Dr. Richard Carter, MD

Dr. Richard Carter, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. Richard Carter, MD is a general surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

7607 Forest Ave Ste 220

Richmond, VA 23229

Contact Information

(804) 285-9416

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 92% of peers
Mastectomy
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Carter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "Richard F. Carter, MD, received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1996. He received a Masters in Pharmacology and completed his medical training at VCU's Medical College of Virginia. After medical school, Dr. Carter stayed on to complete his residency in General Surgery at MCV. Dr. Carter is married with three children. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as outdoor sports and recreation. He is welcoming new patients."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

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63  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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 Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carter

4.7

Based on 31 reviews

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1 Star
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The entire staff was helpful and answered all of my questions. Dr. Carter has a great repur with patients. I felt very much at ease during my procedure.
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My experience with Dr. Carter was entirely positive. Dr. Carter spent time explaining my condition and the recommended procedure to me prior to surgery. I never felt pressured or rushed to make a decision. Dr. Carter fit me into his schedule in a timely fashion and followed-up with phone calls...Read More
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Dr. Carter was caring and professional at the same time. i was very nervous, but his team explained what they were doing and made me comfortable.
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Dr. Carter is absolutely excellent in every way. He is professional, caring, extremely knowledgeable and by far one of the best doctors I have ever seen. His entire staff is just as fabulous and friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Carter.
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When your surgeon examines a lump and says, "I've never seen anything like this before," it can be surprising and a little scary. Dr. Carter led me through the steps of investigating and removing the lump and did the necessary research to explain the next steps in treatment.
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