Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

393 Patient Ratings
215 Patient Comments

Erica B. Johnstone, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

393 Patient Ratings
215 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
Centerville Health Center
26 South Main Street
Centerville, UT 84014
Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-3834 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 581-3834 Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine
675 Arapeen Way , Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Erica B. Johnstone, M.D., M.H.S., is a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Johnstone clinical interests include reproductive endocrine disorders and all types of infertility, and she also works with hormonal disorders in children and adolescents. Her research interests include polycystic ovary syndrome and ovarian aging. Dr. Johnstone received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and earned her medical degree and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University. She joined the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2010. She enjoys running, biking, and hiking with her husband and 2 young children.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Reproductive Endocrinology
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 31, 2015

no one gave me or my partner a summary of findings after the procedure or documentation of any kind like they said they would

January 02, 2015

Dr Johnstone was wonderful to meet with. I felt like she listened to our situation and concerns and gave us options about our treatment. In the end, we all decided on a protocol that was best for our family. She didn't just categorize us as falling into a certain "problem" type.

December 15, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is amazing. She shows true care and interest and is very thorough in answering all my questions.

December 10, 2014

I felt a tad rushed after the doctor gave us the report from the embryologist. I know everyone is different, but for me personally, I think it would have been nice to get the briefing on the embryos and have a minute or two to think things over and decide how many to transfer, as well as have a moment to think of any questions before moving forward with the transfer. I realize I could have asked for a minute or two, but didn't think to ask.

December 01, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is the best! I am so grateful she has been my doctor over the last two and a half years. She has helped us through some of the hardest times and been there to rejoice with us when we have experienced success. Dr. Johnstone was willing to follow me to almost 11 weeks this time because of when I could get in to see my regular OB. She has always gone above and beyond and this is just one more example of it. I graduated today and am so grateful to move on but I will miss Dr. Johnstone and her MA Cassandra! Thank you for everything you have done for us!!

November 25, 2014

she really didn't give me info abt my blood prob except to go see the hematology dept and that she would set it up. maybe she was uncomfortable talking to me abt it because it isn't her field of expertise. it will have been a week today and I still haven't heard from Huntsman Hematology.

November 19, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful! I so appreciate having her as my provider!

November 12, 2014

I'm always impressed with Dr. Johnstone. She is a very thorough and caring provider. IVF is such a complicated procedure I don't think I could comprehend all the next steps in one visit so I appreciate the availability of the nurses to answer questions after the appointment. I would have liked to know during the consultation that the next available time for IVF wouldn't be with Dr. Johnstone because I have confidence in her abilities and would have preferred her to do the procedure.

October 30, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful! This has been a long journey for us and I'm so grateful she has been my doctor through all of it. I will never be able to say thank you enough for all Dr. Johnstone and UCRM have done for us! I highly recommend Dr. Johnstone and UCRM to everyone!

October 29, 2014

I would absolutely recommend our doctor to others

October 22, 2014

Dr. Erica Johnstone was friendly and very patient. She listened to me carefully. She answered my queries very well. I felt comfortable when she examined me.

October 20, 2014

LOVE Dr. Johnstone!

October 20, 2014

It is obvious Dr. Johnstone is very knowledgable and passionate about what she does and that she has a genuine interest in helping us.

October 11, 2014

I am a registered nurse and I have been around many doctors around the country. Dr Johnstone is by far superior in the way she provides care and the thoroughness of her assessment. Whatever the outcome of my situation I have every confidence that I have received the best care in the country from Dr Johnstone and her staff!

October 06, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is absolutely the best!

October 02, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone.

October 01, 2014

Dr. Johnstone was great and took the time to listen and answer all my questions. I didn't feel rushed at all. She gave me written instructions to take home which was very helpful.

September 28, 2014

My first two visits I had issues finding the buildings and the nurses kept in contact with me so could find my way. Dr. Johnstone waited for me both times! I don't think many Doctors would have done that.

September 23, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is the best! Always explains the next steps with clear detail. Makes me feel more at ease. All in all one of the best doctors Ive seen!

September 18, 2014

I felt like Dr Johnstone really listened to my concerns. She wasn't rushed, I feel like she really used my feedback to develop my treatment plan.

August 27, 2014

very good

August 22, 2014

I really have liked the Doctors and Nurses I have met. Very good at their practice!

August 20, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is a great listener. I feel very comfortable asking her questions about PCOS. She is very knowledgable & clearly explains things.

August 19, 2014

I love Dr. Johnstone she is very caring compassionate and really takes the time to explain things so that my husband and I understand. She is by far the best doctor I have seen!

August 14, 2014

I love Erica Johnstone. She is the most carrying doctor I have. I recommend her to everyone

August 11, 2014

LONG story short, my case is rare, and we just aren't really sure WHAT is going on with me. After researching other MD's in the valley, I feel like Dr. Johnstone has the best education and probably most experience to handle my unique case.

