Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD

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Age 42
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Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD
Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Glendale, AZ. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center.

18555 N 79th Ave Ste D101

Glendale, AZ 85308

Contact Information

(480) 563-6400

Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD

Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlson "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 nerve stimulation, pain medication management, physical therapy, chiropractic care, weight loss and wellness programs, sleep studies, acupuncture, TENS, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, and implementation of surgical referral if necessary. For more information, visit his pain management website with The Pain Center of Arizona - Peoria Clinic at www.thepaincenter.com"


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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture


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  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (6 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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in peoria, az |
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.
in Goodyear, AZ |
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.
Peoria, AZ |
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.
in Glendale, AZ |
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
in Phoenix, AZ |
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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Dr. Carlson accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • 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
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Phoenix Standard
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Carlson has admitting privileges

Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center
19829 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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