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Debra Johnston

Debra Johnston, MD

Family Medicine
4.9 / 5 (Based on 90 Ratings) Learn More

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University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Medical School


Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program, Sioux Falls, SD, Family Medicine


American Board of Family Medicine


October 06, 2019
When I first came to Brookings I was lucky enough to have Dr. Johnston as my physician and I am glad that she is still my primary physician to this day.
September 18, 2019
Dr Johnston and nurse do a great job!
September 16, 2019
Dr. Johnston has been my doctor for many years. I have some medical issues and she.has always been kind and compassionate.
September 08, 2019
I'm 59 years yrs old and have never had a Dr. as knowledgeable, understanding, and caring as Dr. Deb Johnston.
August 20, 2019
I hate the long waiting time in the doctor room, waiting for 55 minutes is not acceptable. I understand that doctors may be called fro an urgent service, at least if the waiting time in the exam romps more than 15 minutes, a nurse or someone in the staff communicate this to patients, please.
August 16, 2019
Fabulous nurse & Dr. Johnston always takes all the time I need to answer all my questions!
August 06, 2019
My mother is the actual patient at this clinic. I'm her daughter and I take her to her appointments. Everyone at this clinic is so professional and friendly. They treat my mother with so much respect. I'm so comfortable with the level of care she receives there in Brookings.
July 29, 2019
Deb Johnston is the best. No matter how busy she is she always takes the time that it is needed for you to get the care you need.
July 26, 2019
Dr. Johnston is an incredibly gifted physician who ensures her patients receive the highest level of care. She truly treats the whole person, not just the current health issues one is dealing with, & I am grateful for her medical expertise & kind heart.
July 24, 2019
Dr Johnston goes out of her way to explain things and listen to me. I've gone to her for many years and she has always treated me like a friend
July 19, 2019
Deb Johnston, M.D. and his nurse always listen with empathy and concern. They don't rush and take time for you as a person. They are both amazing at using the AveraChart for answering both pre and post appointment!! They are both an asset to your organization!
June 29, 2019
Everything was great
June 26, 2019
I've been w my Dr. many years because she treats me so well n does such a good job....i thank God for her...
June 18, 2019
I always enjoy seeing my Dr. Other staff is polite and helpful.
June 16, 2019
I cannot say enough about the relationship I have with Dr Johnston. My mother and husband also see her when needed, and because I can be treated with my family history and concerns as part of the package, I know she sees my whole picture. She never downplays my concerns, whether symptoms or questions. A wonderful, caring human being
June 08, 2019
I felt better about my visit today with my new physician than i have in a long time with my previous medical personnel!
May 25, 2019
I am very happy to have Dr Deb as my physician. She is kind caring and very loving.
May 12, 2019
Dr. Johnston is an exceptional doctor you are blessed to have her
May 02, 2019
The infusion nurse was very helpful, friendly, and concerned for my comfort.
April 25, 2019
I really appreciate that Dr. Johnston is willing to spend time to explain things and to answer any questions that I have.
April 24, 2019
Very caring and professional staff
April 20, 2019
Dr. Johnston literally saved my life. She listened to me and cared about what I had to say. She was absolutely fantastic and helped comfort me in this scary time in my life. I am so so happy I had an appointment with Dr. Johnston.
April 12, 2019
Dr. Johnston and nurse have provided exceptional care for years.
April 04, 2019
Fantastic and why I keep coming back - love the new look of the facility
March 29, 2019
Dr Johnston and her nurse have been my mother's caregivers for many years. She feels very comfortable with them and they take very good care of her. We are lucky to have them.
March 27, 2019
Dr. Johnston makes me feel as if I am her only patient for the day and is very engaged in the appointment
March 24, 2019
I completely trust her and the clinic. With my health in everyway.
March 16, 2019
They always listen, and treat us as family.
March 08, 2019
I really can't say enough wonderful things about my experience with Dr. Johnston and her nurse. The nurse did so much more than what is asked or expected, and should be recognized for her dedication to patient care. Dr. Johnston is so thorough, comforting, and personable. She takes the time to review patient history as well as interact and understand her clients. These two women set an outstanding example of what patient centered healthcare can look like. Thank you so much for all of your help!
March 07, 2019
Deb Johnston is the kindest doctor I've ever had. I have always avoided going to the doctor, but Deb is wonderful.
March 07, 2019
Thankful to have found Dr. J after m may experiences with other doctors around the country.
March 07, 2019
Dr. Johnston always makes me feel special and her explanation of disease and plan of care are very complete. I always feel I can contact her if have concerns or questions.
March 05, 2019
Dr. Johnston and her nurse are very experienced, kind and caring!
March 05, 2019
I didn't feel like I was heard. They looked at my medical history and judged me off of that not off of what I was feeling. I went to a different doctor and was finally given results.
March 03, 2019
I have had the opportunity to have Dr. Johnston for my primary doctor for many years. She is the best!
March 02, 2019
Dr. Deb and her nurse are the BEST!!!!
February 24, 2019
Dr. Johnston is wonderful !!!
February 23, 2019
They are always great! Knowledgeable and friendly.
February 11, 2019
Love Love Love Dr. Johnston and her nurse.

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