Richard B. Johnson, Jr., MD earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Austin College in Sherman, TX. He then attended Columbia University in New York City earning his doctoral degree in Biochemistry. After performing postdoctoral research in virology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Johnson attended the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and was graduated in 1978.
Dr. Johnson’s medical internship was in the U.S. Navy at the Portsmouth Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia. After a year at sea as a general medical officer on the USS Mississippi, CGN 40, he completed his training as a resident in Internal Medicine and was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Commander.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Johnson entered private practice, first in Norfolk, Virginia then in Houston Texas at the Diagnostic Clinic of Houston, and since 2006 in Kerrville, Texas.
Dr. Johnson is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American College of Physicians (ACP), and subsequently earned fellowship status in the American College of Physicians. In 1990 he studied Geriatric Medicine and earned Added Qualifications in Geriatrics from the ACP. In 2001 and again in 2010, the American Society of Hypertension certified him as a Clinical Specialist in Hypertension.