Dr. Carlson is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and his cardiology fellowship at St. Mary Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine in Long Beach, California.

He specializes in management of advanced cardiac disease and interventional cardiology, including rotational atherectomy, cardiac catheterization, coronary stent placement, echocardiography, stress echocardiography and pacemakers. Dr. Carlson was born and raised in Jamestown, New York. He has been practicing in the South Bay for 24 years. Outside of work, Dr. Carlson enjoys swimming, skiing and photography.

Medical School
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • English
  • Spanish


Lawrence Douglas Carlson, M.D.
2841 Lomita Boulevard
Suite 235
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 517-8950
(310) 326-6054


  • Cardiology (Board Certified)
  • Interventional Cardiology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stents
  • Echocardiography
  • Interventional Cardiology


Insurances Accepted
  • Admar Medical Network (PPO, EPO)
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/ EPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Galaxy PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Net Silver Network HMO
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • National Provider Network PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO/ POS
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Universal Health Network PPO