Dr. Craig Carson, MD

Dr. Craig Carson, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

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Dr. Craig Carson, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Edmond, OK. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Carson is affiliated with Integris Health Edmond, Mercy Health Center, OU Medical Center Edmond and Integris Baptist Medical Center.

Oklahoma Arthritis Center

1701 Renaissance Blvd Ste 110

Edmond, OK 73013
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Ankylosing Spondylitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Deaconess Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Okla Med Rsch Fdn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carson to family and friends
based on 58 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Carson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Edmond, OK |
HE SAVED ME FROM WHEELCHAIR!! I’ve been seeing Dr. Carson since 2002. At 22,very sick I’d been visiting DRs for 2 yrs. I have VERY aggressive RA, Lupus, plus other autoimmune disease issues that had placed me in danger of losing mobility by age 30. Dr. Carson’s diagnosis, honesty & genuine care helped me to get RX’s & treatment. Today at 37 I’m still fully mobile-occasionally use a cane for balance. He always knows his patients by face & name. He’s created a legacy at Oklahoma Arthritis Center.
in Lawton, OK |
I felt like this was the first doctor and PA to hear me and truly understand how I felt! Eric, my PA for Dr Carson, is my lifeline. I have SLE and PsA, tested positive for other AI like RA and scleroderma. They helped me see a lifelong historical picture that explained so much. I love the care that I feel is genuine empathy. Love the patient portal! It's so awesome to pull up my medical records on my iPhone, and it's also super easy to use.
in Edmond, OK |
Dr Carson is the only Dr I've ever seen that treats Lupus. They do ivig treatment as well. I am transferring all my medical to Dr Carson. I'm impressed with his knowledge and experience. Everyone was so friendly. It's nice being able to draw blood, XRAYS, and pharmacy right there at my convenience!
Oklahoma City, OK |
Dr Carson is the most caring & compassionate doctor I have ever seen as a patient. He truly cares about you & your overall health. He designs a plan to treat your specific disease and if one thing doesn't work well, there are other things he will try all in an effort to help you have as healthy and active lifestyle. The care I have received from Dr Carson and his entire staff has been incredible. I highly recommend him. I certainly am better today than when I started!
in Moore, Ok |
Dr. Carson is amazing! His staff is knowledgeable and caring! I am so sad that my new insurance is not within his network. I would Highly recommend him or any of his PA's.
in Oklahoma City, OK. |
I was looking forward to scheduling an appointment with Dr. Carson after he came highly recommended by a few people in the medical field. I was told that appointments were being scheduled six months out and to call back on a certain date. Then when I called back I was told they did not have a calendar for six months out and to call back. I called back again and was told that even though they accepted my insurance I would need to pay a $200.00 fee ahead of time to hold my appointment spot!
in Enid, OK |
Dr Carson is considerate, knowledgeable and will always explain any questions you have. I will never see anyone else unless they are in his office.
in Edmond, OK |
Dr Carson is the best rheumatologist in the southwest! He has excellent communication with his patients, he takes the time to really listen and stays up on all new advances in his field of medicine. His staff are kind and caring and I have never had to wait more than just a few short minutes for my appointment.
in Guthrie, OK |
I have been with Dr Carson since he was the only rheumatologist at the Oklahoma City Clinic in downtown Oklahoma City and he diagnosed my lupus 21 years ago and I will go to no other rheumatologist unless I am forced to by a change of insurance, he is that good. He is one of the kindest doctors I know and really listens to his patients. He also treats his nurses and staff with dignity and respect. He also is highly respectful of his patients religious beliefs, which is very important to me.
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Dr. Carson accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Carson has admitting privileges

Integris Baptist Medical Center
3300 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Integris Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK 73034
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Mercy Health Center
4300 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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OU Medical Center Edmond
1 S Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK 73034
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