Kirk H. Johnson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
515 Ratings
332 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
Provider showed concern
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Provider explained things clearly
4.8
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending this provider

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, 2020
flawless
Nov 24, 2020
fantastic group
Nov 24, 2020
warm friendly man
Nov 24, 2020
very efficient
Nov 23, 2020
very professional
Nov 23, 2020
Dr. Johnson explains everything clearly, listens and makes me feel very confident in his care.
Nov 22, 2020
all staff were extremely efficient and professional.
Nov 22, 2020
Dr. Johnson replaced my left hip. His skills are wonderful. I was amazed how quickly I heeled.
Nov 22, 2020
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Kirk Johnson in SC to serve our surgery needs!
Nov 20, 2020
Impressive , courtious
Nov 19, 2020
very efficient and pleasant visit
Nov 19, 2020
Dr. Johnson explained my condition very clearly and provided me with my treatment options and answered all of my questions providing just the right amount of detail.
Nov 19, 2020
I was extremely pleased with every aspect of my visit and have already recommended Dr. Johnson to others.
Nov 19, 2020
Bravo
Nov 19, 2020
I can not find a fault, everyone very appropriate and professional.
Nov 19, 2020
There are a few very good orthopedic surgeons in this area but Dr. Johnson has always come highly recommended. I have since told many about my positive experience.
Nov 18, 2020
By far one of the best experiences in my eighty plus years.
Nov 18, 2020
"GGGGGreat"
Nov 18, 2020
All great experiences
Nov 18, 2020
Outstanding
Nov 18, 2020
I have become an ambassador for your practice. Recommend to all the folks here in Sun City Hilton Head S.C
Nov 15, 2020
excellent experience
Nov 15, 2020
dr Johnson is excellent.
Nov 15, 2020
my experience was very good.
Nov 15, 2020
good
Nov 13, 2020
one of the best experiences from beginning to end. profesional staff and outstanding physician.
Nov 13, 2020
outstanding staff and physician. I would recommend Dr Johnson to anyone that needs and orthopedic surgeon. I have seen many physicians over the years but have never had such a positive experience from beginning to end.
Nov 13, 2020
I arrived early for my appointment and was called back to be seen at the exact time of my scheduled visit
Nov 13, 2020
excellent, quick service
Nov 13, 2020
excellent, caring dr
Nov 10, 2020
Very good experience!
Nov 10, 2020
Great
Nov 10, 2020
Good
Nov 10, 2020
Great
Nov 10, 2020
no complains
Nov 10, 2020
no complains
Oct 30, 2020
The entire visit was very efficient and staff were pleasant.
Oct 30, 2020
The doctor was both efficient and pleasant.
Oct 28, 2020
Always positive
Oct 28, 2020
Everything was excellent
Oct 28, 2020
Dr Johnson is the best
Oct 23, 2020
dr Johnson is very honest re: outcomes of surgery!
Oct 22, 2020
very good experience. everyone was extremely courteous and professional.
Oct 22, 2020
very nice peoplekudos to who hired them,
Oct 22, 2020
Dr took time to show me and explain why I was having pain. reviewed my options an course of action. Excellent Communications
Oct 22, 2020
sanitary stations almost at every waiting point
Oct 22, 2020
Great Professional group. Thank Them for Me
Oct 22, 2020
I was checked on periodically
Oct 16, 2020
Dr. Johnson is a delight as well as being so professional in regard to my treatment. I have visited him twice now and I must say he is rated among my many doctor's --- at the top of the list. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2020
My experience with coming to Dr. Johnson's practice has been such a positive. I have been to the practice twice for two different problems and received lovely attention both times. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2020
Your office staff was lovely and I felt well taken care of --- they checked me in promptly and I saw the doctor on time.
Oct 16, 2020
Office is very efficient. Dr. was too.
Oct 16, 2020
I don't think this could have gone any more smoothly than what it did.
Oct 16, 2020
Convenient, informative and pleasant experience.
Oct 15, 2020
Best of the best for help
Oct 15, 2020
Great.
Oct 15, 2020
Great care givers
Oct 15, 2020
good as it can get.
Oct 9, 2020
I have great faith in Dr. Johnson.
