Ratings for Dr. Anthony T. Carter
I developed pain in my left knee almost a year ago. I made an appointment with him based on recommendations from several friends who had also had issues with their knees. It did take a little time to get an appointment but once I was able to see him, I found him to be very thorough in explaining what was causing the pain and what my treatment options were. He was patient with my questions and offered advice that has been working very well! I've been to the office 3 times in the past year and each experience has been great.
It has been a year now since my total hip replacement. I never had one problem with anything. I don't know what some of these people are talking about. I would never use anyone else. All my friends who have had hip or knee replacements have used him, too. No one I know has anything but great things to say. Dr. Carter is the best.
AVOID. MY HIP HAD TO BE REVISED AFTER HE PUT THE WRONG STEM IN WITHIN ONE YEAR. I AM A HEALTHY 58 YEAR OLD AND HE BOTCHED IT BECAUSE HE WAS IN A HURRY AND PUT IN THE WRONG SIZED STEM. (AS PER TWO OTHER SURGEONS)! FORD ASSEMBLY LINE IS HIS MOTTO. SHAME ON HIM! HE ONLY HAS THESE RATINGS BECAUSE HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO USE THE ANTERIOR APPROACH. I HAVE ALSO HEARD OF REVISIONS HE BOTCHED. I AM SO THANKFUL I FOUND A GOOD ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON TO PERFORM MY REVISION SURGERY. HIS SCHEDULING NURSE IS VERY VERY RUDE AND THE OFFICE IS NOT THERE TO HELP YOU. AFTER THEY TOLD ME I HAD A LOOSE STEM IT TOOK HIM TWO AND A HALF MONTHS TO SCHEDULE AN APOINTMENT. POOR PATIENT CARE UNDER ANY STANDARD.
I see I am not the only one who has had a bad experience. He has obviously had some successes, and now has more patients by old word of mouth and picks and chooses who he will see or leave waiting for hours till his very unprofessional PA comes into the exam room and scurries you out, taking your ins info and co-pay. This ofc should be investigated for the treatment or lack of, for patients who are unsuspecting of how Carter picks his patients. Yes, he picks you! According to your Xray, that they will take before he sees you at all. If you are not going to be a candidate for a surgical procedure, forget rehab or Phys Ther., he goes for the scalpel, and the ole bait and switch technique of sending in a staff member who looks official to rush you out. I see other patients discussing their time delay, the day I went just weeks ago, the staff pretended that was not a usual event. Had I googled this Dr first, I never would have gone. A big lesson learned. Apparently this guy has more patients than he can adequately handle, so why make yourself one more? The whole office has problems with how they treat people who are in need of medical advice or service. I have learned that this area is not home to the brightest in their field. I have also learned that Drs with limited time will not give adequate after care when things might not be at their best. A hip or knee is too important to leave to chance, get that plane ticket to the best and save yourself some misery
I had a bilateral knee replacement with Dr. Carter in April. I couldn't have been more pleased with him, his staff and Bon Secor. I was only in surgery an hour and a half.. My pain was controlled, my bell was answered quickly, and everyone was saying you are doing so well you must be Dr. Carter's patient. I was discharged in two days.
I am 58 years old, moderately active and started experiencing pain in my left hip about 4 years ago. At first I thought it was a groin pull but it continued to persist over time. Last year it got so bad I had my family doctor do an x-ray and we found that I had hardly any cartilage in my left hip. In just the last year, it progressed to being bone-on-bone. That is when I decided to get a hip replacement. I researched a lot Ortho surgeons and found that Dr. Anthony Carter came highly recommended. I am writing this letter just one week after my surgery and wanted to convey my experiences with Dr. Carter’s care team. On my first visit with Dr. Carter he spent as much time as I needed going over all the options. We agreed that a hip replacement was in order. His team scheduled the surgery for 3 months from my initial visit, which, given his busy schedule was not unreasonable. A month before the surgery I went to the pre-surgery class that explained what to expect related to the surgery itself, medications, recovery, etc. This class was given at Mary Immaculate Hospital where the surgery was to take place. I highly recommend this class, in that it alleviated a lot of my anxiety over what was coming. The day of my surgery followed pretty much everything they covered in class. I can’t say enough about the care they gave me every step of the way, before during and after the surgery. Dr. Carter saw me before and after my surgery. He was very caring and answered all my questions. My surgery started at 11:00 in the morning and I was in recovery by 12:30 and in my own room by 2. Note: During scheduling, ask for a surgery time as early as possible. While they can’t guarantee a time, it at least it lets them know your wishes. By 4 PM they had me up and walking short distances. The next morning they continued with longer walks and even had me traverse 2 flights of stairs, up and down, before being discharged at 12:30. The first two days at home are the worst for pain, not hip pain, but soreness around the incision and the muscles around the hip. I forced myself to do the PT exercises they prescribed and was walking around the house without the assistance of a cane by the third day. I cannot emphasize enough that you have to do your exercises to recover faster. No pain-no-gain. The pain was only muscle pain. Every day the soreness subsided to the point that 1 week after surgery a have hardly any soreness and my mobility is back to where it was before I started this journey…but pain free. In my opinion, my experience would not have been as good if it wasn’t for the skill of Dr. Carter and his care team. Also, Mary Immaculate’s staff was always friendly and took great care of me. Thank you Dr. Carter, his care team and the staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital.
Had a total hip in 2012. Good result. I returned 2 years later with pain in other hip. Was told I would see Dr. Carter but I saw his PA. Supposedly Dr. Carter saw my x-ray and ordered an MRI. I obtained the test and made an appointment. Again, I saw the PA. I was told Dr. Carter would call me. He never did. I left messages with his nurse and an email. No return call or email. Very odd. Am searching for another surgeon. This is an unexceptable way to run a surgeon's practice.
Dr. Carter performed a RTHR for me on 12/22/11. My complaints of hip pain and rotation were ignored. Dr. Carter doesn't listen to his patient's symptoms. My hip dislocated twice just a week apart in February, 6 weeks after surgery. Dr. Carter replaced the Right Hip with a different brand hip on March 1 2012. I have had nothing but problems. Swelling, pain and spasms. Dr. Carter's response to this was he has done all he could do. Dr. Carter's ability is nothing more then that of an assembly line worker. He puts the hips in at a ridicules rate, he is paid by the hip manufactures to promote and use their product which is a conflict of interest for the patient. Dr. Carter isn't a medical doctor, he is a factory doctor, as long as you need a part he's there to slap it in. But if you need true physician to care for you, Dr. Carter is NOT QUALIFIED. Please rethink before you put your life, your ability to walk and your future in his incompetent hands.
I must say that I think we all feel we are the most important patient. If you consider the amount of patients to 1 doctor ratio I feel he and his staff do a tremendous job.He has been my ortho for a lot of years now and I will have a partial knee done in March. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Carter. Yes he may seem busy and rushed but has always taken the time needed for treatment and planning. I don't need a friend but I do need a doctor, on that note I"d be honored to consider him a friend.I"ve told people "the man walks on water" maybe a bit much but well deserved.He is the best orthopedic I"ve had to rely on.He straightened out some previous surgery and its been great. I will repost after surgery and I'm sure it will be a great report. You rock Doc , BillyB
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- Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118 (Grad. 1987)
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