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Dr. Richard Carter, MD

General Surgery* Age 49
Dr. Richard Carter, MD
4.8 (72 Ratings)
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Dr. Richard Carter, MD

General Surgery* Age 49
Greenville, SC
Accepting new patients
19 years of experience


Dr. Richard Carter, MD works in Greenville, SC as a General Surgery Specialist and has 19 years experience.

They are board certified in General Surgery and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Carter completed a residency at VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA. Dr. Carter has has worked on more claims relating to Umbilical Hernia than other providers in the area. At present, Dr. Carter has received an average rating of 4.8 from patients and has been reviewed 72 times. They are affiliated with Chippenham Hospital, Parham Doctors' Hospital, Henrico Doctors' Hospital and Retreat Doctors' Hospital. They are accepting new patients. Dr. Carter practices at Practice in Greenville, SC and has additional offices in Henrico, VA.

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  1. 1 Highlands Center for Women
    135 Commonwealth Dr Ste 210, Greenville, SC 29615
  2. 2 Henrico Surgical Specialists LLC
    7607 Forest Ave Ste 220, Henrico, VA 23229
  3. 3 St. Francis Inpatient Rehab
    1 Saint Francis Dr, Greenville, SC 29601
  4. 4 Office
    7605 Forest Ave Ste 212, Henrico, VA 23229

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May 09, 2024
Dr. Carter is one of the finest doctors we have ever encountered. We hate to leave this review in a way because he is already so busy, and we don't want to miss out on his service potentially in the future, but we would be remiss not tell good people about this great doctor. Too many details to describe his quality of work, manners, and ethics, but suffice it to say, you would be hard pressed to find a better surgeon on this planet. This is not hyperbole.
Vera E. Pleased — May 09, 2024
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General Surgery
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Medical Education
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • General Surgery
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  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA


Residency Hospital
  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA
Residency Hospital


Fellowship Hospital
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Carter, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today.

Dr. Carter accepts Aetna, Amerigroup (Wellpoint) and Anthem as well as many others. See all of the insurances Dr. Carter accepts here.

Dr. Carter frequently sees patients for Umbilical Hernia.

Dr. Carter has a star rating of 4.8/5 and has been reviewed 72 times.

Dr. Carter is board certified in General Surgery.

Dr. Carter has been practicing as a General Surgery Specialist for 19 years.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Chippenham Hospital
  • Parham Doctors' Hospital
  • Henrico Doctors' Hospital
  • Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Know Before You Go

Preventive care: what doctors want you to know

Preventive care can help identify current or future health and medical concerns before they become major.

  1. Hepatitis C Screening: Questions for the Doctor

    Everyone ages 18 to 79 needs to get tested for hepatitis C. (USPSTF)

  2. Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Get the flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and others from the flu. (ACIP)

  3. Talk with Your Doctor About Depression

    Talk with your doctor about how you are feeling if you have been sad, down, or hopeless. (USPSTF)

  4. Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

    See a doctor or nurse for a checkup once a year. (HRSA)

  5. Watch for Warning Signs of Relationship Violence

    If you think your partner might be abusive, talk with your doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)

  6. Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

    Get a Pap test every 3 years. If you get a Pap test and an HPV test, you can get screened every 5 years instead. (USPSTF)

  7. Get Tested for HIV

    Get tested for HIV at least once. You may need to get tested more often depending on your risk. (USPSTF)

  8. Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

    Get your blood pressure checked regularly — at least every 5 years.  (USPSTF)

  9. Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

    If you are concerned about your drinking, ask your doctor about screening and counseling. (USPSTF)

  10. Get Vaccines to Protect Your Health (Adults Ages 19 to 49 Years)

    Get important adult shots (vaccinations). (ACIP)

  11. Get Enough Folic Acid

    Learn why women your age need folic acid. (USPSTF)

  12. Quit Smoking

    If you smoke, ask your doctor about services to help you quit. (USPSTF)

  13. Talk with Your Doctor About Drug Misuse

    If you’re worried about your drug use, talk with a doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)