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Lending a Helping Hand

Meet our Team of Dedicated Caregivers

Each member of our staff from our part-time office worker to our physician and practitioners work toward the same goal to provide all of our patients with "Uncompromised personal service". 

This is the motto that forms the foundation of The Johnson Center. 

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Barbara Johnson, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Johnson founded The Johnson Center after stepping down from a 10 year career in general/trauma surgery in both Georgia and Virginia. Dr. Johnson recognized that traditional medicine is no longer the best solution for most people, and now serves her patients with compassion and integrative solutions.


She specializes in longevity and women's health via the Age Elegantly Program.


Learn more about Dr. Johnson here.

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Amanda Hudgins, DNP - Warm hearted with a nurturing spirit and always patient centric. 

Amanda has been working at The Johnson Center since 2018 starting out as a registered nurse. She recently has stepped into an additional role as the Nurse Practitioner. and has completed her Doctorate of Nursing. Her passion for personal health and wellness initially brought Amanda to The Johnson Center as a patient. With her success and dedication to wellness, she wanted to share her knowledge with patients. Amanda has trained with Dr. Johnson for several years to incorporate functional medicine into practice to enhance patient outcomes. Amanda lives in Chesapeake with her husband, Eric and works mainly out of the Virginia Beach office


She and her husband enjoy weight-lighting, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Kelly Finnegan, PA-C - Her dedication and for patient care

Shelley Bitzer, Health Coach - Her energy and enthusiasm for helping patients to reach their goals is inspiring. 

Shelley joined the Johnson Center in September, 2022 as a National Board Certified, Functional Medicine Health Coach. Shelley is passionate about wellness and aims to help every patient reach their greatest potential. Shelley works with patients to empower them into becoming their own health advocate. Learn more about Shelley here

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Kristina McIrvin, NP

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Rebecca Johnson, Office Manager - Rebecca is the heart of The Johnson Center. She is gifted in patience and grace and makes all the patients feel taken care of. 

Rebecca is local to the New River Valley and has 18 years of healthcare management in the area.   She is blessed to provide the Johnson Center patients with the most exceptional patient experience. She handles the day to day operations as team liaison, scheduler and details of the practice. 

Rebecca spends her free time with her two children, two dogs and two cats. 

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