Dr. Joshua A. Johnston, MD

Dr. Joshua A. Johnston, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Joshua A. Johnston, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery and trauma, treatment of athletic injuries, and fracture care. He enjoys caring for patients from all walks of life and strives to provide his patients with efficient, thorough and compassionate care. Dr. Johnston completed a fellowship at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, a FIFA Centre of Medical Excellence, where he served as the team physician for the L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA Major League Soccer teams, the U.S. Men s and Women s National Soccer Teams and the Pepperdine University and Santa Monica Community College athletic departments. Dr. Johnston is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.Read more

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Joshua A. Johnston, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery and trauma, treatment of athletic injuries, and fracture care. He enjoys caring for patients from all walks of life and strives to provide his patients with efficient, thorough and compassionate care. Dr. Johnston completed a fellowship at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, a FIFA Centre of Medical Excellence, where he served as the team physician for the L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA Major League Soccer teams, the U.S. Men s and Women s National Soccer Teams and the Pepperdine University and Santa Monica Community College athletic departments. Dr. Johnston is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnston to family and friends
4.6
based on 30 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Johnston
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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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
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Tacoma, WA |
Last year I completely tore my ACL while playing soccer. Dr. Johnston is AMAZING!!!! I was fully recovered and back to playing contact sports in six months. I highly recommend Dr. Johnston and his staff. They are all extremely knowledgeable and professional.
in Puyallup, WA |
I think he is a busy man (rightfully so) who knows what he is doing. Does some of the surgeries that other surgeons around here do not!
in Tacoma, WA |
The most attentive doc I've ever had. If there is a chance something is wrong he gets you back in immediately to check it out. He explains everything, has a wonderful demeanor and not only comes in daily to see you after surgery, after you get home, he is available at all hours for any needs or questions. Who else does that?.
in Lakewood, WA |
Best experience I could have hoped for! I waited an extra 6 weeks for hip replacement surgery so I could have him perform the anterior method. Her was highly recommended by a friend of a friend.Back at work in under 3 weeks; not bad for a 70 year old, not in the best shape! Very caring and attentive to my questions.
in Tacoma, WA |
He is a very caring and skilled doctor. I work in the medical field, and he is excellent! He is one of the few doc's that do anterior hips (small cut in front of leg instead of huge cut on side)! I love his personality and his thoroughness in my care
in Graham, Wa |
Had total hip replacement in June of 2014 and Sept 2014. Love this man. He was fantastic and did his job wonderfully. Recommend him all the time with people. It is now 2016 and my husband will be having both of his hips done by Dr. Johnston also this year. Can't say enough good about him. You won't be disappointed by having the anterior approach done. My mom had hers hip replacement on the side and so did my brother. Their healing time was a lot longer and more default then mine.
in Tacoma WA |
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center For Medical Studies
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Med Grp

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Johnston has no media or publications listed.

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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Johnston's Office & Staff

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Experience with Dr. Johnston

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Johnston's Care Philosophy

Joshua A. Johnston, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery and trauma, treatment of athletic injuries, and fracture care. He enjoys caring for patients from all walks of life and strives to provide his patients with efficient, thorough and compassionate care. Dr. Johnston completed a fellowship at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, a FIFA Centre of Medical Excellence, where he served as the team physician for the L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA Major League Soccer teams, the U.S. Men s and Women s National Soccer Teams and the Pepperdine University and Santa Monica Community College athletic departments. Dr. Johnston is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.