Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, MD



Eric Johnson, MD, is a family medicine physician at Altru who specializes in serving patients with all types of diabetes. He has lived and worked in North Dakota and at Altru Health System for over 25 years. He has an interest in cutting edge diabetes technology and telemedicine. Dr. Johnson is a Professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He also has done service work for American Diabetes Association and American Medical Association and hosts a call in medical radio show on Wednesday mornings. When away from work, he enjoys cross-country skiing, reading, sports, writing, all kinds of music and spending time with his family.

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To schedule an appointment, please call 701.780.6400


Philosophy Of Medicine

“I am very interested in assessing the person’s life experience, not just their diabetes. An understanding of their life circumstances is critical in helping them cope with a chronic disease over time. This is best served with a team approach to diabetes, which is something we pioneered in North Dakota at Altru.”

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Diabetes
  • Geriatric Medicine


Medical Education

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska


University of North Dakota School of Medicine Family Practice Program, Fargo, North Dakota


  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • American Diabetes Association Primary Care Advisory Group
  • Professor at the University of North Dakota
  • President of the North Dakota American Diabetes Association