Karl K. Johsens, MD

Internal Medicine
1595 Soquel Drive Suite 340
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 Get Directions
Karl K. Johsens, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Human beings were created for a purpose; I have found mine in the art and science of medicine. It is my life's passion and privilege to practice as an internist dedicated to restoring the art to clinical medicine. The most enjoyable aspects of practicing medicine for me are developing relationships with my patients to maintain their health, helping direct them toward wellness by intimate knowledge of their medical risks and problems, and helping them understand these in a straightforward way to either restore their wellness or help them adapt to a better quality of life.

Dr. Johsens' Credentials

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Saint Joseph Hospital, Department of Medicine
Denver, CO
Internal Medicine 1994-1996
Chief Resident 1996-1997

University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, Department of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN

Medical School:
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu, HI
Doctorate of Medicine 1993

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry 1987

American Board of Internal Medicine
Dominican Hospital
Member, Board of Directors, Dominican Hospital 2014-present
Chief Medical Officer, ArcWell Medical 2013-present
Medical Director, Hearts & Hands Post-Acute Care and Rehabilitation Center 2012-present
American College of Physicians
from Sally in CA March 20, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

I am so grateful for the care Dr. Johsens has given me all these years!!!! Thank you!!!!

from Julio in CA March 17, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

It has been personally rewarding and a pleasure having Dr. Johsens as my doctor. He embodies the qualities of a true physician and demonstrates tremendous initiative in maintaining our patient-doctor relationship by taking a caring consultative approach in dealing with my health issues.

Dr. Johsens has always been attentive and really listens to what my problems are. As an example,… See more

from Linda in CA March 15, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr. Johsens is so kind, caring, understanding, and attentive, that I feel absolutely comfortable discussing any health issues with him. He has always shown the utmost respect to me as a patient, and a human being. I feel so blessed to have him as my doctor. His staff is excellent, and everyone in the office is genuinely interested in each patient's well being.

from Susan in CA March 13, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr. Johsens has been my doctor for nearly 20 years. He has also treated other members of my family, including my elderly father who needed a lot of attention.

Dr. Johsens is thorough, warm and pragmaticall very important qualities in a primary care doctor. He speaks in a way that I can understand, using examples and lay-person language. He is very responsive to questions and is very… See more

from Brian in CA March 8, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

I have been wading through a cancer since October, 2016. The second thing I did was to reactivate my professional relationship with Dr. Karl Johsens, because I wanted and needed a sense of a medical team to accompany me on this journey. Not only did Dr. Johsens enthusiastically join the project, he demonstrated a skill and willingness to extensively collaborate with my oncologist. I could… See more

from Cllaudia in CA March 7, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

My husband's and my story began approximately 18 years ago when Dr. Johsens was referred to us by a practicing Radiologist. We have had nothing but excellent medical care as well as emotional support from Dr. Johsens. He takes the time to actually listen to us and is smart enough and takes the time to understand our personalities. Example: I tend to need reassurance and my husband… See more

from Don in CA March 6, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr Johsens has been a wonderful physician. Knowledgeable,accessible. and personable. What else can I say?

from Nina in CA March 4, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr Johsens has helped me through a couple of serious health problems. He is a good listener and an intelligent thinker.

from Rick in CA March 2, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD
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Dr Johsens
Has been my family doctor for many years he was the only reason my mother stayed alive as long as she did for that I will always be indebted to him,
And he has help me for years but Sence I joined MDVIP he has put me on plan to get healthy and to drop some of the weight that I had no business carrying in all so far in lost 32lbs and trying to lose more and of course the… See more

from Don in CA March 2, 2018 for Karl K. Johsens, MD
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In the last 5 years I have had 3 back surgeries, shoulder surgery, and currently dealing with a heart issue. Through all this Dr. Johsens has been very supportive helpful with how to handle these issues plus just everyday medical complaints. He has taken the time to explain everything I need to know and help make healthy choices.