Dr. Katherine Johnson, MD

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Dr. Katherine Johnson, MD
A certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Katherine Johnson began her education by graduating with honors from Harvard University. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and completed her specialty training in Ophthalmology at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida—an institution which continues to be ranked the #1 eye hospital in the nation by US News and World Report. Dr. Johnson has established herself as a highly motivated and caring physician, dedicating six months to treating patients in rural Mexico, and additionally working with the Seva Foundation to perform cataract surgery in rural Nepal. In 2013, Dr. Johnson co-founded the Prevention of Global Blindness Fellowship, which sends an ophthalmologist around the world to treat eye diseases and train doctors in the developing world. Most recently, Dr. Johnson has been accepted as a Fellow into the American College of Surgeons, and has received the Visionary Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for her tireless dedication to the cause of treating and curing preventable blindness around the world.

2555 Phillips Field Rd Ste 100

Fairbanks, AK 99709

Contact Information

(907) 328-2920

Dr. Katherine Johnson, MD

Dr. Katherine Johnson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 93% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 84% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
107

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
4.1
based on 23 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Johnson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Fairbanks AK |
Love her work and helpfulness in treatment of my eye problems.
in Fairbanks, AK |
She is condescending, rude, and thoughtless about patient concerns. For example, she prescribed a med. that has serious side effects, for a stye that was on the mend. By serious I mean a med. that warns it will most likely cause c. diff. This is like calling for a nuclear strike for jaywalking. I am looking into finding another doctor. She is not acceptable.
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Dr. Johnson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
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