Dr. Lawrence Carlson, MD

Dr. Lawrence Carlson, MD

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62 y/o
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Dr. Lawrence Carlson, MD is a cardiology specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.Read his story

Torrance Memorial Physician Network

2841 Lomita Blvd Ste 235

Torrance, CA 90505
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Carlson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hypertension
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Carlson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carlson "Dr. Carlson is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and his cardiology fellowship at St. Mary Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine in Long Beach, California. He specializes in management of advanced cardiac disease and interventional cardiology, including rotational atherectomy, cardiac catheterization, coronary stent placement, echocardiography, stress echocardiography and pacemakers. Dr. Carlson was born and raised in Jamestown, New York. He has been practicing in the South Bay for 24 years. Outside of work, Dr. Carlson enjoys swimming, skiing and photography."

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Mary's Mc UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Carlson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Carlson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
4.4
based on 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Carlson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Carlson is TOPS in every respect. However, working your way through the phone system is a daunting experience that can only be accomplished through tenacity.
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