Dr. Carlson is originally from Alaska. Growing up, he spent his summers working in the salmon commercial fishing industry. He spent time on boats, set netting, and in his grandparents' cannery. One summer he even spent time in the oil field to help pay for college. As a college athlete, Dr. Carlson learned the significance of the feet and the important role they play for the rest of the body. This is what sparked his interest in the field of Podiatry. With more than a decade of traveling around the country with his wife Alison, they are excited to share his knowledge and expertise with the residents of Alaska. Dr. Carlson earned his medical degree from Des Moines University in Iowa before completing a three-year surgical residency in Salt Lake City, Utah. This residency program provided the advanced training needed to be considered an expert in the treatment of all ailments of the foot and ankle, including reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, pediatric, diabetic and geriatric lower extremity care. The last several years, Dr. Carlson has been practicing in both Ohio and Utah. He has enjoyed being able to devote quality time and effort to his patients and ensure they understand their treatment plan. More recently he has been focused on the use of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine. He currently serves on the board of directors for World Access to Regenerative Medicine, a non-profit organization. Dr. Carlson is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys using this in his medical practice. He has served the people of Guatemala and Spain and plans to perform more medical missions in the future. Spending time with family is also important; Dr. Carlson, his wife, and four children love to visit local attractions and activities, spend time outdoors, and attend athletic events.
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Dr. Carlson's Experience
Dr. Carlson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
Podiatric Foot Surgery
Podiatry Sports Medicine
Wound & Burn Care
Wound Care Research
Dr. Carlson does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Carlson's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Achilles Tendon Contracture
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
Chronic Non-Healing Wounds Due to Surgery
Congenital Vertical Talus
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Fractured Lower Leg
Fungal Nail Infection
Ganglion Cyst of the Hand
Joint Space Disease
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Nerve Conduction Disorders
Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
Osteochondritis Dissecans of Tarsal Bone
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Restless Leg Syndrome
Synostoses, Tarsal, Carpal, and Digital
Synostosis of Talus and Calcaneus - Short Stature
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Toe Syndactyly, Telecanthus - Anogenital and Renal Malformations
Toenail Fungal Infection
Wound and-or Ulcer Foot
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Ankle–Brachial Index Test
Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Bone Regeneration Procedure
Bone and Joint Repair
Bone and Joint Replacement
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hammer Toe Repair
Ingrown Toenail Removal
Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Injection of Tendon
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Metatarsal Fracture
Removal of Bone Spur
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Tenex Health TX Procedure
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Des Moines University / College of Podiatric Medicine And Surgery
Medical School | Graduated 2007
University of Utah Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Carlson has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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