Nawal L. Atwan Johansen, MD

Nawal L. Atwan Johansen, MD

Internal medicine doctor

4.9 out of 5
109 Patient Ratings
88 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Los Altos

  • 960 N. San Antonio Road
  • Suite 101
  • Los Altos , CA 94022
  • Phone: 650-498-9000
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2009) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2006) MA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • BA, Princeton University (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • Chair, Abstract Committee, American College of Physicians Northern California (2013-present)
  • Clinical Excellence Leadership Training, Stanford Health Care (2016-2017)
  • Educational Mentor, Selected, Stanford University School of Medicine Clinical Teaching Seminar Series Honors Certificate Program (2016-2017)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2016-Present)
  • Pasteur Clinical Research Scholarship, Harvard Medical School (2003-2004)
  • Senior Thesis Award, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (2001)
  • Tuberculosis Initiative Research Associate Scholarship, Princeton University Project 55 (1999)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate, Educators for CARE, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Chair, Abstract Committee, American College of Physicians Northern California Chapter (2013 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, Stanford Wellbeing Committee (2013 - 2015)
  • Committee Member, Stanford Physician Wellness Committee (2014 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Stanford Health Care Service Medical Directors (2015 - Present)
  • Elected Representative, Stanford Committee On Residency Training and Clinical Services, Stanford University (2006 - 2009)
  • Faculty Lecturer on Primary Care Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Course 313 (2009 - Present)
  • Faculty Physician, Stanford Health Care (2009 - Present)
  • Faculty Preceptor for Stanford Medical Students in Primary Care Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine, Outpatient Rotation (2009 - Present)
  • Faculty Preceptor for Stanford Residents, Stanford Internal Medicine Resident Clinic (2009 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Clinical Advice Service (2015 - Present)
  • Medical Student Clinical Preceptor, Harvard Medical School (2004 - 2006)
5.0

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

5.0

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I trust Dr. Johansen.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Johansen is thorough and answers my questions & concerns. I am diagnosed with Sjorgrens Autoimmune disease and she listens to me. Dr. Johansen communicates with my other Stanford physicians - Grateful for her!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

She is excellent, wish she was not moving to Los Altos.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Johansen is thorough, gives you full attention. Very pleased & happy she is my doctor. Feeling lucky indeed!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Johansen is very reassuring and permits me to participate in decisions about my care. She is open to my suggestions.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr.Johansen is the best internist I nave ever had.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Atwan is best PCP I ever had.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I love Dr. Johansen - she is such a good listener and considers my opinions about medications etc. with such grace and is so non-judgemental compared with some other MD's. that even tho I've moved out of the area I will continue to return to see her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Johansen is an excellent doctor. I feel confident in her care and treatment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Atwan is a gem. One of the FINEST dr's I have EVER had. If only Stanford (and every other hospital) could duplicate her! Excellent in every category.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Have been with Dr. Johansen for many years. Will not change to any other doctors.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

I always appreciate the time and care that Dr. Johannsen spends with me to fully understand my concerns and then to thoroughly discuss possible causes and treatments. I also appreciate that she summarizes the visit with next steps and actions that make it simple and easy for me to recall what I need to do after I leave because sometimes the visit and discussion can be long and this ensures I don't forget anything I need to do.

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4.9 out of 5
109 Patient Ratings
88 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I trust Dr. Johansen.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Johansen is thorough and answers my questions & concerns. I am diagnosed with Sjorgrens Autoimmune disease and she listens to me. Dr. Johansen communicates with my other Stanford physicians - Grateful for her!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

She is excellent, wish she was not moving to Los Altos.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Johansen is thorough, gives you full attention. Very pleased & happy she is my doctor. Feeling lucky indeed!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Johansen is very reassuring and permits me to participate in decisions about my care. She is open to my suggestions.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr.Johansen is the best internist I nave ever had.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Atwan is best PCP I ever had.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I love Dr. Johansen - she is such a good listener and considers my opinions about medications etc. with such grace and is so non-judgemental compared with some other MD's. that even tho I've moved out of the area I will continue to return to see her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Johansen is an excellent doctor. I feel confident in her care and treatment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Atwan is a gem. One of the FINEST dr's I have EVER had. If only Stanford (and every other hospital) could duplicate her! Excellent in every category.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Have been with Dr. Johansen for many years. Will not change to any other doctors.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

