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

562.50 every 3 months
1,125.00 every 6 months
2,250.00 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

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from Patria in CA March 11, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

As a retired eighth grade teacher, I am totally aware of the importance of listening.
Dr. Karl Johsens is the best listener I have ever encountered in the medical world.
He is always up to date on all of my meds and conditions and is very good at explaining details.
While he is usually entering things into his computer while I am talking to him he is also immediately
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from Brad in CA March 9, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD
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After 25 years with a physician in Mountain View, I relocated to Santa Cruz County and found Dr. Johsen’s. I have a few health issues and in our first meeting he said he would like to see me at least monthly for the first few months. It was his interest in getting to know me and my personal history. I think we met 4 or 5 times in that first 6 months. I was/am very impressed with his personal… See more

from Mark in CA March 8, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr. Johsens has been extremely helpful during my recent health crisis. He is knowledgeable about treatment procedures, and medications, which has made a big difference in my recovery. Thank you, Dr. Johsens.

from Dave in CA February 25, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Caring, thoughtful, takes his time to explain your options.

from Chris in CA February 12, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

My wife and I are so grateful to have personalized healthcare by a Doctor who is able to take the time to provide top quality care.
So many of our friends get cursory care. Not getting thoughtful answers to questions, no curiosity just push them along….on to the next patient.
Dr. Johsens has never done that, even if he can’t pinpoint a specific diagnosis, he never stops probing,… See more

from Arthur in CA February 12, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

My Doctor recomened I see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee and hip replacement. It was a great choice. Surgery was swift and without complications. Recovery was rapid and I regained full pain free function. Ali my other problems have handled by him with excellent results. I hope he does not retire for a good long time.

from Josh in CA February 11, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

Dr Karl Johsens MD is my MD VIP/ PCP
He has greatly helped me to navigate and understand the world of Cancer information in 2023 post my diagnoses in April 2023
When I have Ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI ,or PET CT Scans ,he is always there to provide information that helps me understand where we are in treatment. A Kind ,friendly Doctor who is also a Master at his craft with… See more

from MARY in CA February 10, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

I moved to CA in 1990. I was treated for NH lymphoma and dermatomyositis at age 29 and having worked in a cancer center for 10 years after that I was aware of how important it was for me to find the right doctor. I did. Dr. Karl Johsens has seen me through so much since then-emergency gall bladder surgery, pancreatitis and recently another cancer diagnosis requiring more chemo and radiation… See more

from Stacy in CA February 10, 2024 for Karl K. Johsens, MD

When I got the news that my longtime doctor was retiring after being my doctor for decades I was understandably concerned but trusted that the doctor he selected to take over his practice must be pretty good for him to be chosen. My trust was not misplaced. Over the subsequent years Dr. Johsens has been someone I could rely on and trust. He’s straight forward, well informed, and someone I don’… See more