Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD
Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Saint Joseph Hospital and St.Jude Medical Center.

1120 W La Veta Ave Ste 300

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(714) 332-5488

Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD

Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 8 More

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Dr. Carlson's Experience

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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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
61

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University School Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
4.4
based on 39 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Carlson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Orange County, CA |
I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Carlson perform my major surgery. He is a highly respected doctor, and I can definitely confirm that he is. His staff has always been on point to me as well. I'm still healing and hoping for the best. Thanks so much Dr. Carlson.
in Anaheim, CA |
Found a misdiagnosed infection and saved my life.
in Orange, CA |
Office was professional and efficient. I especially like how structured the office is handled. Dr. Carlson listens intently and can repeat word for word what you have told him. I was amazed by his professionalism and expertise in his field. They downloaded the CD I brought with me and the pictures were up on the screen. The Dr. went through all the pictures and explained everything to me. I was impressed that all services needed are in the same office.
in Anaheim, CA |
I had a 9:30 AM appointment with Dr Carlson as a new patient today. At 11:10 AM I saw the doctor shooting the breeze with some pharmaceutical reps in front of the treatment rooms. At 11:15 he walked into another patient's treatment room. His staff was clueless as to when I may be seen by him. I gave up and left his office. Learn from my misfortune! ...Andrew
in San Bernardino, CA |
He is the most caring physician of any I have ever seen. Plus, he is a skilled surgeon.
in Orange, CA |
Dr. Carlson gave my wife her life back. After 3 failed back surgeries, Dr. Carlson performed the 4th. She has been out of surgery a few weeks now but from the very beginning, we could see that this surgery was different. She was walking on the 2nd and 3rd day. Something she never did with her prior back surgeries. Not only is Dr. Carlson an amazing surgeon, his staff is just as amazing. They are so detail oriented and you just know they are true professionals. Thank you Dr. Carlson!
in Orange, CA |
I was completely satisfied with my treatment. Dr. Carlson has the best sense of what you are in need of, giving support and instruction that is needed. I have already recommended two of my friends! I am so sorry that he no longer takes HMO patients - I now have to find a new surgeon and I know nobody can compare.
in Orange, CA |
Dr. Carlson is an excellent surgeon. I came to him after a sudden onset of symptoms caused by a severe lumbar disc herniation. He has excellent bedside manner. He saw me the same week for the microdisectomy. I came to the hospital wheeled by a wheelchair. Immediately after the sx, I was able to walk without pain. The recovery process is very smooth.
in Tustin, CA |
Long waits, Can only see the PA, no help in getting quick authorizations. Very unhappy patient.
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Dr. Carlson accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Providence Health Plans
  • State Farm
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Carlson has admitting privileges

Hoag Orthopedic Institute
16250 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618
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St.Jude Medical Center
101 E Valencia Mesa Dr
Fullerton, CA 92835
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Saint Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
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