unique medical practice
Orange County’s only office exclusively
for adolescents and young adults ages 10-25+
Prestigious, board-certified adolescent
medicine specialist; former professor and vice-chair,
University of California, Irvine Department of
Former Medical Director, University of Oklahoma
Adolescent Clinic & Adolescent Inpatient Unit
expert & author
Take care of it all in one visit
acute and chronic illnesses
Eating disorders, weight and body image
and menstrual problems
Feeling sad, lonely, or irritable
Persistent or recurring problems:
stomachaches, headaches, fatigue
ADD/ADHD, academic problems
Other questions, concerns, and worries
appointed, comfortable office
About Jennifer Johnson, M.D., MS, FAAP
Dr. Johnson is a medical doctor. She has more than 20 years' experience as a pediatrician and
adolescent medicine specialist. She practices in Newport Beach (Orange County),
Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in
Adolescent Medicine as well as in Pediatrics. Dr. Johnson also has an
advanced degree in public health. She has been a
professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of
California, Irvine School of Medicine, where she served as director
of the adolescent medicine program. Dr. Johnson has taught medical
students, residents, faculty, and community physicians, for whom she
continues to present educational programs. She has presented at
national meetings of many organizations, including the American
Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practice.
Dr. Johnson has written many research articles and book chapters
related to adolescent and young adult medicine.
Dr. Johnson is an advocate for adolescents and young
adults. She is a Fellow of the American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She has led many activities in
the Academy’s Section on Adolescent Health and served as
its chairperson. Dr. Johnson is active in the Orange County chapter
of the AAP, as well. Current projects include the Teen Safe Driving
Initiative and healthcare for GLBTQ teens.
Dr. Johnson has also been
active in the Society for Adolescent Medicine. As a member of the medical advisory board for
Teengrowth, Dr. Johnson wrote many
articles and answers to reader questions. Articles and webcasts by
Dr. Johnson are posted at Healthology.com, medbroadcast.com,
and the New York Daily News. Links to some of these are
on the Parents page.
Dr. Johnson is on the medical staff of
Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.
novel approach to care
Dr. Johnson's practice is a "micro-practice." She
handles virtually all aspects of the practice herself. We get to
know each other better, starting with the first phone call.
With Dr. Johnson's training and experience, great
medical care is a given.
What's more, Dr. Johnson's patients value their
warm, personal relationship with her. She spends the time it takes
to get a real understanding of her patients, their lives, and the
things that affect their well-being. Doctor and patient work as a
Dr. Johnson was
selected as a Physician of Excellence 2012 by the Orange County
Care that puts the
Dr. Johnson is deeply committed to
helping her patients and their families live well, healthily and
happily. Whatever the challenge, she will work with you to address
Dr. Johnson provides a unique level
of access, convenience, and service. patient volume is limited to
allow for on-time as well as last-minute appointments.
A reception room, not a
Same- or next-day, evening and
Direct phone access to the
Convenient location near
Fashion Island with free, easy parking
electronically to your drugstore
Insurance claims filed for you
Dr. Johnson is contracted as a
preferred provider with a number of plans, including Aetna, Anthem
Blue Cross, Cigna, and UnitedHealthCare. Call to see if your insurance is
What they say
about Dr. J
Here's what patients and parents have
said about Dr. Johnson (without her even asking):
Thank you so much
again, for caring for our children. It is a relief to be in good
"We are so
fortunate to have found you."
"Orange County's best-kept
"You are the best doctor I've
"I never thought that finding a
doctor on the Internet would work out so well."
been a lifesaver for [my daughter] these last few years and I am
sincerely indebted to you."
good doctor who relates well to kids like [...] is priceless in my
"You are the coolest Doctor ever!"
"Dr. J is amazing. She is so kind
and caring and makes sure to take her time to answer any
questions one might have. She has a fantastic bedside manner and
I would recommend her emphatically."
"Dr. Johnson makes you feel better in so many
"Your patient focus is truly
remarkable and makes office visits super easy!"
"Thank you for being such a kind and
"I couldn’t nor could continue to get through my
obstacles without your help!"
"You have more sensitiv[ity] to,
and understanding of, eating disorders than any physician I have
About Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent medicine is a recognized subspecialty of
pediatrics, internal medicine, and family practice. To become
certified as a subspecialist, doctors take several more years of
advanced training and pass a corresponding examination. The
Board of Pediatrics has certified Dr. Johnson in both the specialty
of pediatrics and in the adolescent medicine subspecialty.
Some doctors have a particular interest in taking
care of adolescents, but only about 400 nationally -- and a few in
Orange County -- are actually board certified in
Adolescent Medicine. The American
Board of Medical Specialties website lets you check to see if a
"specialist" in adolescent medicine is actually board certified.