Oct 7, 2020
everyone was very professional
Oct 6, 2020
Outstanding service
Oct 6, 2020
I was very impressed with the Dr. concern and explanation which provided my with confidence
Oct 6, 2020
No delays, very efficient
Oct 6, 2020
Excellent experience
Oct 6, 2020
Felt very comfortable
Oct 5, 2020
I plan to use Dr Johnson for my hip surgery when I am ready to go ahead.
Oct 5, 2020
Very friendly and helpful
Oct 4, 2020
Felt very comfortable with everyone. Dr Johnson explained, in terms that I could understand, everything I could expect.
Oct 4, 2020
Good
Oct 4, 2020
Very good
Oct 4, 2020
Good
Oct 4, 2020
Good
Oct 4, 2020
Experience was good
Oct 4, 2020
Excellent experience.
Oct 3, 2020
courteous staff. very professional.
Oct 2, 2020
very pleasant
Oct 2, 2020
Have recommended a few times already
Sep 30, 2020
all were very pleasant
Sep 30, 2020
very professional
Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Johnson explained why I limp and what I may be able to do to helpmyself with the limp
Sep 30, 2020
all wore masks
Sep 30, 2020
was seen upon arrival by a nurse
Sep 29, 2020
no problems.....everything went smoothly
Sep 29, 2020
always leave my appointments with Dr Johnson having all the information I need regarding any issues.
Sep 29, 2020
Very sympathetic. Did not question my concerns or try to discourage my access to the doctor.
Sep 29, 2020
Extremely patient in addressing my concerns.
Sep 26, 2020
Seen in a reasonable amount of time.
Sep 25, 2020
I liked the atmosphere of calm professionalism.
Sep 25, 2020
We all know that a bad knee is, well, a bad knee. The reason I chose Dr. Johnson is because I wanted someone who would find it not quite, but almost, boring. That is, someone with great experience! I have confidence in Dr. Johnson and the last thing I want is he or his staff saying, "Oh boy, we always wanted to try this procedure!", so I neither expected nor wanted undue attention.
Sep 25, 2020
Given his wealth of experience, I have great confidence in Dr. Johnson.
Sep 20, 2020
Extremely courteous.
Sep 20, 2020
I arrived early for my appt so I could fill out paperwork. I really didn't pay attention to the time lapses but it was not long at all.
Sep 15, 2020
Could not believe I could get an appointment so quickly; due to a cancellation.
Sep 15, 2020
Very professional and honest. Spoke to me very frankly; personable but quick.
Sep 13, 2020
Friendly, Knowledgeable staff. Prompt service and follow up
Sep 13, 2020
very good experience
Sep 8, 2020
I have great confidence in Dr Johnson
Sep 7, 2020
Efficient
Sep 7, 2020
Excellent
Sep 7, 2020
Great first experience.
Sep 7, 2020
Excellent
Sep 6, 2020
Polite and attentive throughout
Sep 5, 2020
everyone was competent and friendly, al rare combination.
Sep 5, 2020
Both the Dr and the PA were very helpful. When the need arises I will be back
Sep 5, 2020
I am now one of the patients.
Sep 5, 2020
made my appointment the same day and was surprised I got in. Very timely
Sep 5, 2020
excellent
Sep 5, 2020
one of the best doctors ever
Sep 5, 2020
recommend dr Johnson repeatedly
Sep 1, 2020
Very clear information and service
Sep 1, 2020
The appointment scheduling and registration process went very smoothly.
Sep 1, 2020
It was a very good experience. The nurse and assistant were very helpful.
Sep 1, 2020
Dr Kirk Johnson is terrific. I have had wonderful care!
Sep 1, 2020
Overall, the whole experience has been terrific. I highly recommend Dr Johnson and his team.
Sep 1, 2020
personal, professional and thorough
Aug 30, 2020
kind and helpful
Aug 29, 2020
No delays
Aug 28, 2020
great dr Johnson and his staff are great
Aug 28, 2020
very good!!!
Aug 28, 2020
smoothly run
Aug 27, 2020
Everyone has been very helpful.
Aug 26, 2020
I have seen Dr. Joihnson in the past for a similar problem. He compared both set of x-rays and explained the situation to me and suggested what I should do about it. Very nice.
Aug 26, 2020
My husband and I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson.
Aug 26, 2020
I had to fill out forms first so that took up some of the wait time before being called into a room.
