VIPcare providers all have one thing in common – they love their patients. They enjoy investing the time and energy into their patients’ lives and getting to truly know them. This is certainly true of Dr. Suzanne Johnson from our Sarasota Fruitville primary care clinic.
Dr. Johnson is a family medicine specialist who brings over 34 years of experience to VIPcare and her patients.
Who is Dr. Suzanne Johnson?
Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Johnson grew up in Montreal before moving to Nova Scotia to attend college. She describes herself as a problem solver with an inquisitive mind. And although it might seem medicine would have been a given with those traits, a different degree initially had her attention. Marine Biology.
“I wanted to be a marine biologist and scuba dive with Jacques Cousteau,” she said, “but that wasn’t going to happen. So, I did my master’s in environmental studies and then applied to medical school.”
Medicine proved to be a perfect combination of solving problems as well as being able to work with people and help them. “It was the perfect career for me,” Dr. Johnson said. “I really enjoy helping patients and being with people, so that was my calling.”
At the beginning of her career, Dr. Johnson practiced in various medical settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and private practice.
Always wanting to live in the United States, Dr. Johnson and her family left Canada and moved to rural Ohio, where she practiced family medicine for over 15 years. In 2013, she accepted a teaching position at St. Matthews University School of Medicine in the Caribbean.
“I thought it was time for a change, so I moved to the Cayman Islands where I worked at the medical school teaching clinical medicine mainly to Americans and Canadian students,” she explained.
Even though she enjoyed the teaching aspect, it didn’t take her long to realize she missed being and working with patients. So, after a couple of years of teaching, Dr. Johnson decided to return to family practice.
The Return to the States and VIPcare
After several years of practicing medicine in the Cayman Islands and a little nudge from her family who missed her, Dr. Johnson began pondering whether to return to the States or not.
Without much time to think about it, the decision was quickly made following her first interview, which just so happened to be with VIPcare.
“I was so impressed by the administration and team,” she said. “I didn’t want to lose that opportunity.”
In 2019, Dr. Johnson returned to the States and settled in Sarasota. She couldn’t be happier. She loves being part of the VIPcare family, and she’s within driving distance of her granddaughter, Savannah.
Providing 5 Star Primary Care Service
At VIPcare, we specialize in geriatric care for Medicare Advantage patients. And it’s always our top priority to provide you with great health care that leads to Better Health. We pride ourselves on providing you with providers who care and will always put your health first, such as Dr. Johnson in Sarasota. It’s because of our providers’ diverse specialties that we’re able to provide you with specialized care built around you and your needs.
Come Meet Dr. Suzanne Johnson at VIPcare Sarasota Fruitville
Visit Dr. Suzanne Johnson at VIPcare Sarasota Fruitville and see just how great she is. She is currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients and can’t wait to meet and join you on your journey to Better Health. Schedule an appointment with her today by calling 941-269-1679. If you live outside Sarasota, you can use our locations page to find a VIPcare provider near you.