Dr. Johnson has always believed that prevention is the best medicine. And now, integrating nutrition and lifestyle approaches into the preventive healthcare philosophy of his practice has made this even more achievable and attainable. Helping people learn this and see results – that never stops being enjoyable. He looks forward to continuing to help educate more people in these areas as these are the best ways for achieve a long-lasting lifetime of overall good health.
“Family medicine offers the ability to integrate all medical specialties into taking care of the whole person and their family, no matter their ages. I get great satisfaction from providing care and seeing the results of preventive medicine over the patient’s lifetime. Having modern tools, procedures, skills, knowledge, equipment, improvements in medication and better information on how the body can heal itself has been extremely gratifying.
“Every day is different and every patient has different needs and concerns, unlike subspecialty medicine where the physician is asking the same questions and doing the same treatments. I enjoy the wide variations in care. My approach emphasizes the integration of specialties and the priority of prevention. More patients are learning about the direct effect of their lifestyle and diet on their healthcare costs.
“I hope to educate my patients about improving their health through simple actions and choices. Their involvement in deciding what is truly best for them is imperative. Medications may not always be necessary to improve their health. Food does not have to be boring and is actually the most important medicine in our lives. I am willing to help a patient with a variety of approaches and benefits, not just medications, to improve their health. A patient’s problem is not solved by getting a pill for it.”
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
Residency: Family Practice Residency, Martin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Benning, Georgia
MD: Baylor College of Medicine
BA: With Honors, The University of Texas at Austin
Hospital Appointments: Seton Northwest, Round Rock, St. David’s
Membership: American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society
Awards & Honors: Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Outstanding Student, 1982
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching Award, 1985
“Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors” Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2002-2003
Austin’s Top Family Doctors, DigitalCity.com, 1999-2003
Top Family Doctors in Austin in “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd. 1999 – 2003
For a more compassionate, individualized approach to your healthcare, call Neal D. Johnson, MD, at 512.346.6086. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. We welcome patients from Round Rock, Cedar Park, Wells Branch, Austin and Pflugerville.
I’ve always had a wonderful experience working with Dr Johnson and all of his staff. He’s been my primary care physician for 6+ years now, and I’ve continued to have a great experience with the PAs since he’s changed his practice structure. I’m staying forever. Thanks Dr. Johnson and team. – RC
He is respectful and empathetic and, at the same time, will not shy from telling you the hard news. He isn’t afraid to try new things, but he also doesn’t just load you up with fancy new medicines and send you out the door. If you go to Dr. J and have a complicated health issue, he will give you a REAL treatment plan; we’re talking nutrition counseling, genetic testing, environmental sensitivity testing, holistic supplements, etc. – ZC
Dr.Johnson is AWESOME; he really has a way about him that was welcoming for a new patient. He spoke of the “why” behind his approach and made sure I was educated for each item we reviewed. I look forward to being a long time patient and encourage others to do the research you just may discover he fits your needs. – MP