Dr. Bette Carlson, MD

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Dr. Bette Carlson, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University medical school in 1993. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Orange Coast Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carlson to book an appointment.

Dr. Carlson

Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine

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

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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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
  • 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:

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Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

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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
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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
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  • 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
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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
What could be improved
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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
What could be improved
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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
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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
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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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I am a registered nurse and her advance assessment skills are impeccable. We trust Dr Carlson, Bette more than any other Pediatrician. We have been with Dr Carlson, Bette for many years. Six months ago we moved a hour away. We could not find a pediatrician we liked, and we are now commuting back to her. She is that accomplish and impressive in her skills.
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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Sabrina – Feb 05, 2019
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I appreciate her thorough check up for her patients and her wonderful communication with parents.
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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Westminster, CA – Jan 29, 2019
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bette Carlson, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA and has over 28 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
1993
Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University
Medical School
1987
University Of California Irvine
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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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.

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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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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.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Orange Coast Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received