible experience for my wife to go through. Sitting in a conference room with 10 other students and nurses being ridiculed for being on opioid's for most of her adult life perscridbed by doctors for chronic pain. Zero realistic help offered for a 63 year old woman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 24, 2022
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The people that leave him bad reviews were likely patients that were refused additional Opiate treatment! Dr Johnson is a Professional Addiction DR.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 31, 2021
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Dr Johnson is a brilliant man. He has a unique personality, for sure, but he knows his stuff! Sometimes, he asks questions that make you think. Sometimes, when I was not hearing him, he was more direct. In those instances, I did not want to take his recommended medications for depression /anxiety. Each time, I finally did (and used talk therapy), I felt better. I did not feel the awful side effects that I read about on the internet. He uses medications that, in reality, do not cause side effects. The only negative is that the students that sit in are ever changing and he is only there for part of the appointment.
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Jan 16, 2021
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This man was ALWAYS more than willing to help me reach sobriety. He is a true addiction Dr. that only tries to HELP ppl. Being sober hurts and is hard, Dr Johnson is full of compassion and understanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 31, 2020
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This "doctor" doesn't even use science. Look up some of his PowerPoint presentations concerning opioid induced hyper-algesia. I am not on any pain meds so save your judgements. Oh yeah! Don't forget to buy his book!! Doesn't even deserve one star. Such a condescending jerk.
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May 07, 2019
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He is a ridiculous man who is condescending to the point of hilarity. He is a cliche cartoon of a doctor. To be avoided at all costs.
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Mar 28, 2019
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He saved my life countless times and is benevolent. He has gotten me through hell and back and there for me 24-7 without fail. The other bad reviews are vicious lies and wild accusations from anger because Dr. Johnson will only prescribe healthy solutions, not the drugs addicts crave and seek. As an addict, I have seen people do this to both hospital docs and outpatient docs repeatedly. It gives addicts a terrible image and stigma. Quit before the drugs consume you. He will help you QUIT!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Syracuse, NY – Feb 27, 2019
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Dr Johnson was incredibly rude and condescending, I went to see him for help with an alcohol problem and he didn’t even talk to me but already diagnosed me with multiple personality disorder through a 15 question Survey which I don’t have I’ve been diagnosed by several other doctors, and he judged me for the medication my other doctor prescribed me for my severe adhd and laughed at my depression and anxiety, worst doctor ever Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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May 09, 2018
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Was sent here for pain management of a 5 tear rotator cuff. Was pretty much told the pain is in my head... 3 weeks later I had to have surgery because I couldn’t move my right arm (I happen to be a paraplegic as well). No compassion whatsoever Now has me marked with a suppressive disorder on my record! I wouldn’t recommend this Dr to diagnose anyone. A total waste of my time and money . Find someone credible
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Dec 27, 2017
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Traumatic experience felt like I was interrogated while naked in front of a dozen people I didn't know. Not recommended for mild depression patients.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Run!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Sharon in Syracuse, ny – Dec 31, 2016
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Dr Johnson over medicated my son and sent him home to die. He was 41 and not in bad health. Even the pharmacist questioned his decisions.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
28 people found this helpful
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C Milliman in Marcy, NY – Mar 24, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Brian Johnson, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Syracuse, NY and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1981
Cambridge Hosp
Residency Hospital
1978
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1977
Harlem Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1976
New York Medical College
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Brian Johnson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Johnson frequently treats Alcohol Withdrawal, Binge Eating Disorder, and Drug Withdrawal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Johnson treats.

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Dr. Johnson's office is located at 750 E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

SUNY Adult Psychtry Outpt Clin

SUNY Adult Psychtry Outpt Clin750 E Adams St Syracuse, NY 13210
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