I always appreciate the time and care that Dr. Johannsen spends with me to fully understand my concerns and then to thoroughly discuss possible causes and treatments. I also appreciate that she summarizes the visit with next steps and actions that make it simple and easy for me to recall what I need to do after I leave because sometimes the visit and discussion can be long and this ensures I don't forget anything I need to do.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Atwan Johansen is a very caring physician. She takes time to listen and provided great medical advise. She also always collaborated w/either health care team to provide the best care for her patients.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

best doctor ever we love her

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

superb physician and staff

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Johansen provided comprehensive knowledgeable and compassionate care at an extraordinary level.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

At the end of visit she asks you to repeat instructions or changes to make sure we understand. Asks if we read the summary printout.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Johansen is the best primary doc tor I've ever had. A very good rating is not good enough to describe her care for me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I very much appreciate how Dr. Johansen discusses her thought process and involves me in decision making.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Na2al Johansen is an incredible doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Good services.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Johansen was so caring and helpful. My husband, also her patient, has recently died of tragic circumstances and she was helpful, kind, and empathetic in all ways.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Excellent doctor!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Perfect.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Everyone in this office is so professional, concerned, great communication, but most of all, they are ALL so nice and caring. I really appreciate this......

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Johansen is the best dr. ever. She is knowledgable. Very patient. Kind, caring & pleasant. She is very sweet & good above & beyond & find info & comfort to help ease your pain.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very kind, friendly, easy to talk to

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr . Johenson is an excellent primary physician, very knowledgeable, professional, highly recommended to my friends and family.

SHC Patient, May 2017

good

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Johansen is the absolutely BEST Doctor I have ever had at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. explained some things to me that no one else had before. Was extremely helpful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

dr. jjohansen is the best doctor!!! she is very kind and understanding and is an active listener. she is pro active and shares her knowledge freely. i feel like she always gives me time to express my health concerns and than gives me very solid plans of action.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have been seeing her for years and enjoy meeting with her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Johansen is so professional and she has so much compaction, so worm and good heart person. I trust her and love how she take care of me. she is so gentle , she is like a good daughter.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr Johensen listened and explained well on all of my concerns I totally love her

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Johansen is an awesome professional; very kind, hears all my concerns and gives me complete answers.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I love dr. Johanson. not only do I feel she is an excellent Doctor, I feel she really listens and hears my concerns. I tend to have a holistic bent and am resistant to flue shots, immunization and excessive X-rays. she never tries to impose her beliefs. she explains everything clearly and abides with my decision, though she may disagree. I feel very comfortable with her. I live in Santa Cruz and the drive is worth it to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Johansen has been my Provider for past five years and is an excellent top notch doctor. i have a great comfort and trust level in her care and have highly recommended her to other family members.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

She's outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Johansen is a great doctor and very personable. I feel like I'm in good hands.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Johansen is very good at personal care. This makes patients like myself feel at ease & looking forward to seeing her. TOO OFTEN patients fear dr. visits & cancel appointments.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Johansen is an excellent dr.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Johansen is an excellent physician. Her thorough explanation, effective treatment, and care has established rapport and instilled my deep confidence in her. Dr. Johansen is a testament to Stanford's health care mission and vision.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Johansen is the best care provider I have ever had. She is friendly, knowledgeable, professional, ethical, caring who goes above and beyond her duties! I hope he never retires!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Atwan-Johansen is THE BEST! She always takes the time to explain & listen. I never feel rushed. She is understanding & compassionate. I always feel she is focused on me and what is best for me. I am so grateful for her as my primary provider.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I have endorsed Dr. Johanssen to several patients already. She is your perfect healer.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I am happy with my doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Johansen is a very caring person.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent help

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Johansen is thorough and friendly and involves me in my care decisions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Johansen is wonderful!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Johanssen is the best MD I have had. She knows me and she is NEVER rushed. Her touch is gentle she always tells me what she is doing & why. She really care, about me!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Overall she took plenty of time and worked with me on any treatment concerns.

