Thomas Robert Carter, MD Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery

Thomas Robert Carter, MD

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
Phoenix, AZ 85016 (6 other locations)
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About Thomas Robert Carter MD

Thomas Robert Carter, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Phoenix, AZ, with another office in Tempe, AZ. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery.

Thomas Carter has received the following awards:


Dr. Thomas Robert Carter has 7 locations

Steward Orthopedic And Sports Medicine Center 2222 E Highland Ave Ste 203 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Gateway Surgery Center 690 N Cofco Center Ct Ste 150 Phoenix, AZ 85008
Steward Orthopedic And Sports Medicine Center 2122 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016
TOCA at Banner Health Tempe 5002 South Mill Avenue, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85282
Orthopedic Clinic Association 5002 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85282
Orthopedic Clinic Association 2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016


Dr. Thomas Robert Carter has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Thomas Robert Carter has the following 14 areas of 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 (2018, 2017, 2011, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition 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 (2018, 2017, 2016)

    Patients' Choice Award 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.


39 Years Experience

Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med

Graduated in 1983

The Ohio State University


University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1983

Dr. Thomas Robert Carter Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter/CommunityCare HMO Directory
  • BCBS AZ Neighborhood Network MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • Humana Phoenix HMOx
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PPO/EPO Statewide
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Thomas Robert 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:

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