Joel Johnson III, MD, has been practicing for over 45 years and currently serves patients at Main Street Medical, a premier urgent care and family practice in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Dr. Johnson brings his specialized surgical training and expertise in emergency medicine to the community of Hilton Head, also serving as the facility’s current medical director.
Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts in English at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1969. He later attended Tufts University College of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed his medical degree in 1974. Dr. Johnson furthered his training through a residency program in general surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, and additional training at Shriner’s Burn Center located in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Johnson has practiced general surgery at a number of hospitals, including Main Medical Center in Portland, Maine, Humana Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, and Clearlake, Texas, and Moore County Hospital in Dumas, Texas. He is affiliated with Wayne Memorial Hospital as an emergency medicine provider in Jesup, Georgia, where he previously served as their medical director.
Dr. Johnson has lived on Hilton Head Island with his wife Joanne since 1996. He enjoys spending his free time with his family including his three daughters Emily, Casey and Lindsay and his six grandchildren, several whom live on Hilton Head and he is lucky to spend time with almost every day. He enjoys long walks while listening to audiobooks, boating, and playing golf. He enjoys his patients and loves practicing medicine.