Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 50
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Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Newport News, VA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours - Mary Immaculate Hospital.

250 Nat Turner Blvd S

Newport News, VA 23606

Contact Information

(757) 596-1900

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Carlson's Experience

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


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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


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  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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


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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement
    Amount or Range: Average
    Nature of Complaint: INCIDENT LOCATION: NEWPORT NEWS, VA /// PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: Minor Temporary Injury (03)
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.


  • University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • George Washington University School Of Med and Health Sciences Washington Dc
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Cntr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Carlson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
Williamsburg, VA |
Saw Dr carlson as referral from my primary care physician. He evaluated all concerns. But I don't think he is the right fit for me and my insurance restrictions . Will seek another opinion rather than returning in another year.
in Carrollton, VA |
Dr. Carlson is one of the finest doctors I have ever had. He is a skilled professional and I feel extremely blessed to have him as my surgeon. He has performed 3 flawless surgeries on me. I would highly recommend him!
in Gloucester, VA |
I am so pleased with the success of my lumbar spine fusion. I had "drop foot", which is a scary scenario for a 75 year old. I am so thankful that I chose Dr. Jeffrey Carlson for my surgery. He and his professional staff met every need for my comfort. I was so pleased and amazed with my complete healing. In my opinion, everyone deserves the best care they can receive during any procedure and Dr. Carlson and his staff at Orthopedic Spine Center is absolutely my recommendation.
in Yorktown, VA |
I had spent a year and a half trying to find out the problem with my arm pain and the numbness. After seeing a few different dr my general physician recommended ,I found out I had a building disc and went to see a neurologist . I did not feel that comfortable with his explanation of my problem and the process so I put off surgery . Waited about 6 months in pain until a random person told me about Dr Carlson. From first visit felt at ease and he explained everything I needed to feel comfortable.
in Newport News, VA |
This Guy is probably one of the best doctors on the East Coast. About a year ago I didn't think I was gonna walk again but I'm walking now because of Dr. Carlson Not only is he a good doctor he's a good person which makes the difference
Hampton, VA |
Came in for extreme lower back pain, had previous MRI done AND xray, but he wanted an xray done at his location. Came back saying all I had was tendentious. This man is supposed to be a specialist... how is that I go to my family dr and the tell me I have a spine issue and this man simply gives me a cortisone injection and sends me on my way? Well its been a few years and my back starts hurting again, more than last time and now I have numbness in my leg..possible permanent nerve damage! DONT GO
in Columbia NC |
1st I met with Dr. Carlson who said I needed neck surgery. Both my wife and I explained that being a firefighter it is important that I recover to 100 percent. He assured me that I would and that I would be back to normal in approx. 10 days. I was going to have the surgery until they were registering me. This is where I got the truth. It is a min. of 6 to 8 weeks to lift 20 lbs. Dr Carlson will look you straight in the eyes and lie to you. He is a deceitful person with no character.
John, we appreciate you taking time to respond. We take our reviews very seriously. Cervical spine surgery does require a 6 week lifting restriction of 20lbs. The cervical collar is only needed for 10 days. We're sorry for any miscommunication. We try to avoid those by using multiple modes of communication and written instructions so that everyone is on the same page before surgery.We fell short of your expectations and we are sorry. We're happy to help in anyway we can to make this right.
in Hampton, VA |
I believe Dr Carlson is God sent. I was practically paralyzed and had to have immediate surgery. My fear grew as I was about to go into the operating room, Dr Carlson explained everything clearly and accurately. I asked him" Dr Carlson, I can I trust you with my life? He said, yes you can" and so I was knocked out with anesthesia and faith in my heart. I can genuinely say Dr Carlson did a great job. I have my mobility and that's what I'm thankful for!
Yorktown, VA |
Dr. Carlson performed an anterior cervical discectomy on me in March 2016 after the discs between C5 and C7 ruptured and began pressing directly on the spinal cord. Dr. Carlson patiently answered all my questions over 2 visits, never rushing me into something I didn't understand or want. Seven months after the surgery I'm fully recovered, back to bicycling, hiking, kayaking, yoga, everything! I would recommend Dr. Carlson and his staff to members of my own family.
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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  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Carlson has admitting privileges

Bon Secours - Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernardine Dr
Newport News, VA 23602
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Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
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