Dr. Michele Johnson, MD

Neurosurgery •  Female • Age 47
  
Dr. Johnson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Atlanta Brain and Spine Care

2001 Peachtree Rd Ne Ste 575 Atlanta, GA 30309

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(404) 350-0106

Dr. Michele Johnson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Johnson has more experience with Spine than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Spine Deformities more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebroplasty

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

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4.8

Based on 66 ratings

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Dr. Johnson was fantastic and I have full confidence in her. She did a spine surgery to repair a herniated lumbar disc that had been progressing for many years. I was to the point I couldn't stand or walk for more than a minute at a time. The entire office staff was always great and the complimentary pre-surgery course they offer is invaluable to preparing you for the surgery and recovery. One year post op and I just took a 4 mile strenuous hike through the mountains up and down narrow and uneven terrain from ridgeline to valley and back up. It's been years since I was able to do anything even close to that. The care I received in recovery at Piedmont in Buckhead was also top notch.
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Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is the expert I needed. If I had 4 thumbs they’d all be up. She is amazing! I had a micro-discectomy lower back surgery. material was wrapped around, pressing on and attached to my sciatic nerve. She executed the procedure flawlessly. She treated me as an individual and was patient to assess everything up front and explain every step along the way - with thorough answers to all of my questions. Professional, talented, good sense of humor, speaks where you can understand her, authentically caring. I encountered probably 50 people throughout the whole process: from her spine and back specialist office to pre-op, surgery nurses (Lanier and others), PAs, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, post op (Emily and others) and I give each and every single person 5 stars out of 5. Piedmont Healthcare ATL gets a team win for this experience. All were Professional, courteous, caregivers, very efficient and attentive every step of the way. I recommend Dr. Michelle Johnson
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Thankful for exceptional care and service. – Mar 18, 2020
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I just saw Dr. Johnson today in the office. She is the best spine surgeon in Atlanta in my book. I went to her a few months ago in severe pain for over a year. I had seen other surgeons who couldn't find anything wrong me and sent me to pain management. My pain continued to get worse. My neighbor had surgery by Dr. Johnson last year with a similar issue and is now pain free and back golfing. Amazing!!! So, I made an appointment to see her. Her office staff was very caring and prompt in calling me back. Dr. Johnson saw me herself on my first visit and spent over an hour with me discussing my problem and both surgical and non-surgical options in terms I could understand. She truly cares about her patients, which is rare to find in a surgeon (in my opinion). I was scheduled for surgery, which went great!!! I am now pain free like my neighbor and have gotten my life back. She is superstar!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone considering neck or spine surgery!!!!
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CDSmith – Nov 19, 2019
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Unfortunately not a good review from me. I have 2 children with degenerated disks and fractured backs. I went to see Dr. Johnson on a visit for my daughter; waited 1 1/2 hours! Not one staff member offered an explanation or apology UNTIL I searched and sought after clarification...the reason- “there was an emergency”. I am a mother of 3 children and i understand emergencies, what i don’t understand or respect is the lack of efforts to communicate to a patient sitting in the office. The office staff did not have to make a phone call, they did not need to email or text; they merely had to walk down the hall and share information. I was given an apology and i moved on. I took my second child, again, i was sitting in the waiting room. After 40 minutes i asked how much longer. Now remember, they didn’t come to me; i went to them. I asked “how much longer”? Can you imagine my shock when they told me there were 4, yes 4 people still in front of us. Now this office is located in Atlanta, they
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Kendra Galgon in GA – Aug 13, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is caring & compassionate. She really listens to the patient and spends quality time with the patient. She's the best doctor in Atlanta!
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Kay Campbell in Atlanta, GA – Jun 22, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is a terrific neursurgeon: diagnosis, surgery, follow-up, and a caring human being! So grateful!!! Michael D
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Michael D in Dunwoody, GA – Jun 22, 2019
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Dr Johnson is the best. She is an expert in her field and is very personable. She took time to explain my condition and personally explain the best remedy and the results that could be expected. I had a triple level fusion and came out much better than expected. I have the highest regards for her as a physician and a new friend.
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Tracy J in Demorest, GA – Jun 08, 2019
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Dr. Johnson performed a complicated spinal surgery on my husband and a recent OLIF spine surgery on me. We are both huge fans of Dr. Johnson and have complete confidence in her.
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May 11, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is very professional and friendly. I had a spinal fusion surgery in January 2019 and I am now pain free. The prior authorazaion department leaves much to be desired. Overall I am happy with my final outcome.
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May 11, 2019
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Dr. Johnson made me feel very confident about my procedure and the results were fantastic. Thanks Dr. Johnson!!
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May 11, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is the best!! I love her compassion and also her sense of humor! Excellent surgeon!!
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May 11, 2019
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Dr Johnson has an excellent bedside manner. She understood my problem and was able to fit me in for surgery in under 2 weeks. I cannot tell you how happy I am now that my pain is gone!
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Apr 22, 2019
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Location of Atlanta Brain & Spine is not convenient to me. But the quality of care outweighs the logistic hurdle.
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Apr 21, 2019
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Dr Johnson was very professional and knowledgeable. She explained my diagnosis and surgery recommendation clearly. I would definitely recommend her to any and everyone
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Apr 20, 2019
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She was very thorough and took time to explain my condition and surgery. She and her staff made me feel comfortable and in good hands. I definitely would recommend her as a spinal specialist.
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Apr 20, 2019
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What a great Doctor. She really cares and her team does as well. I could not be happier with my surgery and recovery!
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Apr 16, 2019
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I was in a lot of pain for a pinched nerve at 2 levels in my lower spine (had a microdiscectomy 8 years prior). Dr. Johnson has been such a blessing! She performed a 2-level fusion a year ago, and I'm pain free! She and has been great to work with, and you can tell she really cares about her patients. She gave me my life back!
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Doctor Johnson is very concern about her patients and very consistent toward meeting the patient need. an excellent surgeon and a great personality. you and trust her decision about your condition.
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Johannice Cox in POWDER SPRINGS, GA – Feb 02, 2019
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Dr. Johnson is a very competent and skilled surgeon. My neurologist recommended her saying she was acknowledged in the Atlanta medical community as being one of the best neurosurgeons n the country.
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Robin in Johns Creek, GA – Jan 24, 2019
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Within minutes, I was really impressed with her knowledge and straight forward answers to my questions.
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Andrea J. in Marietta – Jan 23, 2019
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Dr. Johnson's mission is to provide her patients with compassionate and comprehensive care with the best possible outcomes. She understands that each patient is different and has specific needs. Dr. Johnson educates her patients about their condition...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University of Oregon/Health Sciences University, Portland
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Atlanta Brain and Spine Care

Atlanta Brain and Spine Care2001 Peachtree Rd Ne Ste 575 Atlanta, GA 30309
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Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)