Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Carlson
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Arizona Pain Specialists

18555 N 79th Ave Ste D101 Glendale, AZ 85308

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Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Glendale, AZ and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Carlson has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carlson to book an appointment.


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I agree with some of the other negative interviews. However, my experience with Dr. Carlson cost me 8 days flat on my back in the hospital with two chest tubes. This took place in January of 2017. During a procedure to diminish pain in my thoracic area for two herniated discs, he punctured my right lung. He left me at the out patient facility knowing that my blood pressure was extremely high and I mean HIGH. Sent me home and I was in extreme pain that day. When I tried to lay down I could not breathe. Was taken to ER and it was determined almost immediately that my lung was punctured. I had no recourse against him because I signed a Consent Form to have the procedure. This took place in Glendale, AZ.
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Jul 29, 2020
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Dr Carlson accomplished what two other treatments at other centers could not (in fact, one other Center damaged a nerve that was perfectly healthy). Dr Carlson had me walking, standing, sitting, doing everything pain free.
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Lisa Strebe – May 08, 2020
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Met him for the first time today he's rude,arrogant and has no compassion. He's not interested in what I had to say or know as a patient and apparently enjoys belittling people behind their back after he walks out of the room and cracking a joke with his staff about the patient.
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Apr 24, 2019
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Getting a appointment was worse than having teeth pulled. I visited the office at t which time i was treated with disrespect. I cancelled the appointment and went to Nova Spine. Wow I was treated by Dr. Baker and Dr. Morales. I was treated with dignity and respect. I was seen the very next day as I was in pain. Oh yes the phone is answered promptly without a 20 minute hold time. I am glad I cancelled the appointment and found caring doctors.
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Frank Zuckerbrow in Surprise, AZ – Jun 12, 2018
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If I could I'd give negative scores. I've never been treated so horrible by anyone let alone a supposed healthcare provider.. He is beyond rude. I never met Dr. Carlson until he stormed in right before my procedure, never introduced himself, became very irritated when I asked questions he wouldn't answer them. Then 'refused to do the procedure and dismissed me from his clinic'. I had to ask his nurse who he was afrer he belittled me and was so unprofession. Waste of time.
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Joyce in Phoenix, AZ – Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Carlson practices in a pain clinic and is cocky and rude. He did not introduce himself and I felt "sold" by him. I've never had a doc make me feel so uncomfortable. I would NOT recommend this man or Arizona Pain Specialists where he practices. Both garbage. Don't waste your time or energy.
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Private in peoria, az – Oct 07, 2017
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Dr. Carlson has been instrumental in giving me my life back. He has taken care of me for many years. I have had two spinal surgeries and still have residual pain. Together we have explored many options for helping me reduce my pain such as epidurals, ablations, medication management & most recently spinal cord stimulation. He is a big believer in treating the whole patient and therefore keeps a close eye on my overall health, including my emotional well being. I highly recommend him.
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Ann Trout in Goodyear, AZ – Jul 18, 2017
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Dr. Carlson may be a great pain doctor but you have to see him first. I never did. I filled all my forms out, came in on time, gave my insurance info, and then sat in a hard wooden chair for over an hour. As someone with chronic pain, sitting like this is almost impossible. After 45 minutes, I Told an MA I needed to leave in 30 minutes for another appointment. They were "waiting for a room", but a dozen patients came in and were seen as I sat. I finally left after 75 min without being seen.
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Peoria, AZ – Jun 08, 2017
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I was in extreme pain when I went to my 1st appt. but did not ask for any pain meds. When I went to my second appt. I basically was told I was lying about my pain. They did not even take the time to check out what was wrong with me or give me the chance to tell them I had gone to a neurologist. Actually I had 2 crushed vertebrae, a fractured rib, I was bleeding internally and had severe neurological issues. I have never been treated so badly by a doctors office. There is so much more I could say
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Does not matter at this point does it in Glendale, AZ – Jul 21, 2016
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This was the first time in my life I ever saw a doctor who did not speak to me - at all. I was wheeled into the procedure room, Dr. Carlson was talking to someone about golf, and the only thing he said to me the entire time was, Little pinch when he injected the local. Otherwise, he didn't explain, greet, say good-bye, discuss or speak to me, period.
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Andrea Kohler in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 28, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Pain Center of Arizona- Peoria Clinic: 9401 W Thunderbird Rd, Suite 180. Peoria, AZ 85381. (623) 516-8252 Dr. Jonathan D. Carlson takes a comprehensive approach to your pain through minimally-invasive pain procedures, spinal cord and peripheral n...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2009
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Pain Management
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University Of California Davis Medical Center-Anesthesiology
Residency Hospital
2005
Saint Josephs Hospital-Internal Medicine
Internship Hospital
2004
University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Medical School
1998
Oral Roberts University
Undergraduate School
Faculty
Midwestern University / Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident-University of California Davis, Dept. of Anesthesiology, 7/07-6/08
  • 2011 Phoneix Magazine Top Doc, April 2011
  • 2011 Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Spring 201

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Dr. Carlson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
CompMED
Federal Plan 87
Health Plan Hawaii HMO
HMSA Akamai Advantage (PPO and PPO SNP)
Preferred Provider Plan PPO
QUEST Integration
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Phoenix Standard
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Spondylosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Carlson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Carlson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebroplasty

Locations

Arizona Pain Specialists

Arizona Pain Specialists18555 N 79th Ave Ste D101 Glendale, AZ 85308
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Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average