Dr. Thomas Carlstrom, MD

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Dr. Thomas Carlstrom, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

1415 Woodland Ave # E-200, Des Moines, IA 50309 Get Directions
(515) 241-6304

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Dr. Carlstrom specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Des Moines, IA. He practices at 1 location.

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      • American Republic
      • Commercial Insurance Company
      • Coventry Health Care
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      • Principal Life
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      • UnitedHealthCare
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      3.6 based on 8 responses
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      • Staff
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Brain Surgery
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Deep Brain Stimulation
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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        Malpractice Claims not available

        Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia

        Graduated in 1972

      • Internship Hospital
        Great Lakes Naval Hosp

        Completed in 1973

      • Residency Hospital
        Bethesda Naval Hosp

        Completed in 1975

        University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

        Completed in 1979

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Carlstrom's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Carlstrom's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Carlstrom

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients