Kirk H. Johnson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Kirk H. Johnson, M.D

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
422 Ratings
299 Comments

Kirk H. Johnson, M.D., is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in total joint replacement surgery.

Most recently, Dr. Johnson served as an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center where he also served as chief of the Total Joint Replacement Center from 2000 to 2004. He also practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He has extensive experience in orthopedic research and is the author of numerous publications and national presentations. He serves as a scientific advisor and an inaugural board member with GLORY, the Global Orthopaedic Registry, which is a multinational, observational database of patient outcomes for those who have elective, primary hip and/or knee arthroplasty.

Dr. Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont.

He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the Harvard Surgical Service as well as a combined orthopaedic residency. He was appointed as chief of the East Orthopaedic Service at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a clinical fellowship in sports medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Johnson is on the active medical staff at Hilton Head Hospital and courtesy staff at Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.9
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
4.8
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.9
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.8
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.9
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Nov 24, 2019
Way above average
Nov 24, 2019
No problems
Nov 20, 2019
Great experience w/ all staff and the doctor
Nov 15, 2019
wonderful experience
Nov 15, 2019
Doctor was very thorough and personal
Nov 14, 2019
I have recommended this doctor to many people.
Nov 14, 2019
fast/efficient
Nov 9, 2019
good
Nov 9, 2019
good
Nov 9, 2019
good
Nov 9, 2019
good
Nov 9, 2019
good
Nov 9, 2019
good
Oct 29, 2019
Dr Kirk Johnson is outstanding. He is truly exceptional and one of a kind. Excellent surgeon, very caHe ring and supportive and knowledgeable. He is the best!!!!
Oct 29, 2019
Excellent!!!
Oct 27, 2019
Pleasant
Oct 27, 2019
Pleasant experience.
Oct 27, 2019
It was a pleasant experience
Oct 27, 2019
Good
Oct 27, 2019
Good
Oct 27, 2019
Good
Oct 26, 2019
very organized experience
Oct 25, 2019
I have NO problems with this practice. I like it very much.
Oct 25, 2019
Good
Oct 25, 2019
Good
Oct 25, 2019
great experience!
Oct 25, 2019
so nice!
Oct 25, 2019
best ever
Oct 23, 2019
good
Oct 23, 2019
good
Oct 23, 2019
good
Oct 23, 2019
good
Oct 23, 2019
good
Oct 23, 2019
good
Oct 20, 2019
Plenty of detail on and reasons for condition
Oct 18, 2019
Wonderful experience. very friendly
Oct 18, 2019
Very kind, knowledgeable, informative. Took time to discuss treatment
Oct 18, 2019
On time
Oct 18, 2019
Very friendly and efficient
Oct 18, 2019
Awesome
Oct 17, 2019
I am delighted I chose Dr. Kirk Johnson for my procedure.
Oct 16, 2019
wonderful experience. staff asked good questions. Doctor was excellent and I selected him to do my surgery. He answered all my questions and did not rush me.
Oct 16, 2019
Excellent experience. Dr. Johnson is great.
Oct 15, 2019
Great Service
Oct 11, 2019
I like the doctor very much.
Oct 9, 2019
Very professional and friendly
Oct 8, 2019
Excellent
Oct 8, 2019
Very good experience
Oct 8, 2019
Dr Johnson very personable, explained everything. Outstanding experience
Oct 1, 2019
Everyone was very friendly
Sep 29, 2019
shortest wait times ever.
Sep 29, 2019
Dr. Johnson's communication and manner are professional, engaged, personable.
Sep 28, 2019
excellent
Sep 28, 2019
excellent
Sep 28, 2019
very good
Sep 28, 2019
great
Sep 28, 2019
very good
Sep 28, 2019
good
Sep 26, 2019
Always very helpful!
Sep 26, 2019
excellent service
Sep 26, 2019
very Good
Sep 26, 2019
Good
Sep 26, 2019
good
Sep 26, 2019
Always good with Dr. Johnson
Sep 24, 2019
very professional
Sep 24, 2019
well done
Sep 24, 2019
fine Dr Busy
Sep 24, 2019
good people
Sep 24, 2019
excellent
Sep 24, 2019
very good experience
Sep 23, 2019
first visit and was treated with kindness & professionalism.
