Dr. Melinda Carter, MD
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Dr. Melinda Carter, MD

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Family Medicine | Female

Biography

Dr. Melinda Carter, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Rockford, IL. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Carter is affiliated with SwedishAmerican Hospital.

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Dr. Carter's Reviews

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based on 12 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Carter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Rockford, IL |
Dr Carter is a good listener and I know she cares about me and my family. I was in a car accident years ago and broke a bone in my back. The ER doctor and neurosurgeon told me all my pain was from my back but I knew something else was wrong. So I went to see my doctor She was very thorough, and after an x ray, found out that I broke my pelvis bone, too. That neurosurgeon kept apologizing after that! Dr Carter is getting too busy lately, but I don't want to see anyone else.
Berwyn, IL |
Dr. Carter's bedside manner is essentially nonexistent. I found her to be unfriendly, showing no empathy & unwilling to find alternatives for treatment! My overall feeling while in her care is one of laziness & that she was a C student in med school. (She's often absent, making it difficult to schedule an appt!) After 5+ yrs of being stuck with her, (thanks to insurance issues) I was finally able to see a new PCP. The new PCP was baffled by the lack of testing I'd undergone for my conditions.
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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Memorial Hospital Of South Bend

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sign Language

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Colposcopy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination