Cathy Carpenter, MD - Thomas Hart Family Practice Center - York, PA - Family Medicine | WellSpan Health
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Cathy Carpenter, MD, FAAFP

My Locations

Thomas Hart Family Practice Center
1001 S. George St.
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2521
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

When I was in high school I was told girls from my county never make it into medical school. Then I met two biology teachers who told me to pursue my dreams. They instilled in me a love for biology and how living things worked. So at UMBC I was hooked on genetics, cell biology and started to understand how exciting medicine could be. Growing up in a rural community, the only doctor I knew was a general practice physician. Specialists had no meaning to me at the time. So I pursued Family Medicine and have never looked back. What an exciting career medicine can be when everyday is different and every patient holds a story and sometimes a mystery to unfold.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I have practiced Family Medicine for over 30 years. To me the patient-physician relationship is most important and how I can help unravel the physical and sometimes the emotional concerns a patient is feeling. I love to teach people how the body works and what happens to expect. I enjoy interpreting the medical jargon to help patients understand their choices and obstacles in health care. I also like to teach younger doctors which is why I am in a teaching hospital in Family Medicine. Office procedures give me energy and diagnostic challenges are like good mysteries.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I love to read mysteries especially if that involves a beach. I am a dog lover. I love to take pictures of people, places and things. Traveling is exciting and an adventure I am always up for doing.


Clinical Interests

  • Adolescent Care
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Colposcopy
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Joint Aspiration/ Injections
  • Menopause
  • Office Surgery
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health Care Issues

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Internship Program: WellSpan York Hospital
  • Residency Program: WellSpan York Hospital
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Maryland Baltimore County

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • South Central Preferred
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • Vibra Health Plan

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