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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Cardiothoracic Surg Hosp For Advanced Med Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Cardiothoracic Surgery Gray's Woods State College
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Cardiothoracic Surgery Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044

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  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

Carter, Russell Allan, MD Visit for information on Russell Allan Carter, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Cardiac Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center
Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5
1 104 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified, 2000
  • Heart Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • U. of Tennessee at Memphis 1988


  • U. of Tennessee at Memphis 1993


  • U. of Tennessee at Memphis 1999
    Peripheral Vascular and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • International Society for Heart Transplantation
  • Society of Thoracic Surgery

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.9 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.9 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.8 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.9 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Jan 6
Very impressive.
Nov 2, 2016
#5. No meds given.
Oct 14, 2016
Dr. Carter made feel at ease. He explained things to me and answered my questions and concerns. I feel very confidend in him as my surgeon.
Oct 5, 2016
Excellent communication - extremely pleasant.
Aug 31, 2016
Dr. Carter is the best!
Aug 9, 2016
Dr. Carter and his PA are excellent!
Aug 3, 2016
Saw both RNP & doctor.
June 1, 2016
Beyond recommendation, I would encourage others with similar problems to go to Geisinger.#9. Excellent.
May 27, 2016
Very good experience at a bad time in my life - (Heart surg.) due to the professionalism of the dr.'s and staff.
May 11, 2016
Not nearly enough time spent with Dr. Carter. Molly explained great.1. Molly.2. Molly.