August 08, 2014

I really liked Dr. Johnstone's ability to explain our situation and her method of care she recommends. She gave us hope but still presented the reality.

July 25, 2014

Dr Johnstone was very impressive. She was professional, courteous, informative and personable. I would definitely recommend her.

July 22, 2014

Dr. Johnstone was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Her bedside manner was superb.

July 21, 2014

We were totally impressed by Dr. Johnstone. She was very kind, thorough, and professional. She answered all of our questions and helped us in our decision making. She was excellent! I would happily recommend her to family and friends.

July 03, 2014

I am very happy with my experience with Dr. Johnstone. She answers all my questions at the appointments and through mychart promptly. She was very understanding about getting all infertility testing done within a window of time due to insurance purposes. She doesn't rush through the appointments, which makes any extended wait time worth it. I am extremity impressed with the kindness and helpfulness of everyone at this department, as well as the radiology department at the University Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute, where I was sent for many of the tests.

June 30, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is just an amazing doctor. I loved working with her eventhough it was a difficult time for me.

June 19, 2014

I absolutely loved my visit with Dr. Johnstone. Shes thourough the office staff and MA were the best!

June 19, 2014

Dr. Johnstone was really great. Always so professional in her manner. I wish that she had been able to come into my room quicker but I understand that sometimes things come up. I appreciate the concern that she always shows with my questions and problems and her willingness to work with me to come up with a solution.

June 19, 2014

she was excellent. much better than another reproductive clinic doctor I saw elsewhere

June 12, 2014

Dr Johnstone is great and I am confident in her capabilities and competency

June 11, 2014

Dr Johnstone spent a great deal of time getting to know us and helping us come up with our next best step. We were really impressed with her!

May 27, 2014

Once I finally met with Dr. Johnstone, it was very helpful. I have a lot of confidence in this Dr.

May 25, 2014

I really appreciated the patience of the doctor and the intern/fellow doctor considering it was the end of the day, and they had to stay late because of me. I didn't feel like they were rushed at all. They answered all my questions and were very informative and kind.

May 12, 2014

Dr. Johnstone was very professional and friendly. She makes you feel calm, and is very good at explaining what comes next.

May 07, 2014

Awesomely accomplished appointment. Thanks for being so reassuring.

May 06, 2014

Seeing Dr. Johnstone was a wonderful experience. She thoughtfully answered my questions, was understanding about my concerns, and provided helpful reassurance.

May 06, 2014

we highly recommend Dr. Peterson to everyone and have sent many friends and family to him!

April 24, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful! She always works me right in if the need is urgent and provides exceptional care. I can't say enough good about her! I'm so glad she is my doctor!

April 15, 2014

She made us feel very at ease and "up" during a very difficult time.

April 15, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is awesome i always try to recommend her to any of my friends that ask what doctor I go to!

April 11, 2014

I have had such great experience with dr johnstone - much better then I ever could have expected with this type of appointment. She is very good to answer questions completely and I love that she types up all the follow up recommendations and gives me a copy to take home. It is much easier to follow through on things when i have a hard copy of the instructions.

April 07, 2014

Dr Johnstone has been great this whole journey. She is very straight forward which I like and lets you know what the plan ahead will be.

March 31, 2014

Dr. Johnstone was very robotic and seemed to have no empathy for our situation-- I felt like we were at the mechanic's being told what was wrong with our car. Although our test results were fine, she told us we had almost no chance of conceiving on our own and started describing what we would need to do to get pregnant without really answering our questions.

March 27, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is an incredible doctor. I have been a patient at this clinic for over a year now, I have never had a less than exceptional experience

March 26, 2014

I feel really bad critiquing this... but feel like I should mention so maybe there won't misunderstood data entered in the computer. Many times when I have had an ultrasound and Dr. Johnstone is telling the nurse the measurements of my ovaries and number of follicles (for the nurse to enter into the computer) quite often Dr. Johnstone doesn't speak clearly when she says the numbers. The nurses many times have said "what number did you say"? Also I sometimes have a hard time understanding the number she says too and there is a chance the nurses in the past have felt bad asking her to repeat so they might have misunderstood too. I bring this up only because the numbers are the data and I would feel bad if the data was entered wrong for anyone.

March 20, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful! I am so grateful to have found her and to be working with her!

March 13, 2014

Dr Johnstone is wonderful, even though I only see her when Dr Hamoud is unavailable I appreciate her concern and relaxed bedside manner. She provides great information and shows great concern for me personally.

March 13, 2014

Even though she was not my normal provider she new my situation and because of the great communication between the doctors she was able to pick up and know exactly what to do and where to go next.

