Elise H. Johnson, MD
- Family medicine
- Patient education
- Preventive health
- Care for the whole family
- Virtual visits
I am a family medicine physician with professional interests in patient education, preventive health, care for the whole family and the medical applications of behavioral economics. I offer face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
Hometown: Red Wing, MN
Practice Philosophy: Knowledge is power. Understanding the risks, benefits, and alternatives is key to making an informed decision about one’s health.
I am passionate about: empowering people to understand & take charge of their health!
If I wasn't a physician, I would be a: behavioral economist, working out ways to improve patient compliance & healthcare delivery.
I have known I wanted to be a physician since: I was in sixth grade. Every experience since, from being a volunteer EMT in college to working as a lab tech in a family medicine clinic, reinforced my decision.
My personal health goal is: to move regularly, eat in moderation, and get at least 8 hours of sleep every night!
One challenge of this career that I enjoy is: treating behavioral health conditions, like depression and anxiety. These can be personal struggles, and I feel privileged to be one of the trusted few to whom an individual discloses their concerns. One of the most rewarding things is to see a person, previously crippled by depression or anxiety, return to a follow-up visit with a smile on their face, engaging with the world again!
The best advice I've ever received is: to take care of myself first. Since caring for others is my calling, I can struggle to prioritize my own health. I do my best to plan ahead and make time to prepare meals, exercise, and see my own doctor routinely.
- Family medicine
- Spending time with family
- University of Minnesota Medical School
- College of St. Benedict
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians
- Madigan Army Medical Center
Are you this provider? Update your profile.
To verify your specific doctor's or hospital's network participation with any plan, please contact the health plan directly. This information is subject to change and may not be reflected until the next update. We accept many insurance plans, providing access to providers across a wide range of specialties. Learn more.
Major health plans we accept
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we accept
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)