Dr. Donald Carter, MD

Dr. Donald Carter, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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58 y/o
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Dr. Donald Carter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Merced, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Donald P. Carter, MD

3351 M St Ste 205

Merced, CA 95348
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Carter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
Deafness
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Carter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

77  Conditions Treated

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31  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Kans School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Kans School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carter's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
29 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Carter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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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