Biography & Education

Dr. Carlson attended SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, then completed internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington, where he was elected fellows representative. Dr. Carlson enjoys practicing all aspects of gastroenterology, and has particular interests in therapeutic endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Carlson believes that people need to be able to trust their healthcare providers, and strives to help patients understand their medical issues and to know what to expect with any proposed interventions. He combines an investigative approach to patient care while staying current with new technology and guidelines.
  • Gastroenterology
Education Background
Fellowship: University of Washington
Medical School: University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Residency: University of Michigan
  • English
Professional Associations
American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Personal Interests
When he is not at the hospital, Dr. Carlson is likely hiking, fishing or spending time with his wife and three children

Care Locations

5350 Tallman Ave., N.W.
Swedish Tallman Professional Clinic, Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-215-4252
1221 Madison St.
Suite 1220
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-4252
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid


  • Gastroenterology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Celiac Sprue Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pancreatic Conditions
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Therapeutic ERCP
  • Ulcerative Colitis


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (30 Ratings, 6 Comments)


Dr. Carlson is a good listener. Very cheerful and friendly.
Swedish Patient

I went back to Dr Carlson after bad experiences with other GI doctors. He is very respectful compared to the other two I had, and much easier to get a hold of. He is down to earth and much easier to trust compared to the others. This is why I went back to him. I have a general mistrust of physicians because I often feel they are talking down to me or trying to manipulate me. I have never felt this way with Dr Carlson. He is straightforward, humble and respectful.
Swedish Patient

Again - while the care and care provider was good the support and ability to communicate/schedule was so terrible that I would not refer people [...]. To schedule a follow up appointment/test required three emails - via mychart - two phone calls with messages and finally I received the first contact response.
Swedish Patient

let dr keep up laughing he's awesome in every way
Swedish Patient

Swedish Patient

Provider, background is excellent.
Swedish Patient