Dr. Kim Johnston, MD

Dr. Kim Johnston, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Kim Johnston, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Macon, GA. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

840 Pine St Ste 880

Macon, GA 31201

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas


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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Johnston's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnston "Dr. Kim Johnston has been involved in neurosurgical patient care for over 30 years. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of spinal disease and deformities, spinal and brain tumors, and trauma. A Macon native, Dr. Johnston is a graduate of Valdosta State College. He received his medical degree in 1981 from the Medical College of Georgia. Following a general surgery internship at the Medical College in Augusta, he also completed his residency in neurosurgery there. Dr. Johnston is a Physician Advisory Board member at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Navicent Health, where he also serves on the hospital's patient care and human resources committees. Additionally, he is a staff neurosurgeon at HCA Coliseum Hospital. Dr. Johnston has contributed numerous articles to professional journals and has addressed many neurological seminars across the country. Having lived in Macon his entire life, Dr. Johnston is known throughout the community for his expert opinion and excellent surgical skill, as well as his kind demeanor and gentle bedside manner. Board-Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery Fellow: American College of Surgeons Residency: Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA MSc: Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA BSc: Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA Member: American Association of Neurological Surgery, Georgia Neurosurgical Society, Southern Neurosurgical Society, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Central Georgia Human Resource Committee, Board of Directors, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Navicent Health"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnston "GNI Exists to render Neurosurgical care to patients of all social conditions, treating complicated problems involving the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. We endeavor to encourage quality care, medical research, innovation, and education on a local, national and international basis."


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Georgia Southern College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnston to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Johnston's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Macon, GA |
In Dec,'85, I was in an MVA with an 18wheeler in which I sustained multiple traumatic injuries including ruptured spleen,brain and spinal injuries, as well as 6 fractures,etc, and survived miraculously. In 2000, after several years of migraines,neck,shoulder,and arm pain,Dr. Johnston performed my...more
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CLL- Thank you so much for the wonderful rating and review; Dr. Johnston will be so appreciative. We, here at GNI, are most grateful that you have overcome such a traumatic life event, and we are very glad...more
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in Warner Robins, GA |
Dr. Johnston and his staff could not have been any nicer. Mary and Rhonda took great care of me during my back surgery. I was very apprehensive abouy having anything done to my back. Now looking back, I wished had done it years ago. Also the office and operating rooms were extremely clean. Thanks...more
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Kelly, thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad that your back procedure has made such a positive impact on the quality of your life. I will share your praise with with Dr. Johnston and the...more
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in Macon, GA |
I have been seeing Dr. Johnston since i was i probably about 9 or 10 years old and I have a medical condition called "Hydrocephalus" It is known as fluid on the brain an i have a shunt put in place to allow the CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) to drain from the brain into the abdomen, He is an AMAZING...more
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Thank you for sharing your experience with Dr. Johnston. He is a great surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner as well. A winning combination! Jean Peterson, GNI Community Relations Director
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in Gray, GA |
Dr Johnston did both of my anterior cervical fusions and I have been very pleased with the results. He was very compassionate and understanding. He listened to me about my complaints and issues and provided the appropriate diagnostic testing before doing any evasive procedures. He has an...more
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Carrie- Thank you for the review! I speak on behalf of Dr. Johnston and his team at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, when I say that we are thrilled to hear that you are recovering well from surgery. I will...more
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in Dublin Ga 31021 |
Never would I recommend Dr.Johnston to anyone after I became disabled after a bulging disk surgery by Dr. Johnston the piece that was madeasy for the cages that go around the disk were to large had to make new ones while I layer on the operation table open and bleeding ant on to ICU because my...more
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Mr. Haddock, I am so sorry that your experience was not a positive one, and I appreciate your feedback. We take patient satisfaction very seriously and want to do whatever we can to help you. Please email me...more
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Dr. Johnston accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia PPO
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Rural Carrier Benefit Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart POS
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare PPO
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Johnston has admitting privileges

Coliseum Medical Centers
350 Hospital Dr
Macon, GA 31217
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Medical Center Navicent Health
777 Hemlock St
Macon, GA 31201
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