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Nawal Johansen, MD

“I founded my concierge practice to take care of patients the way I envision medicine should be – honoring the doctor-patient relationship and placing my patients at the center at all times. Having practiced as a doctor in the traditional medical setting for years, I realized the healthcare system lacked the fundamental features that are required for extraordinary preventive and medical care. By limiting the size of my practice and doctoring with minimal constraints, I get to know the health and needs of each one of my patients with meticulous detail and form a trusting relationship that lasts a lifetime. It is a privilege to be there for my patients during their greatest times of need and to relentlessly champion their health and partner with them to prevent disease before it occurs. Obtaining the highest quality of medical care goes far beyond having access to the greatest medical minds and institutions, it requires a doctor who knows you by heart, listens to you, oversees your care without compromise, and works closely with you to prevent and treat disease. It is the greatest honor to be able to serve my patients in this way.”

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Dr. Nawal L. Atwan Johansen graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. She is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford Hospital and joined Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care as a faculty physician and practicing internist, where she worked for over a decade. She is credentialed and on the medical staff at Stanford Hospital and is a member of the Adjunct Clinical Teaching Faculty at Stanford Medical School. She also has courtesy privileges at El Camino Hospital.

Dr. Johansen is experienced in proactive preventive care, diagnosing and managing acute and chronic medical conditions, and advocating for exceptional care for her patients, navigating their care seamlessly in times of need. Dr. Johansen believes that wellness and prevention include physical, psychological, social, and environmental wellbeing and uses open communication and an individualized approach to promote wellness.

She highly values the patient-doctor relationship, communicating and listening with an open mind, and understanding all aspects of a patient’s health history and goals to develop a long-lasting relationship with her patients. 

Dr. Johansen served as Associate Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and cared for thousands of patients as a primary care internal medicine physician at Stanford during her tenure for over 12 years. She has taught countless internal medicine residents and students at Stanford Medical School and the Stanford Internal Medicine residency program, instructing students at the bedside, lecturing at the medical school, and directing and teaching outpatient medicine courses. She continues to lecture and teach as an adjunct faculty member at Stanford Medical School. 

Dr. Johansen was selected by the Stanford Department of Medicine and the Stanford Health Care Administration to be the founding Medical Director of Stanford Health Care’s Clinical Advice Services to build a clinical triage program from the ground up, serving over 100 specialties, 2000 faculty physicians, and over 1 million patients. 

Dr. Johansen is also active with the American College of Physicians (ACP), the world’s largest organization for internal medicine physicians. She was inducted as a Fellow of the ACP. She has served as a national faculty lecturer on women’s health for the American College of Physicians American Board of Internal Medicine National Recertification Exam Preparation Course and was on the editorial review board for the ACP internal medicine board questions. Passionate about adopting innovative approaches to healthcare, she has served as a consultant to an elite Silicon Valley healthcare company focusing on cutting-edge precision medicine and longevity.

Dr. Johansen was selected as a second opinion clinical reviewer for Stanford’s Grand Rounds second opinion medical service for patients around the globe. Dr. Johansen has spoken at numerous regional, national, and international medical conferences. 

Dr. Johansen lives with her husband and two sons on the Peninsula. She enjoys fitness, the outdoors, music, the ocean, community service, and taking care of people.

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