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Darrell L. Carter

Darrell L. Carter, MD

Family Medicine

Office Information

About Me

Dr. Carter is the co-founder of the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) Program and has served as the program's Medical Director since its inception in 1993.

Dr. Carter has provided the full scope of primary care during his 40 plus years of practice in Granite Falls, Minnesota, with current special interest in geriatrics, emergency medicine, and cardiology.

Special Interests



University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Medical School


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Family Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

Dr. Carter is active in teaching medical students, residents, and other health care professionals including the medical personnel who staff the U.S. Embassies throughout the world.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • National Rural Health Association

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Minnesota Rural Health Hero in 2001
  • Physician of the Year in 2001 by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
  • Physician of the Year in 2003 by the American Academy of Family Physicians


American Board of Family Medicine

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