Dr. John R Carlson MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. John Carlson is a gastroenterologist in Salinas, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Natividad Medical Center and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for 31 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Natividad Medical Center and one of 14 at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Education & Medical Training

UCLA Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1978 - 1982

University of California at San Francisco
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1982 - 1985

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Class of 1978

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

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

Publications & Presentations

Controlling airborne cues to study small animal navigation.
Gershow, M., Berck, M., Mathew, D., Luo, L., Kane, E.A., Carlson, J.R., Samuel, A.T.

Sun-protection behaviors of melanoma survivors.
Mayer, D., Layman, A., Carlson, J.

Chemoreception: identifying friends and foes.
Koh, T. W., Carlson, J. R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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