Harold Johnson, MD
About Harold Johnson
Dr. Harold Johnson is a board certified Family Medicine specialist with over 26 years experience in the medical field. Initially from Denver and Longmont, Colorado, Dr. Johnson moved with his family to Sarasota, Florida, at age 7.
Growing up in Sarasota, his father was a physician and Dr. Johnson had medicine on his mind at a young age. He decided to pursue medical studies while in high school and completed undergraduate studies at Cornell University, medical school at the University of Miami, and Family Medicine residency at the University of Colorado in Denver.
He returned to Sarasota for 20 years, where he built a busy primary care practice and was in high demand within the community. Dr. Johnson has been named a Castle Connelly “Top Doctor” annually since 2012. He has held numerous leadership roles, including Chairman of the Medicine Department at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, a 829-bed teaching hospital.
Dr. Johnson returns to Colorado with his 3 children and wife, Dr Krista Toomre, who is a native of Boulder and graduated from Boulder High School.
In his free time, Dr. Johnson likes to spend time in nature and with his family. He enjoys cycling, running, skiing, hiking, backpacking, and fly fishing. While in Sarasota, he helped start the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, a land trust that has protected over 17,000 acres of critical land. He also served on the organization’s board for 17 years. Dr. Johnson looks forward to becoming involved in the Boulder Valley community.
Philosophy of Care
As a Family Medicine physician, Dr Johnson enjoys interacting with people, hearing their stories, and being able to help. “I am inspired knowing that my patients trust and count on me to help manage many of the most challenging issues in their lives,” he says.
Patients say they value his ability to listen well, his friendly and caring nature, and his thoroughness with addressing their health matters. “I am empathic and usually able to figure out what patients really need from me during their visits,” he explains.
With a philosophy of shared decision making, Dr. Johnson views his role as a counselor and advisor. “My goal is to inform and empower each of my patients at every appointment.”
Areas of Specialty
Family Medicine is a primary care specialty that provides comprehensive health care for the individual and family. The family practice physicians at the Boulder Medical Center have been trained at accredited residency programs to provide medical care for any patient, regardless of gender, age or type of medical problem. Family physicians can manage 90 to 95 percent of medical conditions presented to them and can follow their patients through referrals to specialists and hospitalizations.
Dr. Johnson provides the full range of family medicine care, including:
- Primary care for individuals and families
- Pediatrics & well-child care
- Adult preventive medicine
- Well woman care (no colposcopy, no IUD placement, no OB services)
- Men’s health (prostate care, testosterone replacement)
- Geriatrics, end-of-life care
- Management of chronic disease
- Cancer screening
Education and Certifications
Residency — University of Colorado at Rose Family Medicine
Internship and Residency
Medical School — University of Miami School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Undergraduate — Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts - Economics
Board Certification — American Board of Family Practice
1997 to present
American Academy of Family Physicians
Florida Academy of Family Physicians