Dr. Claire Carman, MD


General Surgery | Female

Breast Care Specialist 5900 Lake Wright Dr Ste 201 Norfolk, VA 23502 Get Directions
Dr. Claire Carman, MD

Dr. Claire Carman, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Norfolk, VA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Carman is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Obici Hospital and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Dr. Carman's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Chesapeake, VA |
Was highly recommended by my GP and GYN doctors as the best in the area. Was not disappointed in the time that she took to explain my diagnosis so far, (just beginning to get biopsy results) and feel confident in her opinions. They tell you up front if things may be running a little slower (biopsy day) as they are taking time with each patient and you don't feel rushed. For me, I am less nervous if I know whats ahead instead of letting the mind wander.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Outstanding physician had always heard great things about her. Never thought I would have breast cancer and now I understand first hand how great she is. She is upfront and honest about everything no beating around the bush. Excellent doctor would never dream of going anywhere else for treatment of breast cancer.
in Chesapeake, VA |
I was never able to meet with Dr. Carman. I had a biopsy done elsewhere and was told I had breast cancer and sought her out upon recommendation. When I called to make an appointment to meet with her for treatment options, I was informed that they would not use the biopsy. Without the office giving me any more information, alternatives or allowing me to ask. they said Thank you and hung up!. This is not an office I want to deal with regularly for a serious condition, and have moved on elsewhere.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Very Straight forward and Honest!!!! Will not allow you to feel sorry for yourself!!!
in Chesapeake, va |
My first impression of dr carman was I had selected the right doctor to treat my breast cancer. She assured me I would be OK. Of course you still worry but her assurance made me feel better.
in Accomac, VA |
An amzing person with the heart of gold! Took care of me from the day one and hasn't stopped since. Dr. Carman went beyond the lines of her duties as a doctor. Her
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Dr. Carman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Lipomas
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Eastern Virginia Med School

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Eastern Virginia Med School

    Completed in 1990

    Fell Faulkner Breast Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Eastern Virginia Med School

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Wound Repair