Dr. Craig W. Carson, MD

Dr. Craig W. Carson, MD

Rheumatology | Male | 58 years old

Oklahoma Arthritis Center

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Dr. Carson specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Edmond, OK. He practices at 1 location.

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4.2 based on 53 responses
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (51)
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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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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • 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

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Deaconess Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1991

    Okla Med Rsch Fdn

    Completed in 1994

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • Malpractice claims in Oklahoma not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Carson's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Carson

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