Provider Feature: John D. McCarter M.D.

John D. McCarter M.D., a new addition to the Valley team at the Provo Grandview Office, is a board-certified physician with extensive experience. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology/Medicine from Brigham Young University before earning his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine

Dr. McCarter then completed his residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. He has been a practicing physician in Utah County since 2011. We loved getting to know more about the Dr. McCarter that so many of our patients love!

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Past- George Washington, I am fascinated with the divinity in the creation of the United States.  Now- President Russell Nelson, a doctor that is now the prophet. I’d ask him- How?

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I was 3 years old when I told my parents that I was going to be a doctor.  Although it varied what kind of doctor-at 1 point I wanted to be a flight surgeon in the Navy so that I could also fly a jet fighter-I always knew that I was going to do this.  I was the only 8-year-old that I knew that got medical encyclopedias as a gift.

Do you have a favorite sweet treat?

Snickerdoodle cookies

Tell us about where you grew up and a little about your family

I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho.  My wife and I were even delivered by the same obstetrician 10 months apart.  I am married to an amazing woman for the last 17+ years. I have all daughters, age 15, 13, 11, 7.  My family helped my oldest daughter fight and beat cancer during the summer/fall of 2017.

What song can always put you in a good mood?

Pretty much anything from Def Leppard and the other awesome 80’s Hair Bands

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

Probably sneaking in a nap!

What is your favorite thing about your career?

The long lasting relationships with my staff and my patients.  It feels like I haveone large extended family and truly care about their well-being.

Why Did You Choose Your Profession?

I have always loved surgery and knew I would do something hands on, but found the perfect specialty in OB/GYN.  I was able to combine my love of surgery with the joy of delivering babies. And every day bring some new adventure.