Dr. Shelby Carter, MD

Dr. Shelby Carter, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Shelby Carter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

The Center for Hip & Knee Replacement

3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 500

Austin, TX 78705
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Carter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Carter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Carter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "Shelby Carter, MD, received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Tufts University and his medical degree from New York University, both with highest honors. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency at the Medical College of Virginia. He served in the US Air Force as a flight surgeon and was Chief of Orthopedics at Offutt AFB in Nebraska.Dr. Carter is a specialist in hip and knee replacement and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has practiced orthopedics in Austin since 1990.Dr. Carter and his wife Beth live in Austin and raised their three children here. Kim and her husband live in San Antonio, Hank works and skis in Aspen, CO, and Scott is completing his Masters in Geology at UTSA. Beth is a broker associate at Moreland Properties.Dr. Carter and his wife enjoy travelling with family and regular running at Lady Bird Lake. They are also active downhill skiers, primarily in Colorado, Montana and Utah. Dr. Carter continues to waterski on Lake Austin and likes riding, modifying, and repairing motorcycles as well as woodworking as time permits."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

75  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • 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
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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31  Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Med College Va
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Med College Va
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Carter's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
88 total reviews (62 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (88)

  • 5
    (85)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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 (62)

I had a seamless experience with Dr. Carter, his staff and St Davids, from setting up the surgery, pre-op, valet parking, check in to checkout the next day. It was a studied performance in efficiency and care. Dr. Carter’s assistant Alex was there before, during and after surgery, which added an...more
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Came highly recommended, and he was clear, listened to my questions, offered physical therapy so that I could build the muscles up before surgery, which was super helpful. Said that he usually did NOT recommend surgery right away, but showing me the xrays, I could see the bone on bone and...more
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Great Dr. and a Great Staff. Always treated First Class.TRegards Lyle
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In my opinion Dr Carter is the absolute best orthopedic surgeon for hip and knee replacement in Central Texas. He replaced my right hip and he’s replaced both of my husbands knees. We both had awesome results. We have friends who have gone to other orthopedic surgeons and didn’t get the kind of...more
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Dr. Carter did a THR on both my hips. Both outcomes were very successful with no complications or issues at all. My ROA and overall ability to exercise, garden and just do the things I love is not limited in any way. Dr. Carter cautions against running or doing any high impact activity only...more
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