Dr. Shelby Carter, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 67

Dr. Carter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

St. David's Center for Hip & Knee Replacement

3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 500 Austin, TX 78705

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(737) 202-2500

Dr. Shelby Carter, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with St. David's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carter to book an appointment.

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Dr. Carter is affiliated with St. David's Medical Center Austin, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter treats Joint Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Carter's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Carter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carter

4.9

Based on 167 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0.5988023952095808%
(1)
1 Star
1.7964071856287425%
(3)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (159)
  • Listened & answered questions (157)
  • Explained conditions well (156)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (10)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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My entire experience having a hip replacement with the Carter Team was awesome. Everyone I dealt with, both in his office and in the hospital, couldn't have provided better care. Cheryl Ann, his scheduler, was always available to handle any small issue. My recovery was rapid and, most importantly, extremely successful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jun 26, 2021
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Dr Shelby Carter, Dr Alex Victor, and their staff are the best of best for Hip surgery! I am recovering at record pace, with no pain, because of the fantastic surgical expertise and performance of this team.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ralph J lake – May 02, 2021
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Dr. Carter has done two knee replacements, R and L, and one rt. hip on me. The care has been awesome by his staff. I highly recommend Dr. Carter to anyone needing joint replacement.
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Bev. Mcc – Apr 29, 2021
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It took me a while to get an appointment with Dr. Carter. But it was worth the wait. Dr. Carter replaced both my knees and straightened my legs. He is a man of few words but the best Orthopedic surgeon in town. He has an excellent team -Alex, Cheryl and Christine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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JULIA R. JOSEPH – Feb 06, 2021
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Having suffered from terrible pain in a knee for years and having gone to 3 Austin orthopedic surgeons and 2 pain doctors whose surgical interventions/shots in the knee/painkillers did no good, I figured I might need a knee replacement and got an appointment with Dr. Carter - took several months to do so! He x-rayed and checked out my knee, said nothing was wrong. Then he performed a maneuver on my leg and said my hip was the issue. He took x-rays and said I needed a hip replacement. I ended up having to wait for well over a year (COVID didn't help!) for the surgery which I finally had 2 months ago. Haven't had any issues at all (knock on wood!), my mobility has increased drastically over what it was before and my knee doesn't hurt anymore. Thanks, Dr. Carter, it was worth the wait!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Mary R – Jan 27, 2021
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I’ve been his patient for 26 years, and he’s replaced many joints for me. He’s the finest surgeon and person in America. He’s the very best.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Pat Welton – Dec 04, 2020
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This man is phenomenal, the time he takes to prepare for each surgery is unbelievable. Dr Carter replaced both of my knees. The left knee was a huge challenge as I had a fused hip; which made getting the prosthesis in place correctly was difficult, but he did it. No infection and great recovery
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda J Matthews – Nov 11, 2020
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So good, you can't schedule surgery with him!
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What could be improved
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Nov 06, 2020
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Dr Carter was recommended to me by two of my Doctor friends. He and his staff are top notch. At my pre-op appointment he suggested a partial knee replacement and said that call would be made day of surgery. I appreciated the fact that he did only what needed to be done. All said and done the surgery was was excellent and my after care at St David’s was superb. Dr Carter is an excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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KK – Sep 15, 2020
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Highest accolades for Dr. Carter and his team! He performed right and left knee replacements for me and both went very smoothly. His scheduler, Cheryl Ann, and PA, Alex, are both excellent as well. Both my knees had become angled inward due to arthritis, and now they are straight, which is wonderful! I highly recommend Dr. Carter for your knees!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Aug 21, 2020
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I appreciate Doctor Carter and his team. He did my knee and hip and I tell everyone if they want a good surgeon I and my wife recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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William Krause – Jul 31, 2020
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Discussed X-Rays and hip surgery. Will wait for surgery until hip becomes more of an issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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COLE ERWIN – Jul 29, 2020
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As always everything about my visit was professional, considerate and friendly. No new appointment was scheduled at this time.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 28, 2020
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Dr Carter, his surgical team and his staff were fantastic. The hip surgery was successful and the recovery has been great and rapid. it has been exactly as he outlined prior to the surgery. Very little pain after surgery and the little that was there, dissipated after a few days. I highly recommend Dr Carter and his team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MDS – Jul 26, 2020
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Very little wait time. X-ray done quickly. Everyone personable and very helpful. Currently working on setting up surgery. Couldn’t be more pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 25, 2020
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Excellent... will not go anywhere else. Dr. Carter is truly a great physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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absolutely nothing – Jul 19, 2020
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It was wonderful! Hard to believe anyone could say that about surgery during Covid. The hospital staff were caring, available -just great. Dr Cater and staff were great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maureen Zingaro – Jul 16, 2020
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First time visit went very well. I have a left knee problem. First xrays were taken. The Tech was pleasant but all business, clear in her directions and answered my questions. I was very comfortable with Dr. Carter. He described my problem and the treatment options very well. He let me decide which option to investigate.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 09, 2020
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Extremely pleased with Dr. Carter and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mona – Jul 01, 2020
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Five days after my partial knee replacement, I was walking with no assistive devices. My pain level was never above 2 at any point in my recovery. In the two months since my surgery, I've already recommended, enthusiastically, Dr. Carter to friends and others with chronic knee problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frank Kavanaugh – Jun 29, 2020
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Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Shelby Carter, MD, received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Tufts University and his medical degree...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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What are Dr. Shelby Carter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carter frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carter treats.

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Dr. Carter's office is located at 3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 500, Austin, TX 78705. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St. David's Center for Hip & Knee Replacement

St. David's Center for Hip and Knee Replacement3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 500 Austin, TX 78705
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)