Dr. Kim Johnston, MD

Dr. Kim Johnston, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kim Johnston, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Macon, GA. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Georgia Neurosurgical Institute

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
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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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21  Procedures

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Kim Johnston, MD
After a year of severe pain, I made an appointment with Dr. Johnston. I had tried every noninvasive treatment I could find, and gotten no relief for the pain I was experiencing from disc degeneration and a pinched nerve in my neck. Immediately after surgery, the pain was gone. I was released for...Read More
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YATESVILLE – Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Johnston literally saved my life and I can't be more THANKFUL to him than I already am. I want everyone to know how awesome he is. Going into the hospital the Lord knew exactly who I needed and that was Dr. Johnston. God bless
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Christy Stewart in Gray, Ga – Jan 30, 2018
Christy, I am excited to share this wonderful...Read More
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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...Read More
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CLL in Macon, GA – Jul 30, 2017
CLL- Thank you so much for the wonderful rating...Read More
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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...Read More
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Kelly Williams in Warner Robins, GA – Jul 06, 2017
Kelly, thank you so much for the wonderful...Read More
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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...Read More
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Unknown in Macon, GA – Jun 02, 2017
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