Philip Johnson

Career Story: 

I worked 4 years in Whiteriver at the IHS hospital. I taught overseas in Karachi Pakistan as a Fulbright Scholar setting up a residency program in family medicine and emergency medicine at the Aga Khan University. I have since gone back to Pakistan and find both programs thriving. I then practiced a combination or family medicine/emergency medicine in Show Low Arizona. For a while I did high risk OB and did C-sections, but I found it hard to keep up with performing more than 30 deliveries a month while also practicing medicine. So, I then started doing ER medicine full time, and have now been doing ER medicine full time for over 10 years. I am the medical director of the ER at the hospital in Show Low.I am also on the State Trauma Advisory Board and have developed a system through which physicians can send their digital images to a web site that generates a passcode for the sending physician to use with HIPAA compliance. The system enables the physician to obtain a consult from any physicians at any hospital in the world, assuming that hospital has the EMDTransfer system that can download images to a PACS system. It has been a challenge but it has been exciting to see the system help save lives by getting neuro and trauma patients to surgery quicker, and also send more patients at home as a result of more timely and accurate interpretation of images.

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

My favorite recreational activity is cycling on my road bike.

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

One of my favorite memories was going to Rocky Point with our class"_ Wow has Rocky Point built up now

Personal Story: 

I am proud of my 4 children. Nathan completed U of A undergrad in physiology and interested in becoming a physician assistant. Collin is at U of A majoring in microbiology. He is interested in the medical field. Seth and Joy are 15 and thriving in high school