Dr. Richard Johnson, MD

Dr. Richard Johnson, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Richard Johnson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.

LewisGale Physicians

1802 Braeburn Dr

Salem, VA 24153
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Keratitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "My care philosophy is to treat people with the same dignity and compassion as I would want to be treated. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. I take seriously the blessing and opportunity to provide care to those who choose to trust me with their healthcare needs."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • 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
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Roanoke Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Med College Va
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
4.7
based on 46 total reviews (27 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Johnson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

in Roanoke, VA
I would most definitely recommend Dr. Johnson to my friends, peers, and family members. I will soon be transferring both my daughter and son's care to this provider. He is friendly and efficient and cares very much about the care of his patients. EXCELLENT PROVIDER. Top notch!
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in Salem , Va
Excellent care and a great personality . Very thorough with patients and explains everything on a understanding basis , would highly recommend him to others who need quality eye Care ..
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Dr Johnson is very good at diagnosing any vision problems and correcting them with the least intrusion into the patient's life. His office staff has been with him for over ten years. They are knowledgeable and friendly.
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in Roanoke Va.
Excellent Doctor! He really took the time to listen to what I had to say. I never had to wait for very long before I was called in to be seen. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend this doctor to anyone. He wasn't my usual Doctor I see (my usual Ophthalmologist was on...more
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in Roanoke, VA
Dr Johnson and staff are fantastic!!!! From appointment setting to end of visit. Everyone is polite, thorough and very helpful. Dr Johnson goes above and beyond to make sure you have the best care.upon completion of my exam he referred me for further testing. He secured my appointment with another...more
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