Dr. Carl Christensen, MD

Addiction MedicineMaleAge 70

Addiction Medicine

Dr. Carl Christensen, MD is an Addiction Medicine Specialist in Detroit, MI and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Carl Christensen, MD

University Physicians Group

3901 CHRYSLER DR Detroit, MI 48201
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(313) 993-3964
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Christensen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Addiction
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Detoxification
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis

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(313) 993-3964

Dr. Christensen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Christensen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Christensen

3.4

Based on 23 ratings

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Dr. Christensen's passion and care has left a forever imprint on my heart and in my life. I trust this doctor completely and feel comfortable during appointments. Dr. Christensen listens intently when I am speaking, I never feel rushed and he always has the right answers to my questions. I truly believe that this doctor cares about his patients.
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 23, 2020
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Amazing! I love Dr. Christensen and his wife! The staff is great here. I highly recommend them! 5 HUGE Stars!
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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Jen in Ann Arbor MI – Aug 08, 2017
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Dr. Christensen is absolutely brilliant. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Ann arbor, MI – May 12, 2017
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Dr. Christensen is a brilliant and caring doctor.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Belleville MI – May 06, 2017
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I have been seeing him for almost 7 years, and I feel very lucky to have found him. Of course, I'm one of the few types of people that want to hug the "messenger" for actually caring about me as a person. If you are really ready to take control of your life and get healthy, I would not reccommend anyone other than Dr. Christensen. I welcome his knowledge and opinions with open arms! Thank you Dr. C! :)
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
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Erica in Garden city, mi – Mar 14, 2017
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Dr. Christensen is the best Dr. That has ever treated me in my life. Going on four years now and I have 2 kids a husband, a house, and a career. When we first met i had nothing and was still trying to stay sober. I haven't relapsed and he has never made me feel like he doesn't care. If you make an effort in your recovery he will be there for you.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Maria H. in Wayne, MI – Sep 27, 2016
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Terrible doctor will definitely stop anyone possibly from being subjected to his careless attitude rudeness and lack of compassion. Nothing but a horrible experience from start to finish. Long wait times 3-4 hours past appointment. When expressing how unhappy we were with his care he refused to fill out fmla paperwork and told us to leave. Never came to check on me or my baby after I delivered. Not exactly sure what the point was of seeing him each apt. He spent 2 mins in the room each appt.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Clinton Township, MI – Sep 08, 2016
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Spent no time with me and handed me some paper work and said if you run out of meds go to the ER and we all know how that works and he was treating a hole room full of people i guess that how i rate ...
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Brooklyn, MI – May 27, 2016
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Dr. Christensen is an amazing doctor. He literally gave me my life back by helping with my pain management. He is always honest, thorough and comprehensive with his assessments. He is kind, professional, sympathetic, thoughtful, and caring and has the best wife and dog in the world. :) Anyone who has a negative review to offer on him and his practice does so because they are going to him for the wrong reasons. I would follow this man to the ends of the earth in order to have him as my doctor.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Mary Beth Kingsury in Waterford, MI – May 24, 2016
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I've been seeing Dr. Christensen a number of years now. He's always very professional and courteous. He's also been very helpful when working around insurance issues. I wouldn't want to see any other Doctor.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Jessica Martin in Canton MI – Mar 28, 2016
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I found him to be very full of him self. He refused to treat me without explanation. Simply gave me 2 letters to hospitals that (according to the letters) and upon further searching, found he has been banned from further practice at these hospitals per administration. St. John's&St.Mary's. Further, though the Internet may say so he is not a practicing pain management specialist nor does he treat for so. A little research goes a long way. Do your homework before getting wasting time and money.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Detroit, MI – Jan 29, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Addiction is an often fatal disease that can involve dependence on opioids (prescription pain pills), alcohol, cocaine, sedatives, and more. Treatment...Read more

Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2009
American Board of Addiction Medicine
2004
American Society of Addiction Medicine
1988
Duke University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Hutzel Hospital Wayne St
Residency Hospital
1982
Hutzel Hosp-Wayne State U
Internship Hospital
1979
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Carl Christensen, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Carl Christensen, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Carl Christensen, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Carl Christensen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Christensen frequently treats Chronic Neck Pain, Chronic Pain, and Ovarian Cancer Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Christensen treats.

Where is Dr. Carl Christensen, MD's office located?

Dr. Christensen's office is located at 3901 CHRYSLER DR, Detroit, MI 48201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

University Physicians Group

Wayne State Univ. Physician Group3901 CHRYSLER DR Detroit, MI 48201
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Eleonore Hutzel Recovery Center4201 Saint Antoine St # 4-E Detroit, MI 48201
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Christensen Recovery Services

Christensen Recovery Services2301 S Huron Pkwy Ste 3A Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital

Detroit, MI

2 Awards Received

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Ypsilanti, MI

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)