Dr. Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopedic and Spine Center 250 Nat Turner Blvd S, Newport News, VA 23606 Get Directions
(757) 596-1900

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Dr. Carlson specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Newport News, VA. He practices at 1 location.

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    16 – 30 minutes (39)
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in Newport News, VA |
Decided to go to another route after my first fusion by a neurosurgeon. When pain came back after a few years, I was given no options, just constant dosages of Motrin. Then I heard about Dr. Carlson from a very dependable source in the medical field. As a former surgical tech of 20 years, I rely on word of mouth, not reviews. My surgery was March 2016, and after physical therapy and home health care, I feel great. Thank you Dr Carlson and staff for the excellent care I received!
Williamsburg, VA |
The wait times are ridiculous. If you have an appointment with Carlson or McFarland, you need to be prepared to wait AT LEAST an hour before you are called back. Last Friday I waited 1.75 hours before I was even called back for the x-ray and then was sent back out to waiting room for another 15 min or so. The doctor spent around 2 minutes with me. I am so frustrated that these doctors think their time is more valuable than their patients. The girl who checked me in told me that “he double b
Olive Branch, MS |
His patients die of blood clots after surgery.
in Hampton, VA |
I have severe degenerative disc disease from the L5 to the S1. I cannot stand nor sit for longer than 1 hour. Dr. Carlson said nothing could be done except for pain management. I asked about stem cell treatment or another alternative and he told me I was not a good candidate for anything except medication. Although he makes eye contact you can see the judgment for whatever sins he thinks you have in his eyes...my sin it's not being of high socioeconomic status for he is ALL about the money.
in Newport news |
Dr. Carlson told me i could expect a full recovery and pain free. I came out of surgery screamimg from paim gpimg from buttocks down my leg where I never had any pain before. Dr Carson told me that he had moved and nerve and it was angry and it would settle into its new place and be fine. Dr Carlson did an x-ray and told me that I had a perfect surgery. But unfortunately he crippled me for life I can't even do menial things to take care of myself a little loan work ever again.
in Newport News, VA |
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Carlson has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: NEWPORT NEWS, VA /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: Minor Temporary Injury (03)
    • State: Virginia
  • 0

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    George Washington University School Of Med And Health Sciences Washington Dc

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Cntr

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham & Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1999

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Maryland

    Graduated in 1989

Awards & Recognition

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    Dr. Carlson has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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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
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Carlson

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Carlson's Office & Staff

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

Experience with Dr. Carlson

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