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.
“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.
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
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).
“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
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
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.