SHC Patient, May 2016

great experience

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Johansen spent around 30 minutes with me and that was more than I expected. I shared some concerns that I have regarding my spouse's health and Dr. Johansen took some extra time to review his needs with him - and with me.

SHC Patient, May 2016

She's gotten better! I like her - she listens!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

already recommended doctor to friends

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

She was amazing! Very friendly, not judgemental and really listened. Did not try to push birth control on me like every other doctor I talk to (that is so annoying!) She took the time to listen to check the burns from the night before when I spilled tea even though I was being seen for something else. She is a great doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have recommended Dr. Johansen 27 of my friends and relatives

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr johansen is a skilled caring dr. I feel a high degree of trust in her care and advice.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I love Dr. Atwan & referred both of my kids to her as well

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Antwan is very knowledgeable and caring. She takes time to listen to my questions and concerns. She is excellent

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

She is great, that is why I drive from Sonoma to Stanford for care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

excellent

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Thank you Dr. Atwan for good care

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Johansen is an excellent physician. She is a credit to your health care system. Thank you!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I've always like Dr. Johansen. She is quite personable and very good at what she does.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I really love Dr. Johansen. She makes me feel very comfortable, even when I know some issues I bring up are a bit unusual.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I (finally!) love my doctor!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Nawal Atwan is the best! She takes her time and effort to listen to me. Very super caring, pleasant and cheerful doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

My mother sees Dr. Nawal Atwan Johanson v lovely best Dr. i would love to refer other patients to her plus myself waiting for new year to change my insurance from Kaiser to other so i can see Dr. Nawal Atwan Johansen Rashmi Saini live in Santa Clara

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Wouldn't refill my antibiotic prescription for a week till my next appointment.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

She's the best! Very genuine and listens very well. Always wish things didn't feel rushed, but this is definitely not her fault. It's a busy system.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. atwan Johansen is the best.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

5-star. Will recommend to anyone.

SHC Patient, May 2015

When I first call for an appointment I asked for female MD & was scheduled w/Dr. Atwan - I love her so much now all of my family going to her as well.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I highly respect Dr. Atwan Johansen. And I appreciate her incredible support and understanding throughout the years she has been my primary. I will never forget a pivotal telephone call--I was in the ER and then hospital in Cabo San Lucas, in acute crisis re my kidney. Dr. Atwan/Johansen's call helped me make the correct decision to take a flight, ASAP, to LA for emergency surgery--which ended up saving my kidney. OR the time, during a routine checkup, when she was very concerned about a tiny bump behind my ear that I asked her about. She insisted that I get an ultra-sound and consult with an ENT ASAP--which I did. It turned out that she was very right to be concerned--the small bump was actually a good-sized Warthin's tumor that was already wrapped around my facial nerves and would only get worse. The ensuing superficial paratidectomy, tumor removal and reconstructive surgery was 6 hours. If it hadn't been for Dr J's concern resulting in the surgery in 2010, who knows what I would be facing at this time--possibly even a malignant Warthin's tumor!! She has ALWAYS been there for me, no matter where I am on the planet. I feel very grateful to have access to her wise counsel and care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

She is an amazing Dr.- top notch in all areas.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I really like Dr. Johansen. She is trustworthy and gives insightful care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I've already recommended her to family and a friend in need of a physician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Nawal is very easy to discuss issues with and provides thoughtful & helpful information. I appreciate that she keeps up to date on latest research & best practices.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The doctor appeared competent but I was expecting a more thorough exam on my first visit with her.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Atwan is A+.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Only met her once and she met my needs and my experience was pleasant.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Atwan is very concerned, kind and thorough and so friendly. We feel so fortunate to have her as our primary doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I truly appreciate Dr. Atwan's care for me. Even if I don't have an appt. visit with her. Whenever I have a question or any message for her, she responds promptly. Thanks to her RN as well for always being responsive and helpful. They really make me feel very cared for.