Carrie Carter, MD


Carrie L. Carter, M.D., is an award-winning author, popular international speaker and has been a board certified primary care physician for 16 years.

Awarded “Outstanding Teacher” by her medical students at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Carter is noted for her gentleness and ability to speak in a highly understandable manner.

She is an author, regular columnist for MOMSense Magazine, and frequent health expert on national radio and television programs. She has appeared on nearly 150 programs.

Named “2003 Writer of the Year” by the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, she is the author of recently published A Woman’s Guide to Good Health (Spire / Revell; 2006), and the critically acclaimed books Mom’s Health Matters (Zondervan; 2003), and Thrive! A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle (Bethany House; 2003)—which was named Finalist for Health Book of the Year by Foreword Magazine in 2003.

Most importantly Dr. Carter is a wife and mother of a teenage son and resides with her family in San Diego. She has lived with chronic illness for over six years — a sudden onset of severe Meniere’s disease (an inner ear disorder the causes constant dizziness, vertigo, fatigue) which has improved, yet remained despite excellent medical, surgical and alternative medical care.

She has had to give up her medical practice 6 years ago and has been essentially housebound for most of that time (she cannot drive and often must use wheelchair for outings due to symptoms and fatigue). Now on “good days” she is able to do some driving and some traveling, but her level of function is very unpredictable.

In February of 2004 Dr. Carter was diagnosed with Lupus (systemic lupus erythermatosis), which severely impacted her writing and speaking engagements for many months. Her lupus is now under control.

Nevertheless Dr. Carter is grateful to God for His faithfulness in the midst of this major life change, and grateful for the privilege to share health information with others through her books, articles, radio and TV shows. To learn more visit

"God has such a great sense of humor–He chose a sick person to write on wellness!.My illness has made me more passionate than ever to share information that will help others hold onto their health."

"Thank you to the many special people that have made and continue to make my writing and speaking career possible. May God richly bless you!” – Dr. Carrie Carter.


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