Dr. Joseph Carmichael, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Carmichael
Accepting new patients

Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery

333 City Blvd W Ste 850 Orange, CA 92868

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(714) 456-6254

Dr. Joseph Carmichael, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Orange, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with UCI Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carmichael to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carmichael's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carmichael treats Constipation more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Carmichael treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carmichael treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Carmichael treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carmichael performs Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Carmichael performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Repairs
  • Transduodenal Sphincteroplasty

Dr. Carmichael's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Carmichael accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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UCSHIP-CA PPO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Carmichael's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carmichael

4.3

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
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(13)
4 Stars
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1 Star
18.75%
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Office environment (14)
  • Staff friendliness (14)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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Dr. Carmichael does a great job of explaining the surgery he is going to perform and on following up any issues that arise as a result of the surgery. Professional and highly competent. He spends as much time as necessary to answer questions
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Norman Martin – Nov 28, 2020
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Dr Carmichael operated on me two years ago (1/13/17) and 5 days later a staple came loose. This resulted in me having an ileostomy which he said could not be reversed. A second opinion was made and my ileostomy was reversed by Dr. Duldulao from USC Keck out of Palmdale a year ago. If I would have believed Dr. Carmichael I would not have the quality of life I have today. I tried contacting him but to no avail. His bedside manner is good but ...
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Kathy Leist in Lancaster , CA – Dec 27, 2018
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Had my first visit today and so far feel as if I’m dealing with a very intelligent doctor, I find it comforting to know he is so dedicated to get me answers for my illnesses, so far I’m highly impressed!!
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Thomas Martinez in Palm Desert California – Feb 09, 2018
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Office bills for wrong visits. We went in for a office visit consultant and they billed for out patient and then wouldn’t correct it. Now have to file grievance with insurance for their wrong billing practices.
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Riverside, CA – Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. Carmichael is one of the best doctors I have ever had. Answers all of my questions, his bedside manner is very pleasing, my surgery was a huge success and fully explained. Couldn't ask for better.
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Dec 07, 2016
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Very friendly but a waste of a lot of time. He doesn't listen to you as a whole. Very narrow minded ans focused.
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Menifee, CA – May 11, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Carmichael, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Orange, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2001
University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Carmichael, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carmichael frequently treats Constipation, Anal and Rectal Cancer, and Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carmichael treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Carmichael, MD's office located?

Dr. Carmichael's office is located at 333 City Blvd W Ste 850, Orange, CA 92868. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery333 City Blvd W Ste 850 Orange, CA 92868
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Affiliated Hospitals

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UCI Medical Center

Orange, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average