Erlanger Women's Health
In his first year practicing independently, Dr. Elliott Carter hopes to be a beacon for his patients throughout their lives. “I love being able to provide both true primary, longitudinal care while also being able to offer surgical intervention for complex issues,” he says. “OB/GYN is one of the only fields in which you can care for a patient for their entire life but also intervene when problems arise.” In addition to providing long-term care, Dr. Carter also hopes that he is able to make patients feel comfortable, so they feel free to share any questions or concerns, thus receiving the best care possible. “I don’t come from a family of physicians, but I have wanted to be a doctor from an early age,” explains Dr. Carter. “I think it is because I get to combine my love of science with a profession in which I can help as many people as possible.”
Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston, SC
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Basic Life Support
Urogynecology Award, 2023
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Award, 2022
OB Hospitalist’s Award, 2022
Golden Apple Award for OB/GYN Resident, 2022
1. What sets your practice apart?
I try to provide a relaxed, casual practice environment where patients feel comfortable during what is typically a dreaded appointment.
2. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
I would say that my ability to connect with anyone and everyone is my greatest strength as a physician. I have never met a stranger! I work hard to get to know my patients and make sure everyone feels heard and understood.
5. What’s the key to making a great first impression?
I think advances in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques will continue to improve patients’ surgical care and enhance recovery after a procedure.
4. What accolades mean the most to you?
My Golden Apple Award from 2022 is the most meaningful because it was voted upon by the University of Tennessee medical students for excellence in medical education. I am passionate about both medical student and resident education, so it was amazing for that to be recognized.
5. What is your best advice for patients?
Nothing makes an OB/GYN uncomfortable! Please share anything and everything that you think may be relevant to your complaint. I am there to listen and try my best to help.