Dr. Richard Johnson, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 59

Dr. Richard Johnson, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Salem, VA. He is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnson to book an appointment.

Dr. Johnson

LewisGale Physicians

1802 Braeburn Dr Salem, VA 24153
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

Background Check

2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (2020)View details
  • Settlement (2019)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Visual Field Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Visual Field Defects more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Eye Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Eye Infections more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Corneal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Corneal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • 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
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(540) 772-3480

Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

4.9

Based on 126 ratings

5 Stars
95.23809523809524%
(120)
4 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
3.1746031746031744%
(4)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (120)
  • Office environment (119)
  • Listened & answered questions (117)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
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Dr. Johnson is in deed my favorite doctor. He and his staff is, and has over the years been very helpful, courteous, and respectful. He is thorough, efficient and makes sure you understand what he is doing and why he is doing it. As a diabetic I know the importance of his knowledge and expertise concerning the care of my eyes. I highly recommend his service to others.
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Charles Salmon – Jun 17, 2020
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Been seeing Dr. Johnson for several years and have always received prompt and excellent medical treatment and services. I highly recommend him to my friends
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Melvin "Buddy" French – Jun 08, 2020
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I recommend DoctorJohnson to all friends of mine as i have been seeing him for years and consider him one of my best ---and trust me, it is a low number in total. He shows great medical proficiency and cares for his patients in a way not often experienced. Technically, and empathetically, (okay--spelling error) he is in my high regard---as is the staff.
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Ed Elswick – May 20, 2020
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Dr Richard Johnson is very personable and cares for his patience. I have been going to him for over 20 years. He goes beyond being a doctor he is awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Valerie Ramey – May 19, 2020
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Dr. Richard Johnson is a wonderful doctor if you need an “eye doctor “. He is personable and knowledgeable. I trust him implicitly and highly recommend him.
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Delmer Rhodes – May 15, 2020
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Dr. Johnson, whom my family and I have been going to for years, is amazing! He is always friendly, always personable, always attentive, always eager to answer any and all questions that we might have. Dr. Johnson is one of those doctors that cares for his patients and genuinely loves the work he does and it shows. I am glad that we found him and will continue to utilize him as our doctor that takes care of all of our eye exams and issues for many years to come!
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Ted Friedel – Apr 23, 2020
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Been seeing Dr Johnson for several years now. He’s efficient, knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommended!
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Bob Yost – Apr 13, 2020
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Everyone in the office is welcoming and helpful. Dr. Johnson does an excellent job of explaining things and spends as much time with you as you need.
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Mar 19, 2020
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Dr, Johnson and staff are very good, Like my Doctor My husband goes there too and he also likes him,,
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Sonja Hollandsworth – Mar 10, 2020
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It has been my happy and fortunate experience for many years to have the always helpful, encouraging, courteous and highly professional services of Dr. Richard Johnson. My experiences with his staff all support the strong patient oriented care provided by Dr. Johnson.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Robert Alderman – Mar 02, 2020
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I absolutely would recomend Dr. Johnson. He has been my opthamolgist for years, and I have every confidence in him.
What went well
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Mar 01, 2020
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Going to Dr Johnson is always a pleasant experience. As always, on this visit he was very personable and knowledgeable.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Karen Bedwell – Feb 16, 2020
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Personable, professional, and fun.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Marcia J Vincent – Feb 10, 2020
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I have been going to eye d rs for 75 years. in 3 states. short story---dr.johnson and staff are the very best . helpful. cordial and competent
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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robert w browning – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr Johnson and his staff were very professional and I would highly recommend Dr Johnson to my friends.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Becky T – Jan 28, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is a concerned Physician. He want to treat his patient with the utmost care and is willing to listen to patients concerns. He has been spot on with my diagnosis twice. I appreciate him and his staff for not wasting my time, waiting and waiting to see the Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Virginiaheartgirl in Rocky Mount, VA – Jan 24, 2020
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Since relocating to Salem & a patient of Dr. Johnson’s almost 8 years, I have been very pleased with my professional care & staff attentiveness provided every 3-4 months visiting his office, & I greatly appreciate his office at Lewis Gale allowing limited driving distance.
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What could be improved
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Jan 23, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is a dedicated professional with concern for his patients. I had a very uncomfortable infection in my eye and needed to see someone right away. He agreed to fit me in when others would not try. I've been to him twice in the last few days and my infection cleared up quickly and I have found a good ophthalmologist.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Rose Benson – Jan 22, 2020
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Had an eye problem, The staff took the time to fit me in to Dr. Johnson's very busy schedule the same day. Thanks to all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 21, 2020
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It was just a routine checkup & as usual was in & out in less than an hour, even though there were many patients at that time. Everyone from the receptionist to Dr. Johnson were cheerful & dressed with Christmas attire. Which made the visit seem like a celebration of the Holiday.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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EARL SHAFFER – Jan 01, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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....Read more

Biography

Richard R. Johnson, MD, FAAO,  is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Salem, Virginia. Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Virginia School...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Med College Va
Residency Hospital
1989
Roanoke Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard Johnson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Johnson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard Johnson, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Richard Johnson, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Richard Johnson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Johnson frequently treats Visual Field Defects, Eye Infections, and Corneal Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Johnson treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Johnson, MD's office located?

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 1802 Braeburn Dr, Salem, VA 24153. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

LewisGale Physicians

LewisGale Physicians1802 Braeburn Dr Salem, VA 24153
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LewisGale Physicians Salem Campus East

LewisGale Physicians - Salem Campus East1802 Braeburn Dr Salem, VA 24153
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received