Dr. Thomas R. Carter, MD

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Dr. Thomas R. Carter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

TOCA (The Orthopedic Clinic Association) 2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300, Phoenix, AZ 85016 Get Directions
(602) 277-6211

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Dr. Carter is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Since 2000, he has been the...   Read More

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      2.8 based on 36 responses
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      He was very short with me during my meeting. He examined my right knee only for a very short brief period. He never asked me where the pain was coming from or did any investigating. My first doctor after reviewing MRI said I will need surgery. I have never had so much pain in my life. My concern comes in that I want to play rec sports 100% again. He basically said wear this brace I give you and come back in 3 weeks. The appointment was today. I'll update after my next visit. Treated poorly.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Fracture Care
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med

        Graduated in 1983

      • Internship Hospital
        Ohio State University
      • Residency Hospital
        Ohio State University

        Completed in 1988

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Jackson Hole Orthopaedics/sports Injuries

        Completed in 1989

        U Western Ontario

        Completed in 1988

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Carter says...

      Dr. Carter is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Since 2000, he has been the head team physician for the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and has served as the head of orthopedic surgery at Arizona State University for 14 years. Dr. Carter has also served as a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Sports Medicine Subcommittee, and a member of several committees for the Arthroscopic Association of North America. He has served as the state representative for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Carter has published numerous articles pertaining to orthopedic and sports medicine topics and has given presentations world wide. He was also awarded a patent for arthroscopic surgical instruments. Dr. Carter is considered a national authority on the topics of meniscal allografts and articular cartilage. He is also a member of the Herodicus Society which is considered the premier organization for Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeons with just over 100 members world wide.

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      Dr. Carter's Care Philosophy

      RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF. 

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      Dr. Carter says...

      Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine