Dr. Vance Johnson, MD

Interventional Spine MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. Johnson
Accepting new patients

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. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Corona Regional Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnson to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

3.5

Based on 64 ratings

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A Godsend! Just great. I wish I found Dr. Johnson sooner. He and his staff know their stuff. When you are in pain and hurting a lot you need to know what's happening to make a good choice for yourself. See Dr. Johnson for that because he knows and explains it with the right words. I so thankful. He has my trust and has treated my family and friends so he has theirs too.
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D.T. – Nov 27, 2020
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
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mike H. – Jan 31, 2020
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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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
6 people found this helpful
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Diane in Temecula, CA – Jul 16, 2019
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
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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • 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
9 people found this helpful
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Temecula , CA – Nov 06, 2018
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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4 people found this helpful
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Linda Campbell in Wildomar – Feb 15, 2018
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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3 people found this helpful
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Joseph Karim in Corona, CA – Jan 05, 2018
I was quite pleased with the doctor.
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Lynwood, CA – Jul 22, 2017
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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No results
8 people found this helpful
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Eric in Temecula, CA – Jan 30, 2017
He is very knowledgeable He explains everything in terms I can understand.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Joy S in Temecula, Ca – Dec 17, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Deby A in Menifee, CA – Oct 28, 2016
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.
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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Mary in Murrieta, CA – Oct 15, 2016
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.
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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Michael Crawford in Menifee, CA – Oct 11, 2016
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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Margaret Villano in Temecula, CA – Oct 05, 2016
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!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Lori V in Murrieta, CA – Oct 01, 2016
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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Elaine in Murrieta, CA – Sep 30, 2016
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.
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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Dr.A in Palm Springs, CA – Sep 24, 2016
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
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
2 people found this helpful
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Pat in Murrieta, CA – Sep 24, 2016
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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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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....Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Dr. Johnson frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Low Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Johnson treats.

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

Dr. Johnson's office is located at 25405 Hancock Ave Ste 110, Murrieta, CA 92562. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Vance Johnson, MD speak?

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

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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 99% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Wada Test

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(951) 894-5000

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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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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
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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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
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Locations

University Spine Institute

Vance Z. Johnson, MD Murrieta Office25405 Hancock Ave Ste 110 Murrieta, CA 92562
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Practice

Sana Johnson-quijada M.d. Inc.27475 Ynez Rd Temecula, CA 92591
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