Dr. James Johnston, MD

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Dr. James Johnston, MD

Sports Medicine | Male

St. Luke's Clinic - Boise Orthopedic Clinic 703 S Americana Blvd Ste 120, Boise, ID 83702 Get Directions

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James M. Johnston, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American...   Read More

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  • Orthopedic Surgerynull
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      • Aetna
      • Altius Health Plans
      • American Republic
      • CHAMPVA
      • Cigna
      • Commercial Insurance Company
      • First Choice Health
      • HealthSmart
      • Humana
      • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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      3.7 based on 12 responses
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Johnston's Office & Staff
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (10)
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      I had a very good experience with an ACL replacement with Jim. Spot on diagnosis, great end result! Very active, skiing, soccer, hiking, backpacking! Knee is doing outstanding! I would refer and have referred anyone who may need his expertise. Thank you, Jim!
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      Specialties

      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Foot Fracture
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lupus
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

        Graduated in 1981

      • Residency Hospital
        University Okla Med College

        Completed in 1982

        University So Ala Med Center

        Completed in 1986

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Salt Lake Knee and Sports Med

        Completed in 1990

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      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 Sports Medicine
      • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Johnston's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Johnston

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
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      Dr. Johnston's Care Philosophy

      James M. Johnston, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He serves as team physician for the Idaho Steelheads, the Idaho Stampede, Meridian High School, and the FC Nova Soccer Club. He earned his bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his surgical internship at the University of Oklahoma Medical College, orthopedic surgery residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, and sports medicine fellowship at Salt Lake Knee and Sports Medicine. Dr. Johnston served in the U.S. Navy in Charleston, South Carolina as head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Naval Hospital. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf as head of Surgical Team 10 in 1988 and again to Desert Shield / Desert Storm. He has practiced in Boise since 1992 and joined Boise Orthopedic Clinic in 1999.