Kelly D. Carter, MD

Kelly D. Carter, MD

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Ascension Medical Group
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K. Duane Carter, MD, is a pediatrician at Studer Family Children's Hospital Pediatrics in Port St. Joe, Florida, and provides primary care for infants, children and teens. Dr. Carter delivers care for minor childhood illness and injuries, annual check-ups, well-baby visits, physicals for school and sports and vaccinations. He starts by listening to understand your child and their health. Then, Dr. Carter works with you to create a personalized care plan that's right for them.

Whether you have new symptoms or just want to talk to a doctor about your health and wellness, Dr. Carter is here for you. He will listen to understand you and your child, so they get compassionate, personalized care for their physical, mental and emotional health. Dr. Carter can help your child stay healthy by providing preventive care, finding health concerns early and managing chronic conditions.

Dr. Carter has served in a number of capacities throughout his career, including as the chief of pediatrics for ECM Memorial Hospital in Florence, Alabama. He has a special interest in education and preventive care.

Outside of the office, Dr. Carter enjoys writing poetry, watching hockey and football, and traveling with his family, including the 14 children he adopted internationally from six countries.

Your child's pediatrician can be your first point of contact and ongoing connection into care. If your child needs more specialized care, their doctor can refer you to a specialist. Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart pediatric doctors and specialists are part of a network of care, working together to deliver the care that's right for you.
Meet Kelly D. Carter, MD



  • *University of Tennessee at Memphis-GME


  • Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Bay
  • Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Gulf


  • The American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
Professional Statement
I strive to treat people with kindness and understanding, and to always provide a good, listening ear to families.
- Kelly D. Carter, MD
Why Ascension
Ascension doctors are committed to getting to know you. They take time for real back-and-forth conversations with you so they can understand all aspects of you and your life. Because great care starts with seeing your whole picture.
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