Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD

Internal Medicine
21 18th Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601 Get Directions
Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD
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Annual Membership Fee

525.00 every 3 months
1,050.00 every 6 months
2,100.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualized attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

Dr. Carter's Credentials

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Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, New Jersey

Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, New Jersey

Medical School:
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Doctorate of Medicine 1993

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Biology & Chemistry 1982
Academic All-American Soccer Player 1981

Frye Regional Medical Center
Catawba Valley Medical Center
Cited in numerous journals such as Circulation Research, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine on topics related to hypothyroidism and cardiology.
Extensive abstracts and presentations completed for various societies including the American Society for Anesthesiologists, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Heart Association.
American College of Physicians
Medical Associations, American and Southern
Medical Societies, North Carolina and Catawba
American Heart Association
Lipid Associations, National and Southeastern
American Diabetes Association
North Carolina
United States Air Force, Laughlin Air Force Base 1996-1999
- Chief of Internal Medicine
- Director of Coumadin Clinic, Diabetic Clinic and ACLS Program

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Carter

from Dawn in NC February 23, 2024 for Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD

I feel seen and heard! I'm not just a number with no face. He asks questions and remembers your answers!! He explains things in a way I totally understand. I feel my health has greatly improved. His staff: Holly Em and Emily are the sweetest and very professional. I am in good hands! Everyone should be as lucky!! 

from Wilson in NC February 12, 2024 for Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD

Dr Carter does an outstanding job . He is a five star performer and has been from day one . He is the best Physician I have ever had and will have . His motivation, knowledge, skills and patient care is truly exceptional. He provides state of the art health care. He is very personable and very kind .

from Rick in NC January 20, 2024 for Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD

Have been a parient of Dr Carter long before he became affiliated w MDVIP. Great relationship - very engaging, conscientious, professional, efficient. Very happy thatwe have become good friends over years. rb

from Anita in NC October 9, 2020 for Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD

CHRISSY TANNER: When I moved from San Antonio, TX to Hickory, NC I was very concerned about finding a new Doctor. I had been receiving the most wonderful care from the Military Doctors at the Air Force and Army Clinics and Hospitals. I did some research and decided on Dr. Carter at MDVIP. I was somewhat nervous when I went for my first visit. However, when I walked into the office and… See more

from Tavia in NC February 28, 2020 for Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD
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I am a firm believer that you have one body and you need to take care of it. Working full time, mom of 3, competitive body builder and international traveler keeps me busy. I am so thankful I have Dr Carter, it give me peace of mind to know he is only a phone call away.

from Ron & Sandra in NC February 27, 2018 for Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD

Dr. Carter is very compassionate, caring, understanding & interested in my overall health. This is a rare trait for physicians in today's world. Available when I have a question and always has an answer for me.
Thanks Dr. Carter!!

from Wilson in NC February 27, 2018 for Lawrence S. Carter Jr., MD
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Dr Lawrence Carter has been proactive and consistent in providing me outstanding health care . His knowledge , expertise , and encouragement has help me lose significant weight , reduce my A1C , eat more healthy and stay active exercise (walking) . The result has been that I have felt better physically and mentally since I became a patient of Dr Carter . He is an outstanding primary care… See more