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Dr. Donald Carter, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat*
4.1 (33)
Map Pin Small Merced, CA
Accepting new patients
38 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Donald Carter, MD

Dr. Donald Carter, MD is a Head & Neck Surgery Otolaryngologist in Merced, CA. They specialize in Ear, Nose, and Throat, has 38 years of experience, and is board certified in Otolaryngology. They graduated from Washington University St Louis and is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center Merced. Dr. Carter, completed a residency at University Kans School Med. Patients rated Dr. Carter an average 4.1 star rating.

Dr. Carter works at Practice in Merced, CA with other offices in Los Banos, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Sudden Deafness and-or Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Earwax Buildup along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Carter's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Gateway Ear Nose and Throat Inc
    3351 M St Ste 205, Merced, CA 95348 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (209) 724-9006
  2. 2
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    801 W L St, Los Banos, CA 93635 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (209) 724-0501
  3. 3
    Mercy Medical Center Merced
    333 Mercy Ave, Merced, CA 95340 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (209) 564-5000

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  • Mercy Medical Center Merced

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Sudden Deafness and-or Hearing Loss
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Earwax Buildup
Conductive Hearing Loss
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Laryngitis
Tinnitus
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Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
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Allergic Rhinitis
Cervical Vertigo
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Chronic Rhinitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Deviated Septum
Dysphagia
Enlarged Turbinates
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Headache
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Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
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Otitis Media
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Perforated Eardrum
Pharyngitis
Pharyngolaryngitis
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Sudden Idiopathic Hearing Loss
Thyroid Cancer
Tonsillitis
Vertigo
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Ear Tube Placement
Parathyroidectomy
Wound Repair
Acoustic Neuroma
Acute Epiglottitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
Anosmia
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Bell's Palsy
Bone Cancer
Broken Nose
Cholesteatoma
Chronic Tonsillitis
Cough
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Deafness
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Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
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ENT Cancer
Facial Fracture
Facial Nerve Disorder
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Hyperparathyroidism
Laryngeal Cancer
Lip Cancer
Loss of Smell and Taste
Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
Malignant Otitis Externa
Maxillary and Malar Fractures
Meniere's Disease
Nasal Polyp
Oral Cancer
Oral or Facial Cleft
Osteosarcoma
Otosclerosis
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroid Cancer
Peritonsillar Abscess
Postnasal Drip
Retropharyngeal Abscess
Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary Gland Cyst
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
Swimmer's Ear
Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
Throat Pain
Tongue Cancer
Tongue-Tie
Tonsil Cancer
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adenoidectomy
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Audiometry
Carotid Ultrasound
Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Diagnostic Nasal and Sinus Endoscopy
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Excision of Facial Bone
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Frenectomy
Hearing Screening
Home Sleep Study
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Oral Cancer Screening
Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
Rhinoseptoplasty
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Scan
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tonsillectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Ultrasound, Thyroid
Vestibule and Floor of Mouth Excision or Destruction
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    4.1
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    About Dr. Donald Carter, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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    Years of Experience
    • 38 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Cantonese
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    NPI Number
    • 1083634364
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • University Kans School Med
    Residency
    Internship
    • University of Kansas Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Washington University St Louis
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Donald Carter, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Carter is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Carter has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Carter has seen patients for Sudden Deafness and-or Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Earwax Buildup, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Carter on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    33 patients have reviewed Dr. Carter. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Carter.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Carter, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Carter appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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