Cheryl Johnston, PA-C

Cheryl A. Johnston, PA-C

Obstetrics/Gynecology
4.9of 5 | (248) | View Reviews
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Accepting new patients ARC South Ob/Gyn Ages seen: 12 - 99 Joined ARC: 1983

About Cheryl A. Johnston, PA-C

  • Cheryl enjoys the Austin live music scene. She plays couple’s bridge, and has enticed her son to learn. She says she challenges herself to improve her rhythm through modern dance, and immensely treasures the time spent with family and friends.

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Listening to the patient is the key to my formulation of an accurate medical diagnosis. I have over three decades of experience with Austin Regional Clinic, with a focus in gynecology and obstetrics, and I continue to be personally touched by my patients’ trust in my practice of quality care. I daily enjoy my career as a Physician Assistant, which entails lifelong learning and connection with other members of the health care team. My foundation is in family practice, and I am a strong advocate for preventive health. I strive to share my medical knowledge with the patient so that together, we aim for optimal health.

Services

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), adolescents should have their first routine gynecologic visit between ages 13 and 15 years old, which includes an introduction to the gynecologist and general health counseling, as well as discussion of any concerns.

Annual Gynecological Exam

Annual Gynecological Exam

The annual gynecological exam is a yearly preventative and diagnostic examination that helps monitor any ongoing physical or hormonal conditions. The examination typically includes a routine breast and pelvic exam, and may include a screening for sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

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Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.

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Comprehensive Gynecological Care

Comprehensive Gynecological Care

A gynecologist sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of health issues, including pap tests, menopause, UTIs, birth control, well-checks, and STD testing and treatment.

Fertility Care

Fertility Care

Fertility care at ARC focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and restoring your reproductive and gynecological health.

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. 

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Gender Inclusive Care

Gender Inclusive Care

Gender Inclusive Care is an approach to healthcare that respects and responds to the diverse health needs and experiences of our patients, regardless of their gender identity and/or expression. We welcome our patients to an environment free from bias and discrimination that is tailored to each individual's health needs (i.e. gender-inclusive language and terminology).

Genetic Screening

Genetic Screening

Genetic screening is the process of testing for a genetic disorders that may be passed to offspring.

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High Risk Pregnancy Care

High Risk Pregnancy Care

A high-risk pregnancy is one where the mother or the fetus has an increased risk of adverse outcomes compared to uncomplicated pregnancies.

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Mammograms

Mammograms

Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt.

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Menopause

Menopause

An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.

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Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.

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Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care

Your ARC doctor will show you what to expect and how to manage soreness and discharge, soreness, mood changes, and more after delivery.

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Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal care provides the best care for you and your unborn child. It also helps prepare you for the delivery of a healthy baby.

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Preparing for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy

If you're planning to become pregnant, you want to take the best care of you and your baby to help reduce risks. Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an ARC Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner. 

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Preparing for Your Baby

Preparing for Your Baby

Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner.

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Sonography

Sonography

A sonogram is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves, or ultrasound waves, to look at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.

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STD Screening and Treatment

STD Screening and Treatment

STIs are infectious diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. They may also be called STDs for sexually transmitted diseases.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, Licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Education
    B.S. in Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1978
    Mercy College of Detroit Physician Assistant Program, Detroit, MI, 1980
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
    • Member, Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Member, Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA)

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.9out of 5
  • July 17, 2024

    Cheryl was amazingly patient and thoughtful in trying to understand my admittedly complex recent med history. I'm not sure what eventual diagnosis will be, but I felt she was trying hard to figure out a tough question. And she was incredibly kind!!

  • July 3, 2024

    My daughter, who is a young adult with special needs, saw Cheryl Johnston. She was so kind, thorough and helpful. She spent time with us, gathering information, answering our questions and giving us guidance. It is not always that you find someone so caring in the medical profession.

  • June 28, 2024

    Cheryl is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. She is thorough and takes the time to explain all of the information and is very open to questions. I do not feel rushed and I definitely believe I could take all the time I need to feel secure in the state of my body. She knows my history when she walks in the room and is very caring and supportive.

  • June 24, 2024

    I felt like the NP listened to what I was saying. I appreciate that she took the time to read my chart before coming in to see me so she was familiar with my medical history. She was very thorough and I left feeling like she did everything she could

  • June 21, 2024

    Cheryl Johnston is great. Really seems to care & engaged.

  • June 21, 2024

    I have referred my friends and family to her because she makes you feel seen. She doesn't rush through the appointment and takes the time to ask questions and follow up questions from the previous visit.

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