Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD

Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD

About

Dr. Mitchell is the Director of Sports Medicine at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery as well as Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  Dr. Mitchell specializes in arthroscopy and treats all types of sports injuries, including injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, and foot. Dr. Mitchell has specific training in the treatment of cartilage defects of the knee with articular cartilage implantation and meniscal transplantation.

Dr. Mitchell has a specific interest in the throwing athlete and has published on UCL reconstruction with Dr. James Andrews. Additionally, he has conducted biomechanical research on meniscal repair.

A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Mitchell graduated from St. Albans school. He attended Brown University and graduated with a degree in Law and Public Policy in 1997. He then conducted basic science research at the National Institutes of Health for a year before attending the Georgetown University School of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mitchell continued at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for both his general surgery internship and his orthopaedic residency. After completing his orthopaedic training, Dr. Mitchell moved to Birmingham, Alabama to do a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine with Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Dr. Mitchell has worked with the Washington Nationals and DC United and is currently the team physician for several area high schools.  He has been a team physician for the University of Alabama, the University of West Alabama, and the Birmingham Barons AA baseball team.  Dr. Mitchell is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mitchell has a special interest in in ACL injury prevetion and is the Founder and CEO of FitSense Inc. FitSense’s mission is to  combine wearable technology with validated training protocols to revolutionize injury prevention, performance, and rehabilitation. 

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Education
  • Residency Program MedStar Georgetown University Hospital - 2007
  • Fellowship Program American Sports Medicine Institute - 2008
  • Internship Program MedStar Georgetown University Hospital - 2003
  • Medical School Georgetown University School of Medicine - 2002

Locations

18109 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 325 Olney, MD, 20832
Phone: 301-774-8958
5454 Wisconsin Avenue, 11th Floor Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
Phone: 301-215-9423

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Insurance

MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.