BAR HARBOR — Dr. Ormanda Johnson recently joined Cadillac Family Practice at MDI Hospital. Johnson specializes in family medicine, dermatology and public health. Her medical interests and expertise also include occupational health and medical education.
Previously in practice in the United Kingdom, Johnson is originally from the Bahamas. Mount Desert Island appealed to her because it shared the small island feel that she grew up with and beautiful scenery. “I am excited to be a part of this great community,” she says.
Johnson’s care philosophy centers on personalized, patient-centered care. “I aim to provide quality healthcare and treat others the way I would like to be treated — with respect, dignity, compassion — and a smile. I love being able to partner and build relationships across generations, and helping to look after not only my patients’ physical health, but their social well-being and mental health as well,” she said. “Coming from a public health background, I wholeheartedly believe in preventative care.”
After earning her medical degree from the University of the West Indies in 2003, she went on to earn her Master of Public Health from Emory University in 2008. She was also named the 2008 Bahamas Commonwealth Scholar, where she was awarded a full scholarship to complete her master’s degree in clinical dermatology at King’s College London, The University of London in recognition of her accomplishments in improving rural healthcare. This international scholarship is given annually to one resident of the Bahamas. While at King’s College London, she completed a St John’s Institute of Dermatology Fellowship. She completed her residency at The Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom in 2013.
Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, music, swimming, spending time with her young son Daniel and family in general.
Johnson is now accepting new patients for both primary care and dermatology.