Kelly Krisna Johnson-Arbor, MD| Medical Toxicology, Undersea And Hyperbaric Medicine | MedStar Health

Kelly Krisna Johnson-Arbor, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Specialities: Medical Toxicology, Undersea And Hyperbaric Medicine

Languages: English

202-444-2130

About me

Dr. Kelly K. Johnson-Arbor serves as the medical director of Hyperbaric Medicine in the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. An expert in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Hyperbaric Medicine, she is an Associate Faculty member at the MedStar Institute of Quality and Safety and contributing author to the website of the MedStar Institute for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, medstarbloodless.org. Dr. Johnson-Arbor has published and presented on a variety of topics and serves as a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed a residency at University of Rochester Medical Center and a fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Johnson-Arbor's main area of clinical expertise is hyperbaric medicine, with an emphasis on:

  • Limb salvage
  • Radiation induced bone and soft tissue injury
  • Toxicology including carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Hyperbaric physiology
  • Commercial diving evaluations

Clinical areas of focus

  • Air Embolism
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Undersea Medicine
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Air Embolism
  • Bends
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Drug Induced Acute Dystonia
  • Gangrene
  • Generalized Barotraumas
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss (NEURAL)
  • Heavy Metal Poisoning
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Suspected Poisoning
  • Venous Stasis Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Oxygen Treatment
  • Undersea Medicine
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Bles Bldg
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-9686

Fax 202-444-0300

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Fellowship Program: University of Connecticut Health Center (2006)

Residency Program: Strong Memorial Hospital (2004)

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2001)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Jul 26, 2021

    Dr. Johnson-Arbor spent a lot of time diagnosing my symptoms and recommended testing and referred to another specialist (ENT). She called me for follow up as well. It is rare to receive such attention & concern & thorough evaluation.

  • May 3, 2021

    The care was exceedingly thorough.

  • Jan 15, 2021

    Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor is the best! So competent, prompt, compassionate and thorough. I have great confidence in her.