Dr. Robert Johnson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 67

Dr. Johnson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute

29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034

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Dr. Robert Johnson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Southfield, MI. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus and Ascension Saint John Hospital. 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.

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Don’t waste your time coming here. After waiting 3 months to see Dr. Johnson. He has No real concern or compassion towards his patients. You will get better answers on google then asking him. Dr. Johnson spent a total of 5 whole minutes and quickly took off to see the next patient. He didn’t discuss my x-rays or MRI reports. These money hungry doctors can identify who are good candidates for surgery because that’s how they make their money. He suggested pawing me off to pain clinic.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rj in Novi – Oct 04, 2018
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Appointment started 25 minutes late. Medical assistant was rude. Spent 5 minutes or less with a med student and then 3 minutes with the doctor. Somehow this experience took nearly 2 hours! I felt very rushed when interacting with the dr and staff. The dr did not really listen at all. At the end I had a question, the medical assistant acted as though I ruined her day by asking a question. I left feeling very frustrated and with no real solution to better manage my pain.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Novi, MI – Sep 20, 2018
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I was in more pain than I was before I saw him. This doctor did not help my issues. I had to see another surgeon to fix my back.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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R in Detroit , MI – Aug 14, 2018
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Great physician. He handled my case extremely well. I trust him and find him incredibly knowledgeable, skilled, and kind.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Betty in Macomb, MI – Dec 22, 2017
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Dr. Johnson is one of the most caring and easy-going (but DEFINITELY qualified) surgeons, i.e., neurosurgeons, around! I have had 50 years of spine issues and would go to no one else. He has done several surgeries on my spine and the outcomes have been very positive! He takes time with you as a patient in the office--I have never felt rushed! Very qualified and just plain nice. I have been a RN for 35 years and he is my doctor of choice!
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
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Clinton Township, MI – Jul 14, 2017
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What a great surgeon from the first time I met Dr Johnson I knew I was going to get great care, and I did. Could not be happier after he cleaned out my lower spine I can live,work and golf pain free now I highly recommend Dr Robert Johnson and all of the Michigan Head and Spine to everyone
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
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James in White lake, MI – Jul 02, 2017
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Dr Johnson is one of the nicest, caring doctor I see. I knew I had a serious back problem and I would need surgery. He was actually the fourth neurosurgeon I saw. I was so sure that he would be able to help me. I had no confidence in the first 3 doctors so continued to look further. He always spends the time I need to answer questions. He was always available when I suffered an unexpected complication. After 6 back surgeries there is no one else I would let care for my back. He's the best!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Waterford, MI – Feb 15, 2017
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Upon consulting with Dr. Johnson at my first appointment for my lower back pain I was very relieved that he suggested no surgery at this time. He was very thorough going over my xrays and showed me the areas that are causing the pain. But for now he recommended some PT to strengthen my core and the lower back area. Looking forward to maybe seeing him next year for an update on my condition.
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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James Linenger in Brighton – Jan 19, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Johnson believes that treatment for a patient's condition should be determined after considering all the treatment options available.  Many times,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Johnson is board certified and specializes in general neurosurgery with a concentration in surgical procedures in the treatment of epilepsy. Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
1987
University Of Kentucky Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

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

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

Dr. Johnson frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Low Back Pain, and Thoracic Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Johnson treats.

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

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100, Southfield, MI 48034. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Robert Johnson, MD speak?

Dr. Johnson speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Johnson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Dr. Johnson treats Low Back Pain more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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Dr. Johnson treats Thoracic Spine Myelopathy more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anosmia
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Home Sleep Study
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute

Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Michigan Head & Spine Insttitute25500 Meadowbrook Rd Ste 250 Novi, MI 48375
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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