Sep 23, 2019
Dr Kirkland put me at ease right away and I am completely confident in his ability to do my surgery.
Sep 23, 2019
very knowledgeable, friendly, professional
Sep 22, 2019
excellent
Sep 21, 2019
courteous and competent..... thank you.
Sep 21, 2019
outstanding courtesy and competency. thank you, Dr Johnson.
Sep 21, 2019
excellent courtesy, and competence.
Sep 18, 2019
Everyone was very welcoming & efficient
Sep 18, 2019
Dr Johnson described in detail all findings and the surgical procedure. Natasha his assistant was also very thorough.
Sep 18, 2019
Both Dr Johnson & Natasha were extremely attentive and gave excellent information as to what the findings are and what to expect.
Sep 18, 2019
Very good experence. First knee replacement. It has gone like clockwork.
Sep 10, 2019
Almost no wait time from arrival to leaving. Minimal.
Aug 29, 2019
good experience
Aug 29, 2019
all positive
Aug 29, 2019
great experience
Aug 29, 2019
all good
Aug 29, 2019
Long wait
Aug 29, 2019
very good
Aug 29, 2019
long wait
Aug 29, 2019
good
Aug 29, 2019
all good except the long wait
Aug 29, 2019
good
Aug 27, 2019
Dr Johnson was excellent with explaining my problem and the med that I'll be taking to cure it. He shows (via the PC screen) the area that I have the problem and explain the med I'll take what it will do.
Aug 27, 2019
Dr Johnson one great Doc
Aug 27, 2019
*Dr. Kirk Johnson was recommended by a friend. She said "he's amazing" I agree and have told everyone who asks.
Aug 24, 2019
Everyone was extremely helpful & professional.
Aug 24, 2019
Dr Johnson takes time & shows how he cares about his patients.
Aug 24, 2019
Once again excellent.
Aug 24, 2019
Wonderful dr,wonderful staff.
Aug 24, 2019
Excellent
Aug 20, 2019
have already recommended him and the practice to others that could use him
Aug 18, 2019
one to ten this is a 10
Aug 16, 2019
excellent
Aug 15, 2019
Walked into office to check if I could make an appointment, had a nice welcome, advised what I needed as far as paper work, set up appointment and was on my way. Very easy.
Aug 15, 2019
Very pleased with Dr. Johnson. He knew what the problem was, easy fix, left me with a very good feeling about the visit and future surgery.
Aug 13, 2019
Everyone is cheery, helpful & caring. *Dr. Johnson makes one feel especially cared about. We trust and admire his abilities & caring ways.
Aug 13, 2019
We are happy to recommend *Dr. Johnson and his practice to those we care about!
Aug 13, 2019
Excellent care & we appreciate the pleasantness!
Aug 13, 2019
We felt secure and cared for.
Aug 13, 2019
all good
Aug 13, 2019
Dr Johnson is great. knowledgeable, thorough exam, review of x-rays.
Aug 13, 2019
all good
Aug 13, 2019
thorough with the routine questions. friendly.
Aug 10, 2019
Doctor showed me how to properly bend so I did not experience the issue that I had
Aug 10, 2019
No delays experienced
Aug 10, 2019
Dr Johnson performed my hip replacement surgery last October and I appreciate his ongoing support for me when I think I have problems
Aug 9, 2019
I appreciated that Dr. Johnson took the time in January to address my recovery concerns and assure me I was on target for a complete recovery. He also addressed my one reluctance in terms of activity and encouraged me to move forward.
Jul 30, 2019
overall a good experience
Jul 30, 2019
Dr Johnson did a left hip replacement on me. I was able to return to my regular activities including tennis without any problems. Would and have recommended him to others esp. for surgery involving the hip.
Jul 26, 2019
Everyone was very nice
Jul 26, 2019
He was excellent. highly recommend.
Jul 26, 2019
I didn't wait at all and they took care of me right away.
Jul 25, 2019
superb!
Jul 25, 2019
excellent communication
Jul 25, 2019
have recommended him to several people who also. had good experiences.
