Dr. Jennifer Johnson -- Orange County's Doctor for Adolescents and Young Adults
366 San Miguel Drive, Suite 209, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Direct phone line: (949) 856-2701. Fax (949) 625-7516.

20+ years helping young people achieve optimal health







Jennifer Johnson, M.D.

A unique medical practice

Orange County’s only office exclusively for adolescents and young adults ages 10-25+


Prestigious, board-certified adolescent medicine specialist; former professor and vice-chair, University of California, Irvine Department of Pediatrics


Former Medical Director, University of Oklahoma Adolescent Clinic & Adolescent Inpatient Unit


Nationally recognized expert & author


Take care of it all in one visit              

  • Check-ups, acute and chronic illnesses

  • Eating disorders, weight and body image

  • Gynecology, including birth control and menstrual problems

  • Feeling sad, lonely, or irritable

  • Persistent or recurring problems: stomachaches, headaches, fatigue

  • Depression, anxiety

  • ADD/ADHD, academic problems

  • Other questions, concerns, and worries








Beautifully appointed, comfortable office

About Jennifer Johnson, M.D., MS, FAAP

Dr. Johnson is a medical doctor. She has more than 20 years' experience as a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. She practices in Newport Beach (Orange County), California.

Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Adolescent Medicine as well as in Pediatrics. Dr. Johnson also has an advanced degree in public health. She has been a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where she served as director of the adolescent medicine program. Dr. Johnson has taught medical students, residents, faculty, and community physicians, for whom she continues to present educational programs. She has presented at national meetings of many organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Johnson has written many research articles and book chapters related to adolescent and young adult medicine.

Dr. Johnson is an advocate for adolescents and young adults. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She has led many activities in the Academy’s Section on Adolescent Health and served as its chairperson. Dr. Johnson is active in the Orange County chapter of the AAP, as well. Current projects include the Teen Safe Driving Initiative and healthcare for GLBTQ teens.

Dr. Johnson has also been active in the Society for Adolescent Medicine. As a member of the medical advisory board for Teengrowth, Dr. Johnson wrote many articles and answers to reader questions. Articles and webcasts by Dr. Johnson are posted at Healthology.com, medbroadcast.com, and the New York Daily News. Links to some of these are on the Parents page.

Dr. Johnson is on the medical staff of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.

A novel approach to care


Dr. Johnson's practice is a "micro-practice." She handles virtually all aspects of the practice herself. We get to know each other better, starting with the first phone call.

Informed, collaborative care

With Dr. Johnson's training and experience, great medical care is a given.

What's more, Dr. Johnson's patients value their warm, personal relationship with her. She spends the time it takes to get a real understanding of her patients, their lives, and the things that affect their well-being. Doctor and patient work as a team.

Dr. Johnson was selected as a Physician of Excellence 2012 by the Orange County Medical Association

Care that puts the patient first

Dr. Johnson is deeply committed to helping her patients and their families live well, healthily and happily. Whatever the challenge, she will work with you to address it.

Dr. Johnson provides a unique level of access, convenience, and service. patient volume is limited to allow for on-time as well as last-minute appointments.

This means:

  • A reception room, not a waiting room

  • Same- or next-day, evening and weekend appointments

  • Direct phone access to the doctor

  • Convenient location near Fashion Island with free, easy parking

  • Prescriptions sent electronically to your drugstore

  • Insurance claims filed for you

Insurance Accepted

Dr. Johnson is contracted as a preferred provider with a number of plans, including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, and UnitedHealthCare. Call to see if your insurance is included.

What they say about Dr. J

Here's what patients and parents have said about Dr. Johnson (without her even asking):


  • "Thank you so much again, for caring for our children. It is a relief to be in good hands!"

  • "We are so fortunate to have found you."

  • "Orange County's best-kept secret."

  • "You are the best doctor I've ever met."

  • "I never thought that finding a doctor on the Internet would work out so well."

  • "You have been a lifesaver for [my daughter] these last few years and I am sincerely indebted to you."

  • "... a good doctor who relates well to kids like [...] is priceless in my opinion."


  • "You are the coolest Doctor ever!"

  • "Dr. J is amazing. She is so kind and caring and makes sure to take her time to answer any questions one might have. She has a fantastic bedside manner and I would recommend her emphatically."

  • "Dr. Johnson makes you feel better in so many ways!"

  • "Your patient focus is truly remarkable and makes office visits super easy!"

  • "Thank you for being such a kind and compassionate doctor."

  • "I couldn’t nor could continue to get through my obstacles without your help!"

  • "You have more sensitiv[ity] to, and understanding of, eating disorders than any physician I have ever seen."

About Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent medicine is a recognized subspecialty of pediatrics, internal medicine, and family practice. To become certified as a subspecialist, doctors take several more years of advanced training and pass a corresponding examination. The American Board of Pediatrics has certified Dr. Johnson in both the specialty of pediatrics and in the adolescent medicine subspecialty.

Some doctors have a particular interest in taking care of adolescents, but only about 400 nationally -- and a few in Orange County -- are actually board certified in Adolescent Medicine. The American Board of Medical Specialties website lets you check to see if a "specialist" in adolescent medicine is actually board certified.