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Paul R. Johnson, MD PHYSICIAN

Specialties: Spine

Administrative Assistant: Hailey
(262) 303-5025
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Practice Locations: Pewaukee, Mukwonago, and Brookfield


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Creighton University

Fellowships & Internships

Spine Surgery-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dept. of Orthopaedics


University of Nebraska Medical Center Dept. of Orthopaedics

Licensure & Certifications

Medical License - State of Wisconsin
Medical License - State of Pennsylvania
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Patient Reviews

  • Orthopedic Associates of WI has been a lifesaver for the chronic sciatica that I was living with for nearly 8 months.
    This past spring I had two epidural steroid injections at Orthopedic Associates of WI administered by Dr. Vo. They helped me to get 50% better and be able to work through a couple of big events I had coming up. The ESI's wore off after a couple of months and my sciatica persisted. In July of this year I had a follow up visit with Dr. Vo at that time he said a third ESI most likely wouldn't do much at this point in time, and asked if I wanted to speak with a surgeon. I appreciated his honesty, kindness and smiling demeaner. To my surprise I was able to see the surgeon that very same morning within 15 minutes of my visit with Dr. Vo.
    Dr. Paul Johnson was very kind and pleasant, and also understanding of the toll sciatica takes on your mental and physical well being. He said after looking at my MRI, the fact that conservative treatment had failed the bes...

    ~ Jenny San Filippo ~

  • Dr. Johnson described my surgery as very large. The surgery consisted of repairing a grade 3 listhesis, affecting levels L-5-S1. It included anterior/posterior fusions. I am now 4 months out in my recovery. I have completed twice weekly PT and have recently decreased my PT visits. The progress I’ve made in the last 4 months has been remarkable. Although there is still progress to be made, I am not surprised by that because I was told it could be a 6 month recovery. I’m still in recovery but feel I’m on track. I am thankful to Dr. Johnson, his staff, and Waukesha Memorial and staff who supported me every step of the way. And thanks also go out to Dr. Davies for the very important part he played in the success of this surgery. And also to Justin Putterman who designed my PT plan as well as listened and worked tirelessly with me. I hope I didn’t forget anyone. Thank you to everyone…..I am most grateful!

    ~ Susan Gohlke ~

  • Well after 8 Back surgeries by another clinic in the Waukesha area I met with Doctor Johnson. First of all, his bedside manner is fantastic. The research and consulting he did with other Doctors about my back issues were fabulous. Doctor explained to my wife Pam & I what would take place and exactly what he was going to do to elevate my pain. He did the operation which including cleaning up what another Doctor had done again from Waukesha. So, Doctor Johnson did stem Cell on me. What a difference in my life able to walk, cut grass ride a bike even lost 55 LBS pounds. I have told many people about Doctor Johnson he is one of the Best. The Whole team at Ortho Associates are all good. Doctor Johnson is one of the BEST. God Bless

    ~ Daniel Bailey ~

  • I am a physician and have discovered that it is more "fun" being a doctor than a patient! However, Dr. Johnson has taken care of my back and neck issues for several years. He is a great listener and my care has been complex, involving multiple procedures, including non-surgical as well as surgical treatments. With each, he has patiently explained risks, benefits, expected outcomes and potential complications; his confidence in his skill is well justified. I awakened from my lumbar laminectomy and fusion - pain free, where before I had experienced almost disabling discomfort. I have recommended a friend to him, with similar result. I hold Dr. Johnson in high regard.

    ~ Mark Bruce ~

  • My neck surgery went better than expected. The surgery has helped different areas in my entire back not just my neck. Dr Johnson was informative both before and after my surgery and he has a wonderful bedside manor.

    ~ Ronald Bralick ~

  • Changed My Life for the Better
    I have been treated for my back pain so a few years it got so bad I couldn't walk more then 10 mins. without severe pain shooting down my left side. After trying everything I sat down with Dr. Johnson and we both finally come to the conclusion to go ahead with a back fusion. It has been almost 4 months now after my surgery and I feel great I'm back to work after almost a year off and playing with my Kids again. I know I have a lot of healing to do yet and it is slow going at work but to Dr. Johnson and all the staff that have helped me over the years a huge THANKS I wouldn't be here without you. Every surgery is scary and the back is no different and there was pain and hurdles along the way but being able to get my life back even if it doesn't get back to 100% I'm ok with that. So to everyone at Orthopedic Associates and Dr. Johnson Thanks Again

    ~ Jon McClain ~