John Z. Carter, MD

Family Medicine
6130 N. La Cholla Boulevard Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85741 Get Directions
John Z. Carter, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal as your personal physician is to listen to you intently to understand your concerns, so we can develop a plan together to achieve better health for you. Mutual trust and open communication are essential for optimum health outcomes. I am blessed with a superb team of supportive staff members who are also committed to effectively taking care of your needs.

When I completed my family medicine residency at the University of Arizona, I established my own private practice in Tucson. The original solo practice has grown to six physicians. We have been affiliated with Arizona Community Physicians for seventeen years. I am certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. I am passionate about helping people live the energetic, healthy lives that they want for themselves.

Dr. Carter's Credentials

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University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
Tucson, AZ
Family Medicine 1976-1978

University of Virginia Hospitals
Charlottesville, VA

Medical School:
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY
Doctorate of Medicine 1973

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Economics 1969
Cum Laude

Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Geriatrics
Northwest Medical Center
Health South Rehab Hospital
English and French
Best Doctors in America 2005-present
Upjohn Medical Student Award for Commitment to Patient Care 1973
Chief of Staff, Northwest Medical Center 1986-1988
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
Arizona Medical Society

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Carter

from Donna April 18, 2019 for John Z. Carter, MD
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IdI just like to say Thank you to Dr. John Cartet and his staff. The patience the time he takes with me each visit makes a BIG DIFFERENCE in my life. Dr Carter has never been one of those ' Let's get them in and out of here' Drs. I have so many things going on in my life and Dr Carter and Sam his assistant knows what's going on in my life. I've been with him for over… See more

from Sharon February 13, 2019 for John Z. Carter, MD

Dr. Carter is a truly fine MD. Human, warm, and highly intelligent he takes the time to listen and ask meaningful questions to resolve my issues. He directs me to other highly skilled professionals when needed. It's been a long long time since I've felt SECURE in a relationship with a terrific doctor who makes time to consider my health options and gives me caring and responsible… See more

from Terry and Vicki in AZ March 15, 2018 for John Z. Carter, MD

We are patients of Dr. Carter for about 15 years or more now. We are so grateful for his caring of our health. He always has plenty of time on our visits and always willing to discuss what treatments would be best. We hope he is recovering nicely (and quickly) from his knee surgery. We do bless the day we found him for our doctor.

from Edwin in AZ March 15, 2018 for John Z. Carter, MD

Our family has used Dr Carter for 30 years. Our son is same age as Dr Carter's son. Dr Carter is easy to talk to and always takes time with patients to answer any questions they have. Our doctor relationship has been personal too.
Great experience. Hope Dr Carter's knee is healing also!
We haven't used the MDVIP system much yet/ but scheduling physical… See more

from David in AZ March 14, 2018 for John Z. Carter, MD

Dr. Carter is the most thoughtful and caring Doctor we have had since coming to Arizona. He always goes all out for his patients and gives them the best that he has, which is a lot. We need more like him. We wish him the very best in the coming years.

from Timothy in AZ March 10, 2018 for John Z. Carter, MD
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I contacted Dr. Carter through the MDVIP Program. First of all I am very impressed by this service and it is well worth its reasonable cost. Recently my wife, Jacquelyn, also enrolled and has chosen Dr. Carter as her primary care physician.

I have met with Dr. Carter several times over the last few months and I have always been impressed and very pleased with the way he has interacted… See more

from David in AZ March 7, 2018 for John Z. Carter, MD

We hope your knee replacement operation on March 3 went well and that you are making a good recovery. You know that I (David) have had two knee replacements that have resulted in long recoveries. We note that your intended schedule for return to work seems quite optimistic and we hope you can accomplish that.
You have been our doctor since we moved to Tucson 4 and 1/2 years ago and we… See more

from Donna in AZ March 7, 2018 for John Z. Carter, MD

Dr John Carter is the best Dr hands down. I have been a patient of his since 1999, I have changed my Ins to stay with my Dr., he listens and he cares. I know about his family and he knows about mine. Dr Carter takes time to ask and answer any questions I have about my health care issues, I've had a lot through the years. We discuss my medications and alternatives. He's the best.… See more