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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Bette Carlson is Excellent. Dr. Carlson has been reviewed by 12 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.5
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.8
Bedside Manner 4.8
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Bette Carlson, MD is board certified in Pediatrics.

  • She has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Newborn Medicine (Neonatology)

Education & Awards

Dr. Carlson graduated from Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago. She has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2012, 2014)


Dr. Carlson has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian 
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Bette McMahon Carlson MD is a female Pediatrician, has 18 years of experience and practices in Pediatrics.
Where does Dr. Bette M. Carlson practice?
Dr. Bette Carlson has 2 office locations.
Dr. Bette Carlson practices Pediatrics near Costa Mesa, CA.
See Costa Mesa Pediatricians.