Stephen L. Carter, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Stephen L. Carter, MD, FACS

Languages: English

Dr. Carter specializes in General Surgery and Breast Surgery.

Why did you choose your specialty area?

I chose surgery because I enjoy working with my hands and being able to treat people's ailments through surgical techniques. I had an incredible breast surgeon mentor, Dr. Gordon Schwartz, who instilled a passion in me to battle breast disease and help women through the process of breast cancer treatment.

How do you spend your spare time?

I spend my spare time with family, We enjoy outdoor activities, sports, church and music.

#1 Health tip that you can offer:

Finding things to be thankful for and having joy and hope in life improves the body's immune system and allows it to prevent disease and recover from illness and surgery more efficiently.


Augusta Health Multispecialty Clinic, Lexington

Call to schedule an appointment:

(833) AHC-HLTH

Phone: (540) 464-3465

30 Greenhouse Rd
Lexington, VA 24450
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Augusta Health Surgery

Call to schedule an appointment:

(833) AHC-HLTH

Phone: (540) 245-7705

Fax: (540) 245-7710

70 Medical Center Cir
Suite 213
Fishersville, VA 22939
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Undergraduate School Point Loma College, San Diego, CA
Medical School Jefferson Medical College - Philadelphia, PA
Residency Barnes Hospital of Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA - Breast Cancer Research Fellowship

Board Certifications

The American Board of Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society

Insurance Accepted

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  • Aetna
  • America‚Äôs Choice Provider Network (ACPN)
  • Anabaptist Healthshare
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid)
  • Sentara Optima
  • United Healthcare (UHC)
  • VA Choice
  • Virginia Health Network
  • Virginia Premier