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James N. Johnson, MD


Non-Surgical Sports Medicine

Dr. Johnson specializes in sports medicine, tendinitis, arthritis, and the treatment of overuse injuries. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University and San Jose Medical Center in California.

Dr. Johnson is a clinical instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s department of family medicine, and he also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Meharry Medical College. Among his affiliations with local, regional, and national sports teams, Dr. Johnson is a Team Physician for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, the USA National Swim Team, Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Aquatic Club (NAC), Lipscomb University and Belmont University.

Dr. Johnson focuses on comprehensive non-surgical treatment of sports-related injuries, and the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and tendinitis.

Dr. Johnson’s knowledge and experience in sports medicine, arthritis and overuse injuries adds to and complements the array of services that Elite Sports Medicine offers its patients.

Dr. Johnson’s CV

Dr. Johnson’s specialties include:

  • All Sports-Related Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Acute and Subacute Sprain and Strain
  • Acute Disc Herniation
  • Work-Related Injuries

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