Karl K. Johsens, MD

Internal Medicine
1595 Soquel Drive Suite 340
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 Get Directions
831.425.1679
Karl K. Johsens, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

495.00 every 3 months
990.00 every 6 months
1,980.00 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.
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Dr. Johsens' Credentials

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

Internship:
University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, Department of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN
1993-1994

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

Undergraduate:
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
California

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from sally in CA March 13, 2020 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr. Johsens' professionalism and expertise re: a variety of medical issues, including common sense are second to none. He is readily available whenever we need him...assuming we have a valid concern. He is patient, kind, clear in his explanations of medical terms, etc. We never feel rushed and always feel heard even if we're unsure of our symptoms. When a referral is made we always know we're… See more

from Paul in CA March 13, 2020 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr. Johsens has been my primary physician for about 20 years. He is a remarkable person who cares deeply about his patients. I have several medical issues which require constant monitoring and the coordination of various medications. Dr. Johsens takes the time and the necessary research to manage the treatment I need. In addition he has helped me understand the causes of my medical issues… See more

from Dinah in CA March 13, 2020 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr. Johsens' professionalism and expertise re: a variety of medical issues, including common sense are second to none. He is readily available whenever we need him...assuming we have a valid concern. He is patient, kind, clear in his explanations of medical terms, etc. We never feel rushed and always feel heard even if we're unsure of our symptoms. When a referral is made we always… See more

from Paylor in CA March 12, 2020 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr. Johsens has been taking care of my husband for over 20 years. I know for a fact my hubs is still with us today due to the care, and compassion that he receives. Dr. J. not only takes care of medical needs but his wise and kind words put both my husband and I at Ease. He also has a wonderful sense of humor that he manages to tuck into his words of wisdom that makes every situation in the… See more

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

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