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Richard F. Carter, MD received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1996. He received a...Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
4.4
based on 13 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Carter'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in South Hill, Virginia |
Facing surgery most often brings apprehension and anxiety. In late summer 2015, those emotions, and others, were exactly what I was experiencing. My family doctor recommended Dr. Carter and an initial appointment was quickly made. Dr. Carter and staff immediately made me feel at ease and explained the upcoming procedure, all the while giving me options to consider. Recovery from surgery was rapid. Dr. Carter and staff have continued to provide exceptional care during follow up visits.
in Glen Allen, VA |
Dr. Carter is not only a skilled surgeon but a genuinely caring, compassionate and interested physician. He would garner a "10" in every respect of care!
in Richmond, VA |
I would recommend Dr. Carter without hesitation. I will never ever again need to look for a surgeon if the need arises, because I have found the surgeon, that I can say if he doesn't operate, no one will!!!! He has a demeanor that puts you instantly at ease. He takes the time to ensure you have all the information you need to make decisions regarding your health. His office staff is a reflection of him as well. NEVER have I had a need that was not addressed in a timely fashion.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Carter is wonderful! My son has a very hard to figure out illness and has been suffering for two years. He's always willing to listen and never talks down to you. I recommend him 100%!
I felt very comfortable with the information he provided and his abilities.
Very knowledgable and personable!!!
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Richard F. Carter, MD received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1996. He received a Masters in Pharmacology and also completed his medical training at VCU Medical College of Virginia.  After medical school, Dr. Carter stayed on to complete his Residency in General Surgery at MCV.

Dr. Carter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA

    Completed in 2011

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Virginia

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair