DR. CICI CARTER, MD
Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Cici Carter is a resident of Charleston, SC, and has lived here with her family since 2014. She’s a New York native, growing up with an older sister and parents in Upstate, NY where they still reside. She played soccer and lacrosse through high school and college, twice being named an All-American for lacrosse.
She completed her schooling in central NY, where she attended undergraduate, graduate, and medical school before moving down south to Charleston for her residency program and setting down roots. She and her husband Cody have a son named Colton and hope to continue to expand their family.
She continues staying physically active with running and weight-lifting, and has competed in several amateur fitness competitions. The additional balance in her life includes house projects and spending time with friends, especially for their book club!
Since I was young, I’ve always strived to help people live their healthiest lives. This helped guide me on my journey to becoming a family medicine physician. Through my education and experience as an outpatient doctor, I learned many conventional skills that allowed me to help patients get improved control of their diabetes, blood pressure, and depression.
It wasn’t until I came across a particular patient that I realized something was missing from my traditional ways. This patient was in his 30s, worked out daily, ate a very clean diet, had very limited alcohol, but struggled with skin and digestive tract issues. Despite the history, exam, and testing we did, I could not identify exactly what was going on.
He had tried numerous medications, both oral and topical, and had invasive procedures done without significant findings to direct our care. It wasn’t until I started studying functional medicine and determining the upstream causes that we were able to find the issues and address them.
He had a very stressful life, owning multiple businesses he was deeply involved in, and had family he loved at home, which included young children. We started looking at his stress as the source of these concerns and addressing his upstream physiology with lifestyle changes and appropriate supplements.
While he’s not rid of these concerns, I’m happy to report my husband has significantly improved on his personalized program and collaboration with me as his functional medicine physician!
Training and background
SUNY College at Cortland, Bachelor of Science, Athletic - Training
SUNY College at Cortland, Master of Science, Exercise Science -Post Baccalaureate University at Buffalo, Premedical sciences