Dr. Gadson Johnson, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Gadson Johnson, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Anaheim Global Medical Center and Coast Plaza Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Gadson Johnson, MD

Oceanside Medical Group

701 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 230 Santa Monica, CA 90401 ()
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(310) 744-4923

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Johnson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Johnson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Johnson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 744-4923.

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Johnson is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Johnson is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
Psychosis
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Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

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Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
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Priority Select-CA HMO
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Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

2.7

Based on 19 ratings

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He doesn't care...
Never saw him once while I was in the behavioral health unit for a 72 hour hold. Saw his NP for a minute and was prescribed medication. Upon discharged my prescription was never sent to the pharmacy to pick up. Rude, insensitive, and just completely absent.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 23, 2022
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Absolutely horrendous practice. I’ve called 6 times in the last month to get my ADHD medication renewed. I get told his office will call me back. They never have. I even drove to Santa Monica from Downey to see them in person; the building is locked and you can’t get in without a code. He is the only psych my insurance covers. I ran out of meds 2 weeks ago, I’m a night shift nurse who works 60 hrs a week. I’m struggling beyond words to keep my mental health in check.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Leslie – Apr 14, 2021
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Consult if this is your LAST resort
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Rebecca – Jul 15, 2020
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He isn’t insensitive for a shrink! Beware!
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Jul 13, 2020
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I think that he’s a very caring Dr. I really Don’t think these people have encountered Dr.Johnson for Real this Dr. cares about his patients and their concerns.
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Cici – Jun 06, 2020
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Very prompt and professional! Very knowledgeable of my situation and condition. Took time to explain my situation with me and my family and constantly give us updates. I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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May 07, 2020
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Dr GADSON pays close attention to details. Very kind and funny concernerned for overall wellbeing. Great find.!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Crystal in Baldwin Hills – Jun 01, 2019
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an idiot, wrong diagnosis, wrong medication, doesnt care, doesnt know what he's doing - beware
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Apr 24, 2019
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Completely unconcerned about patients wellbeing. Doesnt know what he's talking about. Only concerned with shoving people thru the system so he can go admire himself in a mirror as often as possible.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
73 people found this helpful
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Nov 24, 2018
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Ever since my brother has been connected with doctor Johnson he is declined I have for over 3 months tried to get the doctor to call me regarding my brother's care and my brother signed concent for dr ro talk to me. and to give him some history regarding my brother and is medications I have requested A family consult which he is refused I have been told over 30 times that he said he would call me and has never called me during all 3 of my brothers hospital StaysI Where's doctor experience ever.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
59 people found this helpful
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Cynthia negrete in Huntington beach – Oct 23, 2018
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Honest trustworthy loyal depenabale promt
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Crystal Monique Johnson in La, CA – Oct 01, 2018
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Dr. J helped me out a lot, my mom recently passed and I had an episode or two but all is good now. He really knows what he is doing, I haven't been back to the hospital in a year so I'm good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Pasadena, CA – Sep 22, 2017
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He was very understanding and listened to my concerns. I've been stable for some time now and I'm very happy about that!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Beverly Hills, CA – Sep 10, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Our office is committed to providing every patient with the best quality care

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

2005
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Johnson frequently treats Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Johnson specializes.

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Dr. Johnson's office is located at 701 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 230, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Oceanside Medical Group701 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 230 Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Johnson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Anaheim Global Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

57% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% lower than the national average

Coast Plaza Hospital

Norwalk, CA

52% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% lower than the national average

College Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

Huntington Beach Hospital

Huntington Beach, CA

52% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

L A Downtown Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

La Palma, CA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Saint Francis Medical Center

Lynwood, CA

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

West Anaheim Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)