February 24, 2014

Dr. Johnstone explained the IVF process very well. I really liked timeline explaining the process of IVF. It really helped. I really liked the binder that I was able to take home that that had all the info that I would need.

February 22, 2014

Dr. Johnstone was incredible! she was kind, compassionate, very intelligent, and professional. I will most definitely be recommending her

February 19, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is very professional and really instills confidence. She will take the time to answer any question.

February 10, 2014

Dr. Johnstone is awesome. She takes time to explain everything and I never feel rushed. Wish I could have her as my OB if I got pregnant!

February 10, 2014

I love Dr Johnstone. I asked her to do my extraction and tranfer and she willingly agreed. Just yesterday I received some sad news from andrology. I used My Chart to ask about options I might have. Instead of just answering on My Chart, Dr Johnstone called me. She was so sympathetic and sweet. We discussed my options and made a plan. I really appreciate how well she takes care of me.

February 08, 2014

the doc spent so much time with us.....she's very very very kind

February 07, 2014

Very much improved from past visits.

February 05, 2014

Love my doctor! She makes me feel very comfortable and typed out instructions for me to follow before our next visit which I love because I have a hard time remembering things unless they are written down!

February 04, 2014

I rarely had communication in person or over the phone with my physician. Most all communication was done via email through nurses, and while my husband and I know that we live in a fast paced, high tech world, the IVF process is a very personal and sensitive issue and we were really disappointed with the lack of communication with our actual physician. After speaking with others and hearing their experiences with their doctors at other IVF clinics, we realized that we were definitely not having the same type of experience.

February 04, 2014

Our embryo transfer was a very special experience. Dr. Johnstone's encouraging, happy and supportive demeanor is so appreciated by my husband and I. She spent time with us explaining how our embryo's looked and her recommendations for transfer. She allowed us time to think about how many embryo's we would transfer. She made the experience special for us.

January 30, 2014

Dr. Johnstone was spectacular, great experience all around.

January 30, 2014

Dr. Johnstone made it very comfortable and she explained the process very well. I really appreciated her genuine caring demeanor

January 30, 2014

Dr Johnstone is absolutely amazing. she makes me feel at ease. love her!

January 30, 2014

The doctor is amazing

January 28, 2014

Dr. Johnstone spoke in ways we could understand, and she spent time answering questions without us feeling rushed at all. She is kind and knowledgable.

January 25, 2014

the care providers have all been wonderful

January 23, 2014

This facility is wonderful as well as all the staff, nurses, and care providers, and doctors!

January 23, 2014

Dr. Johnstone has been very accommodating, understanding and professional.

January 11, 2014

I was told that I could have some slight spotting the day of the procedure, but no one said anything about a couple of days later and so when I started spotting I was very concerned

January 06, 2014

I graduated from Dr Johnstone's cars today! I wish she could follow me my entire pregnancy! she is an amazing doctor who has changed my life and has given me hope and a pregnancy with twins! Thanks so much! we will miss you as a care provider, Dr Johnstone!

December 26, 2013

I was extremely impressed and satisfied with Dr. Johnstone. She was very thorough and outlined a treatment plan for us in step-by-step detail. She had so many potential solutions and answers to our problems, it was wonderful. She was very competent and could explain each treatment step in a clear and considerate manner. I felt like every expectation I had was met. I left her office with a smile, positivity, and a sense of hope, which is not something you can easily experience after an infertility appointment. I really appreciated the detailed printout of "next steps" and a summary of the appointment. It's so hard to remember everything that was talked about, and that handout was perfect.

December 21, 2013

Dr Johnstone is amazing! I wish she could follow me throughout my pregnancy! she has helped my husband and I through this stressful time! Best Doctor I have ever had!!!!!

December 18, 2013

The only problem I experienced that day was I was given medicine that caused my memory to be sketchy after a procedure so any explanation that was given to me afterward was forgotten. This was an expected side effect. I just wish the doctor had talked with my husband so he could later explain things to me or perhaps a standardized form could be given to patients after egg retrieval so we know how many were retrieved.

December 08, 2013

I really like how Dr Johnstone used words I could understand in describing what the problem may have been and also giving me hope because what she had seen on the ultrasound.

December 05, 2013

She was outstanding. She understood our situation and thoroughly answered all of our questions. She was thoughtful and concerned.

December 02, 2013

I really appreciate how Dr. Johnstone has my best interest at heart. She didn't have me come in for a day 8 ultrasound and when I asked her why she said it wasn't necessary and it will save me money because I don't need to come in anyway. I really, really appreciate when doctors are as thoughtful as Dr. Johnstone in really only doing what is necessary. I can tell she has my best interest at heart and I love that! Thank you so much!

November 27, 2013

Doctor was great, she was very caring and helped ease any worries I had

November 26, 2013

Dr Johnstone has always listened to what we want and has never said we can't do that. That had been a blessing for us!

