Nicole Johnson MD

Nicole M. Johnson MD is a practicing physician in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Johnson is the President and Co-founder of PHYSICIANS FOR PATIENTS®, a grassroots organization that champions physician-led care and fights against the unsupervised practice of medicine by non-physicians. She is passionate about lowering the cost of medical care for all Americans, solving the physician shortage, and ending mandatory Maintenance of Certification®. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Also visit www.physiciansforpatients.org.

Welcome to One Medical, May I Take Your Order Please?

America has a growing demand for physicians in primary care and other specialties. There are some approaches to increasing access to medical care to improve this shortage. Arguably the best and most affordable options to improve the physician workforce are expanding Direct Primary Care (DPC), decreasing regulations on independently practicing physicians, and releasing the cap…

Burned Out of Burnout

Physician burnout is the buzz phrase heard daily on social media, physician blogs, and it’s even in medical journals and CME line ups. This recent article references a study on the topic. The phrase is actually code for the stress, anxiety, and depression that inflict physicians and physician students at all career stages. Those are…

Doctors Can Lobby

I recently read a tweet where a physician claimed that physicians know nothing about health policy. Many chimed in in agreement but I, a member of several grassroots physician organizations trying to affect health policy, immediately took offense, though I really didn’t have a great counter argument. The truth is physicians do not really learn…