Dr. Richard Carlson, MD

Dr. Richard Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Richard Carlson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. He graduated from Universidad De Monterrey, Facultad De Medicina and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

601 Texan Trl Ste 240

Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

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Top Care Areas

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

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Achilles Tendinitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Carlson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Carlson does not have any board certifications listed.

42  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger


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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Universidad De Monterrey, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Christus St Joseph Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Scott and White Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Shriners Hospital For Chldrn L A
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Carlson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr.Carlson fought the Medicaid Drs. who wouldn't OK a much needed MRI so I could see a pain management specialist. I gave up but I certainly thank you for your Tenacity and Caring. Rest in Peace, Sir.
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