Dr. Craig Carson, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 63

Dr. Craig Carson, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Edmond, OK. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Integris Baptist Medical Center and Integris Health Edmond. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carson to book an appointment.

Dr. Carson

Oklahoma Arthritis Center

1701 Renaissance Blvd Ste 110 Edmond, OK 73013
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Carson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson performs Steroid Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

Dr. Carson's conditions and procedures:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(405) 844-4978

Dr. Carson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Care Network
Standard Network PPO
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Pyramid Life
Simplifi
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

Dr. Carson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carson

4.2

Based on 66 ratings

5 Stars
75.75757575757575%
(50)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(3)
3 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(11)
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What went well
  • Office environment (55)
  • Staff friendliness (53)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (53)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (14)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
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For High-Risk patients with Covid-19, monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy can make a huge difference and usually will stop a hospital admission and save a patient's life. The federal government provided Oklahoma with the mAb medications. Some hospitals began providing the therapy, but only to patients from "system" physicians. There wasn't any place for a non-affiliated physician to refer a qualified patient for this life-saving therapy. In stepped Dr. Carson. He recognized the importance of the therapy to the community. He wanted to serve his community. He stopped expansion plans and converted his building to be able to manage positive patients needing infusions. He trained and expanded staff. He took any qualified patients referred by any physician. During the peak of Covid-19 in Nov/Dec, when Oklahoma needed it the most, he was providing more infusions than any other provider. He and his staff made a huge difference when needed the most and undoubtedly saved many lives.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Michael Murphy – Apr 03, 2021
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I have been going to Dr Carson for about 30 yrs, knowledgable, takes his time with you, listens and really cares. Highly recommend him and his staff.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gayle Denney – Mar 14, 2021
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Today was my first visit. Everyone was very courteous and polite. I am looking forward to my next visit!!
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
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Sep 30, 2020
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Excellent facility, excellent care, lots of compassion and overall attention.
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
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Jayne Detten – Sep 04, 2020
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Visiting his clinic is like visiting a friends office. Everyone is upbeat, smiling and very efficient. Their attitude is direct result of Dr. Carsons personality and mindset. All are open to any question or suggestion. A visit to this clinic is a surprisingly enjoyed time.
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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Larry Beavers – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. CARSON is very caring. He and PA Cindy are a great team in handling my healthcare. I believe they both are using their God-Given talents to help those of us who need them.
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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Oct 10, 2019
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His method of treating patients goes above and beyond what I expect from a physician. He is so caring and patient . His knowledge and experience make him the only rheumatologist I would ever want to treat me.
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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Debbie Wood in Edmond , OK – Jun 09, 2019
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Dr. Carson is a genuinely compassionate man. He listens attentively and considers patient input when making decisions regarding their care. He stays current on cutting edge treatments. He does not dismiss off-label uses of medications and does not discourage patients' desires to try alternative therapies (with his guidance, of course). Dr. Carson always coordinates with other specialists to ensure quality continuity of care. I know I am more than just a number to Dr. Carson. HE CARES.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Mar 31, 2019
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I met Dr Carson and PA Shawna, back in 2018. Shawna listened & seemed to be interested at first but Dr Carson didn’t. He invaded my personal space & basically told me I was too young to have so many problems. He glanced at my paperwork & said he thought I’d “get over this”. He never really touched me or checked anything. Just said “let’s just say you have....”like he was guessing. I felt blown off & unimportant. I still don’t have a real diagnosis despite asking still. I wait an hour+ each time
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Edmond, OK – Jan 27, 2019
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I was not at all comfortable with his invasion of my personal space. Unless he is examining me, arm's length would be better than 10" from my face. I've been seeing his PA Sheril Matthews for several years, and not totally satisfied with her. I will request to see a different provider. I'm not positive that a definitive diagnosis has been achieved, but treatment would probably be the same anyway. I'm still having very painful flairs, and still need surgeries to repair the damage from disease.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Nov 02, 2018
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I saw Dr Carson since 2001. He is very caring, knowledgeable and listens. The problems started when I could no longer see Dr Carson, but saw his PA Sherril. I was not at all impressed with her. Now I am trying another rheumatologist.. I would give Dr Carson 5 Stars, but Sherril maybe 1 Star.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Mary Penne in Warr Acres, OK 73132 – Dec 06, 2017
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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.
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Any Hazzard in Edmond, OK – Oct 31, 2017
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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.
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What could be improved
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Robert Darnell in Lawton, OK – Apr 03, 2017
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Kristy Morrell-Males in Edmond, OK – Mar 29, 2017
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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!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Oklahoma City, OK – Mar 15, 2017
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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V. Rockey in Moore, Ok – Oct 25, 2016
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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!
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Jenny Smith in Oklahoma City, OK. – Aug 16, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Melissa Duffield in Enid, OK – May 31, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Shirley Kutner in Edmond, OK – Apr 21, 2016
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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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What could be improved
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Vickie Harris in Guthrie, OK – Jan 14, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Carson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Zoology from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He received his MD degree from the University...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Okla Med Rsch Fdn
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Residency Hospital
1986
Deaconess Hospital
Internship Hospital
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Craig Carson, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Craig Carson, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Craig Carson, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Carson's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Craig Carson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carson frequently treats Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Steroid Injection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carson treats.

Where is Dr. Craig Carson, MD's office located?

Dr. Carson's office is located at 1701 Renaissance Blvd Ste 110, Edmond, OK 73013. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Craig Carson, MD speak?

Dr. Carson speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Oklahoma Arthritis Center

Oklahoma Arthritis Center - Edmond1701 Renaissance Blvd Ste 110 Edmond, OK 73013
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Oklahoma Neurology Center

Oklahoma Neurology Center1705 Renaissance Blvd Ste 120 Edmond, OK 73013
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Practice

Oklahoma Arthritis Center - Tulsa6135 S 90th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74133
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Integris Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Integris Health Edmond

Edmond, OK

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Integris Southwest Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average