Dr. Bette Carlson, MD

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Pediatrics

Dr. Bette Carlson, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University in 1993. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Orange Coast Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Bette Carlson, MD

Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine

1190 Baker St Ste 103 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Wonderful!
We love Dr.Carlson and the office gals. Very positive atmosphere. She has been both my son's doctor for over 21 years. Wonderful!! Easy to do communicate with
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Trish Page – Oct 01, 2022
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Trusted and caring
Well-child visit: Dr. Carlson shows genuine care for my son. She is efficient, but not rushed. She is interested in the whole child, knows my son's history of prior injury, and cares for his overall health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michele S – May 10, 2022
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Dr. Carlson is thorough, knowledgeable and personable. My children like seeing her and, as parents, we trust her judgment and diagnoses.
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Sep 21, 2021
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She so good at explaining the answers to the children's queries, so they understand them well. Thanks Dr. Carlson!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JudyB – Aug 31, 2021
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Dr. Carlson is on time, nice to both parent and child, asks questions of the child in an approachable manner, is relatable, efficient, and understanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Apr 02, 2021
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Dr. Carleson was very aware of my daughters anxiety relating to her shot. Dr. Carleson wasn't pushy and gave my daughter her space and reassured her that everything would be fine and wouldn't hurt. All went smooth and quick!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Nov 17, 2020
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Dr Carlson has been our pediatrician for over 19 years spanning 3 kids. She is always great with them, knowledgeable and east to talk To. We moved from Costa Mesa to about 30-40 minutes away, but love her so much, we would never switch MD’s! She’s the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Suzuki – Oct 23, 2020
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Made an appt. for my daughter to get a physical. She also had to get a flu shot, (which she truly hates) but Dr. Carlson was so fast with the shot, my daughter didn't have enough time to react! (and believe me, she had her eyes on that needle when the dr. came back in the room!) My daughter said it didn't even hurt. Great job Dr. Carlson!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pete Jung – Oct 18, 2020
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Awesome !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tammi Nguyen – Oct 10, 2020
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I thoroughly trust Dr. Carlson with my baby's health. She's super experienced and that's what I'm looking for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Samantha Jay – Aug 15, 2020
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Dr Carlson is the best. Has been the family pediatrician for over 20 years. Had to come in for Tetanus booster due to a stingray sting. Dr Carlson took the time to come in and examine the injury to make sure there were no other complications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Carlson assisted me as a on call doctor. She took time to fully understand what had happened. Explained in details what happened to my baby from medical point of view. Very knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. I felt that she gave me a thorough assessment vs. push away Come see us in the morning approach that you sometimes get calling doctors office in the middle of the night.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 10, 2020
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Dr. Carlson was able to meet with remotely within a half hour of us calling the office. She is an incredibly skilled physician that has treated my children throughout their childhood and into early adulthood. We are very thankful for her and would recommend her to anyone seeking a pediatrician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 31, 2020
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Dr. Carlson is thorough, efficient and attentive. She genuinely cares about our family. We love her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle (mama of 3 boys) – Oct 24, 2019
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Very informative. Does not waste time. Friendly and communicative.
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Oct 23, 2019
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Dr. Carlson is an amazing clinician
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 27, 2019
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incredible experience. She is very thorough and provides great recommendations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Alana Archbold – Sep 21, 2019
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Our family loves Dr Carlson! We trust her so much. I drive to OC from Riverside county to see her! My oldest daughter is 20, also have a 16 yr old and my youngest is 10. I could not have a better pediatrician! Dr Carlson is kind, calming, and understanding!
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Apr 30, 2019
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Dr Carlson was incredibly thorough and an amazing listener. She personally called me on her lunch break to give me my daughters labwork. I’m so grateful for her amazing patient care.
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Apr 02, 2019
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Dr. Carlson is a compassionate and intelligent Doctor. She cares about her patients and listens thoroughly to their problem. My daughter is 17 and has been her patient since a baby.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Judy Bagby in CA, CA – Mar 05, 2019
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Biography

Dr. Bette Carlson, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Chicago...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Los Angeles Chldns Hosp
Residency Hospital
Los Angeles Chldns Hosp
Internship Hospital
1995
Los Angeles Chldns Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University
Medical School
1993
Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1987
University of California Irvine
Undergraduate School
1984
University of San Diego
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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Does Dr. Bette Carlson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Carlson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Bette Carlson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carlson frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Allergies, and Asthma in Children. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carlson treats.

Where is Dr. Bette Carlson, MD's office located?

Dr. Carlson's office is located at 1190 Baker St Ste 103, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carlson's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma in Children
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Common Cold
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ear Infection
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Strep Throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vaccination
  • Whooping Cough

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(714) 668-2525

Dr. Carlson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Locations

Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine

Jeffrey R. Taylor M.d.1190 Baker St Ste 103 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Carlson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Orange Coast Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received