Dr. David Johnson, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Johnson
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Premier Surgical Associates Inc

79430 Highway 111 Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253

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(760) 424-8224

Dr. David Johnson, MD is a general surgery specialist in La Quinta, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in general surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and more.


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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Whole HealthPrimeCare California HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Guided Access HMO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Desert Oasis Healthcare
Exclusive Healthcare
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Community Care Network HMO
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
WholeCare Network HMO
Inland Empire Health Plan
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Family Health Plan HMO
Family Health Plan PPO
Prime
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Surgery
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Dr. Johnson performs Esophageal Surgery more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 62% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Hemorrhoids more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Abdominal Disorders more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deafness
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endocarditis
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

4.2

Based on 21 reviews

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Dr. David Johnson did a small intestine resection on me for obstruction. Did an excellent job. I am getting stronger every day. I don't believe he had control over my post op care, he was the surgeon at Mark Twain Hospital at San Andreas, CA. Hospital stay was 19 days in bed, which is way too long. Plus another day in bed at local convalescent hospital. His 18 years of experience really paid off for me and I am grateful. Highly recommended.
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Alvin Lamore in San Anreas, CA – May 30, 2017
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Dr. Johnson did my hernia surgery. He's highly trained and very experienced in the best hernia repair method, the Shouldice method. He's caring, compassionate, takes time with patients and I had great confidence in him going into the surgery. He did not disappoint and since my surgery several years ago, I've been great! I highly recommend the Canadian created Shouldice method because that is the gold standard. Bring a good book to your appointment because you'll probably wait a good while.
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Peter in Palm Springs, CA – Aug 18, 2016
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I would totally recommend Dr. Johnson. He was highly recommended by my GP because of a hernia procedure I needed. I had never had surgery in my adult life so I was more than tentative. My consultation proved that he should absolutely be my surgeon. He was personable, compassionate and professional. The procedure was very smooth and the doctor did a great job. As a matter of fact I just had my follow up appointment with him today. All good!
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Clark B in Palm Springs, CA – Feb 17, 2016
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Wonderful Doctor, I would recommend him to everyone.
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Elizabeth Martinez in Desert Hot Springs – Feb 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My approach is to be compassionate to the individuals need, understanding that coming to me for ANY reason is a scary prospect. I try to explain every aspect of all options available to the patient and my practice uses the latest technologies availab...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine Integrated Surgical Residency
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine Integrated Surgical Residency
Internship Hospital
1989
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Premier Surgical Associates Inc

Premier Surgical Associates Inc79430 Highway 111 Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253
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Hemet CA1280 E Latham Ave Hemet, CA 92543
2
Palm Springs Office1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E421 Palm Springs, CA 92262
3

Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital

St Elizabeths Community Hospital2550 Sister Mary Columba Dr Red Bluff, CA 96080
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Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital

Red Bluff, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)