Dr. Donald Carter, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 60

  
Dr. Carter
801 W L St Los Banos, CA 93635

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(209) 724-0501

Dr. Donald Carter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Los Banos, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1986 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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Dr. Carter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
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Worker's Compensation
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Carter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Outer Ear Infection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter treats Outer Ear Infection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Carter treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter treats Ear Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carter's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carter

4.1

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
67.74193548387096%
(21)
4 Stars
9.67741935483871%
(3)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
19.35483870967742%
(6)

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Dr. Carter did not see the excess mucus on my vocal cords and growths causing my voice to be raspy. I left his office in disgust after he again wanted me to fill out new patient forms simply because their system upgrade failed to migrate existing patient records. My primary care physician referred me to another ENT specialist at Stanford Hospital. Surgery performed on March 15, 2018 and 2 months later my voice changed but is near radio quality. Transformed my life.
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I used Dr. Carter when my children were little and was happy, but things have changed. My husband is on a CPAP machine and we struggle every time he needs supplies. We have paid out of pocket because we can't get the necessary info sent for insurance approval. My husband has never actually seen Dr. Carter...just his PA. We are going on 6 months trying to get what we need. We will once again pay out of pocket because he has been without his medically necessary machine for 6 months. -10 score
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I think Dr. Carter is an awesome physician. My elderly mother was quite hard-of-hearing and very stubborn about insisting NO HEARING AIDS. Dr. Carter was very firm and honest with her; never unkind, just firm. He convinced her to wear the hearing aids. He's quite knowledgeable (I too, am now his patient.) I'm appreciate that as he types his notes into my electronic chart during our appointment, he reads aloud what he's typing to make sure we're both "on the same page." Great doc!
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Amazing doctor. I was really sick for the longest time and no other doctor could figure out what was wrong with me. Dr Carter diagnosed me Addisons Disease and referred me to an endocrinologist. He also treats my thyroid. I feel great now. I could never thank him enough!
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I lost my hearing in my left ear. I was referred to Dr. Carter. After a hearing test was performed in his office and he reviewed my situation he decided to do cortisone injections. My hearing has been restored and after his follow up I have now been released. I can say that the staff and Dr Carter was very professional and I am very pleased to have my hearing back.
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I was have continuous sinus infections. I had surgery with Dr. Carter and I will so much better. So glad I found an answer with Dr. Carter. Thank you
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Biography

Dr. Donald Carter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Los Banos, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1986 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
University Kans School Med
Residency Hospital
1986
University of Kansas Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
Washington University St Louis
Medical School

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • English

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average