Dr. Stanley Carson, MD

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Age 79
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Dr. Stanley Carson, MD
Dr. Stanley Carson was born in Lansford, PA, a small coal mining town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after serving four years. He then received a General Motors scholarship to the University of Southern California and, after three years, was accepted into the USC School of Medicine. Following graduation, he did a one year rotatting internship at the LAC-USC Medical Center followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at the same institution. He then did a fellowship in Diseases and surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon returning to Southern California, he was appointed to the faculty at USC and was in charge of the retina clinic. During this time, he developed a straight Ophthalmology internship at the Medical Center. Dr. Carson was the first retina doctor to establish private fluorescein angiographic clinics in Southern California. Also, he was among the first doctors in California to perform vitrectomy surgery in 1974. He founded South Coast Retina Center in 1971. The group now includes six board certified, fellowship trained retina-vitreous physicians serving the coastal communities of southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County. Dr. Carson was an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and also served as chief of staff of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. At present, his primary interests are macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

7677 Center Ave Ste 302

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Dr. Stanley Carson, MD

Dr. Stanley Carson, MD

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  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
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Dr. Carson's Experience

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Dr. Carson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in General Surgery, Ophthalmology and Vascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Carson's Reviews

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Dr. Carson's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Long Beach. Ca |
I have tolerated Dr.Carson's poor bedside manner for several years. As my condition has degenerated over time, these office visits have become more unbearable and discouraging . He has become increasingly moody, cold and unempathetic. He ignores my questions and refuses to address my concerns.. Recently, belligerent that my insurance benefits now exclude the pre- procedure anesthesia, he aggressively jabbed the needle in my eyeball without warning me that it would be painful.
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Dr. Carson accepts 16 insurance carriers
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  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
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    Cigna PPO
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
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    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    SmartCare HMO
    Tricare
  • Humana
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  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Navigate HMO
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    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Carson has admitting privileges

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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