Dr. Vance Johnson, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Johnson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

University Spine Institute

25405 Hancock Ave Ste 110 Murrieta, CA 92562

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Dr. Vance Johnson, MD is a Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in Murrieta, CA. Dr. Johnson has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Corona Regional Medical Center and Loma Linda University 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.


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Wonderful Dr. Johnson is intense about getting to know your story and needs. He's the 1st one EVER to focus the plan on my goals. He says he's "about helping me do what I love, with the people Iove" He doesn't say you can't do this or that anymore. He gives more than anyone. Information and hope. Then he delivers. They deliver. His team is awesome. I've had two operations. Broken joints. Hardly felt either procedure. 100% better! Everytime I'm there I see them doing the same for others. Several times other patients have told me how glad they are to have found Dr. Johnson. You're lucky too.
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Zach Cado – May 14, 2020
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As a Deputy Sheriff, it is vital that I have a strong body After a lower back injury on duty, I saw Dr Johnson on several occasions for epidural injections that returned me back to normal. In another word, he is great. I have recommended several of my coworkers to Dr. Johnson and they all have had great results.
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Mike H. – Jan 31, 2020
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I will say he relieved my lumbar back pain, he is very educated and knows what he he doing however on at least 3 occasions he has made me feel very upset. He has been very rude and condescending to me. I am a forgiving women but I will never return to his office. It’s too bad he treats his patients or certain patients that way. I was in a great mood upon arrival for follow up visit but nearly in tears and so angry at the way he spoke to me. I don’t need a Dr. that I cannot communicate well with. Good luck! I do not recommend Dr. Johnson due to his extremely disrespectful demeanor.
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Diane in Temecula, CA – Jul 16, 2019
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Dr. Vance Johnson did the MILD procedure on my husband about 10 years. He had immediate relief and the numbness and pain has never returned!
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May 29, 2019
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He is an idiot , I came in for injection, he had me standing; which is SO odd!! RAMMED the needle in my back and about killed me!! I left that office crying. Sat in my car trying to compose myself, still crying, NEVER went back. I feel that he had serious personal problems going on; and if it wasn’t a good day; the patients payed for it!!
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Temecula , CA – Nov 06, 2018
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In a word "Wonderful." Dr. Johnson listens and gives you real knowledge you can do something with. I've seen the angry peoples reviews and know how angry and down I get when I'm hurting and don't like when the doctor does have the magic cure. They are wrong about Dr. Johnson. I'd guess they didn't like the stuff he told them they could do to help him help them but pain can really twist a person. I've been looking for a doctor as kind and smart as Dr. Johnson for years. I'm grateful to him.
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Jan H. in Murrieta, CA – Aug 02, 2018
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I’ve seen Dr Johnson in his Murrieta office for last 5 years . Dr Johnson is a fantastic doctor treating my spinal problems. I’ve lost 6” in torso from kyphoscoliosis, so ablations have been a major quality of life improvement for me. He’s very personable & explains things very well. His staff are the best in kindness & doing everything to facilitate your appointments & procedures. I’m very thankful for all Dr Johnson & his staff have done to help me.
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Linda Campbell in Wildomar – Feb 15, 2018
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One of the best doctors I’ve ever encountered. Truly cares about your ur well being and takes the time to explain and understand. You kcan ave the facility with mental physical and spiritual therapy. Staff is exceptional, professional and just wonderful.
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Joseph Karim in Corona, CA – Jan 05, 2018
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I was quite pleased with the doctor.
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Lynwood, CA – Jul 22, 2017
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Dr. Johnson took the time to explain to us why his treatments may (or may not) work for the existing conditions. Was very compassionate and understanding and provided more than one solution optio.
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Eric in Temecula, CA – Jan 30, 2017
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He is very knowledgeable He explains everything in terms I can understand.
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Joy S in Temecula, Ca – Dec 17, 2016
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From my very first appointment I felt I was in good hands. He answered all my questions, and I'm one to have a long list. He let me know all my options. He prefers to focus on less invasive procedures before recommending surgery. I never feel rushed and his staff is as dedicated to their patients as he is. I feel I am in great hands as I approach this aging process and I appreciate his attitude regarding life and helping me to continue to be able to do the things I love.
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Deby A in Menifee, CA – Oct 28, 2016
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When I walk into Dr. Johnson's office I am immediately greeted with a friendly smile and greeting. Dr. Johnson reviewed my MRI and EMG reports and spent time with me explaining in detail what was causing my low back pain and pain shooting down my legs. Dr. Johnson recommended epidural injections which I had done. I have been pain free for 6 months, and am able to walk and play golf again.
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Mary in Murrieta, CA – Oct 15, 2016
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I went to Dr Vance Johnson last year with major back pain radiating out into my shoulder and arm He ordered MRI and nerve test. Determined I had pinched nerve in my lower back. Scheduled epidural injections and after the 2nd injection pain was gone and has not return in over a year. My mom (the most precious person in the world to me) has been having problems with her back and so I naturally insisted she go to see Dr Johnson. He isolated the problem and will be doing some epidural injection.
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Michael Crawford in Menifee, CA – Oct 11, 2016
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Dr. Johnson has always listened to me and repeats back more concisely what I tell him. He takes the time to explain why I'm having the problem I'm there for and the ways he might be able to help, or not, and why. If he's unable to help, he directs me to the right provider or therapy. He and his staff are very professional, pleasant and extremely well organized. They have always done their best to address my concerns and help me to achieve a solution and relief as soon as possible.
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Margaret Villano in Temecula, CA – Oct 05, 2016
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I finally found a doctor that gives me hope from this persistent and unrelenting pain. I did not want to rely pain medications and he follows a similar philosophy. He is extremely knowledgeable and sincere. I truly felt like he wanted to take the time to understand my concerns. I've had one injection so far and already notice a big difference. I am so very thankful for this doctor and his wonderful team!
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Lori V in Murrieta, CA – Oct 01, 2016
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Dr. Johnson is extremely competent, compassionate, and professional. I feel he is completely committed to giving 100% quality care to his patients. His staff is wonderful, I am always greeted with a welcoming smile. I refer all my family and friends to come and see him. They also describe their experience as great one and Dr. Johnson is so sincere.
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Elaine in Murrieta, CA – Sep 30, 2016
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Dr. Johnson has the patience of a saint. Dr. Johnson is the best at his subspecialty, which is Interventional Spine Medicine. I am a doctor and know how anonymous complaints from angry people who misbehave because of opioids or long pain can mislead. Make not mistake. Dr. Johnson is kind AND brilliant. I have trusted him with my own spine and am glad I found him. If he will see you, LISTEN. I am much better for it. Dr. Johnson is a rare gem.
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Dr.A in Palm Springs, CA – Sep 24, 2016
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Dr. Johnson is the BEST I read the other reviews. Few angry people who said bad things, must not have wanted to listen or chose a better way. I don't know how Dr. can listen to many people complain and still be so kind. I've seen him treat rude people kindly. He used my own MRI and explained things to me. I was not so nice at first but he was patient. People in pain are jerks. Dr. Johnson asked important questions I had not thought of. I almost missed out. I'm so grateful to Dr. Johnson and his
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Pat in Murrieta, CA – Sep 24, 2016
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After many sessions with Dr Johnson, and two procedures, I continue to have a great deal of pain and no relief. On my third procedure my spinal cord was hit and now my whole left side from the waist down and part of my right foot is numb. Do not have these procedures! They are useless, no matter what they tell you, they do not work! Not only did he hit my spinal cord, but never admitted it, I had to have a neurologist go over the MRI to tell me that is what happened!!
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Mary in Fallbrook, CA – Jul 02, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Live life pain free. At the University Spine Institute we have passion for relieving pain and returning people to the activities and people they love. We specialize in helping patients who suffer from spine pain. We provide onsite outpatient procedures including spinal cord stimulators, lumbar and cervical epidural injections. We also provide nerve diagnostic studies.

Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Arrowback Medical Group
Fellowship Hospital
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(951) 894-5000

Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Humana
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of their peers

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo

Locations

University Spine Institute

Vance Z. Johnson, MD Murrieta Office25405 Hancock Ave Ste 110 Murrieta, CA 92562
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Vance Johnson MD- Murrieta Office28078 Baxter Rd Ste 128 Murrieta, CA 92563
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