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Catherine E Arthur-Johnson, MD


Associate Professor Pediatrics

4.7 4.7 64 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Esophageal Diseases
Functional Bowel Disorder
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Interventional Endoscopy
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Board Certificates

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics, 1988
Pediatric Gastroenterology - American Board of Pediatrics, 1995


MD - Meharry Medical College, 1983
Fellowship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, 1988


Vanderbilt Children's Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Children's Gastroenterology Franklin
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2105 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067

Vanderbilt Children's Gastroenterology Murfreesboro
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
1155 Kennedy Drive
2nd Floor
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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Patient Comments

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Excellent provider.
Patient | October 17, 2018

Provider hardly spoke to child. Seemed knowledgeable, but didn't use easy to understand terms.
Patient | August 24, 2018

She is very knowledgeable and demonstrates true concern.
Patient | July 31, 2018

She kept asking why we were here. We had just relocated to Nashville and wanted to establish care and have annual celiac exam as we have done past 4 years. Her head to tow exam was basic at best and made it clear that she was no need for follow-up. This goes against/contradicts everything I have been told since my daughter's diagnosis at Rady Children's in San Diego. No need for annual labs? Was told celiac can often cause liver and thyroid problems. Didn't even plot weight & height on growth chart; all of these things have been issues in past. My daughter is 13. Dr. Arthur did not speak to her, but only to me; unacceptable. My daughter is not going to want mommy advocating for her in another 5-years, so she needs to be part of convo. now! Dr. Arthur went off on non-related tangents and I really don't have the confidence that she is up to date on the latest on celiac research. She had ZERO appreciation of the challenged celiac patients face on a daily basis. It goes beyond the diet (esp. for kids), Dr. Arthur! I expected better from Vanderbilt. We'll be taking our healthcare to a competitor in the future.
Patient | July 10, 2018

Dr. C. Arthur-Johnson was great. Even though she said "you don't need to see a GI, you need a geneticist." That was immediately followed by "but you're my patient now and I'm going to take care of you." This was the wrong kind of referral, but she still took care of us personally and got us referral to the right people.
Patient | April 12, 2018

I, fortunately, am well informed and knowledgeable about my child's health and needs. I felt the provider did not listen nearly enough and was quick to offer medications when a more conservative treatment should be considered first. We were able to come to an agreement on a plan of care, but I made the decision in the end, which has been best for my child's health.
Patient | February 15, 2018

We love the provider. She took time to talk to my child about condition about condition and kept my child at ease and smiling.
Patient | January 27, 2018

Dr. was great. there was a wait time but given the amount of time she spent with is understandable that she runs a bit behind but after our appointment. i understood more than i had in numerous appts with other practices. I had a plan and I understood what efforts i could make to help with my child's stomach issues. The doctor was very knowledgeable and happy to explain in a way that allowed me to connect the dots and make better decisions for my child.
Patient | January 23, 2018

We are very thankful for Dr. Arthur.
Patient | December 27, 2017

She was sweet and very interested in doing what was best for my child.
Patient | November 7, 2017