About Ruth Johnson, MD
Medicine is in my blood. I come from a long line of physicians. The practice of medicine has always surrounded me, shaping my earliest childhood experiences. I remember seeing how enthusiastic my father was about his profession, and knew at 5 years old that I wanted to become a doctor. Since then, it’s influenced all of my major life decisions.
I began my journey by earning my Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from La Sierra University, California. I started my medical training at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and completed my medical degree at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York through the Fifth Pathway Program. I completed my residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine – North General, in Manhattan in July 2007. I am now a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine.
After several years in practice, I began to develop my unique holistic medical approach. I wanted to be more than just a diagnostician, I wanted to help my patients look for alternative avenues of care. I now have a well-developed network of alternative care practitioners to whom I regularly refer my patients.
I employ a thorough approach to my patient’s medical concerns. I take pride in advocating for my patients, whether it be with their insurance company, employer, or other specialists. I believe that the practice of medicine should be for the benefit of the patient. I am exceptionally thorough; I will spend as much time with you as necessary, and try to answer all of your questions. I’m also fluent in English and Spanish.
As a patient of Genesis Medical, I will help you create our own health story. You do not have to relive your family’s experience. You’re not a prisoner to your genes and your life does not have to be dictated by disease. Your health narrative is yet to be written and your personal story can be one of vitality. As your primary care physician, I will help you determine your own path to health.