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Welcome Dr. Camille Johnson to Texas Oncology–Denton

October 01, 2022

Camille Johnson, M.D., hematologist and medical oncologist, is now accepting patients at Texas Oncology–Denton. Dr. Johnson shares how her patients’ resilience has personally inspired her and what she looks forward to about joining Texas Oncology.

Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor, specifically specializing in cancer care?

I was first interested in becoming a doctor during my childhood. I remember pretending to listen to my sister's heart with a toy stethoscope; she was quite an agreeable patient, whether she wanted to participate or not. By high school, I was even more certain of my desire to pursue a career in medicine given my interest in science and interacting with people. As a medical student, I considered hematology and oncology, as well as gastroenterology. Ultimately, I chose to specialize in cancer care because I wanted to have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with my patients and be there for them throughout their journey. I also wanted to be a part of a rapidly evolving field with ongoing new and innovative treatments being discovered.

What excites you most about joining an organization like Texas Oncology?

I am excited to join Texas Oncology because of the wide range of physicians across an array of subspecialities within the field of medical oncology. Texas Oncology provides the entire spectrum of cancer care, from screening and diagnosis to treatment, survivorship programs, genetic counseling, and palliative medicine. I also look forward to the practice’s robust clinical trials program, allowing us to provide our patients with access to leading-edge treatments and therapies.

What has working with cancer patients taught you about resiliency of the human spirit?

Cancer can be a life-changing diagnosis. In working with cancer patients, I have seen firsthand their resilience and perseverance while undergoing various therapies and lines of treatment. Despite any challenges faced, they keep going and find hope and inspiration in victories of all sizes along the way. My patients frequently remind me about the importance of making the most of every day and spending quality time with loved ones.

What advice would you give someone who is aspiring to be a doctor?

The journey of becoming a doctor is long. It requires a significant amount discipline, intellectual curiosity, and fortitude. There will be many good days, but also some bad days. Every day you will learn something new, even after your education and training. However, with the knowledge and skills you develop, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of your patients.

What song best describes you?

The song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams best describes me because I try to bring happiness and joy to my patients throughout their cancer experience. I also personally strive to be happy at work and outside the clinic.

What is your favorite thing to do in Denton?

A few of my favorite things to do in Denton are seeing documentary films, dining out, going to the gym, and attending festivals across the area.

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