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Robert Owens Carpenter, MD

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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About

Dr. Carpenter is the Interim Medical Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery within the Central Division of Baylor Scott & White Health. He has ongoing research in quality improvement, medical and surgical education, and expanding access to bariatric care within underserved areas.

 

 

He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He then received a Master of Public Health with special focus on quality improvement and graduate medical education policy during a residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He went on to complete a one year clinical fellowship in advanced laparoscopy, endoscopy and bariatric surgery.

 

 

Dr. Carpenter serves on the clinical faculty at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple and Baylor Scott & White Clinic. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Education and Associate Director of the General Surgery Residency for the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Dr. Carpenter is married with two young sons. He enjoys hunting, hiking, traditional Irish/Scottish music and following Aggie athletics.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - College Station
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinic (2008)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Baylor College Of Medicine (Texas) (1999)
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2008)
Certifications
  • Surgery (General Cert) - American Board of Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 13, 2019, Robert Owens Carpenter, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(59)
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Oct 7, 2019
He was very friendly and caring. He answered all of our questions. I'm glad I chose him to be my surgeon.
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Oct 1, 2019
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Sep 17, 2019
Dr Carpenter was great! He explained everything thoroughly and made the whole process smooth.
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Sep 13, 2019
informative and on time
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Sep 9, 2019
I am very impressed with Dr. Carpenter. He is a professional, compassionate, kind, and courteous.
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Aug 31, 2019
Dr. Carpenter is absolutely amazing! From the moment he entered the room with a smile to greet me, he treated me as more than a patient, rather, a partner in my health care. He provided helpful examples during his explanations so that I could comfortably make an informed decision on how I wanted to proceed.
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Aug 13, 2019
dr was very kind and caring
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Aug 6, 2019
Very caring, courtious provider. Goes the extra mile for me.
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Jul 23, 2019
very honest and frank about my health status.
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Jul 16, 2019
very warming and knowledgeable.
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Jul 11, 2019
Dr. Carpenter answered all my questions and explained the process of what I was looking into. i feel more confident about this process than I have ever felt. thank you Dr. Carpenter.
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Jul 4, 2019
Dr. Carpenter was personable and very caring and took time to explain everything in detail and answer any questions I had.
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Jul 3, 2019
great
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Jun 29, 2019
Dr. Carpenter fully explained the pros and cons of surgery. He was thorough. he put me at ease concerning the procedure.
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Jun 27, 2019
Very informative and seemed really interested in helping me with my hernia.. Really nice and very easy to talk to and did an outstanding job of explaining what I needed to know.
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Jun 15, 2019
the surgery consultation went well he was very thorough and explain the procedure, post ops and after care if I decide to follow up. I would definitely recommend Dr. Carpenter.
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Jun 13, 2019
everything went really good and with good timing dr was very friendly and caring and made sure I was able to get out of there in time for work being self employed I don't have the time to be late .. it was all great !!
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Jun 9, 2019
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Jun 1, 2019
Dr. Carpenter personally called me to move appointment up four weeks when he recognized my name as one of his former patients. He saw me the same day he called me. I was super impressed. He treated me exceptionally well during the visit and answered all of my questions.
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Jun 1, 2019
the Dr. was exceptional, all questions I had were answered with concern and knowledge of the care and treatment I will need to have.
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May 30, 2019
Extremely well after I asked him to speak up, he is soft spoken and I am hard of hearing.
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May 30, 2019
Great! felt super comfortable and learning about all my options and more.
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May 30, 2019
I felt that the doctor was pushing me towards surgery. there was no discussion about other options and when I suggested one, it was shot down and dismissed. I will not be going back.
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May 28, 2019
Dr Carpenter was wonderful, very caring and knowledgeable.
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May 28, 2019
It was my first meeting with this provider and it went extremely well.
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May 24, 2019
Very nice Dr. explained every question I had.
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May 17, 2019
Dr Carpenter was very professional and he informed me very well on my condition and how the surgery was going to be performed. He was awesome.
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May 16, 2019
excellent
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May 16, 2019
dr. Carpenter was very attentive to me. He went over in detail what my problem was and answered my questions. He went way beyond what he was required to do. he secured the time to do an operation to solve my problem that very appointment. Normally, I would have had to make another appointment. The operation itself took around 45 minutes, if not longer. When done, he set up for me a follow-up appointment in case there were any problems. He also told me to call his office before then if something came up. By the way, after the initial appointment had been set up, Dr. Carpenter called me after business hours to get details concerning what he was going to treat. His quality of service from beginning to end was amazing.
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