Dr. David W. Carlson, MD

Dr. David W. Carlson, MD

Family Medicine | Male | 56 years old

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Having a family doctor means having a doctor who knows you. You shouldn't be just a nameless face in the crowd hoping for the best. My eyes can tell me a lot, but my ears can tell me more because listening and healing go hand in hand.Read more

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

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3.8
based on 29 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Carlson
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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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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Dr. Carlson's Office & Staff
  • 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 (23)
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in Garland, TX |
Great bedside manner. Friendly staff. Easy to make an appointment. I waited less than 30 minutes to be called back and to be seen.
Garland, TX |
Cancelled an appointment and didn't even notify me. Office staff is unprofessional.
in Mesquite, TX |
I actually saw Lauren, one of his Physician Assistants' C., She Spent time with me and answered my questions, followed up my symptoms with action on my first visit.
in Fredericksburg, TX |
I've been a patient of Dr.Carlson's for almost 25 years. He's a great doctor! He has great "bed side" manners, very friendly, knowledgeable, listens to you as a patient & an over all caring doctor. There's times when I've moved out of the area but yet still I drive the distance to keep him as my doctor. I trust him completely!!
in Garland, TX |
My entire family has been seeing Dr. Carlson since 1990. He has a terrific personality and takes his time with every patient.
in Blue Ridge, TX |
I have been a patient of r. David W. Carlson for 30 years. He has been extremely professional and I have complete trust of him and his medical staff. His front office staff can be a little frustrating at times, but the medical care that I receive is always fantastic. If there is something that I need referral to, he has always steered me to the right specialists that have taken care of me.
in Garland, TX |
i thought I was going to a regular doctor, but this establishment is a money-making machine. With the mixture of a family practice and an urgent care center, and the wait time of the hospital emergency room, this place is a nightmare.The doctor is only so-so, not nice, not really caring because of the amount of people he sees.If you need a McDoctor and have a day to kill, this is your place. If not, find a doctor who cares about his patients enough to really listen to them.
in Garland, TX |
Caring and thorough, I like Dr. Carlson better than any doctor I've had since the 80's. His quick response saved my life from an extremely virulent form of Prostate Cancer. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Carlson's Care Philosophy

Having a family doctor means having a doctor who knows you. You shouldn't be just a nameless face in the crowd hoping for the best. My eyes can tell me a lot, but my ears can tell me more because listening and healing go hand in hand.

Dr. Carlson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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Why It Matters: Dr. Carlson's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pneumonia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At Houston

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Paul Hospital In Dallas

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    St. Paul Hospital In Dallas

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
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