Meet Dr. Carter

Dr. Michael Carter is a Board certified physician who has been in practice for 22 years and, over the last several years, has focused on providing excellent care in the preventive medicine and minimally-invasive cosmetic world.  He was the previous owner, Cosmetic Surgeon and Functional Medical Physician at Atlanta Liposuction.  His focus has always been on treating the patient as a whole, not only from an outward cosmetic improvement, but from a naturopathic, holistic view which paves the way for overall health of the patient.  Addressing the hormonal, adrenal, immune, GI and endocrine systems are all critical to balance for a truly successful and optimal outcome.


As the Medical Director here at Sarasota Integrative Health, Dr. Carter consults with Dr. Lauren Grace regarding client cases. He assists with diagnosis and treatment plans, and contributes to the latest research studies in the field of functional medicine.

Member Associations

Dr. Carter is an associate member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, American Academy of Liposuction Surgeons, and American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, as well as a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.


Dr. Carter graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received his B.S. degree in biology.  He received his MD from Howard University in Washington, DC.  Dr. Carter began his medical career as a board certified anesthesiologist.  A passion for cosmetic surgery, hormonal balancing and achieving optimal health for his patients led to a medical career change many years ago.