Nathalie Johnson
Legacy Health Partners

Nathalie McDowell Johnson, MD, FACS

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Surgical Oncology, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Breast Reconstruction, Breast Surgery, Melanoma
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 169 RATINGS & 93 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

About Me:

Nathalie McDowell Johnson, M.D., FACS, is Medical Director of Legacy Cancer Institute, Legacy Breast Health Centers and a board-certified surgical oncologist with Legacy Medical Group. Prior to returning to Portland and Legacy Good Samaritan in 1996, she was Commissioner of Health for the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands. Besides her clinical practice, Dr. Johnson plays an active role in research projects related to breast cancer.

Year I Started Practice: 1992
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     169 Ratings     93 Comments

Jun 18, 2021
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I trust her with my life absolutely. She is brilliant, engaging, kind, and I would even say loving. She loves her work and shows her competence and everything she does. She's a brilliant doctor and a wonderful human being. I'm so lucky to have her as my surgeon

Jun 15, 2021
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Dr. Johnson was fantastic! First visit to discuss potential cancer situation and she was wonderful!

Jun 7, 2021
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The office runs very smoothly and coordinated with each staff member knowledgeable, caring and well-prepared. I am confident that they will guide me through the decisions I made, and I couldn't be more fortunate to have such a stellar surgeon and team.

Jun 4, 2021
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Dr. Johnson and her staff are all friendly and helpful

Jun 2, 2021
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I was allowed to have a friend with me to take notes as well as my daughter (a medical professional)taking notes over the phone. The provider and team were happy to answer questions from all of us.

Jun 1, 2021
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excellent in every aspect

May 12, 2021
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Excellent physician and staff

May 5, 2021
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outstanding physician and clinic. they are wonderful. Tremendous care.

Apr 27, 2021
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Very good explanation of my condition and plan of care. I was treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity. I left with the confidence that I was in the best hands.

Apr 27, 2021
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My visit exceeded my expectations.

Apr 21, 2021
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Excellent staff all around! They provide "total" care for breast cancer patients!

Apr 15, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is the best. She takes the time to explain details about my condition, my options, and what to expect for surgery. She makes me feel like she cares.

Apr 14, 2021
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I contacted this office/doctor because I wasn't completely satisfied with my care from another doctor. I was so very impressed I transferred my records and am proceeding at this location. Above and beyond in courtesy, respect, knowledge, availability, responses, scheduling, efficiency, and care & professionalism.

Apr 5, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is everything one would want in a physician - capable, intelligent, experienced as well as genuine, kind and compassionate. This is a physician who answered her calling perfectly. In addition, her support staff are wonderful, helpful and kind people.

Apr 5, 2021
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she made me feel like I was in good hands

Apr 5, 2021
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Dr Johnson is extremely competent in her field and compassionate.

Mar 31, 2021
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Dr Johnson was lovely and will take good care of me

Mar 26, 2021
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she is the most professional and caring doctor!!! thank you for all of her expertise!

Mar 19, 2021
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Very good - left feeling much more positive about help for my condition.

Mar 16, 2021
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dr nathalie is the best

Mar 15, 2021
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Dr. Johnson answered all of my questions and explained everything perfectly.

Mar 15, 2021
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I received excellent care.

Mar 12, 2021
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Excellent caring doctor!!

Mar 9, 2021
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Dr. Johnson and her team were excellent. They went out of their way for me. I am thankful that I was able to get an appointment and now be under Dr. Johnson's care.

Mar 8, 2021
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My only negative is that because Dr. Johnson is very busy, I had to wait for over a week for an appointment during a time that I was extremely anxious having a breast cancer diagnosis to get information regarding surgery and subsequent treatment and now when the surgery date will take place.

Mar 8, 2021
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this provider truly cares about and reats parient with respect and dignity. never has this patient felt trust for any provider, except this one

Mar 5, 2021
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Dr Johnson is simply the best. I always feel positive about my care and prognosis when I leave her office. Her staff is also exceptional. I am thankful to have her as my physician.

Mar 5, 2021
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is an angel. She is a fabulous human being. I cannot say enough wonderfulthings about her and her staff.

Mar 3, 2021
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I found Dr. Johnson and all of her staff to be very kind and courteous to myself and husband during my appointments.

Mar 2, 2021
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Dr. Johnson and all staff were incredibly kind, professional and helpful.

Mar 2, 2021
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Excellent in every aspect of the experience

Feb 16, 2021
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Very good, every one was very nice, caring & helpful.

Feb 8, 2021
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Excellent review of my case with a clear path of care

Feb 5, 2021
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I've seen a lot of Doctors in my life. I would have to say that Dr. Johnson is in the top three as far as my trust in her care for me. I feel very comfortable with her, and believe her expertise in dealing with my condition is exactly what I need. I'm very thankful that she is my Physician.

