Dr. Samuel Carter, MD

Dr. Samuel Carter, MD

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Dr. Samuel Carter, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Womens's and Kosair Children's Hospital.

9880 Angies Way Ste 250

Louisville, KY 40241

Contact Information

(502) 394-6341

Insurance Accepted

  • Advantage Care Network (ACN)
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Center Care
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • 23 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "My approach to orthopaedic care is centered around you, the patient, meaning I will take care to explain the risks and benefits of all treatment options and help you make the best decision for you. I lead an active lifestyle myself, and I understand the importance of physical well being as part of a healthy and happy life. Weather you are trying to get back to the playing field, back to work, or simply back to life, my goal is to get you there as quickly and painlessly as possible. I love my job - I get to meet new people every day in the office and help them overcome many orthopaedic injuries and conditions. I love the technical nature of surgical procedures and the challenges and subtleties that each individual case presents. Most of all, I love seeing you get better. The most rewarding thing about what I do is seeing someone come in on crutches or in a sling, and then a few months or even weeks later telling them they are ready to return to work, tennis, golf, or walking at a park. Much of the time, that involves conservative treatment consisting of some combination of medications, exercises, injections, and physical therapy, though surgery is needed to address certain cases. What every it takes to get you there, we will make those decisions together."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Louisville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Orthopaedic Research Of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

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 of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
4.3
based on 44 total reviews (5 with comments)
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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Louisville, KY |
This doctor is the worst. Two months after surgery and my knee is worse than it ever was prior to him cutting on it. I have never seen or heard from this doctor since my surgery. I have never met a doctor that cares less about patients than this guy. They left me sitting in the waiting room for an hour to see a PA after my surgery. Pathetic....Norton's should be ashamed of this guy. Maybe he gets 95% correct but if it is your health...BEWARE of this guy.
in louisville, ky |
He listens to you, spends the time it takes to help you understand. This was my second surgery with Dr.Carter and if ( or more likely when) I need more work done I will return! Great service from his staff and he and my rehab talked and kept me on track through a long recovery. I would recommend him highly!
in Glasgow, KY |
I had knee surgery 5 weeks ago and I can already straighten my leg completely straight. I am walking pretty good now. Done away with my walker in 10 days and took no more pain pills after two weeks. I only needed one-half my knee fixed and I am very happy with the results
in Mt Washington |
Partial meniscectomy. Couldn't have went any better. Doing pretty much whatever I want 2 weeks out. Still a bit sore but, overall great. Very little post op pain.
in Louisville, KY |
My husband and I are seeing DR. Carter for my husband's MCL ACL and meniscus tear. Surgery is set in April. So far we couldn't be more happy with the information and care we have received from him as well as his staff.
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Dr. Carter accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Advantage Care Network (ACN)
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Senior Advantage
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Center Care
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Commission for Children with Special Needs
  • CorVel
  • Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    HealthNet
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Services,Inc.
  • Humana
  • Indiana Health Network
    Worker's Compensation PPO
  • Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare
  • Lincoln
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • National Preferred Provider Network
    National Preferred Provider Network PPO
  • National Provider Network
  • Owensboro Community Health Network
  • Passport Health Plan
  • Southern Indiana Health Organization (SIHO)
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus
  • United Mine Workers Health & Retirement Fund
    United Mine Workers Health & Retirement Fund WC
  • United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Value Options
  • Vista Health Plan
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Carter has admitting privileges

Norton Brownsboro Hospital
4960 Norton Healthcare Blvd
Louisville, KY 40241
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Norton Womens's and Kosair Children's Hospital
4001 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
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