Dr. Richard Carlton, MD

Dr. Richard Carlton, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Richard Carlton, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

415 N Center St Ste 204

Hickory, NC 28601

Contact Information

(828) 323-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Congenital Heart Disease
high
more than 89% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
high
more than 82% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Carlton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Spartanburg Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Miami/Jackson Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Carlton's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlton to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Carlton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Carlton saved my husband's life...he did 2 open heart surgeries, the second of which other doctors likely would avoid as the outcome was not especially good. His surgical skills are without equal except in the area of caring , concern and comfort for the family of the patient. We will be...more
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