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Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Nephrology (Kidneys)

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
107 Patient
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UPMC Kidney Clinic at University Center
3708 Fifth Ave.
Suite 501
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Scheduling Phone:
(412) 586-3550


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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May 18, 2018

Dr. Johnston is excellent

May 18, 2018

I think Dr. Johnson is the best care provider I have ever had. When I ask questions, he explains things in terms I can understand and is very thorough in his answers. He listens to my concerns and tries to remedy any part that he can and offers to talk with my PCP about things that he feels are not in his area.

May 15, 2018

He is the best.

May 15, 2018

Dr James Johnston is an excellent doctor, extremely knowledgeable and kind. I hope I can always see Dr Johnston.

May 01, 2018

I feel Dr. Johnston is an excellent Doctor.

May 01, 2018

Jamey is the best. Very caring and compashionate

April 24, 2018

The best doctor that I have ever had. Nothing but superlatives.

April 20, 2018

ilDr.Johnston is an exceptional person and doctor. He is a model of honesty, sincerity, and knowledge imparted with expertise that resonates with caring. Even more. one knows after each visit that ones needs have been addressed fully.

April 20, 2018

He is very good at making sure he looks at all my medical records as I have several different medical conditions. I see many other specialists and he makes sure he touches on my overall health and emotional needs.

April 17, 2018

My visit went very well and i was very satisfied.