November 21, 2013

The way he first presented our situation was discouraging, & I wondered if it was worth it to go through with embryo transfer. He just needs to work more on accentuating the positive & seeming more hopeful about the outcome.

November 20, 2013

This was my final appointment before graduating to an OB. Dr. Johnstone spent extra time addressing my final questions and helping me identify a suitable next provider. I can't thank her and the nurses enough! Throughout many visits to UCRM I could always tell that every detail had been tended to. Dr. Johnstone always went the extra mile with communication, safety, and caring.

November 14, 2013

i love Dr Johnstone!

November 13, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is very professional but also very caring. Her specialty can be a difficult one but she has been patient with the changes in my care plan and so helpful and kind. Highly recommend!

November 13, 2013

Best physician I have ever encountered.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is well spoken and reassuring.

November 04, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful. This was my first time meeting her, but she took a lot of time to answer any questions, and would have taken so much longer if I had stated that I needed more questions answered. She covered everything, and told me to email her if I had any questions. She was excellent at putting us at ease, and went out of our way to make sure we had the necessary confidence in the decisions we were making. I would recommend her to everyone!

November 04, 2013

We were coming in for a second opinion and did not have expectations either way. Fortunately, we had a very positive experience with Dr. Johnstone and felt more hopeful and more positive than we had previously.

October 16, 2013

I was very concerned and upset and Dr. Johnstone put my mind (& my husband's) at ease.

October 16, 2013

Erika is a great doctor. I really appreciated her friendliness and smarts.

October 11, 2013

Dr. Hammoud appears to be a very good doctor. Immediately I liked him and felt that he cared about me as a patient. Some of the information he gave me was presented quickly-- however, he also printed out instructions for me. This was helpful. He also set me up with MyChart while I was still at the office so that I knew how to send him a message for follow-up. These little things to keep the lines of communication open and clear are really wonderful steps in medical care. As we know, treating patients is far more than science. Communication is critical - I think that the systems you put in place to help physicians communicate with patients works!

October 10, 2013

We have been to another clinic and they never really listened to my husband or myself. When we came here we felt we were listened to and they actually had a few other options to choose from since our problem is with my husband. We left the doctor feeling hope for once in a long time.

October 07, 2013

Erica johnstone is great

September 04, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is the best doctor I have ever visited. Her bedside manner is superb. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and provide answers which are detailed, sensitive, and straightforward.

September 03, 2013

Dr Johnstone was absolutely amazing. She was thorough with me and spent more time than any doctor has. She was in no rush and made sure I understood her explanations. She even drew out diagrams for me. She went out of her way.

September 03, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is great. She is very kind and professional.

August 19, 2013

Dr Johnstone is great. I have seen a different Reproductive Endocrinologist at RCC twice now to keep my options open. Bad decision! With the amazing care my husband and I have received from Dr Johnstone, the other Dr cannot even compare. I asked Dr Johnstone about tests/procedures this other Doctor recommended. she told me that many of them were not needed/necessary. After reading blogs and websites, it seems like the other Doctor was trying to take advantage of this stressful and overwhelming situation. Dr Johnstone saved us a lot of money and potentially unnecessary invasive procedures. I highly recommend Dr Johnstone. She is honest and explains things in terms I can understand. She is an amazing doctor!

August 19, 2013

We really appreciate Dr. Johnstone's care and professionalism. In fact, all the Doctors at UCRM are wonderful. Expertly skilled and proficient in every aspect of patient care.

August 18, 2013

Things have taken longer than initially anticipated in my case. The learning curve throughout this process as a patient has sometimes seemed as if it's more accurately a vertical slope. Dr. Johnstone has been helpful all along! I've been impressed with how she remembers things about me from one appointment to the next.

August 15, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is great!

August 07, 2013

It would be nice if they spent more time explaining the procedure. I know they do this all day everyday, but we are new to this & I have had to go online to get more information. Lab results have no explanation & I don't know who to talk to about an issue I am having.

August 05, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is absolutely fabulous! I have referred 4 others to see her.

August 05, 2013

Dr Johnstone is of of the best doctors I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. she is proactive, informative and willing to answer any question or concern I have no matter how silly!

August 05, 2013

I really appreciate how Dr. Johnstone takes the time to listen and answers all my questions without hurrying. I have had other doctors in the past seem like they are trying to hurry though my appointment, which Dr. Johnstone is the opposite... she really listens and seems like she cares about me as a patient and a person. I have highly recommended Dr. Johnstone to my friends who are going through infertility.

July 23, 2013

Doctor Johnstone is a fantastic doctor. I am extremely impressed by her care and concern.

July 23, 2013

Dr. Johnstone has always provided the single best care experience I've ever had with any medical provider.

