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Christopher J. Carlson, MD

Languages: English
Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
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.
Education
Institution
Type
University of Washington
Fellowship
University of Michigan
Residency
University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medical School
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
Services
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal amylase
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal liver function
  • abnormal stool
  • achalasia
  • acute pancreatitis
  • allergic esophagitis
  • altered bowel habits
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorexia
  • anoscopy
  • appetite loss
  • autoimmune enteropathy
  • barretts esophagus
  • barrx
  • bile duct stone
  • biliary atresia
  • biliary cirrhosis
  • biliary duct fistula
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • biologic therapy for gastrointestinal diseases
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bright red blood per rectum
  • cancer of pancreas
  • capsule endoscopy
  • celiac disease
  • choking sensation
  • cholangioscopy
  • cholangitis
  • cholecystitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholestasis
  • cholesterolosis of gallbladder
  • chronic diarrhea
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • cirrhosis
  • clostridium difficile
  • colic
  • colitis
  • colon stenting
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal screening
  • constipation
  • crigler najjar syndrome
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • dilation of sphincter of oddi
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenitis
  • dysphagia
  • elevated amylase
  • endoscopic dilation of ampulla and biliary duct
  • endoscopic insertion of stent into bile duct
  • endoscopic removal of stone from biliary tract
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • endoscopy
  • enteral stenting
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • eructation
  • esophageal disorder
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal stent
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophageal varices
  • esophagitis
  • fatty liver
  • fecal impaction
  • fecal incontinence
  • feeding problems
  • feeding tube
  • feeding tube placement
  • foreign body in esophagus
  • gallbladder disease
  • gallbladder fistula
  • gallbladder obstruction
  • gallbladder polyp
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastroparesis
  • giardiasis
  • gluten sensitivity
  • graft versus host disease
  • helicobacter pylori
  • helminthiasis
  • hematemesis
  • hematochezia
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • hiatal hernia
  • hydrops of gallbladder
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileoscopy
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal atresia
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • intractable vomiting
  • intussusception
  • islet cell transplant
  • lactose intolerance
  • malabsorption
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melena
  • nausea
  • needle biopsy of pancreas
  • obstipation
  • odynophagia
  • pancreas disease
  • pancreas head cancer
  • pancreas tail cancer
  • pancreatic cyst
  • pancreatic fistula
  • pancreatic insufficiency
  • pancreatic mass
  • pancreatic pseudocyst
  • pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • pancreatic steatorrhoea
  • pancreatic surgery
  • pancreatitis
  • pancreatoscopy
  • peptic ulcer
  • peptic ulcer surgery
  • percutaneous aspiration of gallbladder
  • peritoneoscopy
  • peritonitis
  • peroral endoscopic myotomy
  • polypectomy
  • polyposis syndrome
  • polyps
  • porcelain gallbladder
  • portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • postcholecystectomy syndrome
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • regional enteritis
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • right upper quadrant pain
  • severe diarrhea
  • small bowel disease
  • spasm sphincter of oddi
  • spiral enteroscopy
  • spyglass
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • stricture sphincter of oddi
  • swallowing problem
  • tenesmus
  • ulcerative colitis
  • vomiting
  • whipple disease
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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 (38 Ratings, 9 Comments)

100

11/27/2016
He was kind & very knowledgeable. Wonderful.
100

10/24/2016
ALWAYS a "best" experience, as I am informed & included & educated in one.
100

06/28/2016
He was great!!
100

05/26/2016
I just wish I didn't have to wait so long to get another CAT SCAN or MRI. All this waiting is unnerving. I am unhappy about how long this process is taking as I have bad stomach pain.
100

05/16/2016
Chris is very friendly and puts me at ease every time I see him.
100

05/08/2016
Dr. Carlson is the best gastroenterologist I've had. He always listens, works with my concerns and takes his time. It's nice that he's never rushed. A true knowledgeable caring professional!
100

05/03/2016
Dr. Carlson is an exceptional professional and person. I am pretty high maintenance in that I don't often go to doctors and want to understand everything. My healing experiences with him have changed my view of the value of western medicine, as he is broadly knowledgeable, infinitely curious, and an holistic thinker. Also, I am now much healthier.
100

04/05/2016
dr Carlson is awesome your lucky to have him he very good very very good
100

02/15/2016
Excellent physician & support RN Dr. Carlson was thoughtful, empathetic, & very knowledgeable.
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