Dr. Carter is an Oregon native and graduate of OHSU medical school in 1987. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin medical school in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been board certified in Family Practice since then. He returned to Oregon to practice in Coos Bay in 1992. He has been the medical director of South Coast Hospice since 1995 and has become specialty boarded in Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Carter is a member of the American Association of Family Practitioners and the Oregon Medical Association.