Dr. Chad T. Carlson, MD

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Dr. Chad T. Carlson, MD

Sports Medicine | Male

Stadia Sports Medicine 6000 University Ave Ste 250, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Get Directions
(515) 221-1102

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Care Philosophy

Our practice is rooted firmly on the principle that Sports Medicine is a board-certified physician subspecialty where proper evaluation and diagnosis can occur, and not simply physical therapy redefined. We believe that Sports Medicine is best practiced in an environment that is totally dedicated to sports medicine, and not simply blended into a primary care practice as a side interest. This prevents distraction from our core center of excellence, which is health care for athletes and active people. We block 40 minutes with all new patients to allow adequate time for patient interview and exam, and I believe we distinguish ourselves through personal attention. We also assess a patient's biomechanics in order to gain a better grasp of the underlying causes behind the problem that led the patient to present to our office. Our treatment plan always starts with the patient's goals in mind as the best possible outcome.Read more

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Contracture
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dizziness
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Casting
  • Diet Counseling
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Oximetry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Test
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Michigan Health System

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Michigan Health System

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ball Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Nebraska

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • The Natural History and Management of Hamstring Injuries. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2008
    • Spondylolysis and the Athlete. Athletic Therapy Today, 2007
    • Axial back pain in the athlete: pathophysiology and approach to rehabilitation. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2009
    • Resolution of Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome With a Unique Physical Therapy Approach: A Case Report. In Press

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Carlson's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Carlson

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Carlson's Care Philosophy

Our practice is rooted firmly on the principle that Sports Medicine is a board-certified physician subspecialty where proper evaluation and diagnosis can occur, and not simply physical therapy redefined. We believe that Sports Medicine is best practiced in an environment that is totally dedicated to sports medicine, and not simply blended into a primary care practice as a side interest. This prevents distraction from our core center of excellence, which is health care for athletes and active people. We block 40 minutes with all new patients to allow adequate time for patient interview and exam, and I believe we distinguish ourselves through personal attention. We also assess a patient's biomechanics in order to gain a better grasp of the underlying causes behind the problem that led the patient to present to our office. Our treatment plan always starts with the patient's goals in mind as the best possible outcome.

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Dr. Carlson says...

We continually survey our patients on their experience with us, and review feedback to insure that our quality improvement processes are meeting patient expectations.