Every month, we feature a physician as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great doctors on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This month, we had the chance to talk with Dr. Kimberly Johnson, a Family Physician at Little Company of Mary Hospital (Primary Office: 736 West 95th Street). Read on to get to know Dr. Johnson, including her passion for her specialty, her philosophy of care, and even how she spends time outside the office.
Medical School: Rush University
Residency: Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Specialty: Family Medicine
Why did you decide to become a physician?
I feel like it was my calling. I knew at an early age I wanted to make a change in the lives of others by taking care of them and keeping them healthy. As I got older and considered all the other career possibilities that were available, I kept coming back to the medical profession.
How did you choose your specialty?
Being able to take care of an individual from their first day of life up until their old age is an amazing thing. Because of the wide age range of individuals to care for, there is never a dull moment.
What do you enjoy most about being a physician?
Each day is different. Each day brings on new challenges. Knowing that I am able to make a positive change in someone’s life is an amazing feeling to have, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What is your philosophy of care?
We are a team. In order to achieve the best result we have to work together.
If you hadn’t become a physician, what would you be doing?
I’m not sure; I can’t imagine doing anything else.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of the office?
I love spending time with family and friends, reading, and dancing.
Summer is almost over! Check out Dr. Johnson’s back to school health tips.