Dr. Steven Johnson, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 71

Ophthalmology

Dr. Steven Johnson, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Southern Illinois U, School of Medicine in 1978. He is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Steven Johnson, MD

Central Coast Eye

628 California Blvd Ste C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
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
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Endophthalmitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Endophthalmitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Macular Hole
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Macular Hole more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photocoagulation
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Migraine
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(805) 544-0102

Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
CenCal Health
Cigna
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid of California
Medicare
MultiPlan

Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Star
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Cataracts
Dr. Johnson performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. He explains the procedure very well, takes his time & does not rush his patients. Dr. Johnson's staff are all very helpful & friendly. Dr. Johnson is a great surgeon, very experienced & I highly recommend him!
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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2 people found this helpful
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May 27, 2022
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Dr. Johnson is an excellent physician. He clearly explains everything. He is extremely competent. And he gave me my vision back. 100% recommendation.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 27, 2021
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Doctor didn't discuss my diagnosis. Was not informative and looked angry when questions were asked.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 05, 2021
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I have had Dr. Johnson as my retina specialist for the past 4 years for an on going issue with my left eye which he has treated expertly. When I found out I needed cataract surgery on my right eye I knew I was in good hands! I am a registered nurse and I trust Dr. Johnson completely. I am now 2 days post surgery and I am seeing better than ever and Bonus- no more glasses! Surgery was without pain, expertly done, and amazingly quick. I couldn’t be happier. Dr Johnson is the BEST.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Donna Silva RN – Mar 12, 2020
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About 3 months ago, Dr Johnson performed cataract surgery on both my eyes. I could not be happier with the outcome. Based on his comments, I chose to got with the multifocal lens (Symfony). I now have 20/20 vision in both eyes and can read most print in good light without reading glasses. Mild reading glasses are helpful in low light or with small print. I had no complications and was seeing well on the day following each surgery. His office staff is very friendly and helpful.
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
6 people found this helpful
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LakeDenizen in Paso Robles – Feb 15, 2019
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I had blurring in the center of my right eye, the cause of which would have no doubt been a challenge for anyone to diagnose. But Dr. Johnson had the right equipment and expertise to discover and effectively treat my problem. I now have normal sight and am very grateful to have been treated with such care and expertise.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Steve McCormick in Los Osos, CO – May 20, 2016
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Dr, Johnson informed me of all my options with cataract surgery. I had a lot of trust in him doing my surgeries. I wore contacts for 50 years and now I can see without them. What a blessing! I would recommend him to others for cataract surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Gwen H. in Los Osos, CA – Mar 11, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Pacific Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1979
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Southern Illinois U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Monmouth College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Steven Johnson, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Steven Johnson, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. Steven Johnson, MD treat?

Dr. Johnson frequently treats the following conditions: Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Endophthalmitis, and Macular Hole. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Steven Johnson, MD's office address?

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 628 California Blvd Ste C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Steven Johnson, MD fluent in?

Dr. Johnson is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Steven Johnson, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Steven Johnson, MD is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center.

Is Dr. Steven Johnson, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Steven Johnson, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. Steven Johnson, MD have?

Dr. Johnson has over 44 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Steven Johnson, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. Steven Johnson, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Central Coast Eye

Central Coast Eye628 California Blvd Ste C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Johnson is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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French Hospital Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)