Having been in private practice for over twenty five years, Dr. Carr brings a wide range of experience, a depth of knowledge, and a sense of humility to his practice of Otolaryngology. The son of an executive in a major American corporation, he spent his childhood living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lansing, Michigan; Portland, Oregon; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated with honors from Rhodes College in Memphis where his field of interest was Biopsychology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Tennessee with honors in Anatomy. A flexible internship followed with his time equally divided among Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics which included training at the Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital of Memphis. He completed his surgical training, including rotations in Neurosurgery in 1980. A diplomat of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Carr is board certified in the specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Carr completed his residency at the University of Colorado where he served as the Chief Resident. His training included: microsurgery of the ear, head and neck cancer surgery, surgery of the nose and sinuses, voice surgery, hearing and balance training and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Carr is a member of the following societies: The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Colorado Medical Society, The Denver Medical Society, and The Arapahoe County Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He serves on the committee for the Colorado new candidates to the American College of Surgeons. He is the past president of the Summit View Surgery Center and past board member of the Mountain Medical Affiliates, PPO. He is currently on the credentials committee of the Lincoln Surgery Center. He was voted by his fellow physicians in 5280 Magazine as one of the best Otolaryngologists in Denver and received the same honor from Channel 9 News and the Denver Post Magazine. Dr. Carr is happily married and is the father of three daughters. He taught Children's Chapel and served as a Chalice Minister at his church. His hobbies include: fly fishing, skiing and cycling. He enjoys playing guitar (not very well), traveling, and reading. His volunteer work has been with the Rose Cleft Palate Clinic.
Dr. Carr and his staff pride themselves in being friendly and thorough. They take the time to explain every aspect of your care including the diagnosis, procedures, and follow up care. Dr. Carr has been serving patients nationally for over 25 years. He understands that many patients have anxiety about doctor visits. He strives to alleviate this anxiety with information, expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, kindness, and outstanding patient care.
Dr. Carr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Carr does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Carr's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Outer Ear Infection
Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Vocal Cord Nodule
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Head and Neck Surgery
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Sleep Apnea Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
Medical School | Graduated 1978
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1978
Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hosp
Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hosp
Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Carr has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Carr has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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