Jul 25, 2019
all staff friendly and helpful. I have been a patient of Dr. Johnson's before and have always had good experiences with him and his staff.
Jul 25, 2019
They were professional and pleasant. Did their jobs.
Jul 25, 2019
Very Professional Staff
Jul 25, 2019
Dr. Johnson is very experienced and helped me understand my condition and what to do about it.
Jul 25, 2019
I was seen quickly with ample time for questions.
Jul 24, 2019
Very good
Jul 24, 2019
Very good
Jul 24, 2019
Good
Jul 24, 2019
good
Jul 24, 2019
Good
Jul 23, 2019
Overall visit personal and professional. Very friendly staff and doctor. Doctor also took the time to explain in detail what was about to take place in the replacement of my knee.
Jul 21, 2019
Great experience
Jul 21, 2019
Dr. Johnson made me feel totally at ease immediately. He was understanding, kind, friendly, helpful and relieved my fears and anxieties. My experience with him was so wonderful. I never met a doctor I liked as much as I liked him.
Jul 21, 2019
Great experience
Jul 21, 2019
Great experience.
Jul 21, 2019
Great experience.
Jul 21, 2019
Great experience.
Jul 19, 2019
My surgery under Doctor Johnson's very professional care was extremely successful. From beginning to end I had excellent care.
Jul 18, 2019
Dr. Johnson is a fantastic doctor (in spite of my wait time) and I have recommended him to several others who also think he and his partner are the best orthopedics on the Island. He also has a great "bedside manner" that make it a pleasure to be in his care and that's a rarity on the island.
Jul 9, 2019
Excellent care provided
Jul 8, 2019
Every one was great.
Jun 30, 2019
Dr Johnson is great. His explanations are detailed and understandable at the same time. Left the appointment feeling comfortable with his diagnosis and plan for my treatment. He is very personable and attentive
Jun 29, 2019
Everyone was pleasant and efficient.
Jun 29, 2019
Very professional
Jun 29, 2019
Very professional
Jun 29, 2019
Very professional
Jun 29, 2019
Very professional
Jun 29, 2019
Very professional
Jun 29, 2019
Very professional
Jun 29, 2019
quick and easy
Jun 29, 2019
Excellent doctor who actually showed great concern and explained exactly the why's and future remedy solutions.
Jun 28, 2019
wonderful office and very attentive
Jun 28, 2019
DR. Johnson was treated me like an old friend and explained all my options
Jun 28, 2019
anointment was at 9:15 I was interviewed by nurse, had my vital signs registered, had multiple knee x-rays and was eating breakfast a little after 10 o'clock
Jun 28, 2019
very friendly and professional
Jun 28, 2019
I have always been very pleased with Dr Johnson. He has always been very thorough in explaining everything regarding my visit.
Jun 28, 2019
No delays. Great service and very professional.
Jun 27, 2019
Very pleasant
Jun 27, 2019
Took time to explain the condition and gave options
Jun 27, 2019
Very efficient and courteous
Jun 27, 2019
Very professional and efficient
Jun 27, 2019
They were excellent took care of all my needs
Jun 25, 2019
good
Jun 21, 2019
This office was very professional and also very friendly.
Jun 21, 2019
Everything was coordinated very well.
Jun 21, 2019
appreciated not having to wait ; timing good
Jun 18, 2019
I tell everyone how terrific *Dr. Johnson & his associates are!
Jun 18, 2019
Very timely & efficient!
Jun 11, 2019
love everything about my visit
Jun 11, 2019
Posotove experience
Jun 11, 2019
Great experience
Jun 11, 2019
Great
Jun 11, 2019
would gladly recommend Dr Johnson
Jun 11, 2019
great
Jun 7, 2019
Dr.Johnson and staff were incredable
Jun 4, 2019
awesome Doctor and staff
Jun 4, 2019
Very professional
Jun 4, 2019
Great experience.
Jun 4, 2019
very positive
Jun 4, 2019
very satisfactory
Jun 4, 2019
good
Jun 4, 2019
good
May 25, 2019
very welcoming environment
May 25, 2019
Dr sensed I was a little anxious about the medicine he described. He assured me that it was not habit forming and I only need to use as needed.
