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Katherine (Kate) T. Johnston, MD


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Primary Care


Clinical Interests
  • Breast Health, Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
  • Cancer Survivorship Care
  • Preventive medicine
  • Women's health care
Medical Education
  • MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|Residency, Boston Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
My primary research focus is in medical education, specifically improving the feedback and assessment provided to medical students and residents. 
  1. Potter, J, Johnston, K.  Sexuality and intimacy after cancer [chapter 57].  In: Davis M, Feyer P,Ortner P, Zimmermann C, editors. Supportive oncology, 1st Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; February 9, 2011.
  2. Johnston K, Potter J.  Fertility assessment and preservation: a practical guide for clinicians caring for cancer survivors [chapter 58].  In: Davis M., Feyer P, Ortner P, Zimmermann C, editors. Supportive oncology, 1st Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier; February 9, 2011

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News & Events

  • Staying healthy and well

    Nearly 100 people attended the Midlife Women's Health Community Conference on May 10. The event, in the O'Keeffe Auditorium, focused on the specific changes in the health of women at midlife and was free for patients, staff and members of the hospital community.


  • Cancer Screening in Women Age 50 and Beyond

    Kate Johnston MD, MA, MSc, FACP, an internist at the Mass General Women’s Health Associates, discusses the importance and implications of cancer screenings for women as they age. Dr. Johnston reviews screening methods for breast, cervical and colon cancers.


Women's Health Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6700

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