Dr. Karen Johnson, MD

Dr. Karen Johnson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Karen Johnson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Salida, CO and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.

550 W Rainbow Blvd

Salida, CO 81201

Contact Information

(719) 530-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Johnson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
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more than 83% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
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more than 79% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 75% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

61  Conditions Treated

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49  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

  • The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Hospital Of St. Raphael
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
12 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Johnson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr Johnson has cared for my family for cancerous or precancerous conditions. She receives my highest recommendations for skill and demeanor. We are medical professionals and even through our critical eyes . . . . . she gets highest marks.
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Dr. Johnson operated on our son and I feel she saved his life. She is outstanding.
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I hope people read this. She is a careless Doctor. She does not show compassion to her patients. She is rude and cold. As a Doctor it is her responsibility to put time and attention to medical matters and she did NOT do this in my case. The way she acted when I visited for a severe condition was...more
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I recently moved to Salida and needed surgery. (My 1st - and I was SCARED!) I was refereed to Dr. Karen Johnson. My experience with Dr. Johnson, her staff and the Heart of the Rockies Medical Center was excellent. Prompt, caring, and most of all successful. I have had excellent results and would...more
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Dr. Johnson was the surgeon who removed my 4 year old son's appendix. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. She was honest in her assessment and plan. My son was in very capable hands and she did a wonderful job. The surgery and her office staff were exceptional in the care that...more
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