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Dr. Laurance Johnson, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Johnson has been providing quality psychiatric care to both adolescents and adults here in California for the past 40 years. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, and ADD, Dr. Johnson's professional highlights include academic scholarships to Harvard University and Duke University, as well a number of other distinguished awards, memberships, and publications.

In-network insurances

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Education and training

  • California Department of Public Health (Epidemiology)
  • Medical School - Duke University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center (Internship)
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Mount Zion, Residency in Adult and Child Psychiatry

Awards and publications

  • Harvard University Academic Scholarship
  • City College of New York, New York City, Summer Program
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MS, Summer Program

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1245457407

Office locations

Laurance F. Johnson, M.D.

301 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 406A

Pasadena, CA 91105

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He’s the. best.
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he is slow to respond to messages assuming he ever does. he always seems rushed and never seemed to care enough to remember general details like my name or at least write it down.
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Dr Laurance was wonderful - kind, patient, compassionate and very funny!
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He was very unprofessional and discussed his match.doc profile and his post-divorce dating habits with my 13 year old daughter. He told her a story about an unsatisfactory date that he went on that resulted in labeling the woman a "gold-diggerbecause she was a tease. She pretended to want to have sex with me but never did get around to it."
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I can say that maybe 1 or 2 of the 12 appointments made he has attended. I was treated as if I just walked in without making an appointment but what really makes this odd is he confirmed the appointments. Tookalmost one full year for gim5 to know my name. multiple trips back and forth because of incorrectly filling out the perscription. Not a single time have I been told a price that matched the prior month. approximately one year and a half until he was able to realize my insurance didn't pay him that lead to an immediate termination without any options. furthermore, I was informed that any emergency to see him but 30 days at most, well he incorrectly filled out my prescription so that emergency could have been prevented but yet as of today I am withour my medical which it surly feels like an emergency. I would assume if I continue to feel worse that an ER visit is required but yet not responsible as he would be. I have requested a pick up by Monday, if I am refused , if I am threatened I will immediately walk out but Having alot of trust in the court system I feel confident that he will understand what he has put me through.
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Call him directly if you want an appointment. He doesn't check the appointments booked on ZocDoc and didn't know I had an appointment not once but twice. This lead to multiple very awkward meetings of him being like "who are you?Have I seen you before? I can only see you for 5 minutes." He has no office staff, it is just him in a room. This means no one manages his appointments or the patients files which are in a messy giant stack. He seems like he would be a great practitioner as he is a good listener but the unprofessional atmosphere is off putting.
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your are agreat therapist. and i coukdnt come today bcause i strted argueing with mom n sis n just din have a ridedown there i would like to rescedule my anxiety has been going up from these pils
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Dr. Johnson is easy to talk to!
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Really nice and approachable guy. He really cares about your well being.
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Dr. Johnson is always welcoming, genuinely kind and a great joy to be around. His jokes make the session more enjoyable, and his kindness makes the visit feel comfortable. Highly recommend!
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Empathetic, calm, easy to talk to. Extremely availabile!
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Dr Johnson is great, I've never had to wait in the waiting room and he always promptly calls me back when I call to make an appointment. He cares for his patients and it shows.
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Very knowledgeable and caring. Unlike other doctors, Dr. Johnson's services and reliability extend past expectations. Every visit is a pleasure.
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Very caring
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It was a great experience with Dr. Johnson. He answered all the questions that I had and in additon to that he also asked me lots of questions which helped me to find out the cause of my issues that Iwas going through. Hope to see him agian for the follow up.
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Doctor Johnson was extremely nice, comfortable to be around, patient and kind. For my first appointment, he spoke with me for an hour, asking me all kinds of questions and getting to know me and my concerns. He was a greatlistener, asked very good, probing questions. I did not feel like was in a rush to get me out of there, or to just jump to giving me a prescription without a lot of consideration. He was very easy to work with concerning co-pay and insurance. I will definitely be going back and I would highly recommend him.
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Great and Caring.
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Visit was only 45 minutes and Dr.'s fee was on the very high end and he only accepts cash or check. Gave no receipt upon receiving payment when asked - said he was too busy. No secretary or administrator present -just the Dr. and his private office with a small waiting room next door. Entire experience felt weird and slightly off. Received no diagnosis because only had 2 visits before deciding this doctor was not a good fit for us.
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Dr Johnson was very welcoming and professional. He made made my visit a pleasant and easy experience.
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Appointment started right on time. Dr. Johnson's not one of those psychiatrists who just says "well, what do you think?" to everything, he's willing to give his opinion. Colorful character, highly energetic. We got along well, I felt comfortable talking to him.
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Great guy, easy to talk too, very knowledgable, and has gone out of his way to help me in the past, truly cares.
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Great, to the point easy to converse with.
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Dr. Laurence was very friendly and spoke very highly of my son. Used a lot of positive language. My son connected with right away. Will be returning again.
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I meant to write this review a while ago, because Dr. Johnson is a great, non-judgmental, and concise doctor. I had my first appointment with him because I was working on the west coast and he was easy to talk to and relatable.
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Fabulous!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson to patients seeking excellence, experience and distinctively warm and personable care. These personal attributes combined with his medical skill make him a perfect choice.
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Very friendly and always makes me feel comfortable and at ease in his office.
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Dr. Johnson is a very knowledgable empathetic and efficient clinical professional. He is detail oriented something of crucial importance in the psychiatric field and his holistic history assessment helps him to suggest you what is best. I strongly recommend him.
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It was a great visit!
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Very friendly and easy to talk to.
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Very friendly and listened well.
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He was very professional and compassionate.
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