Aug 25, 2020
all the services were excellent
Aug 24, 2020
everyone was very friendly
Aug 24, 2020
Usually the wait in the waiting room is less than 10 minutes for this office. It was an exception that we had to wait longer
Aug 22, 2020
cheerful greeting upon arrival. taken to exam room immo
Aug 22, 2020
excellent, well run office
Aug 21, 2020
Wonderful office
Aug 21, 2020
felt very welcomed and that the personnel was top notch
Aug 21, 2020
I'm hard to please, and I felt that this group was excellent
Aug 21, 2020
great experience
Aug 20, 2020
Very professional, courteous and friendly. Dr. Johnson is the best!
Aug 20, 2020
professional and provided next steps
Aug 20, 2020
wonderful in all ways
Aug 18, 2020
dr Johnson is fantastic
Aug 16, 2020
brief visit
Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Johnson is fabulous.
Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Johnson is a rock star!!!
Aug 12, 2020
very good experience.
Aug 12, 2020
no delays
Aug 11, 2020
Had a very good experience
Aug 11, 2020
very professional
Aug 9, 2020
all was good.
Aug 9, 2020
Dr. Johnson and his staff are and have been excellent to deal with. They are very responsive, timely and helpful.
Aug 9, 2020
I have recommended Dr. Johnson to several people and will continue to do so.
Aug 6, 2020
DR. Johnson has provided for my issues on many occasions. And always listens, describes, and recommends proper treatment. He fixes me up real good! He is always professional, caring, understandable, efficient, and pleasant.
Jul 31, 2020
I felt listened too and that my concerns were taken into account in the treatment decisions.
Jul 25, 2020
Easy to work with
Jul 25, 2020
Nice and nice smile
Jul 25, 2020
Takes the time to explain your condition and that you are important to him.
Jul 25, 2020
Easy to work with
Jul 22, 2020
i was pleasantly surprised to get an appointment with Dr. Johnson in less then 2 weeks.
Jul 22, 2020
i will not hesitate to recommend Dr. Kirk Johnson to friends and family.
Jul 20, 2020
excellent
Jul 20, 2020
Everything was excellent
Jul 20, 2020
Great care
Jul 20, 2020
Could not have been better
Jul 20, 2020
All good
Jul 18, 2020
excellent
Jul 17, 2020
Dr. was very professional and informative.
Jul 17, 2020
Very good experience
Jul 17, 2020
It was a very nice experience ---- I was in a wheelchair and had pain in my back and was thankful they took me on time and I didn't have to wait in discomfort.
Jul 17, 2020
A very positive impression for my first visit to Dr. Johnson's office.
Jul 17, 2020
I was in pain and every consideration was made for my comfort and time was taken to explain the doctor's recommendations.
Jul 17, 2020
It was a very positive experience with all of the staff as well as the doctor. Thank you.
Jul 17, 2020
I would feel very comfortable in recommending Dr. Johnson and his staff to anyone. They were all very kind, professional and timely.
Jul 16, 2020
very good
Jul 16, 2020
perfect
Jul 16, 2020
good
Jul 16, 2020
good
Jul 16, 2020
excellent
Jul 15, 2020
Friendly, professional sraff
Jul 15, 2020
Dr Johnson has treated my spouse for 2 surgeries; based on these experiences, I would not trust any other orthopedic surgeon with mine
Jul 15, 2020
CDC guidelines for COVID enforced
Jul 15, 2020
positive experience
Jul 15, 2020
Everyone in this practice is knowledgeable and caring.
Jul 15, 2020
Dr Johnson is an amazing physician. Top notch skills and super bedside manner.
Jul 13, 2020
good
Jul 13, 2020
good
Jul 13, 2020
excellent service
Jul 13, 2020
excellent
Jul 13, 2020
excellent
Jul 9, 2020
Very pleasant, eager to help. empathy towards condition and could get an appt. within 2 day period
Jul 9, 2020
from receptionist to xray tech, all pleasant and with genuine concern about me.
Jul 9, 2020
Was surprised to hear from doctor after xray that my pain required surgery but was well explained except for my reluctance to have surgery and a nights stay at any hospital during this pandemic.
Jul 9, 2020
my husband had been seen by Dr. Johnson and I appreciated his concern for me as he did my husband several years ago. Just not happy that I need surgery but doctor gave me option of deciding timing during this virus and my reluctance to be in any hospital and gave me option of waiting if that was my choice...
