Dr. Claudia Johnson, MD

Dr. Claudia Johnson, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Claudia Johnson, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1976 and specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.Read her story

8507 S Stony Island Ave

Chicago, IL 60617

Contact Information

(773) 978-1400

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
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more than 93% of peers
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more than 89% of peers
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more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Johnson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "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. "

3  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Johnson does not have any board certifications listed.

72  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

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

Dr. Johnson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
45 total reviews (35 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (35)

The clinician was very helpful and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered.
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Very nice and good explainer.
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She was a sweetheart. Kinda and nice.
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Everyone is friendly and great at listening.
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Very pleasant. Dr. Johnson was patient and attentive to my concerns.
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