Kim G. Johnson, MD
Accepting New Patients
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I partner with you to address your cognitive concerns. I offer the latest information on prevention, treatment options, and research studies.
– Kim G. Johnson, MD

Kim G. Johnson, MD

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Duke Health Provider question
Accepting New Patients
Call for an Appointment
919-684-0100
Duke University Faculty Practice in Psychiatry
919-668-7600
Duke Neurological Disorders Clinic at Morreene Road
Where I See Patients
Duke Neurology Morreene Road - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry
I partner with you to address your cognitive concerns. I offer the latest information on prevention, treatment options, and research studies.
– Kim G. Johnson, MD

About Me

My goal is to evaluate patients as accurately as possible and determine the cause of problems with memory or thinking. I may order tests to help achieve this goal. Together, we will begin a treatment plan. Part of the plan may be starting a medication, entering a clinical trial, or participating in a research study. I am dedicated to developing, discovering, and using the latest health-related advances to evaluate, diagnose, and treat dementia. My mission is to provide patients the opportunity to participate in research and partner with us in discovering and understanding what causes changes to memory and thinking. Together, we will contribute to finding the cause and the cure.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English

Call for an Appointment

919-684-0100
Duke University Faculty Practice in Psychiatry
919-668-7600
Duke Neurological Disorders Clinic at Morreene Road

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Patients who see some types of providers receive a different version of the patient satisfaction survey. Those results are not available on DukeHealth.org.

Overall Provider Rating
4.85 out of 5
140 ratings, 40 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry
Fellowship
Geriatric Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Connecticut), 2016-2017
Residency
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pennsylvania), 1999-2000
Adult Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, 2013-2016
Education
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pennsylvania), 1999

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I enjoy research that involves detecting causes of cognitive decline and possible treatments. Currently, I offer a gene therapy clinical trial for people with cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's Disease and a genetic risk factor called the APOE4 gene. I am interested in new drugs that may slow or stop cognitive decline. In addition, I collaborate with other researchers at Duke Health to work to discover why cognitive decline occurs. As part of the Duke-UNC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, I lead a research group that observes and studies changes in memory or thinking as people age.

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.