Jul 9, 2020
There were no delays to be informed about.. Short amount of time from in and out time, yet everything was covered, xrays completed and time and ease with doctor excellent.
Jul 9, 2020
terrific
Jul 5, 2020
Everyone was friendly.
Jul 1, 2020
Able to get appointment quickly.Reception well organized and efficient
Jul 1, 2020
Good questions/listened carefully
Jul 1, 2020
Excellent meeting with Dr Johnson - all issues discussed frankly and with clarity
Jul 1, 2020
All staff in PPE/masks
Jul 1, 2020
Totally satisfied - follow-on outpatient surgery and recovery visit scheduled to my requirements
Jun 27, 2020
excellent
Jun 27, 2020
so pleased with this group
Jun 27, 2020
so pleased and happy I used Dr Johnson
Jun 24, 2020
Excellent
Jun 24, 2020
Excellent
Jun 24, 2020
Excellent
Jun 24, 2020
Excellent
Jun 24, 2020
Excellent
Jun 24, 2020
Excellent
Jun 22, 2020
this was a follow-up appointment after surgery and was very very positive
Jun 22, 2020
dr kirk johnson is the best knee / hip orthopedic surgeon period
Jun 22, 2020
i run tennis teams for a resort here and daily i a, suggesting dr johnson to my players if apropos
Jun 22, 2020
i was taken immediately to exam room, then x-ray, and finally surgeon meeting
Jun 22, 2020
all excellent !
Jun 22, 2020
All excellent!
Jun 19, 2020
The entire staff was wonderful
Jun 19, 2020
I have recommended Dr. Johnson to numerous friends!!!
Jun 19, 2020
Amazing staff and doctor work
Jun 19, 2020
NO delays!!!
Jun 18, 2020
Great
Jun 18, 2020
No problems
Jun 18, 2020
Everything went well
Jun 18, 2020
Went well
Jun 18, 2020
No issues
Jun 18, 2020
Everything went well
Jun 18, 2020
very helpful and friendly staff
Jun 17, 2020
I was able to get an appointment within a few days of my request!
Jun 17, 2020
There were no delays.
Jun 17, 2020
the staff is very professional and kind
Jun 14, 2020
Excellent staff and Dr.!
Jun 13, 2020
this office and its employees are outstanding
Jun 12, 2020
Great Doctor, great staff!
Jun 2, 2020
I was pleased at how quickly I was in and out and with the information I needed.
Jun 1, 2020
Efficient. Short waits
May 30, 2020
very good isn't high enough for dr Johnson and staff- everything was EXCELLENT and at "10"
May 19, 2020
Very professional and very pleasant
May 17, 2020
Very good experience.
May 17, 2020
very courteous and friendly
May 17, 2020
I would highly recommend
May 17, 2020
no problems very professional
May 17, 2020
I would definitely recommend
May 17, 2020
no problem very good, did not have to wait long throughout the visit.
May 17, 2020
I have recommended him
May 16, 2020
caring and action oriented
May 16, 2020
Dr. Johnson was informative and reasoned in discussing my options.
May 15, 2020
I have already recommended Dr Johnson to a friend of mine. After my surgery she said she will come over to my home to discuss how i feel about the operation
May 14, 2020
every person I talked to about Dr Johnson had nothing but good things to say about him
May 13, 2020
I felt very comfortable that someone was taking temperatures & everyone was wearing a mask.
May 11, 2020
good
May 10, 2020
Everyone was courteous and professional
May 10, 2020
Dr Johnson and staff are exemplary
May 10, 2020
All guidelines were followed
May 10, 2020
Almost no waiting
May 10, 2020
Very helpful and courteous.
May 10, 2020
Dr. Johnson is a great doctor. He did both of my husband's knee replacements.
May 10, 2020
Wait time was very quick
May 10, 2020
Great experience
May 10, 2020
Great doctor and staff
May 1, 2020
Outstanding service and professionalism from the receptionist to the nurse and then the good doctor
May 1, 2020
Outstanding!
May 1, 2020
Will recommend DR. J and his staff to others
May 1, 2020
Good
Apr 29, 2020
Called at 9:30am and seen at 10:45am, same day. You cannot do any better than that.
