Family Medicine

Michael McCarten, DO, MPH is is not accepting new patients.

A native of Cranston, Dr. McCarten is a 1983 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, beginning a 30-year career that led to travel to 24 countries on five continents.

The highlights of Dr. McCarten’s career include serving as Senior Medical Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) at the time of the 9/11 attacks. His ship deployed to the North Arabian Sea one week later and remained in combat operations for the next five months. Dr. McCarten also served as the Commanding Officer of the NATO trauma hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, overseeing 500 US Navy, Army, Air Force and NATO medical personnel for a one-year period of intense combat operations. There the medical personnel recorded an historic 97 percent survival rate for combat casualties.

Dr. McCarten also served as Fleet Surgeon, United States 7th Fleet, overseeing the health care provided to 20,000 sailors and marines aboard ships deployed to the waters from Hawaii to Africa, while simultaneously planning and participating in humanitarian and disaster relief missions throughout the South Pacific and South Asia.

Following retirement from the Navy in 2013, Dr. McCarten served as a family physician at the Elliot Health System in Manchester, New Hampshire. In 2021 he and his wife, Kathleen Marra, returned to Rhode Island to be close to family and friends. They reside in Charlestown. He is accepting new patients.