Dr. Johnson joined the Heartland team in 2022 and became our Chief Medical Officer in July 2023. He has been practicing medicine since 2013. Dr. Johnson has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. He is a father to 4 kids and several pugs, and is married to his wife Michelle. In his spare time he enjoys practicing martial arts, strength and conditioning training, and reading and gardening.
"The strength of primary care lies in continuity and the patient-doctor relationship. I take pride in continually working on my listening skills. I enjoy partnering with patients to help them reach their health goals. I believe fitness is medicine. I try to use fitness, nutrition, sleep hygiene and self-care whenever possible as treatment. If that is not enough or not realistic right now, I promise to be judicious with my use of medications, testing, procedures or referrals." - Dr. Chris Johnson.
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Internship & Residency
Memorial Hospital of South Bend
South Bend Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship
American Board of Family Medicine
Awards, Recognitions & Professional Memberships
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2008
Merck Manual Award - Senior Student Voted Most Outstanding by Classmates "The Doctor's Doctor" 2009
American Academy of Family Practice
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2013
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer since 2019