Meet the Providers

Carter Medical Clinic

Dr. Charles C. Carter

Dr. Charles C. Carter started Carter Medical Clinic back in 2005. He has longtime ties to our region; he was born in Hollis, OK, to a farming family deeply rooted in southwest Oklahoma. His dad was a sharecropper and purchased land in Southwest Oklahoma, his mother was a teacher and educator in the area.

Dr. Carter began his education at Westview School, located three miles west of Hollis, and completed high school at Arnett. He was involved in sports throughout high school and graduated as the valedictorian of his 1961 Class. Continuing in sports, he received a basketball scholarship to Sayre Jr. College prior to entering classes at SWOSU in Weatherford, OK. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and continued his studies to earn a pharmacist degree in 1967.

Dr. Carter went on to become a pharmacist and also ran a farm and ranch for several years before following his brother Steve into medical school in the Dominican Republic. After receiving his M.D., he entered a residency program in Family Medicine at the University of Arkansas. After completing that program and passing all required exams and licensing, he accepted a position practicing Family Medicine here in Altus. In 2005, Dr. Carter opened Carter Medical Clinic in Altus and presently practices here.

Dr. Carter has three children: Retired Air Force JAG Col. Chad Carter, currently in Louisiana as a practicing attorney; Mary Kay LeCroy, an Accountant, currently in Paducah, TX, where her husband farms; and Former Marine Cpl. Roy Carter is working at Altus Air Force Base. Dr. Carter has four grandchildren.

He also has extensive farming and ranching interests in Harmon, Collingsworth and Childress counties in Oklahoma and Texas, to which he devotes much of his time and energy as well.

Frances “Beth” Barber

I am Frances “Beth” Barber, MSN, APRN-CNP, NP-C. I have many roles, including mother to four wonderful children, wife to my junior high sweetheart, teacher, and dedicated nurse. I have been a resident of Altus since the late 1990s. The last ten years of my emergency nursing career have brought many challenges and accomplishments, including three emergency nursing certifications. Nursing has been life-altering in many ways. It was my dream to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, and I could not be more proud to be an alumnus of the Midwestern State University of Wichita Falls, Texas. I love taking care of patients and look forward to helping you meet your health goals.

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