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Dr. Donald Carter, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Centennial, CO

About Dr. Donald Carter

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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Muhlenberg College (Bachelor's)
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Residency in Otolaryngology

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1831193572

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
The nurses were spectacular and the wait time was very minimal. Dr. Carter was very flippant and didn't seem thorough. Toldme to take pills without asking about my diet or any other aspects that would contribute to the acid reflux he suspected. Wanted to schedule a 'check up' without a real valid reason and spent about 3-4 minutes total in the room with me. Everything wrong in the medical profession in my opinion.
The nurses were spectacular and the wait time was very minimal. Dr. Carter was very flippant and didn't seem thorough. Told me to take pills without asking about my diet orany other aspects that would contribute to the acid reflux he suspected. Wanted to schedule a 'check up' without a real valid reason and spent about 3-4 minutes total in the room with me. Everything wrong in the medical profession in my opinion.
Joe B. · June 28, 2019
Before my appointment I was able to fill out my new client intake paperwork at home for a faster and moreconvenient check in process. Dr. Carter was wonderful. He listened to my concerns and cane up with a plan for treatment that would ease my worries. His staff was so friendly and kind. I overall had a great experience.
Before my appointment I was able to fill out my new client intake paperwork at home for a faster and more convenient check in process. Dr. Carter was wonderful. He listenedto my concerns and cane up with a plan for treatment that would ease my worries. His staff was so friendly and kind. I overall had a great experience.
Jeniffer V. · November 8, 2018

Dr. Donald Carter's office location

Rocky Mtn ENT Associates

7180 E. Orchard Road, Suite 202

Centennial, CO 80111

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The nurses were spectacular and the wait time was very minimal. Dr. Carter was very flippant and didn't seem thorough. Told me to take pills without asking about my diet or any other aspects that would contribute to the acid reflux he suspected. Wanted to schedule a 'check up' without a real valid reason and spent about 3-4 minutes total in the room with me. Everything wrong in the medical profession in my opinion.

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Well treated.

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He's super friendly and very helpful

Less than 1 year ago
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Before my appointment I was able to fill out my new client intake paperwork at home for a faster and more convenient check in process. Dr. Carter was wonderful. He listened to my concerns and cane up with a plan for treatment that would ease my worries. His staff was so friendly and kind. I overall had a great experience.

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Absolutely to the point... fast paced... GREAT MA’s...

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He was a real nice doctor, but I felt he kind of rushed through the exam, as if he was trying to make up for lost time. I would have liked to know more about my diagnosis.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carter is awesome! His office and staff are all great....sad that the up and coming doctors can't be more like Dr. Carter - hard to find a doctor in 2018 that wants to help you rather than fill his pockets full of cash. Dr. Carter cares about YOU and honestly, he is the one of nicest guys that I have ever met! He didn't push surgery, gave me the option and I am thankful that I went ahead with the procedure - can breathe better and don't wake up with a stuffy nose. Thank you, Dr. Carter!

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Excellent bed side manner especially when I had surgery. Would see again!

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Dr. Carter was great. Professional and personable. Did a great job on my ear surgery.

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A thoroughly positive first visit to this practice. Front and back office staff highly professional. Dr. Carter has many years of experience, his chairside manner is wonderful, he listened to my concerns and diagnosed my issues easily. I would highly recommend Dr. Carter and his office staff to anyone seeking excellence in ENT care.

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Excellent Doctor and Nurse. Great bedside manners and immediately suggested a treatment plan. Well experienced and I knew right a way he was the right choice.

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Very nice and informative. He was very helpful in finding a solution to my health concerns.

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Dr Carter was very warm and had a genuine concern for my condition. He showed professionalism and interest. I was very pleased with my visit with Dr Carter. The entire office staff was great. I would highly recommending Dr Carter for any medical conditions. :)

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Took the time to explain to me what was wrong with my ear, and to listen to what I had to say.

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Enjoyed Dr Carter, Very polite and personable. Did a good job in figuring out what my problem was. Would recommend him to anyone.

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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!

More than 1 year ago
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Great visit, all questions answered! Highly recommend!!

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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!

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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.

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Dr. Carter is very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend!

More than 1 year ago
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the entire staff were very professional and courteous and dare I say sweet

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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.

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friendly

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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.

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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.

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I really like how personable Dr. Carter was and how he explained everything.

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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.

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very nice. doctor. very. Professional

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Great visit, very thorough!

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Dr. Carter is amazing. No nonsense straightforward and kind. The staff are really great as well.

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Dr. Carter was very kind and I felt very comfortable in his office.

More than 1 year ago
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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.

More than 1 year ago
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Very competent and kind. Understood my issue and went right to fixing it.

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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.

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great doctor and wonderful staff!

More than 1 year ago
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Friendly and Caring

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He was really pleasant.

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I saw the physician's assistant...she was very good.

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Great staff and the doc really listened to my concerns 10/10.

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I felt completely at ease with Dr Carter and his staff. Dr Carter and the staff are professional, caring and effective.

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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

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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!

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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!

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Excellent

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They were so nice and took such great care of my kids!!!

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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.

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Nice doctor very compassi in ate his medical assistants explained everything to me. Very assisting staff

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He's a pro. I think he has seen it all. He's quick and decisive. He rocks!!!

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Dr. Donald is very frindly and professional.

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It only took 30 minutes in office. Everyone was professional and courteous.

More than 1 year ago
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