May 24, 2019
I was very impressed and grateful.
May 24, 2019
Dr. Johnson was great!
May 24, 2019
all was top notch
May 19, 2019
Dr Johnson was very attentive and informative.it was good getting a copy of my medical records to review. Getting a phone call from the person responsible for scheduling surgery was a good idea.
May 17, 2019
Dr Johson is great.
May 17, 2019
very good experience. no problems.
May 17, 2019
very good.
May 17, 2019
good.
May 17, 2019
good
May 17, 2019
everyone was exceptionally kind and professional
May 17, 2019
the doctor was terrific-clear, supportive, kind, inspired confidence in his abilities to diagnose and address my issues
May 15, 2019
very friendly and helpful
May 15, 2019
already have recommend Dr. Johnson.
May 14, 2019
great experience
May 14, 2019
great experience
May 14, 2019
great
May 14, 2019
great
May 14, 2019
great experience
May 14, 2019
great experience
May 13, 2019
Office staff was efficient and doctor listened and addressed all my concerns.
May 13, 2019
Very good experience. I came in with specific concerns and doctor listened with concern and discussed what else I could do to improve.
May 13, 2019
Doctor addressed all my concerns and reassured me.
May 13, 2019
Very good experience
May 10, 2019
excellent
May 10, 2019
excellent
May 10, 2019
excellent
May 10, 2019
excellent
May 10, 2019
excellent
May 10, 2019
excellent
May 9, 2019
Overall an excellent experience --- exceeded my expectations
May 9, 2019
As stated previously, the whole experience exceeded my expectations. Very well run practice!
May 7, 2019
I was treated absolutely great by everyone including Dr Johnson!
May 7, 2019
I have already recommended Dr Johnson's treatment and his review of my knee problems wit me to others.
Apr 28, 2019
dr was great
Apr 28, 2019
none
Apr 28, 2019
none
Apr 28, 2019
none
Apr 28, 2019
none
Apr 28, 2019
I am a Sun City resident. I follow comments on the Sun City closed Facebook page. *Dr. Johnson is clearly THE BEST.
Apr 28, 2019
The PA was very interested in listening to my story.
Apr 28, 2019
I strongly recommend *Dr. Johnson and *Dr. Scott among Sun City residents as we have had the best care with both.
Apr 27, 2019
Very happy with all services received
Apr 27, 2019
A very positive experience
Apr 27, 2019
I enjoy talking with Dr. Johnson.....a kind, gentle and bottom line Doctor
Apr 27, 2019
Altogether an efficient and courteous experience.
Apr 25, 2019
I have had 5 surgeries performed by *Dr. Johnson. I have seen him about 12-15 times in his office for pre-surgery and follow-ups. The fact that he did 5 surgeries on me should say it all. He is the greatest!!!
Apr 23, 2019
I went to Dr Johnson for a second opinion of a surgical procedure I had back in January. He very clearly explained the issue and suggested a minimally invasive procedure to potentially remedy my issue.
Apr 23, 2019
A little more time with the doctor would be appreciated for medical explanation.
Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Johnson is an excellent doctor. He listens and explains.
Apr 10, 2019
Very Good !
Apr 10, 2019
I got Shingles & Dr. Johnson recognized it right away .... the Hospital people didn't recognize it, but my husband drove me to his "Bluffton" Office & Dr. Johnson knew I had Shingles right away ! I got Prescription from my General Doctor.
Apr 10, 2019
We were Treated very Good !
Apr 10, 2019
Very Good
Apr 10, 2019
Very Good !
Apr 9, 2019
Dr Johnson is a great surgeon but will not do the needed TKR surgery until I lose 20 lbs. I have been overweight my entire life so this unbearable situation make me feel hopeless.
Apr 8, 2019
They have an Amazing Staff and Dr Johnson is So Amazing!! The process from setting up the appointment, checking in and seeing the doctor was super easy, amazing and I am very grateful. I've never been an easy patient, no one likes bad news however this experience was Awesome. I felt confortable and was explained everything. I look forward to coming back when I lose the weight to take care of my knees. Thank You Staff and Dr Johnson!!!
