Dr. Chester Carlson, DO

Pain MedicineMale

Dr. Carlson
Accepting new patients
1808 W Main St Fl 1 Russellville, AR 72801

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(479) 964-9198

Dr. Chester Carlson, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Russellville, AR and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ok State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with Saint Mary's Regional 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's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Headache more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Migraine more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Dr. Carlson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Embolism
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Priapism
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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Dr. Carlson accepts the following insurance:

National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan PPO
TriCare for Life
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (6)
  • Appointment scheduling (5)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (5)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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Thank you for helping my grandmother in one of her ER visits. You are very kind and treat your patients like they are family
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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Theresa in Russellville,AR – May 08, 2018
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Dr. Carlson is a great Doctor, I was bit in the face by a bull mastiff in December and thanks to Dr.Carlson you can't even tell I was ever bitten by a 150 lb dog. I thank god that this man was my doctor and he did such an amazing and has kept me from having to live my life with massive scars!!
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Elizabeth Kidd in Russellville ar – Jul 25, 2017
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He is a caring, compassionate, professional. I would recommend him as a physician to anyone.
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Nicole Ford in Salt Lake City, UT – Apr 12, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Carlson believes in working closely with his patients to guide them through the treatment and decision making process in an educational and compassionate manner....Read more


Dr. Chet Carlson brings a wealth of knowledge, a strong sense of urgency and a compassionate, gentle manner to caring for his patients at Renaissance Health...Read more


  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

Board Certifications


Arkansas Childrens Hospital
Internship Hospital
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Internship Hospital
Ok State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med
Medical School
US Air Force Sch Aerospace Med
Arkansas State University - Fort Smith
Undergraduate School


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Chester Carlson, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Chester Carlson, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Carlson frequently treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Headache, and Migraine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carlson treats.

Where is Dr. Chester Carlson, DO's office located?

Dr. Carlson's office is located at 1808 W Main St Fl 1, Russellville, AR 72801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Chester Carlson, DO offer telehealth services?

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1808 W Main St Fl 1 Russellville, AR 72801

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Carlson is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Russellville, AR

57% Patient Experience Rating, 12% lower than the national average