Steve Johnson, MD, is a skilled physician and interventional pain management specialist at Alaska Pain to Wellness Centre in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Johnson is board-certified in family practice in Canada and anesthesia and pain management in the United States.
Dr. Johnson grew up in Montreal, Canada, where he attended McGill University, majoring in engineering before attending medical school. He left Montreal to complete his family practice residency at the University of Calgary, where he received his board certification in family practice. Later, in 1979, Dr. Johnson came to the United States for his residency in anesthesia at the University of Vermont In Burlington. He continued his medical training with a cardiac anesthesia fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Johnson practiced anesthesia and pain medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada, for 23 years. While there, he became board-certified in both anesthesia and pain management. He also served as Medical Director of the Sahara Surgery Center in Las Vegas and Chief of Anesthesia at University Medical Center.
Before coming to Alaska in 2008, Dr. Johnson spent three years in Kalispell, Montana, where he was Medical Director of the Northwest Spine and Pain Center.
At Alaska Paint to Wellness Centre, Dr. Johnson’s primary medical focus is pain management. He specializes in a broad spectrum of pain management techniques: from patient consultations and medical management to the implantation of pain pumps, stimulators, epidurals, and various nerve blocks. He has a growing interest in medical cannabis and its applications and an interest in regenerative medicine.
Dr. Johnson finds that Alaska is the perfect place for his extracurricular activities. He is an avid hockey player who also enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing, and hunting. Dr. Johnson is married, and he and his wife have four children and 11 grandchildren.