Dr. Craig Carson, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 62

  
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Dr. Craig Carson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Edmond, OK and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in rheumatology.


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Oklahoma Arthritis Center

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(405) 896-8782
Oklahoma Arthritis Center - Edmond1701 Renaissance Blvd Ste 110 Edmond, OK 73013
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Oklahoma Arthritis Center

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(405) 896-8782
Oklahoma Arthritis Center6135 S 90th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74133
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    • 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
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Oklahoma Neurology Center

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(405) 896-8782
Oklahoma Neurology Center1705 Renaissance Blvd Ste 120 Edmond, OK 73013
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    • 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
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Practice

New Patient?
(405) 896-8782
Oklahoma Arthritis Center - Tulsa6135 S 90th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74133
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Oklahoma Arthritis Center - Enid825 E Owen K Garriott Rd Enid, OK 73701
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Dr. Carson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carson

4.2

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Vickie Harris in Guthrie, OK – Jan 14, 2016
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Dr. Carson accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Community Care Network
Standard Network PPO
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Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
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GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Humana
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Medicaid
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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Psoriatic Arthritis more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteopenia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Osteopenia more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Carson treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of their peers

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Lupus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Lupus more than 100% of their peers

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

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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
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carson treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

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

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

Dr. Carson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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 Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

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 of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. He then completed an Internal Medicine residen...

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

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Integris Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

Integris Health Edmond

Edmond, OK

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)