July 22, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Johnstone to some friends. She was fantastic. The reason I chose to go to a specialist was because the topic that I needed answers to was complicated. I needed simplified answers and she was able to deliver a great, truthful response without the topic ever going over my head. And if it did, she was great to pick up on the 'deer in the headlights' look from me and explained further. She was very professional and took the time to answer all of my questions. During the actual exam she explained everything she was doing and what I would feel. That is a large part of being comfortable for me. As routine as the check up was, she was great at navigating me through it.

July 22, 2013

I loved her! She is exactly what my husband and I were looking for. Thank you for helping us in this experience of infertility.

July 19, 2013

I have loved working with Dr. Johnstone! She is very professional, kind, caring, helpful, easy to understand. I feel that she really cares about me as a patient and listens to my worries and questions.

July 17, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is always so nice, and assiduous with safety measures. She always explains treatment plans within the context of recommended guidelines yet also in view of my particular circumstances, which is great.

July 16, 2013

Dr Johnstone was very thorough in her exam and in the information she gave me. She said she would consult with a follow dr. about the problem I was having so she would know the best course of action. I appreciated the fact that she was willing to be informed to the best knowledge possible for my care.

July 09, 2013

Yes I always recommended you guys

July 08, 2013

she seemed great in the appointment as I had a lot of questions. when I had further non urgent medical questions I asked via my chart, she insisted I come in for a pre op even when I explained to both the doctor and her secretary that I had no further questions. I am going along with this pre op appointment, but think it's really not necessary.

July 03, 2013

This was our second insemination. I didn't keep the instructions from the first insemination. Our nurse/pa went over the instructions with me before we left. It would probably be a good idea to give the instructions out for the first few inseminations until the patient has been through it enough to remember.

June 25, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is very nice and I like her a lot, but this visit it felt like she wasn't listening to me. I left the office unsure if I will come back. I want to understand what is causing my condition and fix the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

June 24, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful! Each time I meet with her I feel my questions are answered and my needs are met. Infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss are very difficult experiences to go through and I feel she has approached my unique situation with expert care and a bedside manner that is unparalleled. I trusted her initially, at my first meeting a year ago, and have come to trust her even more through the experiences of this last year. Even though there are times when I have wanted her to be wrong, with bad news or prognosis, she has ALWAYS been right. She is honest with me, even when the truth is hard to hear which increases my trust even more. It is comforting to know that I have someone so competent working with me. I have friends and family that have been seen by other providers and haven't had the outcomes or positive experiences I have had. I recommend Dr. Johnstone and UCRM to everyone I know. Thank you for all you have done and for giving me the gift of hope back!

June 24, 2013

I couldnt ask for a better Dr. She Is amazing and really understands me and my concerns. She is very thorough with her treatments and explains things very well. I am not affraid to ask questions. Dr Johnstone is great.

June 20, 2013

Dr. Johnstone spent so much time with us!! She was not rushed at all, which is very rare with doctors' appointments these days. She was excellent at explaining the complicated endocrinology and listing all of my options. I was very impressed with my visit and the empathy shown.

June 17, 2013

We had previously been going to Reproductive Care Center, but switched due to insurance reasons. I was pleasantly surprised by the plan of care Dr Johnstone came up with. As I walked out, I looked at my husband and said, we're finally doing this. She made it easy to make a decision rather than the experience we had at the other place that wasn't as proactive!

June 14, 2013

Doctor Johnstone is the best! Knowledgeable, wise, diligent, compassionate, and an all-around impressive clinician, she possesses the rare qualities you hope to find in a physician. When I had a sudden serious medical emergency, she took the initiative to provide timely, thorough, communicative, and considerate care of the highest caliber. Thank you!

June 06, 2013

I really appreciate the time that Dr. Johnstone takes to really listen to me. She is also very knowledgeable and I appreciate all her input. I think she is an amazing doctor!

June 04, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful. She was very patient and understanding. She seemed to care about what I was going through. It is rare to find this quality in care providers today.

May 28, 2013


May 27, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is excellent; I wish she could be my care provider throughout my pregnancy!

May 20, 2013

Dr Johnstone was amazing. Spending lots of time explaining procedures and letting us ask questions.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is great! I just switched to start seeing her as my infertility doctor and I am very impressed with her. Thank you!

May 17, 2013

I couldn't imagine a more concerned and knowledgable practitioner. she put us at ease and was friendly and thorough and spoke in a way we could understand. we loved her!

May 17, 2013

I always have a great experience with Dr. Johnstone. She always makes me feel like an individual and addresses all of my concerns in person, and even in followup on mychart. She is a top-notch physician not just at the U, but in the US.