Feb 1, 2021
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everyone I encountered were the best professional. the surgeon was very helpful to let my daughter, on the phone, be involved in the discussion and answered her questions.

Feb 1, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is the best. knowledgeable and caring.

Jan 29, 2021
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I was recently diagnose with breast cancer Dr. Johnson has been the best, kind and very pleasant. She cares about me as a person. Dr. Johnson has been very informative to me and always answers any question I may have. I have not had my breast surgery yet, but I know I'm in good hands. She is wonderful.

Jan 28, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is kind, compassionate yet very professional. I felt very fortunate to have her on my treatment team. The care I received was excellent.

Jan 26, 2021
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Very thorough with providing information, very caring team. I feel that they are very supportive of me.

Jan 25, 2021
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Very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Jan 25, 2021
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My experience had me leaving with a positive and confident attitude toward my Dr and my diagnosis

Jan 22, 2021
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Dr Johnson was very caring, compassionate and optimistic in explaining my type of breast cancer and how we would treat it!

Jan 22, 2021
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Very happy with Dr. knowing my history & current health issues. Good listener & explained things well.

Jan 19, 2021
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Best beside manner!

Jan 18, 2021
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Dr. Johnson is great. I did feel a little rush during the consultation but she had patience w/me.

Jan 15, 2021
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is the epitome of an excellent healer, knowledgeable breast cancer provider and empathetic physician. She is simply the best!

Jan 13, 2021
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I love Dr. Johnson. She's the best. I know she has my back.

Jan 12, 2021
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It all went smoothly. Dr. Johnson is wonderful.

Jan 11, 2021
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The only thing I would change about the visit is that the expectation was set that my Rx would be at my pharmacy by the end of the business day but it wasn't. I called the office just before closing (I wanted to give the doctor plenty of time to send it) and was told my concern would not be addressed until the next day. With this being said, this is a minor inconvenience and overall I was very happy with my experience.

Dec 22, 2020
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This was my first time at this office and seeing Dr. J. Every single person I interacted with, starting with the front office staff, was so kind and warm and helpful. They spent lots of time educating me and answering my questions. They listened and respected my choices. I felt well cared for. I initially saw a different surgical oncologist, and I had no trouble deciding to switch to Dr. J during the appointment--I didn't even have to go home to think about it. I also feel that they are providing state of the art gold standard of care, with neoadjuvant therapy and having me stay in the hospital overnight after surgery. I am very grateful to have Dr. J and her team as my care team. I trust them. p.s. the soft lighting and decor throughout, including taking me away from the exam room into a sitting room to discuss everything, did so much to calm and comfort me.

Dec 18, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is compassionate, caring, thorough and knowledgeable! I highly recommend this amazing doctor!

Dec 18, 2020
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always a wonderful experience... everyone helps me .. directs me ... listens intently..accommodates...

Dec 17, 2020
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It's overwhelming to learn I had cancer for the 3rd time but Dr. Johnson was caring and warm. She looked me in my eyes always!

Dec 14, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is compassionate, thoughtful, & extremely knowledgeable. She knows how to be human along with a physician in equal parts. I feel that she only performs test when necessary not for erroneous reasons & she puts her patients/clients first which is rare in healthcare these days.

Dec 11, 2020
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Such a kind doctor. Very informative. Making sure I understood everything.

Dec 9, 2020
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Dr. Johnson, Nathalie is nothing short of the best provider I have ever had. She stood up for my health, my mental well being and my emotional stability. As a surgeon, she was talent beyond words because as a breast cancer survivor having HARDLY ANY scars makes me feel like I am OK & that was her skill! Amazing she is.

Dec 8, 2020
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visit was very good helpful and sensitive

Dec 4, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is the best doctor I have ever met.

Dec 4, 2020
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Dr. Johnson and her team provided top-notch medical care, plus every single person on her team was caring, thoughtful, kind, and very responsive.

Dec 1, 2020
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Caring office staff and stellar physician.

Dec 1, 2020
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I am extremely happy with Dr. Johnson and her team and I do mean team. It's rare to find a surgeon with such compassion and grace. She's knowledgeable, up to date on treatment options and I just can't imagine being in better hands after my diagnosis.Thank you.

Dec 1, 2020
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Dr. Johnson is incredible. She took a lot of time with me and the nurse and MA were both very helpful. Dr. Johnson frequently checked in wth me to see how I was handling the procedure and it all went very smoothly. Her singing was very relaxing and a great distraction for me.

Nov 25, 2020
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Dr. Johnson made me feel that all will be okay! Looking forward to seeing her again.

