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Dr. Marisa Johnson

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Shreveport, LA
female

Locations

Genesis Nephrology LLC

Shreveport, LA

Address

1801 Fairfield Ave, Suite 306, Shreveport, LA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(318) 221-2709

About

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Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Solo practitioner

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: Louisiana

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
29 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Seek help: If you are still having pain after 9 weeks i would recommend you see physician. You may have a broken bone.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
. Surgery: I am not sure what mj is, but your history shows you are taking rx meds for pain so otc meds may not work. If you are still experiencing pain after al... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Beware: If you are pregnant and have a UTI I would recommend that you receive antibiotics prescribed by your physician. Untreated UTI can lead to infectious c... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Continued infection: Your signs and symptoms can be seen with STDs. You are being treated but is your partner being treated? Are you still having sex even while you are ha... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Should not: Nephrocalcinosis can be caused by a variety of things and is usually asymptomatic, chronic and slowly progressive. It is usually an incidental finding... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
No: Magnesium glycinate is the chelated form of magnesium that tends to provide the highest levels of mg and is good for correcting mg deficiency. Magnesi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Dyspareunia: Pain with intercourse can come from something localized to the vaginal/female organ area, something systemic, or something psychosocial. The only way ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Ignore: Overall, fertility rates inADPKD men and women are similar to those in the general population.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Endometriosis: Since you have had a scan i would assume you are being followed by a physician. Abnormal uterine bleeding and thickened endometrium can be caused by e... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
RTA: Normal anion gap metabolic acidosis usually results from either the net retention of HCl or its equivalent (NH4Cl) or the net loss of sodium bicarbona... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Cystitis: Pain in the bladder is called cystitis. The same organism that cause epididymitis can also cause cystitis. Continue your antibiotics until you have t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Usually not: Vaginal fishy smell is usually caused by vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis) and may require treatment.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not Enough: In order to lose one pound you must burn 3500 calories. A 200 (pyrethins and piperonyl butoxide) pound person will burn about 240 calories in 20 minut... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
UTI : This sounds like a UTI and can be very dangerous in pregnant women. I would suggest you call your OB immediately or go to the ER. untreated infection ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
No: That is an acceptable level in and of itself, but it must be evaluated in the context of other hormonal levels and other symptoms and signs you are ex... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Hard to say: Abdominal complaints unfortunately can be difficult to diagnose. Our diet plays a very important role how our digestion works. It is also important to... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Hard to tell: Women who use the Depo-Provera shot have a variable time of return of fertility. Some may take as long as 18 months but some may conceive right away. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Abnormal: Anything that is draining should be examined by a physician. Seek personal ( in person) medical attention asap.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not to worry: No two pregnancies are alike. Thin people look more pregnant than heavier people. Just enjoy your pregnancy and make sure you keep all your doctor's a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Maybe: An rns study is considered positive if the decrement is > 10% but a decremental response is not specific for myasthenia gravis. Decrements may be s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Usually not: The kind of procedure necessary to remove a kidney usually requires the patient to unconscious (intubated and under general anesthesia). Local nerve b... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Bacterial Vaginosis: Women who have bacterial vaginosis can have a vaginal discharge that smells fishy and causes you to have an alkaline ph. Any infectious process involv... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not to worry: What does higher than it should be mean? We do expect decline in GFR as we age but there is no set level it should be at a particular age. Sometimes... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Various Things: Kidney pain is very rare unless there is something causing inflammation and/or irritation or something causing the tight capsule around your kidney to... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes: Tisane de durbon is commonly used as a laxative and to rid the body of impurities. It is purported to be a natural blood cleanser and purifier and is ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Contact Dermatitis : you are probably sensitive to some chemical irritants. Try changing your detergent and/or your underwear material.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Antibiotics: True pyelonephritis is usually caused by a bacterial infection and will require antibiotics. You should see your physician who can do a urine culture ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Allergy Testing: Exposure to flowers and cats can very well be secondary to allergies. You could find this out by evaluation by an allergist.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Safe: There should be no problem taking these medications together. There are no listed interactions.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes: It can be quite common for women to have evidence of past pid without ever having had symptoms. Unfortunately this is usually discovered when someone ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes: The thyroid and parathryroids are 2 separate glands and have separate functions. There are some very rare conditions where you can have hypothyroidism... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Low Sodium: Central pontine myelinosis occurs when there is rapid sodium replacement in a person with low sodium.. This can occur with going from low to normal so... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
You need rest: A sprain can sometimes take a prolonged period of time to fully recover, especially if you keep doing the activity. If you are continuing to play voll... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
AUB: Abnormal uterine bleeding can have many different causes. People who do extreme exercises, increased stress, hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, obesit... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes and no: Losartan is a blood pressure medicine that can have the side effect of hyperkalemia (too much potassium). So if you have problems with your potassium... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Nerve Impingement: The nerves that innervate our hands and fingers come out of our spinal canal at the cervical area. Narrowing in the cervical region could cause neck p... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
HTN & Proteinuria: by the 4th decade of life most of those with PKD will develop HTN +/- proteinuria. This could be the cause of your swelling. Also you must be careful ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
?Herpes: You could be dealing with HSV infection. You could try empiric treatment with Acyclovir to see if gets better. In any case you will need evaluation by... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Rare at your age: Urinary incontinence is not very common in someone your age. It could be something as simple as a UTI especially if you are experiencing pain with uri... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
.? Blood sugar level: At your age this could be nothing serious or something major. Nocturnal could be a result of swelling during the day which could be related to your di... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
It varies: the cough usually begins within one to two weeks of starting therapy, but can be delayed up to six months. Women are affected more frequently than men... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not a good idea: Creams, ointments, and moisturizers that are formulated for the skin are not necessarily suitable for the scalp and hair. I would recommend something ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Yes: There are certain medications available to reduce uric acid levels (allopurinol, uloric). There are no medicines available specifically to control cre... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Unlikely: I personally wear dansko clogs everyday and I do a lot of walking and standing. I have never experienced any pain in thigh or groin. If you are there ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Serious : pain in the abdomen and bloody bowel movement can range from simple gastroenteritis to a perforation. I would seek medical help by going to see your p... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Surgery: Removal of an ovarian cyst requires gynecological surgery. I would suggest you seek out your physician for further guidance.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Avoid use: Ketosteril is not recommended for use and has many known side effects. I would you suggest you stop using this medication and seek out a nephrologist.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Chronic Prostatitis: Since this has been going on for so long it sounds like Chronic Prostatis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. This is a diagnosis of exclusion and other cau... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See your doctor: I would suggest you consult with your physician before altering your medication regimen
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Reflux: I think what you are talking about is vesicoureteral reflux (vur). This is more commonly seen in children, especially males. There is a secondary form... Read More
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Aug 12, 2017
I think iv had some sort of sleep disorder years now, I'm ALWAYS sore and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the entire day and I wake up still feeln tired.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower9
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Doc did say I had some protein but recommended no treatment?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! That's exactly what I wanted to know!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Cant u tell me what can i use omg go to a doc loser!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine, AR
MD

Residency

LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - SHREVEPORT
Completed 2001

Awards

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Affiliations

American Society of Nephrology
Renal Physicians Association
Women in Nephrology
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