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Dr. Loren S Carlson Is this you?

About Dr. Loren S Carlson

Dr. Loren S Carlson, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Sarasota, FL. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Carlson has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Loren S Carlson is Great. Dr. Loren S Carlson has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Loren S Carlson is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Family Healthcare

2415 University Pkwy Ste 111
Sarasota, FL 34243
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Specialties

Dr. Loren S Carlson has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Loren S Carlson has the following 10 expertise

  • Check-up
  • Family Planning
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Influenza
  • Eating Disorders
  • Immunization
  • Weight Loss
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Contraception

Dr. Loren S Carlson has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Excellent doctor
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1st class practice

Dr. Carlson and his son run a 1st class practice. Excellent top shelf staff and their medical knowledge is 2nd to none.

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Do Not Recommend

I had one appt with Dr. Carlson. I am relatively healthy and a 64 yr old educated male. In that appt he did not seem to listen to me, seemed disinterested, preoccupied and made three errors. First he told me I had high blood pressure based on one test in his office and prescribed a medication. I told him I check it regularly and it's never been high. He told me everyone my age has high blood pressure. Second for a skin condition he told me the medication my dermatologist prescribed was not a steroid which was needed for my condition. In fact it is one of the most powerful topical steroids which was confirmed by my research and my dermatologist. Lastly he prescribed a topical for my skin which is primarily for fungal infections and is not optimal for my condition which was confirmed by my dermatologist. As a result based on my experience I am not going back to see him and would not recommend.

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One Star

The staff is rigid and not terribly knowledgeable, to the point where they TELL you something is covered by your insurance and then you end up with a fat bill later. Or they miscode insurance paperwork so you have to spend the time clearing it up. It's difficult to easily get authorizations for any prescription refills, even if you've been taking the medicine for years. They authorize a couple of months of refills and then make you come in for an appointment when you need another authorization. Anything to keep those billables up!

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Misdiagnosis

Dr. Carlson misinterpreted simple lab tests, which resulted in a misdiagnosis. I was told to take medication which had the potential to negatively impact my serious health condition of which he was aware. Luckily I double checked with my specialist before following his advice.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Loren S Carlson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

University Family Healthcare, 2415 University Pkwy Ste 111, Sarasota, FL

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