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

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

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and 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 (115)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.68 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.69 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.73 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.7 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.76 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.48 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.59 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.75 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.67 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.71 out of 5
  • 01/12/2021

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

    Dr. Johnson was great. He knew about my history and was very thorough. I appreciated how much he understood my anxiety about early pregnancy and put my mind at ease.

  • 12/15/2020

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

    Dr. Johnson does an excellent job listening, and creating space for you as the patient to share any concerns. He has never made me feel rushed or unimportant, even though I know he must have a packed schedule. When he is in the exam room, you have his full attention. He does a great job validating any fears while also providing the necessary information to alleviate those concerns.

  • 12/03/2020

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

    I was happy with the appointment and care received

  • 11/25/2020

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

    People were very courteous. Running late but apologized at once. Answered all questions.

  • 11/12/2020

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

    I am always impressed by the quality of care at WHA. Dr. Johnson always takes the time to really listen and offer potential and practical solutions.

  • 11/12/2020

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

    Dr Johnson was very helpful and made me feel comfortable. He explained everything thoroughly and didn't rush, he took his time with me. The best experience I've had at a drs apt.

  • 09/28/2020

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

    He was super supportive and helpful in regards to psych meds when pregnant. It's scary and not always clear cut and he made it so easy

  • 08/06/2020

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

    Dr Johnson is always so knowledgeable and compassionate. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my prenatal care.

  • 07/22/2020

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

    I was experiencing my second miscarriage. My emotions were on edge. Dr. Johnson is not my regular doctor but he was excellent. He was kind and encouraging in a very difficult situation for me. He answered my questions and did not make me feel stupid for asking them. He gave me direction as to what the next steps to be. It gave me a bit of hope in a sad time.

  • 06/25/2020

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

    Dr. Johnson was excellent. I'm switching from another provider that I was very successful with. He took the time to review my chart, was familiar with my treatment and goals and set a good plan for my future care.

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