Dr. Johncock hails from Michigan. While running cross county in college at Michigan State University, he developed chronic knee pain. Upon failure to receive relief from treatment by two knee specialists, he resorted to seeing a podiatrist who specialized in Sports Medicine. After being fitted with custom orthotics and being shown appropriate exercises, his knee pain completely resolved. Dr. Johncock was pre-med at the time, and after rotating with the Sports Medicine Podiatrist for a few weeks, he realized his career path was set. He completed his Bachelors at Michigan State, attended four years of podiatric medical school in Chicago, and later completed his podiatric surgical residency at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
After spending a couple winters away from the Midwest weather, he and his wife moved to Hickory, NC in 1994. They have since had three wonderful children and love Hickory and are proud to call it home. They are involved in their local church and Dr. Johncock considers his Christian faith an essential part of his life and practice.
Dr. Johncock is Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, is the only Fellow of the American Academy of Sports Medicine in the state of North Carolina.
Dr. Johncock loves sports, both as a spectator and as a participant. These days, long distance running is his passion. He has completed over 100 marathons as well as many ultra marathons and even completed a 100 mile running event in less than twenty-four hours. His 2:34 marathon best was many years ago, but he continues to rely on his family for inspiration. Whether it was cheering on his son Drake in Cross Country, running marathons and other races while pushing his special needs son Logan in his running stroller or previously running with his father who is now in his 90’s and set the American 80-84 year old age group record in the marathon by running under four hours, Dr. J (as many call him) has plenty to keep him motivated these days. His love for sports and realizing the true gift it is to be active at any activity without pain, gives him greater empathy for his patients. It motivates him to help his patients be as active and pain-free as possible.