JohnsonMJ

Melinda J. Johnson, MD

Hospitalist
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Clinical Professor

Internal Medicine ( )

About

"'Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of wellbeing and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill... if one keeps on walking everything will be all right.' - Soren Kierkegaard, 19th Century Danish philosopher and theologian" — Melinda J. Johnson

Languages

English

Services and Clinics

Specialties

Adult Specialties

  • Hospital medicine

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Lumbar puncture
  • Ultrasound-guided paracentesis
  • Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis

Diseases and Conditions

  • Abdominal pain
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Back pain
  • Bile duct blockages
  • Bleeding and clotting problems
  • Blood clots
  • Blood in stools
  • Blood in vomit
  • Blood vessel infection
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Chest pain
  • CHF (congestive heart failure)
  • Confusion
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular disease
  • Electrolyte abnormalities
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Ischemic leg ulcers
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney infections
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Liver failure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Low blood counts
  • Lung nodules
  • Lupus
  • Meningitis
  • Opiate withdrawal
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin infections
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Thyroid storm
  • Vasculitis
  • Vomiting

Credentials

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
  • American Board of Medicine
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Iowa Board of Medicine

Degrees

  • MD, Brown University, School of Medicine, Providence, R.I.
  • BS, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.

Residencies

Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.