Dr. Brian Carlson, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 61

Dr. Carlson
Accepting new patients

Digestive Associates

5440 W Sahara Ave Ste 302 Las Vegas, NV 89146

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(702) 633-0207

Dr. Brian Carlson, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Carlson has more experience with Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wright State University medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Sonora and Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carlson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus - Henderson, NV Henderson, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Carlson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Carlson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Carlson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (702) 633-0207.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Carlson treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

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Dr. Carlson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Carlson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Bronze Nevada PPO
Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Lumenos plans-NV
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Silver-NV PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carlson

3.1

Based on 9 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (5)
  • Staff friendliness (5)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (5)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Office environment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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Very nice doctor. A man of few words. Just like me. He told me thank you for coming. I said I had no choice. Then 10 seconds later I was knocked out cold. Woke up a hour later. Then I was on my way. Great Staff.
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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Andre Nodari – Aug 15, 2020
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I am in the same boat as the others. No communication, the office staff are a bunch of kids that have no clue, the MA has to be the most incompetent MA ever or the doctor could care less. He should retire because at this point is isn't helping anyone.
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Charles Arnel – Jun 08, 2020
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Awesome bedside manner!
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Mindy – Apr 01, 2020
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This guy is a hack and works at a snail pace. Impossible to get ahold of and you never hear back. I wouldn’t even call this man a doctor.
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Dec 28, 2019
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Received a call today that my appointment has been cancelled - for the THIRD TIME - and every time it's because the doctor will be working at the Hospital and unavailable for patients. This seems to be totally incompetent and inefficient on the physician's part. Doesn't he care that someone is waiting for months for each appointment and that to have them cancelled time and again does a huge dis-service to the patient??!! I have worked in healthcare and understand the challenges, but this is bad.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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CSadler in NV, NV – Jul 03, 2018
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We were lucky you get Dr Carlson when my husband was admitted as an emergency at sunrise hospital. Not only did he take great care of him but he was kind, compassionate and a great communicator to his family. He will be my husband's GI doctor from now on! Recommend highly.
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Las Vegas, NV – Sep 06, 2017
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I was sent to see Dr. Carlson for having a high (304) amylase level. I had and Xray, swallowed a camera and had an MRI done of my abdomen. After I swallowed a camera, Dr. Carlson nor anyone in his office called me. I waited two weeks after the MRI to contact his office. He still had not read the test results as of July 6th and he got the results on June 26th. I picked up my results and I have a 16x13 T2 Hyperintense mass on my liver. I still have not heard from his office 7/10/17
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Debra Lewis in Las Vegas, NV – Jul 11, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Patient Care is always the first goal making patients feel comfortable

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

U Calif Irvine
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Hahnemann University
Internship Hospital
1988
Wright State University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Brian Carlson, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Carlson frequently treats Pancreatic Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Carlson specializes.

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

Dr. Carlson's office is located at 5440 W Sahara Ave Ste 302, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Digestive Associates

Digestive Associates5440 W Sahara Ave Ste 302 Las Vegas, NV 89146
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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.

Adventist Health Sonora

Sonora, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus - Henderson, NV

Henderson, NV

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus

Las Vegas, NV

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican - Siena Campus

Henderson, NV

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

University Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Valley Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average