Ben W. Johnson, MD - Physician and Surgeon, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Schedule an Appointment

Provider Bio

Ben Johnson, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and surgeon at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon. While his normal location is WHA's Peterkort North office, he is seeing patients at our Gateway clinic from March through September, 2021 while we await the arrival of new clinicians there this fall. During this time, Dr. Johnson is attending births and performing surgeries primarily at Providence Portland Medical Center.

From the Provider

“Something that drew me to the practice of OB/GYN is the opportunity to help patients by making a real and meaningful difference in their quality of life. We have an ever-increasing range of effective non-surgical, medical and surgical methods of improving every day well-being for patients. I enjoy trying to find the right solution for each unique person.”

About the Provider

Dr. Johnson credits his practical, straightforward approach to his upbringing on a cattle ranch in Montana. His aptitude for science led him to medical school, where he was drawn to the variety offered by obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Johnson appreciates the ability to use education, medicine and surgery, as well as emotional support, to help his patients address problems, navigate important decisions and optimize their health through all life stages.

Dr. Johnson helps patients manage their reproductive health, including choosing contraception, family planning, investigating infertility and options counseling. In addition to caring for healthy pregnancies, he also manages complications during pregnancy, such as gestational hypertension, diabetes and twin pregnancies. As the former director of WHA’s gynecologic ultrasound program, Dr. Johnson is skilled in using the technology to help assess and treat gynecologic issues, such as infertility, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, heavy or abnormal bleeding and painful periods—using both medical management and gynecologic surgery, including laparoscopy. He also helps his patients monitor and manage cervical cancer screening results and address the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, including hormone therapy.

In his spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys woodworking, yoga and a variety of outdoors sports, including rock climbing, biking and skiing. He and his wife have a very enthusiastic golden retriever named Nelson.

Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2006

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 2004

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 2001

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, 2000

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biology, Rocky Mountain College, 1995

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association

Awards

  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2020

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (76)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.55 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.61 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.61 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.65 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.55 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.26 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.35 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.65 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.5 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.64 out of 5
  • 08/23/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Johnson was incredibly thorough and spent a lot of time with me, and didn't seem rushed or impatient answering lots of questions. He was very thoughtful and easy to talk to, and not judgmental. I am really impressed and happy to be working with him.

  • 08/23/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    First time seeing him and he was great.

  • 06/29/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Johnson, thank you for being professional kind and generally amazing. I hope all women have the opportunity to get the care from their provider that I get from you.

  • 06/15/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Johnson takes time to listen to concerns and very attentive. Professional yet with a friendly and approachable demeanor.

  • 06/14/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Johnson is the best! He's easy going but serious when he needs to be. He incorporated me in certain decisions and always gave me his advice on what he thinks was best to do. He is patient, listens really well, and just a very knowledgeable doctor. Loved having him as my OB!

  • 04/20/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    This was my first time at this office. Dr. Ben Johnson was excellent as was his assistant. He was friendly, calm and professional. I recommend him highly!

  • 04/19/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr Johnson was kind, gentle, and knowledgeable.

  • 02/16/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I really liked Dr. Johnson for all the same reasons I answered 'Excellent' to in this survey!! It was a pleasure meeting him, a positive experience in every way! I'm so glad my daughter-in-law recommended him to me!

  • 01/19/2022

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr Johnson did a great job, and my visit went well. Trying to get phone help for an earlier yeast infection and trying to book the wellness visit was very hard. My provider from last time was unavailable, and even seeing someone else took several months.

  • 12/29/2021

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I was sad dr. Garvie Loveland left the practice but I am so glad to have gotten established with dr. Johnson. He is excellent clinically with a great bedside manner.

Learn more about patient surveys
Check Accepted
Insurance

If you’re pregnant and want to begin care at WHA–or need to schedule an appointment during your pregnancy, call us! Find a provider and location here.

Please have your insurance information handy before you begin scheduling.

This will allow our teams to check whether your plan may require a referral for the care you need or to prepare benefits information to share with you at your visit. If you do not enter insurance information when scheduling, you may be asked to pay a $200-$500 deposit before receiving service.