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Cathy Carpenter, MD, FAAFP

My Locations

WellSpan Family Medicine - Thomas Hart
2003 Springwood Rd.
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2521
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

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
  • Transgender
  • Gender Affirming
  • LGBTQ Health

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Internship Program: WellSpan York Hospital | Family Practice
  • Residency Program: WellSpan York Hospital | Family Practice
  • 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 BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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