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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

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  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:
4.8 out of 5
1 113 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
- 4.9 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 >
Aug 31
Dr. Carter is the best!
Aug 9
Dr. Carter and his PA are excellent!
Aug 3
Saw both RNP & doctor.
June 1
Beyond recommendation, I would encourage others with similar problems to go to Geisinger.#9. Excellent.
May 27
Very good experience at a bad time in my life - (Heart surg.) due to the professionalism of the dr.'s and staff.
May 11
Not nearly enough time spent with Dr. Carter. Molly explained great.1. Molly.2. Molly.
Feb 3
I would recommend Geisinger and the staff to anyone I was well satisfied.
Feb 1
Dr. Russell Carter MD explained how he does aorta valve operation by going up thru a vein. I just pray every thing goes well and I'll feel a lot better.
Jan 8
I was very pleased with Dr. Carter. He is very knowledgeable about my condition.
Jan 6
All ready have.
Dec 30, 2015
His smile, friendliness, and greeting puts any patient at ease. Excellent human being. 9. Excellent, friendly and very informative.
Dec 2, 2015
I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Carter.
Dec 2, 2015
I have a good experience.
Oct 28, 2015
My visits with Dr. Carter are informative and encouraging. He speaks in a caring manner.