Dr. Donald Carter, MD

Dr. Donald Carter, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
69 y/o
(22)

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Donald “Pete” Carter specializes in adult and pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, disorders of the ear, nose and throat. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and performed his internship and residency in general surgery at M.S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He then moved to Colorado to finish his residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Carter is Board Certified in the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He served as Chairman of the Otolaryngology Services department at Porter Hospital and has won two awards: the American Heart Association research Award and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Basic Science Research Award. Dr. Carter, whose father nicknamed him Pete as a child, has practiced in the Denver area for more than 30 years and. He is an expert in both adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions as well as head and neck cancer, sleep disorders, nasal and sinus disorders. Outside of the office, Dr. Carter is an avid golfer and enjoys golfing vacations along with his wife and visiting his daughters.

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Top Care Areas

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Sinusitis
high
more than 89% of peers
Ear Disorders
high
more than 88% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "Dr. Carter is an expert in both adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions as well as head and neck cancer, sleep disorders, nasal and sinus disorders."
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Penn State University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Penn State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
3.3
based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Carter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Lone Tree |
Dr Carter is the best doctor I have seen PERIOD. His beside manner is suburb. i trust his diagnosis of me every time.
Aurora, CO |
Dr. Carter is an excellent physician. He is kind and caring. He always knows the best treatment protocols. I highly recommend him.
in Castle Rock, CO |
I was quite disappointed = HORRIBLE. Dr. Carter was not able to listen to me. He interrupted me as I told him about previous ENT issues. He recommended surgery for my sinuses after 4 minutes. He recommended the CT Scan to prove that I needed surgery. I was shocked as I felt proper medical procedure is diagnostics before making the diagnosis. I wanted out of the office but the doctor had his assistants write me up as a pre-surgery candidate. He spoke rudely about my last ENT doc. I LOST TRUST.
in Littleton, CO |
Dr Carter was TERRIBLE. He was impatient, didn't listen to me, rushed through the appointment spending no more than 3 minutes with me. Then, I receive a $550 bill from him for his 3 minutes of precious time. Would NOT recommend him. Called his office to talk about my bill and was told they would call me back and a they have never called me back. Find a different doctor who cares about your well being.
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Hospitals where Dr. Carter has admitting privileges

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
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