Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD

Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kawanaa Carter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Folsom, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Folsom Neurological Surgery

50 Iron Point Cir Ste 210

Folsom, CA 95630
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Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas


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

Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 58% of peers
Brain Aneurysm
more than 54% of peers
more than 46% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "My practice exists to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art neurosurgical care for patients with neurological disorders that are amenable to surgical intervention. We are exceptionally skilled in the operating room and highly experienced in diagnosing brain and spine problems. We also have a strong belief in providing nonsurgical options for the conservative treatment of back pain when appropriate. We understand that each patient comes with a unique set of circumstances that are influenced by our social and cultural experiences. As a result, we believe that the doctor-patient relationship needs to be built on trust and mutual respect. Our staff is extremely courteous and attentive to the individual needs of each patient. Your overall well-being is paramount in our treatment goals.  "


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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Carter does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Nerves)
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tarlov Cyst
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease


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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.


  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of California At Davis Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of California At Davis Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • U C San Francisco
    Other Education | Completed 1995
  • UC Davis MC
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Carter has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Carter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Carter does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Carter and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Carter is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Carter's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Lincoln, Ca. 95648
Dr. Carter is an excellent Neurosurgeon. She is very thorough in her work as a surgeon, from explaining the diagnosis to the procedure for the applicable surgery and the post op explanation of what she accomplished during surgery! I can't say enough good things about this brilliant Neurosurgeon!...more
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in Sacramento, CA
I had been to many physicians before seeing Dr.Carter. I had received conflicting opinions about my treatment needs and finally had my medical situation clarified by this brilliant medical practitioner. She recommended a course of treatment that proved to be tremendously successful. My surgical...more
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in Vacaville, CA
Dr. Carter is the definition of what excellent healthcare should be here in America. I'm beyond overjoyed that our paths crossed. Because of her and her commitment to her patients I am on the road to healing and being out of agonizing pain. Thank you Dr. Carter!
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in Orangevale CA.
If your a veteran don't waste your very you will regret it her and her office wasted 4 months of my time total joke! No clue.
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It is unfortunate that you were dissatisfied Mr.Lilly. I know that Dr. Carter and our staff strive to uphold the best care for all of our patients. Please contact our office if we can be of any help on the future.

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