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

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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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.


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


  • 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


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association


  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2020

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (55)
  • Patient Comments (18)

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.9 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.8 out of 5

The thoroughness of the visit?

4.7 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.8 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.9 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.8 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.8 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.5 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.5 out of 5

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.8 out of 5
  • 04/30/2023

    I wish all physicians were as knowledgeable, kind and organized as Dr. Johnson.

  • 04/12/2023

    Dr Johnson is great! Best doctor I have ever had. The nurses and staff at WHA are also top-notch.

  • 04/03/2023

    I really appreciate the MAs and nurses here. Dr. Johnson is honestly the best - one of the most helpful and present providers I’ve ever had in general.

  • 04/03/2023

    Dr. Johnson is a wonderful doctor!!

  • 03/10/2023

    I always feel Dr.Johnson listens to me and eases my way. He is amazing.

  • 02/11/2023

    I have always felt that Dr. Johnson listens to my concerns regarding my current health and my goals for the future.

  • 02/10/2023

    Dr. Johnson was great—professional, knowledgeable, communicative. He put me at ease by encouraging me to talk with him.

  • 02/09/2023

    Dr. Johnson is excellent! He really listens, takes the time to thoroughly answer questions and share and provide his expertise and knowledge. My visit was comforting and reassuring and I received the best possible care.

  • 01/16/2023

    Dr. Johnson takes the time to listen and he really cares about his patients. He does whatever is needed to help his patients. I trust him completely to give me the best care.

  • 12/30/2022

    Dr Johnson is great! All the staff in the office are very friendly and welcoming.

  • 12/23/2022

    Dr. Johnson was wonderful, made me feel safe, and was a great listener.

  • 12/23/2022

    Great experience with Dr. Johnson. I felt listened to with regards to my concerns. Dr. Johnson took the time to explain things to me clearly.

  • 09/01/2022

    First time seeing him and he was great.

  • 08/30/2022

    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.

  • 07/28/2023

    Dr Johnson is the best. Always easing my way and making sure I am doing well and all my questions are answered.

  • 07/21/2023

    Dr Ben Johnson was so supportive and really took his time to explain to me everything I needed to know before and after my visit. He was incredible.

  • 06/26/2023


  • 05/19/2023

    Dr. Ben Johnson is an exceptional OB/GYN physician. He is easy to talk to and makes you feel like he cares about your overall health. I was impressed that he said he read about things in my chart that didn't pertain to my appointment with him but was caring enough to discuss any issues of concern.

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