Dr. David Johnston, DO

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Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine | Male

Osteopathic Wellness Center 158 Danbury Rd Ste 8 Ridgefield, CT 06877 Get Directions
Dr. David Johnston, DO

Dr. David Johnston completed his training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine on Long Island where he received an undergraduate teaching fellowship in Osteopathic Principles. After a year long medical Internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, he continued his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. This unique two-year training taught him how to apply hands-on Osteopathic treatment to a diverse population of hospitalized and clinic patients ranging from newborns to seniors.Dr David Johnston is fully Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and holds special certification in Cranial Osteopathy. He is also a founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

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By spending an average of forty-five minutes with each patient, Dr. Johnston is able to listen to each person's story and give them the full attention they deserve with his healing touch. His own unique healing journey allows him to be intuitively present with each client during treatment.

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Osteopathic Wellness Center158 Danbury Rd Ste 8
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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(203) 438-9915Get Directions

Dr. Johnston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnston to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Johnston's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Shelton, CT |
I've had osteopathic manipulative treatments for years with many different providers in the area. He is the best osteopath I have found! He spends about 45 minutes to an hour with you at each visit. He is highly skilled and has a whole body approach. He is great at relieving sinus pressure, headaches, back pain, neck pain, and stress. I always leave his office feeling great! I highly recommend him.
in Ridgefield, CT |
I am a father of 4 and work 2 jobs as an Occupational Therapist with the typical stress in my busy life that I am sure everyone can relate to. When I walked into the Holistic practice of Dr. David's Osteopathic Wellness Center, my heart rate and breathing slowed down with the peaceful atmosphere his office creates. I was seen for a few treatments that helped me to feel centered, grounded, and at peace to face the busy and hectic world around us. I highly recommend his hands on treatment approach
in New Milford Ct |
I didn't know what to expect the 1st time I went but after the first time I look forward to going every time he a fantastic Doctor and has magic in his hands
in Croton-on-Hudson, NY |
Our daughter was treated after she was 14 hours old, on our way home from the birth center! Dr. Johnston has treated her on and off for general well-being as well as for occasional growing pains (she is now 12). I know that her general health and immune systems have been strengthened because of his work with her. We are grateful for his knowledge and generosity of spirit, and for his wonderful treatments.
in Croton on Hudson, ny |
13 years ago I was in a tremendous amount of back pain while pregnant. Nothing was able to alleviate that pain. It was recommended that I see Dr. Johnston. I had no idea what osteopathy was nor how my life would transform. He is a gifted doctor who has successfully treated my entire family through the years. I highly recommend Dr. Dave!
Thank you, Susan for the positive review. Research on patients with lower back pain shows that with osteopathic treatment, people recover much faster and with less pain medication. Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on technique aligning vertebrae, disks and ligaments of the spine, allowing the body to heal itself.
in Ridgefield, CT |
We sought Dr Johnston's help after my son suffered a serious concussion at the age of 10. He was instrumental in quelling his daily headaches that were keeping him awake at night and preventing him from healing. He also treats me for chronic neck, back & leg pain stemming from surgery, and treats my daughter and husband for stress, and general wellbeing. Dr J has a gifted touch of a talented osteopath, a skill that cannot be duplicated by other kinds of practitioners. We all highly recommend him
in Ridgefield, CT |
My headaches are gone! Dr. Johnston's gentle touch and skills of cranial osteopathy helped me when so many other practitioners could not.
Thank you for the positive review, DCJ. Using cranial osteopathy techniques I can gently free up restrictions in the movement of cranial bones and associated soft tissues and to stimulate the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid and reduce inflammation. Happy to hear that your headaches went away.
in North Salem, NY |
Dr. J was part of my team of caregivers following a serious car accident. He has a very special gift...healing hands and a kind, compassionate manner. Do not hesitate to allow him to care for you.
Thanks for the positive review and for helping to spread the word on osteopathy, Janet. I'm glad you found me when you did -- it is important to diagnose and treat accidents and injuries in a timely manner. Osteopathic treatment is a gentle, hands-on approach to releasing the trauma and stress from automobile accidents, while maximizing the body's ability to recover and heal.
in Newtown |
Dr. Johnston has helped me tremendously and with headaches and migraines. I highly recommend his services. He is a rare combination of doctor with extensive medical knowledge and a caring practioner.
Thanks for the positive review, Lauren. People often do not realize that there is a natural, drug-free alternative to pain relief. Hands-on osteopathic treatment is gentle and effective in healing concussions, headaches, sports injuries and general stress.
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Dr. David Johnston completed his training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine on Long Island where he received an undergraduate teaching fellowship in Osteopathic Principles. After a year long medical Internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, he continued his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.  This unique two-year training taught him how to apply hands-on Osteopathic treatment to a diverse population of hospitalized and clinic patients ranging from newborns to seniors.Dr David Johnston is fully Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal  Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and holds special certification in Cranial Osteopathy.  He is also a founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

Dr. Johnston's Care Philosophy

By spending an average of forty-five minutes with each patient, Dr. Johnston is able to listen to each person's story and give them the full attention they deserve with his healing touch. His own unique healing journey allows him to be intuitively present with each client during treatment.

Dr. Johnston says...

Osteopathic Wellness Center offers proven, holistic treatment for pain and trauma.  Dr. David Johnston is a caring physician who is committed to helping his patients feel better.Dr. Johnston uses his hands to gently and precisely diagnose and treat the body's muscles, joints, soft tissues, and fluids to restore circulation, proper alignment and function.  He utilizes his knowledge of general medicine and combines it with a natural and holistic approach to assist the person back towards health.  Combining his understanding of nutrition and holistic therapies, he is able to develop a personalized unique treatment approach for the individual.Our mission at Osteopathic Wellness Center is to ignite the internal healing process so patients can recover from injury quickly and naturally, through gentle and precise hands-on manipulation.  Experience the best-kept secret in pain management, and restore your quality of life.

Dr. Johnston says...

Dr David Johnston started his private practice in 1999 after graduating with honors from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completing an internship and residency at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York.  His practice focuses on neuro-musculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, a specialized form of hands-on treatment for conditions related to pain and injury.

Dr. Johnston's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice/OMT
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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    Sanctions

    Dr. Johnston has received 3 sanctions

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    • Felony conviction relating to health care fraud (7/8/2016)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
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    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: New York
    • Disciplinary action in another state (4/25/2016)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
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    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: New York
    • Conviction relating to fraud (3/15/2016)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Connecticut
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  • Family Practice/OMT

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Concussion
  • Neck Pain
  • Sports-Related Concussion

Education

  • Medical School
    New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine / New York Institute Of Technology

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Good Samaratin Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    St Barnabas Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Hofstra University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Cranial Release Technique (CRT)
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)