Meet Dr. Kile Carter, a board-certified physician in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. Dr. Carter helps run the Walk-In Clinic in our Fishers and Anderson offices and has been practicing at CIO since 2013. As a primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Carter specializes in sports injuries and conditions, fracture care and workers’ compensation injuries.
Dr. Carter earned his Doctorate in Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana, and completed his residency in family medicine at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. During residency, he did a rotation in sports medicine and absolutely loved the hands-on approach of the physical exam. “The physical exam plays such an important role in the diagnosis,” Dr. Carter shared. “I liked how it’s sometimes all you need to give a definitive diagnosis without ordering a lot of tests.”
After residency, Dr. Carter joined his love of sports with a newfound interest in sports medicine and pursued a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Via Christi Health in Wichita, Kansas, where he gained in-depth training in how to treat sports-related injuries and conditions. As a physician in the Walk-In Clinic, Dr. Carter is able to use his expertise to treat injured athletes and other physically active patients.
Working with athletes and helping them succeed in their sport after injury is a passion of Dr. Carter’s. “What I love most about what I do is being able to help patients through what they would consider to be a devastating time,” Dr. Carter said. “My goal is to educate the patient on their injury so they are confident in the recovery plan and understand how it fits with their lifestyle.” His favorite visits are when patients are toward the end of their care and he can allow them to return to the activity they love. “They are always so happy, and I think the activity means so much more to them after experiencing an injury. I like going through that journey with them.”
Being in practice for almost ten years, we asked Dr. Carter if his approach to patient care has changed from when he first joined CIO. “I feel as though I’m more patient-focused at this point in my career,” Dr. Carter said. “I do a better job of listening. Whether they are a patient in the Walk-In Clinic or a scheduled patient, I try to give each patient the necessary time they deserve to share their concerns, and for me to give a good diagnosis.”
When Dr. Carter is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports and volunteering at his church. Watch Dr. Carter’s video interview below, or learn more at https://ciocenter.com/physicians/kile-j-carter-md/. To make an appointment, call 800-622-6575, or find a Walk-In location near you.