Dr. Kent Carlson, MD

Dr. Kent Carlson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Kent Carlson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Alexandria, MN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mn Med Sch in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3401 S Broadway

Alexandria, MN 56308

Contact Information

(320) 759-2020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Excision of Chalazion
more than 81% of peers
more than 78% of peers
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
more than 75% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

6  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Good Samaritan-Phoenix Va
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Hermann Eye Ctr-U Tex
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

It has been 17 years since Dr. Carlson performed lasik on both of my eyes. Great work, great results. No complications, still 20/20 at 62 years of age. Thanks to Dr. Carlson!
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I attempted to inquire about my bill (not the cost but two items on my bill that I didnt know what they were). After talking to 2 people in his office at 2 different times, Dr. Carlson called me and SCREAMED at me over the phone WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? I was in the car with my husband and he...more
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