Dr. Gadson Johnson, MD

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Dr. Johnson
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Oceanside Medical Group

701 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 230 Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Dr. Gadson Johnson, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Johnson has more experience with Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. 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. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

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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.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Leslie – Apr 14, 2021
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Consult if this is your LAST resort
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  • 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
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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.!!!!!!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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Cynthia negrete in Huntington beach – Oct 23, 2018
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Honest trustworthy loyal depenabale promt
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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!
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Beverly Hills, CA – Sep 10, 2017
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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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What are Dr. Gadson Johnson, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Gadson Johnson, MD's office located?

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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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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Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
Nondependent Alcohol 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-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
  • 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
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • 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 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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Oceanside Medical Group701 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 230 Santa Monica, CA 90401
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