Dr. Thomas R Carter, MD - Reviews

Orthopaedic Surgery Phoenix, AZ

About Dr. Thomas R Carter MD

Dr. Thomas R Carter, MD is a doctor primarily located in Tempe, AZ, with other offices in Phoenix, AZ and Phoenix, AZ( and 3 other locations). Their specialties include Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Carter has received 2 awards.


Dr. Thomas R Carter has 5 locations

Get Directions Orthopedic Clinic Association 2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Get Directions Hedley Orthopaedic Institute 2122 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Get Directions Gateway Surgery Center 690 N Cofco Center Ct Ste 150 Phoenix, AZ 85008
Get Directions Orthopedic Clinic Association 5002 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85282
Get Directions Dr. Thomas R Carter 2122 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016


Dr. Thomas R Carter has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Orthopaedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Sports Medicine

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Thomas R Carter has the following 14 expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Joint Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Laminectomy
  • Bone Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Surgery


2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.


The Ohio State University


Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med

Graduated in 1983

Dr. Thomas R Carter Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • [ "Aetna Choice POS II", "Aetna Choice POS II" ]
    • [ "Aetna HMO", "Aetna HMO" ]
    • [ "Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access", "Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access" ]
    • [ "Aetna Savings Plus of AZ", "Aetna Savings Plus of AZ" ]
    • [ "Aetna Signature Administrators PPO", "Aetna Signature Administrators PPO" ]
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • [ "BCBS Blue Card PPO", "BCBS Blue Card PPO" ]
  • Cigna
    • [ "CIGNA HMO", "CIGNA HMO" ]
    • [ "CIGNA Open Access Plus", "CIGNA Open Access Plus" ]
    • [ "CIGNA PPO", "CIGNA PPO" ]
  • Health Net
    • [ "Health Net AZ PPO HSA", "Health Net AZ PPO HSA" ]
  • Humana
    • [ "Humana Choice POS", "Humana Choice POS" ]
    • [ "Humana National POS", "Humana National POS" ]
  • Multiplan
    • [ "Multiplan PPO", "Multiplan PPO" ]
    • [ "PHCS PPO", "PHCS PPO" ]
  • United Healthcare
    • [ "UHC Choice Plus POS", "UHC Choice Plus POS" ]
    • [ "UHC Options PPO", "UHC Options PPO" ]

More about Dr. Thomas R Carter

Dr. Carter is an expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Since 2000, he has been the head team physician for the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and has served as the head of orthopedic surgery at Arizona State University. Dr. Carter has also served as a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Sports Medicine Subcommittee, and a member of several committees for the Arthroscopic Association of North America. He has served as the state representative for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Carter has published numerous articles pertaining to orthopedic and sports medicine topics and has given presentations world wide. He was also awarded a patent for arthroscopic surgical instruments. Dr. Carter is considered a national authority on the topics of meniscal allografts and articular cartilage. He is also a member of the Herodicus Society which is considered the premier organization for Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeons with just over 100 members world wide. To View Dr. Carter's personal website visit: www.phoenixsunsdoc.com

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