Dr. Claudia Johnson, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Claudia Johnson, MD
A Chicagoan, Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University and her MD from Chicago Medical School. Afterwards she completed an internship-residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital followed by a Gastroenterology fellowship at University of Illinois, Department of Gastrointestinal Diseases and Nutrition.She has received and conducted grants in Adolescent Obesity/Nutrition from Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Dr. Johnson serves as a Gastroenterology consultant for the Office of Inspector General of Illinois and is Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Illinois while practicing at several Chicago Hospitals. She maintains a private practice in internal medicine /gastroenterology. She was gastroenterology consultant for the military at Scott's Air Force Base in Belleville.Dr. Johnson was Principal Investigator for clinical trials in gastroenterology: peptic ulcers, irritable bowel, colon cancer and gastroesophageal reflux.She received Ambassador of the Year Award for the American Cancer Society for raising awareness about colon cancer and numerous community awards for educating the public in many areas of health, including gastrointestinal diseases, nutrition and healthy weight loss.When Dr. Johnson opened her practice, over 25 years ago realized that her patients needed more. So she began Perfect Balance Diet/Nutrition Program and added dietitians, psychologists, exercise trainers. She also assisted in training Illinois student dietitians.Perfect Balance services have been featured in Ebony Magazine, N'Digo and Chanel 5.Also degreed in journalism, her health articles appeared in magazines and the Chicago Tribune. Previously, she was the weekly health columnist for the Defender.Claudia Johnson MD updated previous training in gastric weight loss devices to include the latest device - - - the Orbera Intragastric Balloon At her Principal place of practice, Dr. Johnson offers services in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Weight loss. Some of the additional sites offer all services and some offer only the nutrition/weight loss services.

(South Office) Perfect Balance/Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology

8507 S Stony Island Ave

Chicago, IL 60617

Contact Information

(773) 978-1400

Dr. Claudia Johnson, MD

Dr. Claudia Johnson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

We believe in being there and providing excellent services and support to our community which includes our patients, their families and all staff members in the areas of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. 
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Dr. Johnson's Experience

Dr. Johnson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Johnson does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Anemia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight-Related Conditions


  • Anoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Weight Loss Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Ill College Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Ill College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Ill College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (23 with comments)
Dr. Johnson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
Chicago, IL |
Doctor was good and caring.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Johnson was awesome. It was our first visit and she made us very comfortable. She provided all information needed before the procedure.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Johnson cares. She will tell you like it is. Friendly and willing to listen to what you have to say. Excellent!
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Johnson was an absolute delight! She was warm and took her time to explain everything to me. Thank you!!
Chicago, IL |
Dr Johnson is very knowledgeable and understanding to my needs. very understanding and extremely nice.
Chicago, IL |
Very good bedside manner and I felt like family instead of a patient.
in Chicago, IL |
I have received EXCELLENT care from Dr. Claudia Johnson. She patiently listens,well experienced, & knowledgeable not only in her field of expertise, but internal medicine & most out lining cases. She shows genuine concerns, immediately connects her patients w/other Doctors as needed, wonderful bedside manner, great follow up care, & very determined to assist you in your healing process, she doesn't give up on her patients. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her if you are looking for a Doctor.
Chicago, IL |
Very pleasant doctor who is patient and listens to your concerns. Nice personality and seems to care about her patients.
Chicago, IL |
excellent at explaining
Chicago, IL |
this is my first visit with Dr Johnson. she listened to my concerns and responded with concern. I think Dr Johnson is an excellent physician for me.
Chicago, IL |
They were quick and accurate and accurate very nice and pleasant surroundings
Chicago, IL |
I enjoyed my visit with Dr Johnson she is very friendly and informative. I fell very comfortable with her
Chicago, IL |
Timely, friendly service. Dr. Johnson was patient, knowledgable and provided practical and expert recommendations to address my concerns.
Chicago, IL |
Dr Johnson is honest, patient, , good doctor. Friendly and a very concern Dr. I have been with her for over 15 years and I am no going anywhere else. when I call for an appointment, Dr Johnson and staff is right on time.
Chicago, IL |
Excellent - Doctor explained well - asked questions about questions, making sure I was on correct diet and was happy that my weight was down. I was doing well - after seeing her
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Johnson is an excellent doctor. She has been my doctor for the past 5 years and has been very instrumental in ensuring I maintain a healthy lifestyle. She is always helpful, accessible and responsive.
Chicago, IL |
very welcoming
Chicago, IL |
pleasant and warm experience
Chicago, IL |
Chicago, IL |
She has saved my life 3 times. Asthma, Cysts etc.
Chicago, IL |
She was very attentive, listened carefully to my symptom and was able to correctly diagnose a long standing issue.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Johnson takes time to talk with me and makes me feel comfortable. I would recommend her to others especially because of her experience and expertise.
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Claudia Johnson is a very good that take care of patients. She's very attentive and do whatever it take to get her patient the help that is needed to assist with the their care. The follow up care is exceptional, she's very detailed with the diagnosis and explaining it where you can understand the process. When you need a specialist, she work to find the best for your case. I have been very please with Dr. Johnson as my doctor.
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Dr. Johnson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Johnson has admitting privileges

Advocate Trinity Hospital
2320 E 93rd St
Chicago, IL 60617
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Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
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Saint Bernard Hospital
326 W 64th St
Chicago, IL 60621
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South Shore Hospital
8012 S Crandon Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
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