Apr 29, 2020
covered everything
Apr 29, 2020
Dr. Johnson knows his stuff and presents things openly and honestly. He does what is best for the patient, there is no other agenda.
Apr 29, 2020
All good
Apr 29, 2020
It is a well run office.
Apr 29, 2020
no wait
Apr 29, 2020
excellent staff and doctor
Apr 27, 2020
I am a raving fan.
Apr 26, 2020
awesome visit
Apr 26, 2020
awesome
Apr 26, 2020
awesome
Apr 26, 2020
awesome
Apr 26, 2020
awesome
Apr 24, 2020
Dr Kirk Johnson is the best! took all the time I needed answering questions-- he is approachable -- I never feel rushed-- he is super friendly-- just an all around nice person!
Apr 24, 2020
I have already recommended the practice and the hospital
Apr 24, 2020
terrific experience
Apr 15, 2020
very professional
Apr 15, 2020
felt comfortable from the very beginning
Apr 5, 2020
good experience
Apr 5, 2020
good
Apr 5, 2020
very good
Apr 5, 2020
good
Apr 5, 2020
good
Apr 5, 2020
good
Apr 3, 2020
Great experience!
Apr 3, 2020
Very friendly!
Apr 3, 2020
Will recommend to friends. Great experience!
Apr 3, 2020
Easy in and out
Apr 3, 2020
Overall, my experience was of a very professional and caring nature.
Apr 3, 2020
I was seen very quickly, and there was very little wait time.
Mar 31, 2020
Most pleasant !
Mar 31, 2020
He's terrific !
Mar 27, 2020
Dr Johnson and his staff were all pleasant and professional.
Mar 27, 2020
My input in choosing PT location where I've had great care before was acknowledged by the Dr
Mar 27, 2020
All work as a team
Mar 26, 2020
super friendly and helpful
Mar 26, 2020
Very courteous
Mar 26, 2020
Just fabulous and so calming and knowledgeable
Mar 26, 2020
Great
Mar 26, 2020
Excellent all around
Mar 26, 2020
Good
Mar 24, 2020
Well organized and staff very helpful and efficient. Good impression.
Mar 24, 2020
This was a very prompt office visit and courteous office staff. It would be wonderful if all doctors offices were this prompt as Doctor Johnson's office was last week.
Mar 24, 2020
This visit was very good all concerns were addressed and treatment was recommended.
Mar 20, 2020
Good experience
Mar 20, 2020
excelente very professional and very informative, so I'll be having surgery
Mar 19, 2020
Excellent!
Mar 17, 2020
every one I interacted with in the office was thoughtful friendly and professional
Mar 17, 2020
friendly and professional
Mar 15, 2020
Great experience with this office.
Mar 15, 2020
Great.
Mar 13, 2020
Remarkable positive experience for me and my wife who was with me.
Mar 13, 2020
Excellent.
Mar 13, 2020
I definitely will recommend my surgeon, staff, and hospital to other people.
Mar 13, 2020
Very positive experience.
Mar 13, 2020
Excellent experience.
Mar 13, 2020
Very professional staff.
Mar 10, 2020
Everyone is wonderful
Mar 10, 2020
No complaints!
Mar 10, 2020
Dr. Johnson is very friendly and personable in addition to is skills and knowledge!
Mar 10, 2020
Everything moved nicely along.
Mar 7, 2020
nice people, no problem
Mar 7, 2020
all good
Mar 7, 2020
excellent doctor, wonderful personality
Mar 7, 2020
all good
Mar 7, 2020
excellent
Mar 7, 2020
all good
Mar 5, 2020
I was able to secure an appointment in the near future - pleasantly surprised.
Mar 5, 2020
Dr. Johnson was professional, friendly, and discussed my issue with me at length.
Mar 5, 2020
I didn't have my proper cards with me but office staff was very accommodating - had all my info as I'd been referred by another physician - and said I could produce it at the next visit. Nice.
Mar 5, 2020
Top notch everything!
Mar 1, 2020
good experience
Mar 1, 2020
I had heard very good comments about Dr Kirk Johnson and my experience with him and all others associated with my care far exceeded my expectations. All are a credit to the medical profession. I am fortunate to have been treated by those people. Thank You.
Feb 2, 2020
We are new to SC and finding new doctors can be difficult. Dr. Johnson's office was just amazing. They were all above Very Good.