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Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Nephrology (Kidneys)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
95 Patient
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UPMC Kidney Clinic at University Center
University Center
120 Lytton Ave.
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 802-3043


Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Brigham & Women's Hospital,
Boston, MA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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October 17, 2017

As always, Dr. Johnston remains the best physician I have ever encountered.

September 05, 2017

wonderful physician

August 29, 2017

as always the care from the entire staff was excellent.

August 15, 2017

Dr Johnston has extensive knowledge of my kidney disease. He is kind and helpful.

August 08, 2017

This provider definitely has a great overview of all my other health problems. I am very confident I am getting the best care available with him.

August 08, 2017

Dr. James Johnston is an excellent doctor who pays particular attention to each patient as an individual. He is very caring and listens with complete attention to every detail. I have greatly appreciated his care.

August 08, 2017

care provider and his staff are excellent group

August 01, 2017

Dr. Johnston listens to what I have to say and responds to my concerns. He is very personable and communicated with my other physicians so everyone is on the same page regarding my care.

July 26, 2017

Provider listens very well to my concerns and questions, also explains and discusses all problems and issues.

July 26, 2017

Dr. James R Johnston always provides the best care possible. He answers all questions, he asks many questions and actually listens to the answers. He never rushes patients and always explains everything in terms that non-medical personnel can understand. He is always very knowledgeable about my current conditions and and really most health concerns. He is truly an asset to all of his patients as well as a great asset to UPMC.