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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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Experience Check

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Dr. Carlton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Carlton treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Carlton performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Carlton treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Carlton's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

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.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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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...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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