May 09, 2013

I continue to be impressed and encouraged by Dr. Johnstone. She is professional, brilliant and even though I drive 280 miles one way to an appointment, I think I would drive another 280 to have her as my Dr. When I leave the appointments, I feel like I'm physically on the right track with my reproductive challenges and mentally inspired to take better care of myself and take on the world.

April 26, 2013

I really like dr. Johnstone. She seems very knowledgeable. She never rushed us and she answered all our questions.

April 23, 2013

EXCELLENT visit - I felt she really listened and thought about and then we found a solution. AWESOME.

April 20, 2013

I have a friend who is a bit older. She's experiencing similar hormonal fluctuations. I've suggested she contact Dr. Johnstone because I have complete confidence in her and absolutely love that she's so thorough and caring.

April 15, 2013

Dr Johnstone was awesome. Answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable.

April 08, 2013

Love Dr. Johnstone.

April 01, 2013

I loved working with Dr. Johnstone. She is very personable and caring.

March 27, 2013

The clinic staff was very friendly and informative.

March 26, 2013

We love Dr. Johnstone! She's smart, kind, and we have all the confidence in her in the world!

March 25, 2013

I love Dr. Johnstone! She has been such an amazing help and stark contrast to our last doctor. She is wonderful!

March 20, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is great; we are so lucky to have her here!

March 20, 2013

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful! I have always had very positive experiences working with her and with other physicians at UCRM.

March 19, 2013

Dr. Erica Johnstone is wonderful. She is very professional and courteous! I will recommend her to everyone

March 11, 2013

Dr. Johnstone spent extra time with us my husband and I had a lot of questions and concerns about the number of embryos to transfer.

March 06, 2013

I will not recommend this clinic to anyone.

March 06, 2013

Dr. johnstone is effiecient

March 04, 2013

I wish she would have gone into more detail about exactly what the procedure was doing.

February 26, 2013

She was fantastic. She listened to my concerns and spent enough time with me to answer all of my questions.

February 25, 2013

This was my first visit with Dr. Johnstone. She was very thorough about discussing the issues I've been having as well as solutions. I appreciate her straight-forwardness. She gave me step-by-step instructions for our health care plan, which I appreciate. I'm looking forward to working with her to become pregnant.

February 19, 2013

Dr. Johnstone was excellent; she explained the diagnostic process clearly and she was very reassuring and positive.

February 19, 2013

We spent more time with the fellow than the actual doctor, but both of them were great. He did and amazing job letting me know that what we want to do is possible. Dr. Johnstone was wonderful as well, she is very nice and not intimidating at all, which makes for a much better experience.

February 19, 2013

The staff is friendly, which is helpful due to the sensitive nature of the appointment.

February 11, 2013

I really liked my doctor. She was friendly and very caring.

February 04, 2013

Excellent bedside manner

January 29, 2013

Overall, A very good experience. I really liked that Dr. Johnstone gave me an instruction sheet to go over with my instructions.

January 17, 2013

I feel like Dr. Johnstone cares about our desire to have a child and wants to help us get pregnant in a way that we are comfortable and informed.

December 27, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is wonderful! Even though this is a long and sometimes complicated process, I feel she takes the time to listen and explain things to me. I think two of the most important things in working with infertility are trust and communication. Dr. Johnstone does an excellent job gaining trust and communicating things in a way that I understand. She is not only an excellent physician, but a kind and compassionate person. Her care and the way she approaches solving my problems have made a huge difference in my life.

December 10, 2012

I feel like Dr Johnstone was in a bad mood. We had previous discussions in prior visits, and suddenly she was telling me what she really thought. I feel like she lied to me in our past visits, and didn't really give me all if the information I needed before to make an informed decision.

December 05, 2012

The only thing I would comment on is that Dr. Johnstone -- and the MA, I think -- told me that MyChart could be used to book appointments and also to be in touch with Dr. Johnstone herself, instead of calling the clinic. It turned out that this is NOT true at this time. Currently there is almost nothing that can be accomplished via MyChart, which is frustrating, because it would be very helpful.

December 04, 2012

Very professional.

November 23, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is fantastic!

November 23, 2012

Doctor Johnstone has been great! We could not have asked for a better doctor.

November 19, 2012

I was very impressed with Dr. Johnstone. My regular dr is Dr. Peterson, but he was busy this Saturday. So I met with Dr. Johnstone. She was very professional, kind, and all around great!

November 19, 2012

Dr. Johnstone was very thorough and took the time to sit down and talk with me for well over 1/2 hour on my condition and treatment. She answered all my questions and I appreciate how well she explained everything.

November 16, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is incredibly kind and informative.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is one of a kind. She is a perfect care provider. She is dedicated to her patients. She spends as much time as I need to ask questions. She is wonderful about explaining things, being patient with me, and supportive or my concerns. I can tell that she is extremely dedicated to my care. She is absolutely amazing and someone I would of course recommend in the future.