Apr 8, 2019
Again, it was a Great Staff and Doctor to visit with on my issues with my knees. Fun, Friendly and Just ALL Around Great!!! Thank You!!!
Apr 8, 2019
What a Great Staff!!! I would recommend this office to anyone I come in contact that needs this type of doctor!!!
Apr 8, 2019
They did a Great Job!!!!
Apr 6, 2019
everyone that works there is great
Apr 6, 2019
very good experience.
Apr 6, 2019
no delays.
Apr 2, 2019
I've had 8 orthopedic surgeries over the years. Dr. Johnson is by far the most informative, easy to talk to Surgeon I've had, and has a very encouraging demeanor.
Apr 1, 2019
I recommend *Dr. K. Johnson to everyone who mentions knee or hip concerns in our area. All 5 stars from me and my husband for this practice.
Apr 1, 2019
*Tom Thomas is great at explaining options as well as the surgery procedures, etc. Easy to feel confident in him.
Mar 24, 2019
all good.
Mar 9, 2019
always good
Mar 9, 2019
would definitely recommend
Mar 8, 2019
DR JOHNSON IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND EARNS YOUR RESPECT AND CONFIDENCE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING HE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL PERSON AND DOCTOR
Mar 8, 2019
I REQUESTED DR KIRK JOHNSON FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MY PROBLEM BECAUSE HE HAD PREVIOUSLY DONE A KNEE REPLACEMENT FOR MY WIFE AND I SAW THEN HOW WELL HE REASSURES AND WORKS WITH HIS PATIENT AND HOW KNOWLEDGEABLE HE IS
Mar 8, 2019
none to report as it was all normal
Mar 8, 2019
all good
Mar 7, 2019
very confident in Doctor Johnson
Mar 6, 2019
Very good experience
Mar 6, 2019
Very good service
Mar 6, 2019
Very good experience
Mar 6, 2019
Very good experience
Mar 6, 2019
Very good experience
Mar 2, 2019
excellent
Mar 2, 2019
great staff and doctor.
Feb 28, 2019
Dr Johnson is excellent or I would find another Dr.
Feb 27, 2019
Dr Johnson was straight to the point about my condition and what I need to do immediately. he was very kind and considerate.
Feb 26, 2019
very good
Feb 26, 2019
very good
Feb 25, 2019
great format
Feb 25, 2019
great Dr
Feb 23, 2019
was not informed there would be a delay. In getting to the exam room and while waiting for dr. Although, very thoughtfully, Dr. Johnson apologized for his delay when he walked in. Very much appreciated.
Feb 23, 2019
excellent service
Feb 23, 2019
excellent rapport. efficient. surgical procedure went perfectly. rapid recovery from total knee replacement.
Feb 22, 2019
Dr. Johnson came highly recommended and I will now join my friends in recommending him to anyone in need of joint replacement.
Feb 22, 2019
These providers are excellent.
Feb 21, 2019
Prompt service
Feb 21, 2019
Dr. Johnson was excellent.
Feb 20, 2019
good
Feb 20, 2019
good
Feb 18, 2019
Have never had a bad experience!
Feb 16, 2019
Dr. Johnson is always upbeat and responsive to my concerns
Feb 15, 2019
Excellent experience. Professional and caring.
Feb 15, 2019
After hearing about Dr. Johnson for many years, he certainly lived up to all my expectations! Wonderful experience!
Feb 12, 2019
Timing of everything was excellent.
Feb 12, 2019
Great experience.
Feb 8, 2019
Although the surgery on 1/2/19 was successful, I feel that the time spent with the surgeon, before and after the surgery was inadequate.
Feb 1, 2019
good
Feb 1, 2019
very good experience
Jan 26, 2019
Always a wonderful, professional experience with Dr. Johnson and staff.
Jan 26, 2019
I highly recommend Dr. Johnson to family and friends experiencing knee and hip problems.
Jan 26, 2019
very pleasant took time with me answered all my questions
Jan 24, 2019
very good
Jan 24, 2019
my experience was excellent
Jan 22, 2019
good overall experience