Elise H. Johnson, MD
- Family medicine
Not accepting new patients in this area.
- 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
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)