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About Dr. David J Carter
Dr. David J Carter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bedford, TX. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery). Dr. Carter is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He speaks English.
Dr. David J Carter has the following 2 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Breast Cancer
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
- Diabetes Complications
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Dr. Carter was great before, during and after surgery. He made me less nervous about my heart surgery and made me confident that I'd end up ok. His PA rounded on me each day also and was kind. The office always knew who I was and unlike other offices I've been too actually answered the phone quickly and I never had to wait. His scheduler helped me work out my insurance plan and went above and beyond in helping me understand where to go and what to do. Dr. Carter's nurse personally called me over a weekend to check that my home health company was coming out everyday and that my prescriptions were up to date. I can't recommend Dr. Carter enough. He will put you at ease and make you feel good when you're seeing him. 5 out of 5 stars.
I love Dr. Carter and his PA! However his office staff is lacking in finesse. Guy at front desk was pensive and cold at first visit and not professional at all! Had surgery and came home 5 days later. On Monday, 8th day I called to say my pain meds were not working and was told at 9:30 the nurse would be in and call me within the hour. I called at 11:10 after not receiving a call and was told the nurse was not in and would call when she got in. I said I had waited to call back for what I considered and had been told was a reasonable time and I was in severe pain, He started shouting at me that if I was in so much pain to call 911, He repeated over and over again 'MA'AAAAAMMMMM'. I had a feeling people were listening to him and he was showing them who was boss! When I feel better I hope to write a letter that I will request be made a part of his permanent file. I am way to old to be talked down to and treated as a two year old!
Let me start out by saying when I first met the doctor he was very nice and made me feel very comfortable with the procedure I was about to have, which was to remove some polyps off my lung. The doctor explained to me what he need to do to remove the polyps which was to make 2 small incisions in my neck and got down to my lungs. I told the doctor I was concern because I didn't want a scare on my neck and asked if there was any other way the doctor advised me that it was not. I then told the doctor I want a second opinion so I went back to my regular doctor who had referred me to a doctor Jones but he was not able to do the surgery so he sent me to dr. Carter. I expressed my concerns to my regular doctor, who let me say him and his staff are wonderful. He told me the reason I need to get the polyps remove is so they can test them for cancer even though I have never smoked and there is no history of cancer in my family on either side of my parents he wanted to be 100 percent sure. I decide to go head and have the surgery since it will only be 2 small holes. So I went to the hospital and had the surgery done , when I recovered from the procedure and looked in the mirror there was a 2inch scar across my neck I was horrified the good thing was it was not cancer thank god. I waited a few days and then I called the dr. office to ask about the scare of course I was not able to speak with the Dr. I spoke with his nurse who also let me say is the RUDESS, UNPLEASANT,care provider I have every had to speak with. She told me even though she was not in the room when I was speaking with the doctor that he never told me that I then said yes he did and you were not in the room, she then stated she has work with the Dr, for 14yrs and he never would have told me that. In tears I just hung up the phone and call my regular doctor crying my eyes out he got me in his office right away to have a look at the scare he then apologized to me and told me its not as bad as it look once it heals it won't look as bad, he then asked when was my follow up with Dr. Carter I advised him on the way I was treated I did not want to go back to Dr. Carter office he told me it was important that I followed up with the doctor that did the procedure to make sure I was healing ok, so I went back to Carter. My appoint was Aug 8th when I got in the room the dr asked if I was ok I then showed him the scare and asked what happen that he told me it would only be 2 small incision the Dr then also told me he never said that I said yes you did he then showed me his clipboard and said see I write everything down and it says I told you there would be scaring, I then said yes you did tell me it would be scaring 2 small incision not a 2in cut across my neck and I didn't care what he wrote down I know what you told me. He then told me that he was done with me and to leave his office and have a good day. If he had said yes I did tell you that but unfortunely I was not able to removed the polyps that way so I had to make the cut I would have felt better instead of telling me I was a liar so it is his word against mines. I am at the this time looking for a lawyer. If you have to go to this doctor for a procedure that you are not sure about please get everything in writing or record your conversation. I wish I had read these reviews before I allowed him to do the procedure I would have definitely had something in writing first.
Dr. Carter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
39 Years Experience
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Graduated in 1979
Dallas Co Hp Parkland Memorial
Dr. David J Carter accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsCardiovascular And Thoracic Specialty Group, 1615 Hospital Pkwy Ste 211, Bedford, TX
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