October 26, 2012

We didn't get any follow up instructions, as we did the 1st time. Luckily, we still had that info at home.

October 22, 2012

I am not overally impressed with physician bedside care. I can not say I would highly recommend this team over others.

October 22, 2012

I am very confident with the team at this clinic.

October 15, 2012

I absolutely LOVE Dr. Johnstone and have already recommended my sister to see her. She has an appt with her in November.

October 15, 2012

Dr was condescending, explored no alternatives, did not complete thorough exam,

October 10, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is always very attentive to our questions and concerns. We really appreciate her expertise and responsiveness to our questions. She took extra time on this day to double-check some information for us that made a big difference. We really appreciated that.

October 09, 2012

I would definitely recommend the team of doctors and nurses.

October 08, 2012

I tried to go into the appt with no expectations. I had a friend in the clinic who had overheard Dr. Johnstone commenting semi-negatively about working with women nearing their 40s vs those in their 20s. I'm nearing 40 and probably want a child just as much, if not more, than someone in their 20s who has time. Dr. J. was very polite, professional, explained things very well, I didn't find her to be as warm as my primary physician, but I was probably a little biased. I am sure the care will be excellent.

October 02, 2012

Everyone was wonderful and helped me understand what my next steps would be in the IVF process.

September 25, 2012

Dr. JOhnstone does an amazing job of answering my questions and explaining things to me. I can tell that she has my interests as a priority in her mind and she will work hard to support and help me. She is extremely kind and approachable.

September 24, 2012

I truly appreciate the time Dr. Johnstone takes to meet with me. She has a way of explaining things, giving me hope and showing empathy that is very rare in the medical community.

September 24, 2012

Dr Johnstone was great at being clear and concise on what our hurdles may be with conceiving and offered a plan that my husband and I can start to move forward toward conceiving.

September 24, 2012

Dr Johnstone is honestly the BEST physician I have ever had!! She is thorough, excellent listener, and helps to make my health a "team project"!!!

September 20, 2012

I like Dr. Johnstone. I think she wants to see me get pregnant however I do feel that my constant questions to understand whats being done to me are a bit of an annoyance. I've stopped asking the last couple of times and am just following the procedure.

September 10, 2012

I have been very pleased with Dr. Johnstone and her willingness to help. She seems to show concern and a willingness to help us move forward with available options. I would highly recommend her to friends and family-

August 21, 2012

Very impressed and pleased with Dr. Johnstone. I immediately felt at ease in her care and knew I was where I needed to be to get the best care for my needs.

August 20, 2012

I really appreciated my meeting with Dr. Johnstone. Of all the providers I have seen for my current problem, she was the most helpful and has given me the greatest confidence that we can find a solution! I highly recommend her and have already done so!

August 15, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is an amazing doctor. She is very respectful and caring towards her patients and treats each one with respect and uniqueness.

August 14, 2012

I've not had a better experience with another specialist.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Johnstone was terrific, as always.

July 23, 2012

Dr. Johnstone was a referral from Dr. Jones and I'm very happy with her recommendation.

July 06, 2012

Dr Johnstone was fabulous. She really took time with me and I felt listened to and empowered to make changes. Left with a plan and a way to communicate further. Couldn't be happier!!

July 04, 2012

Your team is phenomenal in terms of patient care. I have recommended you to others & that says everything. Not all doctors are able to give disheartening news with compassion, but you did, Dr. Johstone, and it made all the difference in the world.

June 29, 2012

Love dr johnstone , she knows so much and I have faith again with RE'sE

June 25, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is amazing! I am so happy I found her!

June 18, 2012

Dr Johnstone is fantastic. In fact, most of the Dr at UCRM are wonderful. Dr Peterson has also been great.

May 12, 2012

This was my second appointment with Dr. Johnstone, and both times I have been extremely impressed. She has a very open and approachable way to her that makes me comfortable to ask questions, which I really look for in a doctor. She is a doctor that I would absolutely recommend. She has always treated my husband and myself very well and has given me a printed out document from both visits going over in detail what my next steps are. I really appreciate the information because I'm sure that during my visits I didn't fully grasp something, and the info on the papers is always enough to remind me what I've forgotten.

May 01, 2012

Best care I have ever received from an OB. Very respectful, thorough, kind. Good explanations.

April 28, 2012

I pretty much love Dr. Johnstone and her medical assistant, Kim. They are wonderfully responsive and on top of everything.

April 07, 2012

Dr. Johnstone was very kind and easy to talk to. She was accepting of me and my partners choice to have a baby and showed sincere interest in trying to help us.