Nov 20, 2020
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Extremely experienced, talented hands & understanding heart. Staff is willing to help. Newer staff members will learn the professional tore and adapt to an open tore. Older staff knows how to rearrange schedules and tries every option beyond the usual "gate keeper statements."

Nov 17, 2020
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Everyone from the front desk staff to the the Dr. helped to ease my anxiety about a very difficult diagnosis. They provided an easy to understand explanation and plan going forward. I have every faith that the Dr. will help to get me to the best possible outcome.

Nov 10, 2020
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Dr. Johnson & her staff are amazing. I met them at one of the most terrifying times of my life. They are kind, compassionate, and confident in their ability to treat my illness.

Nov 4, 2020
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Everyone I encountered was kind, very empathetic. Genuinely nice! Dr. Johnson was very kind, explained everything - excellent experience!

Nov 2, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr Johnson for MANY years. She is one the best if not the best physician I have ever known.

Oct 28, 2020
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Dr. Johnson fit me in tiher schedule only 2 hours after i called with a worrisome concern. This is extraordinary service.

Oct 26, 2020
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it took 8 months to get to see Dr Johnson

Oct 20, 2020
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Dr. Johnson and her staff are the most amazing people I've ever dealt with in the medical world. They are phenomenal human beings.

Oct 20, 2020
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Dr Johnson was empathetic and compassionate and explained my treatment plan thoroughly.

Sep 29, 2020
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Dr. N. Johnson is excellent!!!

Sep 29, 2020
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I have had 5 Healthcare friends, (a radiologist, physical therapists, natural pathic dr and two friends say Dr. Johnson is the very best) After meeting her, I know that to be true. Very intelligent and grounded. I love her.

Sep 28, 2020
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Referred to Dr Johnson on a [day removed] afternoon & was seen in her office the following [day removed]. My previous care had already been discussed between providers and a surgical plan was in place by [day removed] evening. I couldn't be more thankful or grateful.

Sep 28, 2020
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The staff were very friendly. They answered many of our questions. What a sweet group of people to turn to when going thru a tragedy such as cancer.

Sep 21, 2020
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Dr. Johnson was professional, compassionate, and informative.

Sep 21, 2020
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love Dr Johnson. My only concern and somewhat unsure of other test that were run and how to proceed from here. But I will follow up and get more clear answers as i digest new information.

Sep 18, 2020
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It is awful to have breast cancer. Dr. Johnson is kind, compassionate, loving and funny. She listens and cares deeply for her patients. Her entire team follows her lead. I have not had an interaction with anyone that wasn't positive. Their follow-up is excellent. I cannot recommend any way that they could do things better.

Sep 14, 2020
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I am delighted with the team at Dr. Nathalie Johnson's office.

Aug 31, 2020
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Dr Johnson is fabulous. I feel very lucky to have her as my dr

Aug 24, 2020
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Dr. Johnson and her whole staff are super friendly and professional and efficient.

Aug 24, 2020
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very good

Aug 21, 2020
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wonderful bedside manner. an excellent listener and a compassionate provider.

Aug 17, 2020
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I am seeing Dr. Johnson for breast cancer. She, along with Winnie have been so compassionate and caring I can't say enough good things about them. [removed to protect privacy], and I have complete faith in her care team and know that I am in the best hands possible. I wish I could find a general practitioner like her.

Aug 14, 2020
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I cannot say enough great things about Legacy's amazing Dr. Nathalie Johnson! Nathalie is beautiful inside and out with a special gift radiating compassion and intelligence with her patients; making us feel that we have a treasured angel whom we love and trust caring for us. Dr. Johnson listens to my concerns and takes the time to address all of my questions. I feel confident and thankful that she and her organized caring team are there for me. Legacy is blessed to have this highly skilled brilliant surgeon!

Aug 11, 2020
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All was great but it's only been one visit so not sure yet if I would recommend.

Aug 10, 2020
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Dr. Nathalie Johnson is amazing. So is her scheduler Winnie. Both made me feel very well cared for with the upmost professionalism and respect.

Aug 7, 2020
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Incredible doctor and wonderful office staff. Best experience with a specialist I've ever had. Thorough, thoughtful and trustworthy, Dr. Johnson, Winnie and other staff have gone above and beyond, highly exceeding all of our expectations. Would highly recommend to others.

Aug 4, 2020
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I am grateful for the great care! So do my family.

Aug 4, 2020
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Dr. is very thorough and caring.

Aug 4, 2020
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Exceptional one on one care from Dr. Johnson

Aug 4, 2020
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Dr Johnson always listens carefully to concerns and addresses them fully. She also remembers details from previous visits and medical history.
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