Michelle D. Johnson, MD, FACOG
Dr. Michelle Johnson went into medicine for the best possible reason. “I really like helping people.” She chose obstetrics and gynecology because “it is the best of both worlds; I get to deliver babies and be a surgeon. On top of that I really like having women as patients; so being an OB/GYN is perfect for me.”
Dr. Johnson came to Calvert in 2003 after spending six (6) years at Washington Hospital Center. She was a Resident at George Washington University Hospital Center with Dr. Barbara Estes who had already opened Calvert OB/GYN of Southern Maryland. When she approached Dr. Johnson about joining her, Dr. Johnson said yes.
“I Iove being in Calvert! One of the first things I noticed was that the people here are super nice! They were – and are – so different from the patients in DC. I especially love my pregnant patients. They are so happy! It’s just such a joy to work with happy people all day.”
Dr. Johnson also enjoys her gynecologic patients, even though she often only sees them once a year. “If I see them more regularly, that generally means there is a problem and that’s never fun for either of us.”
Like most surgeons, Dr. Johnson has a special love for being in the OR. “I love the challenge, but more importantly, I love knowing that what I am doing in the OR really matters. I mean, if I am called in for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, I can walk out knowing I literally saved that person’s life. I love anatomy, I love the physical aspects of performing a surgery, and I love the immediate satisfaction that comes from knowing I am helping someone feel better.”
In joining Calvert Women’s Center and Calvert Physician Associates, Dr. Johnson is looking forward to being able to focus entirely on patient care. “I Love my patients and I am love being able to spend the time with them that they deserve. Being part of CPA means that I can spend less time worrying about the practice and more time practicing medicine.”