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Dr. Alicia Carter, MD

Physiatrist, Sports Medicine Specialist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Carter's practice is devoted to the NON-OPERATIVE management of various orthopedic conditions, including neck/back pain, sports injuries and arthritis. Her NY/NJ practice is one of the few that offer STEM CELL THERAPY & PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) for spinal conditions. Her clientele include college & professional athletes, Broadway actors, dancers, musicians and weekend warriors. Many physicians and health professionals seek her care for their own orthopedic conditions. After a comprehensive evaluation, patients receive a treatment and injury prevention program consisting of activity modification, exercise, medications, and/or injections. Alternative treatments are sometimes recommended. The practice is unique in offering personalized, concierge services. Wait time for consultations and procedures is minimal and can often be performed on the same day in a quiet, professional office atmosphere. Appointments are scheduled to allow Dr. Carter ample time to fully understand the patient's symptoms and to answer any and all questions. The office is equipped with diagnostic ultrasound and fluoroscopy (video x-ray) for same-day diagnosis and treatment. For efficiency in scheduling your appointment, please include your INSURANCE INFORMATION and acknowledge our 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY(by 2pm Friday for Monday appts). More information is also available on our website, IS-OR.com. DR.CARTER LOOKS FORWARD TO HELPING YOU SOON!

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Education and training

  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Fellowship in Interventional Spine, Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (Residency)
  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional memberships

  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society of Regenerative Medicine

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Physicians 2003-06, 2009-12
  • SuperDocs
  • Top Doctors- NY Times

