Dr. Dale Carter, MD


Headache Management | Female

NW Headache and Wellness Center 11782 SW Barnes Rd # C130 Portland, OR 97225 Get Directions
Dr. Dale Carter, MD

Dr. Dale Carter, MD is a headache management doctor who practices in Portland, OR. She is 66 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

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Dr Carters philosophy includes a collaborative approach that embraces working with patients to create individualized successful treatment plans Each patient is considered to be clinically unique with no one size fits all approach

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Dr. Carter's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Portland, OR |
I have cluster headaches, and I was thrilled that Dr. Carter was not only informed about my condition, but had a treatment plan which offered concrete options. She spent time talking to me, discussing my symptoms and condition, and offering advice. She was friendly and helpful. The best experience I've had in treating my headaches in more than 15 years of seeking treatment.
in Aloha, Oregon |
She canceled my first visit after she got sick and it took me 9 months to see her finally. She then berated me for not completing her assigned labs along with all the other difficult testing I had already done after I finally saw her. Since then she's been condescending, distracted and just refers me on to other doctors for advice. She has yet to offer me any help with my disabling health concerns to date. One of the worst Drs I've ever had to beg for any kind of help from.You best keep looking!
in Beaverton, OR |
There's many reasons we end up searching out a neurologist and want them to be knowledgeable, considerate and conscientious dr. This dr has on multiple occasions forgotten and confused my test results with other patient. She rudely verbally attacked me for disagreeing w/her. I wish those serious errors where the only poor words of conduct on her behalf I could recount but she's been completely unprofessional, seems burned out and will refer you on to other specialists for any actual care. Beware
in Wilsonville, OR |
I had an appointment with Dr. Carter today and when I arrived was told that the Dr. was out sick and could not see me. I am a new patient and have waited FIVE WEEKS for this appointment. I have been suffering with debilitating headaches and waited longer just to see Doctor Carter. I understand people get sick, but there were very little options in terms of rescheduling and I ended up walking away without and appointment or care. I am back at square one in trying to find help for headaches.
in Milltown, NJ |
Dr. Carter was thorough in her effort to discover the cause of my migraines and used a very analytical approach to my treatment - which was effective! Her questions during the intake helped me to think about a lot of things that were relevant which I had not considered.
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Dr. Carter's Care Philosophy

Dr Carters philosophy includes a collaborative approach that embraces working with patients to create individualized successful treatment plans Each patient is considered to be clinically unique with no one size fits all approach

Dr. Carter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Headache Management
  •  Board certified in Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash


  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Albany Medical Center Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Med Center Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    State University College At Brockport

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Headache Management
  • Adolescent Neurology
  • Adult Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection