Dr. Donald Carter, MD

Dr. Donald Carter, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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69 y/o
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Dr. Donald Carter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Centennial, CO and has been practicing for 42 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

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

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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Dr. Carter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "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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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."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

65  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT 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

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

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)

Dr Carter is the best doctor I have seen PERIOD. His beside manner is suburb. i trust his diagnosis of me every time.
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Dr. Carter is an excellent physician. He is kind and caring. He always knows the best treatment protocols. I highly recommend him.
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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...more
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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...more
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