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1992712640

Office locations

Integrative Spine & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

1 Greenwood Ave, Suite 100

Montclair, NJ 07042

Integrative Spine & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

315 Madison Ave, 1200

New York, NY 10017

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Very dedicated. Gave me a lot of time both in the office and on the phone afterward. Was able to diagnose an ailment that others missed.
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Very knowledgeable and professional
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Do not waste your time.
Less than 3 months ago
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She was able to diagnose my issue that left other PT, general doctors and sports massage therapist baffled.
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Amazing, thorough doctor who cares deeply for her patients.
Less than 6 months ago
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The whole experience was outstanding. Dr Carter is deeply knowledgable, efficient and approachable, and treated me with extreme professionalism, clearly explaining each step and looking for solutions. She took the time needed to look intoevery possibility and I felt very much part of the process. She referred me to an on-site physical therapist who was able to see me immediately, and was AMAZING! Dr. Carter's receptionist also provided truly exceptional service, checking in by phone before the appointment and going above and beyond to help me change the address registered with my insurer and giving me a clean copy of my insurance card. The whole process was the most professional, efficient and confidence-inspiring I have ever experienced in the US.
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Very thorough with analysis of me and in explaining my issues, as well as path to recovery. High recommend Dr Carter. Many of my colleagues use her and highly recommended her too! Awesome staff that had everything processed before I arrived.
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Great doctor, very thorough, clear in her explanations, takes time to listen and answer and propose a treatment.
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I was in a lot of pain before my visit, and Dr. Carter was able to help diagnose the cause and provide immediate relief and treatment through physical therapy. It made such an amazing difference and great experience!
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Dr. Carter's practice is very well run and her front desk staff are courteous and efficient. There isn't much wait time at all and Dr. Carter is very thorough and knowledgable. She doesn't rush and explains things in detail. I wasvery impressed by her and the practice, and I went there for a few months for treating an injury.
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She was patient and thorough and made my husband feel comfortable. Her staff were professional and truly helpful
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Dr Carter and Afriqiyah (as well as the entire support staff) have been amazing in their treatment of me. I feel like I am in very capable hands with her and her group. I love that Dr Carter is interested inmany different kinds of therapy, from meditation, to trigger point injections, to supplements. I love that she really listens to me and my symptoms, and is willing to try different therapies. And I most especially love how she convinced me to keep on trying, even through the depression I'd developed from so many years of misdiagnosis dead-ends, increasingly poor health, and decreased mobility. She's given me more back than I can say. Highly recommended, if you're looking for a doctor who will really work with you to help you get better.
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Very good but expensive.
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I thought it was a nice environment, and I was very happy that I was seen right on time. I liked Dr Carter, she spent a lot of time with me and I feel like seeing her will help me with my current sports related injury.
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Dr Carter is an excellent doctor. I have had 2 spinal injections which were expertly performed. And I love her in-office physical therapist. Also terrific. Very nice office staff.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Carter was great and very friendly as were her staff. Would definitely recommend seeing her for any sports related injuries/ pains. Her staff were also great in answering insurance questions
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This was my first visit with Dr.Carter. She was very kind & listened to everything I had to say. Dr.Carter did a thorough physical exam as well. Very easy to talk to.
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I'm really impressed with how much time Doctor Carter spent with me and how thorough how her evaluation was. She is so friendly and nice.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Carter is very professional and caring. She spent a whole hour with me discussing the pain from my herniated disk as well as reviewing all aspects of an MRI when other doctors wouldn't take the time. She gave me afull critique of my bad habits and how to break them before things get worse. After seeing Dr Carter, I am more hopeful that my pain will go away. Her staff is also incredibly helpful and friendly. I had booked my appointment over the weekend for 9:30am and received a confirmation phone call that morning at 7:30 along with paperwork to fill out before arriving to expedite the wait time. I was able to see the doctor 15 minutes before I was scheduled, even! They even took care of calling my health insurance provider before I arrived to make sure everything was all set. I couldn't recommend this team more!
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Dr. Carter is great! Very down to earth, and personable, she took the time to go over every detail of my injury, and put together the full picture of my condition and how to handle it. She immediately set me upwith x-rays, as well as a physical therapist (who shares the office with her, and consults with her regularly - such a great setup!), and gave me other general advice on some things to do/change in the meantime. It was such a pleasant difference from many doctor's offices where you feel rushed in and out - I left feeling very attended to, and cared for!
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She truly work with you..
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Let me start by saying that I really liked Dr. Carter personally. My negative review is regarding some of her office personnel and the office "procedures" from which they refuse to deviate for any reason. I injured my knee and couldnot get in to see my regular sports medicine doctor, so booked an appointment with Dr. Carter because her office is close to mine. The appointment was on 2/11, and everything went smoothly. I scheduled an MRI and an X-Ray with the facility she recommended for 2/17. On 2/16, I noticed that the insurance claim for my 2/11 appointment had not yet been processed. Because of my insurance deductible, I wanted the claim processed prior to my 2/17 MRI. I called the office and they said that because of "procedure" they could not process the claim until they got the go ahead from the doctor, which would not be until 2/17. In the afternoon of 2/17 (today) I got a call back, during which I was told that they would process the claim only if I handed over the entire deductible amount up front (another "procedure"). I asked my insurance company about the upfront deductible requirement, and they advised that although it is technically legal for doctors to do this, they (the insurance company) kindly ask doctors to submit claims FIRST, then bill. Furthermore, because Dr. Carter's office processed the claim so extraordinarily late, I may have to dole out double deductibles because the MRI center will not see that it has already been met. This means I will be worrying about tracking down two separate refund amounts over the next 15 days it takes the insurance company to process the claims. Overall, completely unacceptable level of service. It's a shame because Dr. Carter seems like a smart, nice, very knowledgeable doctor, but the office is a total joke.
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Dr. Carter is a highly intelligent, compassionate, doctor who is an active listener and exceptionally thorough.
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Dr. Carter and her staff are professional and friendly. She explains everything in detail. She explained my options and provided me reading materials. Her office is equipped with xray machines which is a positive also. I was very comfortable with the experience and will continue with treatments.
More than 1 year ago
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so far so good..she told me things I didn't hear from others chiro. doc.she was more in detail with info.i needed that and she didn't RUSH... WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT..SO I GIVE HER A 5
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My visit was as pleasant as I could have hoped. The staff was friendly, the doctor was running on time and took the time to listen and check thoroughly.
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Great Doctor. Took her time to listen to me, and I talk a lot and not very clearly. Had a plan to improve my posture and treat my hurt knee. Looking forward to start physical therapy.
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Very caring doctor. Excellent staff as well.
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Very professional, caring, highly recommended, I was very satisfied
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I felt very comfortable with Dr. Carter. She was highly attentive, even guiding me to understand my condition. She is very serious about her practice and I felt she was very serious about me as a patient.
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Very thorough and helpful. Took her time. Really appreciate the help. Made things really easy for me.
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Kind and professional .
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carter is very professional and competent. She is also very down to earth and easy to talk to.
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Very patient, kind, informative, and helpful! Great doctor and staff!
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Excellent and patient doctor.
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Very good at what she does explained to me what my condition was and why I was having pain deff recommend to other very professional
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carter was great. Really spent the time to understand what was going on with my back and has x-ray equipment in her office, so it was so much faster getting diagnosed. Great PT in her practice as well.
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Seems very knowledgeable about her craft. Office staff were good. Not what I expected.
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Very thorough, explanatory, and professional. I felt well-informed at the close of my appointment and not rushed. I look forward to beginning my physical therapy here and follow-up visits. Thanks!
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Very helpful and knowledgable. Helped me get an MRI at a reasonable price because I was uninsured. Gave me exercises to help with weaknesses. Called me right away with the results from my MRI because she knew I was nervous aboutthe results. Her advice led me to a speedy recovery.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Carter is professional, friendly, and gives pragmatic advice. Dr Carter's office staff are equally friendly and willing to help. The office has called me on several occasions after hours in order to give me immediate information and to confirmappointments. Dr Carter does not keep you waiting. She once called me during the evening of a work night to inform me of my MRI results. Instead of waiting to tell me the following morning, Dr Carter spoke to me as soon as she could. You can tell that Dr Carter and her staff treat patients like customers. Thumbs up all around.
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Dr. Carter is thorough, professional and personally warm. She took the time to ask many questions and listen carefully, her examination was careful and complete and her diagnosis, follow-up testing recommendations and treatment advice were perfectly clear.
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I think dr. Carter is excellent.
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Dr.Carter was very professional and gave me a complete and full examination to understand my problem.The office staff was extremely competent with insurance and necessary appointments appointments.The ofice was beautiful
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Very thorough. Very detail oriented. Really seems to know her stuff. And very pleasant to deal with as well.
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Dr. Carter was extremely thorough and genuinely wanted to understand everything that was happening. She asked lots of questions, performed a thorough examination, called my doctors for additional records and rendered a very thoughtfulopinion on my diagnosis. She then laid out for me some of the options that were available for treating me. Dr. Carter showed me the exercises in the program she recommended and gave me worksheets for reminders at home. Dr. Carter performed two spinal injections at the time of my visit which seemed to target the exact locations where my symptoms were most severe. I would Highly recommend Dr. Carter!
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Less than 3 months ago
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