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Dr. Richard Carlton, MD

Dr. Richard Carlton, MD

Age 70 General Surgery M
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Dr. Richard Carlton, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hickory, NC. Dr. Carlton completed a residency at U Miami/Jackson Meml Hosp. He currently practices at Fred T Owens and is affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Carlton is board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery.


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Fellowship Hospital — 1989
  • U Miami/Jackson Meml Hosp, Residency Hospital — 1988
  • Spartanburg Genl Hosp, Residency Hospital — 1986

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  • Ambetter
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Carlton saved my husband's life...he did 2 open heart surgeries, the second of which other doctors likely would avoid as the outcome was not especially good. His surgical skills are without equal except in the area of caring , concern and comfort for the family of the patient. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Carlton.
Keith Willever in Millers Creek, NC — May 21, 2018
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Dr. Carlton frequently treats Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery, Pleural Effusion, and Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Frye Regional Medical Center


  1. Practice

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      Fred T Owens
      415 N Center St Ste 204, Hickory, NC 28601 (828) 323-1100
  1. Frye Regional Medical Center ORS

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      Frye Regional Medical Center
      420 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601 (828) 323-1100