David Charles Johnson, MD David Charles Johnson, MD

David Charles Johnson, MD

About

A former Olympic athlete himself, Dr. Johnson’s personal experience and professional expertise give him unique insight to all aspects of Sports Medicine, as well as joint replacement, and general orthopaedic surgery. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.  While attending Yale University, he was an All-American swimmer and a member of the US National Swimming Team. Dr. Johnson set several American records and was a member of the 1968 Olympic Swimming Team during which he competed on the gold medal winning 4 x 200m freestyle relay. After graduating from Yale College School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at George Washington University and was a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health, performing research in arthritis. 

Dr. Johnson’s passion as an athlete continued into his career as an orthopaedic surgeon. He was the physician for all skating events at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY which included the “Miracle on Ice” gold medal hockey team. In addition to being the team physician for multiple US National Swimming Teams, he has also been the meet physician for the World Cup Swimming Championships at the University of Maryland. He has been an orthopaedic and medical consultant for the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports, the 2012 Washington/Baltimore Olympic bid, and a member of the Olympic Alumni Advisory Group for the 2012 Olympic bid. Dr. Johnson also served as the Assistant Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Washington Nationals baseball team through 2015 and the team physician for Catholic University. He was instrumental in the creation of a sports medicine clinic at Georgetown University.

In addition to treating athletes of all skill levels, Dr. Johnson also treats ballet dancers from the across the United States. He has worked with professional dancers from the Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, Houston Ballet, and nationally touring companies of Broadway shows performing at the Kennedy Center, Warner Theater, and the National Theater.
Dr. Johnson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University.

Philosophy of Care:
“I strive to treat all my patients with the same care and diligence as if they were my only patient. I bring nearly 40 years of experience, skills, and knowledge to the evaluation and treatment of my patient’s muskoskeletal concerns.”   
 

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Education
  • Internship Program George Washington University Hospital - 1974
  • Medical School Yale University School of Medicine - 1973
  • Residency Program George Washington University Hospital - 1975
  • Residency Program George Washington University Hospital - 1978

Locations

106 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20010
Phone: 202-877-6000

Insurance

MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus