Alan N. Carlson, MD Alan N. Carlson, MD

Alan N. Carlson, MD

Corneal Specialist, Ophthalmologist

4.6 out of 5  (747 ratings, 155 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I provide medical oversight for comprehensive patients and established cornea patients. Preserving and restoring vision is my passion, and it is a commitment I make to all of my patients. Duke uses the most current technologies and innovations to deliver the latest in care. It gives patients great confidence to know they are being treated by leaders in their field who use a team approach. I came back to Duke in 1996 after earning my medical degree here in 1981. In my spare time, I enjoy playing guitar, reading and traveling.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1981
RESIDENCY
Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), 1983-1986
FELLOWSHIP
Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, 1986-1987
Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Duke Eye Center, 1987-1988
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Alan Carlson's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.6 out of 5 (747 ratings, 155 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Alcon Laboratories
  • Med-1
  • Rhodes Pharma
  • Staar Surgical
  • Tear Science
  • iVeena