Dr. Gregory D Carlson MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Gregory Carlson is an orthopedic surgeon in Orange, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital of Orange County and St. Joseph Hospital. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. Carlson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 34 doctors at Children's Hospital of Orange County and one of 55 at St. Joseph Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests: Shoulder, Knee, Knee and shoulder, Knee and Shoulder

Hospital Affiliation

Children's Hospital of Orange County

St. Joseph Hospital
High performing in Orthopedics

University of California, Irvine Healthcare
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Diego
Residency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1988

University of California at San Diego
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1988 - 1993

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1993 - 1994

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Absence of bone morphogenetic protein-2 in human breast milk after spinal surgery.
Tzeng, S., Liao, J., Murray, S.S., Brochmann, E.J., Carlson, G.D., Wang, J.C.

Cerebral spinal fluid pressure: effects of body position and lumbar subarachnoid drainage in a canine model.
Carlson, G.D., Oliff, H.S., Gorden, C., Smith, J., Anderson, P.A.

Sustained spinal cord compression: part I: time-dependent effect on long-term pathophysiology.
Carlson, G.D., Gorden, C.D., Oliff, H.S., Pillai, J.J., LaManna, J.C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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