Dr. Thomas Carlson, MD

Dr. Thomas Carlson, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Carlson, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest Hospital, St. David's South Austin Medical Center, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David's Medical Center.

Austin Heart, PA.

3801 N Lamar Blvd Ste 300

Austin, TX 78756
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlson "Austin Heart: Mission: "To provide exceptional cardiac and vascular care to every patient every day with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride."Values: I C A R E...Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence"


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  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Impella Device
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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.


  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Wilford Hall Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Scripps Green Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • St Luke's Episcopal Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Heart Hospital of Austin

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Carlson is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (15 with comments)
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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Cedar Park TX 78613 |
I have been Dr. Carlson's patient since 2013. He has been an excellent Doctor, Communicator and Listener. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Carlson. Dr. Carlson's Staff is equally as professional and attentive !
Leander |
Excellent experience. Great service, exam and communication.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Carlson does a great job explaining medical things in terms we can understand. He takes the time to make sure his patient has everything explained. I have always been happy with my decision to start with Dr. Carlson when we moved to the Austin area 5 years ago.
in Austin, TX |
My experience with Dr. Carlson has been excellent to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing cardiac care. He went out of his way to make certain all my questions and concerns and those of my wife were addressed and he did so in a way that made us confident and very comfortable that my issues had been addressed and were being taken care of. The staff at both the clinic and the hospital were also great to work with and very supportive throughout my episode of care.
in Smithville Texas |
Dr Carlson is simply the best doctor ever!! He is very personable, professional and very knowledgeable about his profession. I know he can take care of all my and spouse needs, he saved my husband from heart issues many times. I have totally trust in him and his staff to be excellent in any situation of my medical concerns. He is the best ever and I recommend anyone to utilize his services.
in Cedar Park, TX 78717 |
Thank you Dr Carlson. The smart andskilful cardiordologist i have visited few weeks ago at Austin Heart Hospital seeking cure of root causes of illnesses. Dr Thomas A Carlson is a compassionate scientist gathered information and started research oriented to diagnose cure of illnesses not only management of pain. I felt happy to believe that help is in the way. Sure you would be more relaxed to be acquainted with the smart heart doctor. May ALLAH THE LORD bless Dr Carlson to enable him helps us
in College Station, TX |
Dr Carlson was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I trust him with my medical needs. I was so impressed with the level of.care that I received that I will continue to have him as my cardiac doctor.
Austin, TX |
I have been going to see Dr. Carlson for several years and have always have had a positive experience. I would recommend him as a physician.
in Austin, TX |
Dr Carlson is one of the best physicians I have seen in the last 10 years, and definitely one of the best in Austin. He does an amazing job of speaking in direct, medical terminology, and takes the time to explain things in a way that fully involve you in your own health. He is knowledgeable and uses personal anolgies to make his points. I left his office feeling informed, at ease, and encouraged by the facts. Austin is not known for its medical community. Dr Carlson raises the bar.
in Austin, TX |
I am very comfortable in my visits with Dr. Carlson. I always know I will get the best care and concern for my condition and situation.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Carlson has always treated me with respect, concern, and is very personable and thorough. I have been seeing Dr Carlson for many years and will continue to do so for many more.
in Austin, TX |
I feel quite fortunate to have Dr. Carlson as my heart specialist. Relocated to Austin approximately 9 years ago. My Son and Daughter in law were both in the pharmaceutical business and knew the market quite well and their recommendation, hands down, for heart care was Dr. Carlson. Dr. Carlson explains your condition in terms you can understand and his recommended plan for your personal care, even diagrams the condition. He is very personable and I highly recommend Dr. Carlson.
in Austin, TX |
DR Carlson has been great. He is always friendly and willing to take the time to explain options and answer any questions I may have concerning those options. The staff is also very friendly and professional. When I did have surgery at Austin Heart I found the accommodations very clean and comfortable. The hospital staff were also very friendly and professional.
Austin, TX |
Have been seeing Dr. Carlson for several years. Always attentive to my thoughts and concerns. Each time I see him I feel like I'm his only patient, not rushed from one patient to the next
in Austin, TX |
The best Cardiologist in the state of Texas. This doc flat works for his patients and prolongs their life. My judgement is based on many years of great service with his constant attention. He is 100% dedicated to your survival and longevity .I am glad he is younger than me so as not to have him leave me first. In addition he has promised me to live to 100 years under warranty...maybe I dreamed this?
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Carlson accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Carlson has admitting privileges

Heart Hospital of Austin
3801 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
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Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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Seton Northwest Hospital
11113 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
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St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
2400 Round Rock Ave
Round Rock, TX 78681
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St. David's South Austin Medical Center
901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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