Dr. James Johnston, MD

Dr. James Johnston, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Johnston, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

703 S Americana Blvd

Boise, ID 83702

Contact Information

(208) 706-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Johnston

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Dr. Johnston's Experience

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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnston "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."


Read More


  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Okla Med College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University So Ala Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Salt Lake Knee and Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Johnston does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Johnston and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Johnston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnston to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Johnston's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Meridian, ID |
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!
Have you seen Dr. James Johnston, MD?
Are you Dr. Johnston?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Johnston

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Johnston accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine