New family practice doctor joins Samaritan Healthcare
| September 7, 2023 5:51 PM
MOSES LAKE — Alex Johnson has been hired as a family practice physician at Samaritan Healthcare.
Johnson’s practice will be as a primary care physician for patients of all ages, according to a Samaritan press release. Johnson was always interested in providing family healthcare, the press release said.
“His interest in a medical career began at a young age when he had a family member who needed ongoing care. Then Dr. Johnson experienced a car accident as a teen, which ultimately helped him turn his focus from playing sports to (the goal of) practicing medicine,” the press release said. “After his accident, he appreciated the way his doctors and therapists had provided care and treatment for him.”
“In this area of Central Washington, I see people who remind me of those I grew up with,” Johnson wrote. “I look forward to helping them with their healthcare conditions.
“I enjoy getting to know patients, meeting them where they are and helping them feel more comfortable,” he wrote. “By gaining their trust, they know they can ask questions as we discuss their treatments — then we can work together toward their goal of better health.”
Johnson earned his doctor of osteopathy degree from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima. He has a master of arts in medical sciences from Heritage University in Toppenish, and a premedical bachelor of science from Central Washington University, Ellensburg.