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Ann Payne-Johnson, M.D., brings an extensive history in fitness training and wellness coaching to her new position at USA Health.

Published Aug 17th, 2021

By Brittany Otis

A passion for physical and mental health led Ann Payne-Johnson, M.D., to join USA Health as a family medicine physician.

“USA Health is a great fit for me because I have an extensive history in fitness training and wellness coaching,” said Johnson, who also is an assistant professor of family medicine at the USA College of Medicine. “In addition to my primary care duties, I offer preventative visits that address risk factors and educate patients on ways to better manage their health.”

Johnson’s passion for wellness started at the age of 13 when she became an aerobics teacher. She originally wanted to be a psychiatrist and worked during medical school in mental health services before transitioning into family medicine.

“I hope to collaborate with the pharmacists, behavioral health clinicians and nutritionists at USA Health to better serve our community,” Johnson said. “I want to ensure that we offer appropriate care to patients of all ages who want to lose and maintain a healthy weight.”

Johnson earned a medical degree from the Spartan Health Sciences University in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. She completed residency training in family medicine at the University of Tennessee in Jackson, Tenn. She is double board certified in family medicine and obesity medicine.

To schedule an appointment with Johnson, call the Department of Family Medicine at 251-434-3475.

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