April 06, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is, without a doubt, the most proactive and interactive physician I have seen for a long time. She always answers my questions clearly and directly, takes as much time as we need to finish the visit and goes over information until I understand her recommendations. Dr. Johnstone has been realistic about treatment options, knowledgeable about alternatives and medications, and is very aware of cost and pricing information per procedure or medication. This degree of patient care and concern is very rare in my experience, so I am very pleased in working with Dr. Johnstone so far.

April 06, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is amazing and so patient and knowledgeable. She explains thing that I understand and she is patient to explain until I do. This is an emotional experience and she has been amazing.

April 06, 2012

In the past, I was frustrated with my provider Dr. Gibson. My boyfriend and I even considered going to another fertility clinic. However, now that he has retired, my care has been turned over to Dr. Johnstone and I cannot be more happy! She is wonderful. I felt very comfortable, very informed, and like she truly cares about my situation. I am excited to continue with Dr. Johnstone and the University of Utah Health Care System for our fertility needs.

March 31, 2012

most knowledgeable Dr. I've seen yet.

March 28, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is an amazing doctor and I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone else. She is extremely thorough, sympathetic, patient, and supportive. She does a great job answering questions and explaining my condition, follow up care, and medication. She is a fabulous care provider in every sense of the word.

March 21, 2012

I felt a little rushed in this last appointment, but Dr. Johnstone was great as always.

March 21, 2012

Once Dr. Johnstone got into the room with me, things were very fast and done in a timely manner. It was nice to just move forward with what needed to be done so I could get the answers I was waiting for.

March 21, 2012

We were given the sad news that our IVF cycle is not successful over the phone. That was very cold, even through the nurse was very kind. News like this should be given in person.

March 01, 2012

Love Dr. Johnstone. She is very good at what she does, explains everything thoroughly, and allows for any questions or concerns.

February 29, 2012

Dr. Johnstone is one of the best doctors at the U. I feel confident in her care and completely comfortable discussing my concerns with her.

February 29, 2012

Dr. Johnstone was terrific. Realistic about our options but also very reassuring. We both felt comfortable having her on board as our new physician.

February 28, 2012

Once the appointment started, Dr. Johnstone was very thorough and spent a lot of time checking to make sure everything was OK - especially given my history which she learned about (as I am a relatively new patient for her). She is caring and knowledgeable. She offered a follow-up if I wanted just to make sure everything was going to be OK. She's a nice asset to the practice.

February 23, 2012

When different doctors or nurses come in they don't know anything about your chart and can be perceived by the patient and leave a bit of concern and hesitation that they are diagnosing or answering questions with confidence.

February 15, 2012

Dr. Johnstone listened to my concerns and was very well educated about my condition. She spent enough time with me and I did not feel rushed.

February 06, 2012

Dr. Johnstone has been very nice to work with. My only frustration has been that more thorough testing was not completed to diagnose my problem. We now know I have Hashimotos disease which means I should never have undergone IVF becuase that only aggravates my condition. Looking back over my numerous TSH readings I recognize that this should have been caught and more extensive testing should have been completed. I am frustrated that a clinic as highly ranked as this one allowed me to be just another number with no thought for what they could actually do to help me. I was just a guinea pig that was urged through the basic testing and then urged onto the next fertility treatments. I had to be the one who through my own research asked to have the additional testing done. I am surprised by that. I wish doctors truly cared more and that we weren't just another number to them. Otherwise the staff and doctors have been kind and considerate. I just wish they would have really looked over all my numbers together, which definitlely gave a clear indication that further testing needed to be done. I

January 28, 2012

The Dr. was fantastic, I didn't feel like we were rushed, even though it was the end of the day on a friday!

January 21, 2012

been to a few dr.s - feel that Dr. Johnstone knows what she is doing.

January 19, 2012

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Johnstone. She was the best doctor that I have ever met with and I would highly recommend her to anyone else.

January 05, 2012

Because I'm older with a long time of not conceiving, I hope for more options. I feel like I'm just being put on the typical system as every other girl younger than me. I chose Dr. Johnstone after much research and noticed that her training was in aging ovaries. I was hoping for more information about how to deal with my age.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Ovarian Aging
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Reproductive Endocrinology
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-3834 School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Erica B. Johnstone, M.D., M.H.S., is an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Johnstone received her B.A. degree from Yale University, and earned her M.D. and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University. As a resident, she completed the Clinical Research Training Program and received a Masters in Health Sciences. She was the recipient of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award in 2005. Dr. Johnstone completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California San Francisco and joined the University of Utah in 2010. During her fellowship she was awarded a T32 grant through the NIH/SREI National Training Program in Reproductive Medicine. Her project studied the effects of oxidative stress on telomere length in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of California San Francisco
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Clinical Fellow
Residency Duke University
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Graduate Training Duke University
Clinical Research
Internship Duke University
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Professional Medical Duke University
Undergraduate Yale University


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