Dr. Bette Carlson, MD

Pediatrics •  Female • Age 55
  
Dr. Carlson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Greater Newport Physicians

1190 Baker St Ste 103 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Dr. Bette Carlson, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA and has over 27 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 Memorial 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.


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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!
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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!
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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!
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Pete Jung – Oct 18, 2020
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Awesome !
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mar 31, 2020
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Dr. Better Carlson is so kind and experienced. She explains her diagnosis well. My children likes her a lot.
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Nov 15, 2019
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Dr. Carlson is thorough, efficient and attentive. She genuinely cares about our family. We love her!
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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
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Sep 27, 2019
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incredible experience. She is very thorough and provides great recommendations.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Westminster, CA – Jan 29, 2019
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Dr. Carlson always has the best medical advice, especially when I’m overreacting, being that I’m a first time mom. She is so good with my 18 m/o, he’s so calm with her, even when getting shots. I love that I can email her at any hour of the day with worries or concerns about my little one’s health and I know that she will promptly get back to me. I would recommend her to any parent.
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Christine in CA – Oct 20, 2018
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Dr Carlson is courteous, prompt and extremely professional. She always makes my daughter feel comfortable and visits are a treat, not torture!
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Biography

Dr. Bette Carlson, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA and has over 27 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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Check if Dr. Carlson treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Carlson's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma in Children
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Common Cold
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Ear Infection
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • 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
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-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 (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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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
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Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Greater Newport Physicians

Greater Newport Physicians1190 Baker St Ste 103 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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