Dr. Cindy Johnston, MD

RheumatologyFemaleAge 41

Dr. Cindy Johnston, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Johnston has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases, and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnston to book an appointment.

Dr. Johnston

Sarasota Arthritis Center

1945 Versailles St Fl 2 Sarasota, FL 34239
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Johnston

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Johnston treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Johnston treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 365-0770.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Johnston is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases

Rheumatologic muscular disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polymyositis in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes muscle pain, stiffness or weakness.Compare with other Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases specialists.

Dr. Johnston is experienced in the area of Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Dermatomyositis
Polymyositis
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Johnston is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
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Dr. Johnston's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(941) 365-0770

Dr. Johnston accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Johnston's Reviews

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3.0

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (3)
  • Office environment (3)
  • Staff friendliness (3)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Cindy Johnston was my rheumatologist for over one year and quit on a patient after seeking a second opinion for a rare autoimmune disease! What doctor or sane human being would let their patient be infused by three times the amount prescribed without any remorse! She seems to be an order taker for her bosses huge monetary gains paid for in house chemo infusions. I pray that she is a better mother and someday changes her ways ! I’m most at fault for thinking that all people are honest and caring!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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I have been seeing Dr Johnston for 5 years. I hope I never have to see a different rheumatologist! She has always been thorough, listens to my concerns and input, and she has a plan.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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GloJean in Port Charlotte , Florida – Jun 26, 2019
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The worst experience I have ever had with a doctor of any kind. Her records showed me on a medication that I didn't take. When I asked her opinion on what I should be taking she shrugged and said its up to you. Do what you want. Then she got up and left. I was there for 7 mins. Really?
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
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Pat in sarasota, FL – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. Cindy Johnston, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Johnston has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Rheumatologic Muscular...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Cindy Johnston, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Johnston has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Cindy Johnston, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Cindy Johnston, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Johnston frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases, and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Johnston specializes.

Where is Dr. Cindy Johnston, MD's office located?

Dr. Johnston's office is located at 1945 Versailles St Fl 2, Sarasota, FL 34239. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Sarasota Arthritis Center1945 Versailles St Fl 2 Sarasota, FL 34239
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Bradenton Arthritis Center

Bradenton Arthritis Center5308 4th Avenue Cir E Bradenton, FL 34208
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Johnston is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received