Dr. Stephen Johnson, MD

Dr. Stephen Johnson, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
68 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Johnson, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

Western Neurological Group PC

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 4400

Denver, CO 80218
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
high
more than 87% of peers
Spondylosis
high
more than 87% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
high
more than 83% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
49

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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 Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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 Tennessee College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnson to family and friends
3.6
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Johnson's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (4)

in Silverthorne, CO |
My spine surgery was very extensive ... and successful! Dr. Johnson is very caring and concerned for a patients welfare. He spends the time to explain all aspects of an MRI and subsequent surgery, if required. Hospital nurses said I was lucky to have had him as a surgeon, as his outcomes are...more
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in Denver, CO |
I'm glad everyone else seems to have had positive experiences with Dr. Johnson, but that was not my case. He seemed very invested in treating what the MRI showed instead of my actual symptoms, and he did not listen to me or believe what I said. He also jabbed me with a safety pin repeatedly even...more
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Denver, CO |
Very knowledgeable.
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in Surprise, AZ |
He was very thorough in his evaluation and spent 1 hour and 30 minutes on my first visit going over my MRI of the spine and explaining in detail the surgery needed and the recovery. He also detailed carefully all of the possible complications and risks of the surgery. He rates with the very best of...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Johnson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Johnson has admitting privileges

Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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