Eric Johnson MD

Eric Johnson, MD

  • Diabetes


Altru Family Medicine Center

1380 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

About Me

Eric Johnson, MD, is a family medicine physician at Altru who specializes in serving patients with all types of diabetes. Dr. Johnson has Type 1 diabetes and has a deep personal interest in diabetes care. 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.

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."

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


Medical School

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Omaha, NE


Family Practice Program 
University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Grand Forks, ND

Board Certification
  • Family Medicine 
  • American Board of Family Medicine
Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatric Medicine