Johanna Nesse FNP

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Instructor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.5 out of 5 (480 Ratings, 154 Comments)


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Diabetes (Family Medicine)
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health


  • B.S.N., University of Colorado 2006
  • F.N.P., University of Colorado 2011
  • Certifications:

    • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2012, 2017


Johanna Nesse is a family nurse practitioner who enjoys helping children and adults stay healthy. She focuses on helping patients of all ages maintain and improve their health at home so they can prevent emergencies and hospitalizations. She has been part of the National Health Service Corps, providing primary care services in an underserved area of rural Oregon.

When she's not working, Nesse is an avid exerciser and can frequently be found running, hiking, skiing or taking barre classes. She also enjoys playing the electric violin and attending art and music events. Her favorite companions are her husband, her dog, Hoshino, and her cat, Sigmund.

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Patient Ratings

4.5 out of 5 (480 Ratings, 154 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 23, 2019

    Yeah, social worker supposed to contact me, but they never did and also like the social worker to call me, and yeah. Thank you. Bye.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    My provider seems to be knowledgeable, thorough, and cautious. I felt heard when we were discussing my experience. I did not feel rushed or judged.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    The provider was very very good and I would recommend her quite highly. Thank you.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Prompt service in seeing me, asked appropriate questions regarding my disease.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    i was pretty sick. Johanna was very kind and compassionate and throrough in her exam.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Effective process, friendly team. Well done

  • Dec 07, 2019

    I was satisfied with all services provided from the beginning up until I left. Customer service was on point and my doctor was so awesome and helpful in explaining all our health issues and concerns. I greatly appreciate it :)

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Johanna has always been a caring and understanding health care provider. Has helped me achieve health goals I’ve set for myself.

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Dr Nesse was very attuned to my issue, very nice and addressed my problem with empathy and compassion.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Very thorough exam, highly personable provider.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    1st visit with her. No opinion of her yet.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Pleasant, professional, knowledgeable.

  • Nov 05, 2019

    Dr. Neese is very pleasant and asks questions to help determine best path for my health needs.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    I'm so lucky to have such an awesome pcp. Her and her assistant are the best.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    She did a good job listening and gave attention to my needs

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Johanna Nesse is professional and listens to you.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    The provider was on time and thorough with her explanation of the issue.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Johanna is always friendly and informational. She takes the time to listen and really get to know her patients, coming from someone who has high anxiety when it comes to doctors office that means a lot.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Satisfied but not thrilled.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    I love the care I get here, puts my mind at ease and helps me solve my health issues.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Dr. Ness and her team are amazing.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Very patient and responsive. I like that she works after hours so I don’t have to miss work.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Kind, courteous and highly competent Thank you

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Prompt response and advice

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Johanna was very thorough and caring. Took the time to answer all my questions and concerns.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    She provided excellent and caring service. I came in due to a cut/ puncture wound from broken glass. She was able to arrange for a doctor colleague to provide stitches during the same visit.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Johanna was great. I have a chronic condition that I've never found any answers for since its not emergent. Johanna was the first provider to help me and start looking into the why behind my symptoms. For the first time, I am hopeful for some answers and/or direction.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    The provider had a good bed side manner and answered our questions clearly and so we could understand and was cheerful and helpful. So we like her.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Johanna is always really really great to see, she's always respectful of any wishes I have and always has great information for our family. We really appreciate her and we're so happy to have her as our provider.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Johanna Nesse was prompt, professional and efficient. While my malady was quite minor, she didn't belittle me for coming in for a diagnosis. She thoroughly and understandably explained the diagnosis and what I needed to do.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    She's very good and very kind

  • Sep 03, 2019

    Johanna was helpful, pleasant, and informative; just what you want in a primary care provider.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    It was ok

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Appoint was running late, but she apologized and explained why. Apology felt genuine and caring and not just an excuse. Good listener, great communication, respectful, and professional; clearly explained diagnosis and treatment without being condescend. Great job, best interaction I've had with OHSU in over a year.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Good listener and understanding of the medical field.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    I told the MA I had 3 things I needed addressed. NP cut me off to do a physical exam so I could not talk about the other 2 problems. Then when I brought them up after the physical exam, she DID NOT listen and literally said, "we are almost out of time." I have never been cut off like that before. She did not order a sleep study nor did she explain why or why not. I think it was because of the time factor. For item #3, I explained I had surgery in the past and was having the same symptoms, I requested an MRI since it was a ligament problem. Again, she literally said, "well, an X-ray won't really show the ligaments." THEN SHE ORDERED an X-ray. I felt blown off and unheard.

  • Aug 18, 2019

    I really appreciate Johanna Nesse. She's great doctor and very thorough. I would recommend anybody to her with confidence that she would take the best care of them. Thank you.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    She seems like an ok doctor. I was nervous to come in and, it might just be different personalities but she doesn't put me at ease. I always feel like it's a waste to come to the doctor if they are just going to say basically "I don't know what's wrong, come back in 2 weeks" and then you get a nice bill. I was bummed about her not being able to help, and her seeing me sad, she seems trigger happy to prescribe anxiety meds. Like, no, you aren't listening, that's not my problem, it's cuz, and I'm upset because I feel bad and you can't help and also keep trying to push other meds on me. Anyways. She wasn't rude or anything. I'm mostly rambling. But basically, if someone looks sad, it's probably because they are disappointed in your prognosis, not because they need anxiety medication.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    She spent time with me and listened. She was knowledgeable.

  • Aug 05, 2019

    Dr. Nesse was amazing, listened to my concerns, was empathetic.. the cream of the cream, especially when I was new to her care, she made me feel comfortable and familiar.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Very attentive, knowledgeable, and understanding on every visit!

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Her examination was thorough and professional. She took the time to answer all the questions that I had about different freckles and skin damage that I had.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Johanna it's actually provider. I always enjoy seeing her. She's very patient. She's very thorough. I highly recommend her. I would give her 11 if I could.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    My experience was quite good with the Johanna Nesse and then that she listened to carefully and then she prescribed the medications that I needed and that was good.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    I've seen this provider only a handful of times. Up until yesterday, my appointments were almost exactly on time, which is always surprising to me. That was not the case yesterday. I was called back about half an hour after my appointment, but the MA apologized for being behind. Once I was in the room, I waited for 10-15 minutes for Johanna. When she arrived, she did not appear harried or rushed or flustered in any way. Her manner was exactly as it had been the previous times I'd seen her, calm and pleasant. She addressed my concerns in a way that made me feel heard and understood and only increased the pace when I mentioned that I needed to leave shortly. To me, this means that one or more of the patients she's seen before me had needed more time than had been anticipated and planned for. It means that she did not rush through that patient's appointment in order to be on time for mine. It means that she was as thoughtful and thorough with her previous patients as she is with me. No one likes to be kept waiting, but I'll wait for a provider who is normally very much on time and who will be fully present for her patients, even when it puts her behind schedule.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    Assistant and Johana were very professional and friendly. She is my first PCP ever, and I have already recommending her to friends and family. She?s very thoughtful and made me feel very comfortable to talk to. She listens to my needs and provided the best care. And importantly, I was very surprised how much things we got done within the hour appointment, very efficient, loved the whole environment.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Pleasant professional and empathetic

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Friendly, knowledgeable and thorough.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Although there was a bit of a wait, the provider was considerate, attentive, and answered all my questions. I always feel like I?m cared about.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Johanna demonstrates caring concern as my primary care provider.

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