Ryan Carlson, MD

Ryan Carlson, MD

Mental Health – Outpatient
I empower individuals to have a voice in their healthcare decisions.


North Memorial Health - Robbinsdale Medical Building

This provider is no longer accepting new patients. Current patients, appointments with this provider should be made prior to August 30, 2024. Learn more.

Approach To Care

Dr. Carlson partners with individuals who are living with a mental illness and to help them build a fulfilled life. He emphasizes patient choice, and he works with individuals to create a holistic treatment plan to achieve their goals. He believes that medications work best when they are used with other therapies, and through living a healthy lifestyle. When medications are used, he works with patients to use the smallest number of medications at the lowest effective doses possible.


Dr. Carlson has experience treating a wide range of mental health concerns, but he particularly enjoys working with individuals who have bipolar disorder or who have experienced psychosis.



  • Bachelor of Science – Brigham Young University
  • Medical School – University of Minnesota



  • Psychiatry residency – University of Minnesota



  • Clozapine REMS Certified


Dr. Carlson was raised in Minnesota, where he also completed most of his training. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his family. He also enjoys reading good books, listening to classical music and running.

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare