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Donald R. “Pete” Carter, M.D.
Dr. “Pete” Carter was born and raised in Pennsylvania. His father nicknamed him Pete and that has stuck throughout his life.
He attended Muhlenberg College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Pennsylvania State University – College of Medicine.
Dr. Carter did his internship and residency in general surgery at M.S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He then came to Colorado to finish his residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Carter is Board Certified in the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He has practiced in the Denver area for more than thirty years and specializes in Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, disorders of the ear, nose and throat. He is an expert in both adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions as well as head and neck cancer, sleep disorders, nasal and sinus disorders.
Dr. Carter is an avid golfer and enjoys golfing vacations along with his lovely wife Joanne. He has two daughters that reside and attend college in Texas.
Dr. Carter is a man who believes in quality patient care and his patients highly recommend him to their family and friends.
Verified Patient Reviews
This doctor is too old to be practicing. He dismissed my sumptoms saying yep, yep, not wanting to listen. He said he had no answers and that I might have to accept things as they are!
Great visit, all questions answered! Highly recommend!!
Excellent all the way around. Efficient, friendly, professional, relaxed! Siza was wonderful as was Simba! Dr. Carter, Pete, was great!! One stop, able to have my ears examined and a hearing test!! Thank you Thank you!
He was personable ,friendly & thorough, answered all my questions. His staff were very helpful, super nice. All in all one of my more enjoyable visits to a Doctor office.
Dr. Carter is very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend!
the entire staff were very professional and courteous and dare I say sweet
I love going into this office - the reception staff are friendly, they are great with their appointment times and not being behind schedule. I am always in and out fairly quickly with great help from Dr. Carter in getting whatever my issues are.
Fantastic, speedy appointment. The gals at the front desk were professional, and friendly, as were all the staff and Dr. Carter saw me right away, and had a friendly reassurance that made my appointment all the more comfortable.
He doesn't know what's wrong with me but he is trying his hardest to give me a diagnosis. I was happy with my visit. It's not an easy illness to diagnose nobody has been able to so far.
I really like how personable Dr. Carter was and how he explained everything.
Nice, friendly people from the moment we walked through the door. Dr Carter and his MA were very nice. His bedside manners were great. He made my daughter feel comfortable. Thank so much! I will make recommendations to your office.
very nice. doctor. very. Professional
Great visit, very thorough!
Dr. Carter is amazing. No nonsense straightforward and kind. The staff are really great as well.
Dr. Carter was very kind and I felt very comfortable in his office.
Dr. Carter seems great Very pleasant and relaxed. For the most part, he has a very nice team. They all seem to like him and his assistant sang his praises, which seemed genuine. The scheduling coordinator/ practice supervisor was a little dry and seemed like she had better things to do than help me. I just got the feeling she had made up her mind about not liking me immediately, though I hadn't said a word to her until we sat down to schedule. She was dismissive of my questions and didn't even make eye contact. I've been a practice manager and scheduling coordinator for nearly 20 yrs, if I treated patients with as little regard and courtesy as she did I would not expect them to return. I don't need to be coddled, but being pleasant is nothing more than a professional courtesy. Other than that complaint, it's a nice office. I'm going to keep my appointments for my surgery despite her, because every other person I encountered was kind and professional and made me feel like I was in good hands.
Very competent and kind. Understood my issue and went right to fixing it.
His bedside manner was quite horrible. He was very agrressive with the scopes. Hurt my ear when he was looking in it. Even if he did cure my illness I am not sure I would go back unless last resort.
great doctor and wonderful staff!
Friendly and Caring
He was really pleasant.
I saw the physician's assistant...she was very good.
Great staff and the doc really listened to my concerns 10/10.
I felt completely at ease with Dr Carter and his staff. Dr Carter and the staff are professional, caring and effective.
This was my first visit to Dr. Carter and I was very satisfied. The front desk staff was very nice and polite. The three medical assistants in the back waiting room were also very nice and very comforting. Dr. Carter was very personable and asked several probing questions to get a history of my chronic cough. He examined me and after the diagnosis recommended very quickly the medications I needed to get well. After just one day I'm starting to feel a lot better. l have a follow up appointment with him in a couple of weeks to review my progress. When I got home I told my wife about my experience and she will be making an appointment for herself for a condition she has been dealing with for years. Thank you Dr. Carter and your staff for providing such wonderful service. Leroy W
My experience was fantastic with the office staff, timeliness of the appointment, and Dr. Carter! Though the office is busy, he was sure to do a complete check up and make sure all my questions were answered. I would highly recommend Dr Carter and his staff!
I have been many doctors about my ear problems. Dr. Carter and his staff did a wonderful job actually listening (ha!) to what I had to say! A very caring and professional staff.
Dr. Carter was the first ENT who actually agreed with me when it came to taking out my tonsils. I had an abscessed throat, and huge infected tonsils as well as turbinates. He took one look, grabbed my hand and said let's go. He checked on me constantly and here I am 4 weeks later being able to breathe and swallow without pain. I love this man without a doubt because he changed my life by just listening and agreeing that they were time to go! Thanks Dr. Carter!
Nice doctor very compassi in ate his medical assistants explained everything to me. Very assisting staff
He's a pro. I think he has seen it all. He's quick and decisive. He rocks!!!
Dr. Donald is very frindly and professional.
It only took 30 minutes in office. Everyone was professional and courteous.
They were so nice and took such great care of my kids!!!
I felt good about the visit and continuing medical attention with him...
Good natured, courteous and he got the job done
Dr. Carter and his staff were extremely attentive to my needs.
He was very reassuring in a stressful situation. I appreciate his calming manner.
Was personable and seemed committed to getting to the bottom of my concerns. He immediately developed a plan, scheduled a follow up & said we would get to the bottom of it & make me feel better. He instilled a sense if confidence that I appreciated.
Everyone was very friendly, and Dr. Carter was extremely professional and seemed likes a very nice man.
Very friendly !!! And very close to me this made my commute very pleasant
Very impressed with this Doctor and his personality.
It was great. No waiting, the nurse and front desk associates were friendly and wonderful to work with. They act like they care.
I am not the type to write reviews, but I had to for Dr. Carter adn his staff. They were all awesome! The front desk staff was so nice and polite, His medical staff were engaging and made me feel that I was important! And Dr. Carter was awesome! He was easy to talk to, he was very personable, and the most important thing was that he made me feel no matter what my issue was, he was going to make sure I was going to be ok and that I had nothing to worry about! Thank you!!
Dr Carter was able to take care of my ear and was very good about explaining what he was doing in the procedure. Definitely recommend him..
I felt rushed
It was great, very professional and were are out of there in no time. Thanks
Very courteous and friendly staff. Very professional and caring attitude. Compassionate. I felt both Dr. Carter and his assistant Barb were willing to take whatever time I needed. All my questions answered. Felt optimistic when I left.
He really listened to my concerns and helped me feel comfortable about finding a solution
Dr Carter was one of the best doctors . Listens all our health problems with patience and gives the perfect treatment with positive support. Thanks doc...
Friendly and effective.
I think the doctor is very knowledgeable - my first experience last week was very good. Today. I waited in the waiting room for 50 minutes - while watching someone who came in 10 minutes after me go in before me. Then I was escorted into examination room, asked a few questions and then waited for doctor 25 minutes for a less than 5 minute examination.
Dr. Carter is rather busy and brusque, but his staff makes up for it by carefully explaining everything. I have another appointment scheduled for next week.
Dr Carter is great---great personality, engaging, knowledgable.
Dr. Carter was amazing! He shows he really cares about your health and listens to all concerns. He explains everything and makes sure you dont leave with unanswered questions. I would recommend him to anyone that needs an ENT doctor
very knowledgeable in what he does
Very nice and knowledgeable.comforted me,
Great - Got to the heart of it quickly and easily and now I'm on the mend! Thanks a bunch!
It was well worth the trip from Erie and worth the wait time.
Dr.Carter is hands down the best doctor I have ever had! He performed my tonsillectomy (never had surgery before) and he explained everything thoroughly. He is very personable and knows his stuff. You have complete confidence in his care. His staff is incredibly kind and organized. I truly wish he was my doctor for everything!
He was great!
Very quick but great. I have a follow up appointment in two weeks. Highly recommend him!
I enjoyed Dr. Carter and his staff. They were very nice and the environment was very friendly. The office was crowded but that must say a lot about Dr. Carter!
He was very good. I got in right away and saw the doctor within 5 minutes. He seemed right on with his diagnostic.