Dr. Pam Johnson Retires After 35 Years

Pediatrician Dr. Pam Johnson has retired after 35 years. While she always wanted to practice in a small town, she said she didn’t necessarily intend to stay in Harrodsburg permanently. “I was so well supported by my patients, their families, the hospital and the people of the community that they all feel like family to me,” she said.

Jennifer Marsh

Herald Staff

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The matriarch of Mercer Pediatrics, Dr. Pamela Johnson, retired March 29 after 35 years in Mercer County.

“I want to tell my families how much I appreciate being allowed to be their pediatrician,” Johnson said. Although she said she will miss her patients and their families, she feels retirement is necessary.

“I was so well supported by my patients, their families, the hospital and the people of the community that they all feel like family to me,” she said.

Johnson said she always wanted to practice in a small town. But when she first arrived in Mercer County 35 years ago, she didn’t initially plan on it being permanent.

“The people here were so supportive and kind that I stayed,” she said.

Johnson said she plans to stay in Mercer County for her retirement too.

“I have really gotten to know people,” she said. “I really like it here.”

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1 Comment

  1. Nancy smith on April 8, 2021 at 6:47 am

    She is an amazing dr.I took my kids to her when they were little and my grandson a few times.she helped me so much when my son was born 21 years ago through a rough time.I want to thank her so much and will miss her.if you see her in a store she does say hi and can have a conversation with her.I hope to see her around.thanks dr Johnson for everything.

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