Joseph Johnson IV was destined to be a physician. He never thought of doing anything else. He comes from generations of doctors. They date all the way back to the 1800s. However, turning his studies to gastroenterology was a little more interesting. Dr. Johnson says, “[Choosing gastroenterology] was sheer accident. I ended up training under two men who were Nobel Prize Laureates in GI, their enthusiasm for the field was contagious.”
He completed his Doctorate at the University of Texas Health Science Center. After this, he accepted a Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. During his career, Dr. Johnson served as Staff Physician at Audie Murphy VA Hospital.
Dr. Johnson was also on a talk show in San Antonio. It had a 10-minute segment where he helped viewers better understand and care for their health. Although the program is no longer on the air, he still spreads the word about colon cancer prevention.
Dr. Johnson is a colon cancer survivor himself. He says that his own experience battling it only fueled his passion for the cause. He passes on to his patients in daily practice, “When you’re sick or struggling with your health, the last thing that you want to do is sit in a waiting room or be shuffled from room to room and talk to doctors who are so obviously busy. My experience only magnified the very human element that must exist in the practice of medicine. I am dedicated to being responsive, on time, and focused on my patient’s care during every moment I spend with them and working for them.”
Education, Memberships and Affiliations
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, Doctor of Medicine
- Bexar County Teaching Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, Residency, Internal Medicine
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Fellowship, Gastroenterology
- Medical Director, San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center North
- Fellow, American College of Physicians
I am dedicated to being responsive, on time, and focused on my patient’s care during every moment I spend with them.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
- Studying medicine since 1989
- Languages spoken: English