Dr. David Carleton, MD

Dr. David Carleton, MD

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Dr. David Carleton, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Carleton has more experience with Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Retreat Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carleton to book an appointment.


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Virginia Physicians-Parham

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(804) 346-1551
Richmond Office7650 E Parham Rd Ste 304 Richmond, VA 23294
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Dr. Carleton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carleton

3.3

Based on 43 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (28)
  • Office environment (28)
  • Staff friendliness (27)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (14)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (9)
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Having been a patient for a decade, I'm at a loss to explain my last experience. Sadly, it actually will be my last as I'm sure it'll be easy to replicate the experience elsewhere. Never heard back on the blood work.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jul 22, 2020
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I just called to schedule an appointment for my husband with Dr. Carleton and I was told that they would not see him, since we are self pay. I guess they figure that they can get more money out of the insurance companies than they can us. This is why insurance is so unaffordable.
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Feb 19, 2020
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Initially, nice and understanding but when the disease or symptoms become complicated he is quick to pass you off to another provider or back to the referring doctor.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Jan 28, 2020
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I went to Dr. Carlton highly recommended as a second opinion. I faxed all my records to him prior to my appointment. I was told he would not review them prior to my appointment. When I got there he came into the room I would say did the bare minimum of an exam. He ordered more labs. I had prior labs that were abnormal. I had to reach out to get the results of my labs. I was told nothing was wrong as my new labs were normal. However, he never addressed my abnormal labs. Once I continued to question the labs and what the next step was. He then stated it was my PCOS. I called my OBGYN and they said my abnormal labs had nothing to do with PCOS. Then he stated that I was overweight and that was the cause. He then stated I should get another opinion. I would not recommend anyone go see him as he puts no effort in helping the patient. He spends no time with the patient. All he does is make up an excuse if he doesn't know the answer.
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Nov 27, 2019
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I guess he is ok. Blood tests and urine sampled every 6 months but no feedback. No education about my disease. No rheumatol. Available where I live. Refers me to my dentist and optometrist for questions I have about symptoms.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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VA – Jun 12, 2019
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During my first visit, Dr. Carleton made good use of office notes and test results provided by my primary care physician. He also listened well to what I had to say. I know that because he reminded me during my second visit of observations I made during my first visit. Dr. Carleton is as competent and communicative as any doctor I have encountered - which is a large number.
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Richard Napier in Richmond, VA – Aug 30, 2017
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As new patient I thought he was going to be a great doctor. Came in for knee pain and was given a shot in the knee No information to follow up if knee still not feeling good or not . I Can hardly walk was advised when called then went to the office to go to emergency room. This Doctor is a specialist and should know how to treat arthritis if that is what he think it is. Should have recommended if shot do not make the knee and leg feel better to call in estimate days from time shot given.
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glen allen va – Jan 28, 2017
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I have been having gout like pain in my feet for sometime until Dr. Carleton came up with a ritual of pill taking that has totally eliminated my pain. It was so bad sometimes I could only walk with a walker. Now I am having NO foot pain. He is a Moses in my book.
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Tommy Neuman in Warsaw, VA – Dec 12, 2016
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He gave us so much time and explained everything to us so well that we left knowing we are in extremely capable hands. So thankful we found Dr. Carleton.
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SoHappy in Midlothian, VA – Nov 04, 2016
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Dr. Carleton answers all my questions at a level in which I can understand. He takes time to explain what is going on and whether or not something is related to my disease. He is very friendly and is always on time. He uses a portal to provide the results of my blood work. Overall, I am extremely happy with the level of care I am receiving.
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Chris D in Chesterfield, VA – Jun 03, 2016
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Although I am not a severe case - I still have a lot of pain. I would like to be treated by my Rheumatologist in an understanding way. I do not think that being told to check the portal is a good way to communicate with patients.
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Juli in Glen Allen, VA – Mar 23, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Carleton

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Carleton treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Carleton treats other conditions, please contact the office at (804) 346-1551.

Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Carleton treats at a

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Osteopenia
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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.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Carleton treats at a

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hip
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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.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Carleton treats at a

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frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Sjögren's Syndrome
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Dr. Carleton's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Coventry Health Care
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Carleton, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Carleton has more experience with Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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What are Dr. David Carleton, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carleton frequently treats Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Carleton specializes.

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Dr. Carleton's office is located at 7650 E Parham Rd Ste 304, Richmond, VA 23294. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)