Biography & Education

Biography

Kevin Carpenter, M.D., provides thorough and compassionate health care to the whole family. In his practice he deals with the entire spectrum of health issues, with added emphasis on prevention, pediatrics and sports medicine.

After earning his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Carpenter completed his internship and residency at Elgin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. “During my years in practice, I have been able to gain valuable experience in taking care of families,” he says. “Being the father of four boys has also helped me gain an appreciation for the family unit.”

Outside of medicine, Dr. Carpenter focuses his time and energy on his church and family. He has been a family physician in Gresham since 1998.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

440 NW Division Street
Gresham , OR 97030
Fax 503-215-9525

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (173 Ratings, 62 Comments)

100

11/25/2015
I know that I will get good service and information from Dr. Carpenter when I visit him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

11/25/2015
During the last few visits I feel like I am being rushed.Not taken seriously.
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100

11/17/2015
Dr. Carpenter was wonderful as always. [...]
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100

11/15/2015
He and his team along with reception, x-ray ([...]); blood work are all fantastic! I LOVE THIS OFFICE!
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80

11/08/2015
Love our communication through the mychart option
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80

11/08/2015
the staff is always friendly and never had to wait very long.
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100

11/08/2015
wait time
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11/03/2015
I LOVE DR CARPENTER. I've been a patient of his for 18 years. He has taken care of my entire family, kids, grandkids, everyone in our family LOVE's him
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100

11/03/2015
Dr. Carpenter has taken care of my husband and myself. We have recommended him many times to family and friends and will continue to do so. He is knowledgeable, kind, caring, easy to talk to and always gives his best. Would not change doctors for anything!
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100

10/20/2015
Dr. Carpenter is always very pleasant and takes the time to listen. Remembers past issues and asks how you have been doing since last seen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/16/2015
Dr.Carpenter is great. Some clerks up front VERY rude.
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100

09/29/2015
[...] Doctor Carpenter is excellent. He really takes an interest in me. I can tell you that in all of my life he is the best Doctor that I have gone to.
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100

09/29/2015
Dr. Carpenter is an outstanding doctor. I feel fortunate that he's in charge of my healthcare needs--he's sensitive, concerned, up-to-date on the latest medical advances, and more than willing to refer patients to a specialist if he doesn't have all the answers. I trust him completely with my care.
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100

09/18/2015
Dr. Carpenter has the the best "bed-side" manner of any physician I have encountered.
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90

09/17/2015
This was my first time back after being with [...] for 5 years.. I had a good experience with [...], however, being able to join Providence and my former doctors makes me very happy.
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100

09/16/2015
My wife and I have been treated by Dr. Kevin Carpenter for twenty years. Due to his thoroughness and determination to find the "Right" diagnosis and treatment, we have stayed with him, although we moved to Vancouver, WA over six years ago. We like Providence, but love Dr. Carpenter.
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100

08/19/2015
All experiences excellent over many years.
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100

08/18/2015
I LOVE Dr. Carpenter. In fact, over time, my husband, father, mother, and nephew have switched to Dr. Carpenter. He is thorough and suggests great referrals, when needed.
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100

08/11/2015
Love Dr. Carpenter, [...] for phones [...] and the front office staff to include [...]/X-Ray Tech, Phlobomotobately peeps - you know who you are :) Everyone calls me by my first name and recognize me as a person not a patient---you are ALL awesome!!!!
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100

08/09/2015
friendly professional staff
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100

08/08/2015
Dr. Carpenter is the best
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100

08/04/2015
I greatly value the consistency and stability of this facility and, in particular, my care provider, who I think of as my family doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/04/2015
Dr Carpenter is a very important part of our family, both my wife and I rely on his judgment for our health needs. He is the best!
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70

07/29/2015
The test results on line and told to me via phone were both confusing. The MA told me that my liver function test was high and I should consider watching my alcohol consumption yet I have not had a drop of alcohol in over 8 years. The MA had no comment about that. There is a standard verbiage that Providence puts underneath the results of a persons thyroid test but I never paid attention to it until the other day and when I read it, I thought it pertained solely to me and my test so I was very concerned with the results of my test and thought that maybe something else was wrong with me to have caused my thyroid results to be so low. It wasn't until I looked at the results of my prior test that I saw the same verbiage used over and over again and realized that the verbiage had nothing to do with me.
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100

07/26/2015
The best
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100

07/26/2015
Dr Carpenter is an excellent provider. He is timely and thorough in his communication.
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100

07/16/2015
Dr Carpenter listens to me and respects my opinions regarding symptoms.
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100

07/12/2015
Both my husband and I appreciate the professionalism and personal care we receive from Dr. Carpenter and staff.
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90

07/09/2015
Last year, with a [...] (which was missed by the nurse practitioner in an urgent care clinic) Dr Carpenter picked up on how serious it was right away and got me in to the right specialists and a terrific surgeon quickly. A great outcome with really good people but he's the one that 'pulled the trigger'.
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100

06/25/2015
Dr. Carpenter is an excellent physician, who takes the time to listen, explain and provide answers or resources. He knows me as patient, person and eases my way.
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90

06/16/2015
The only thing I did not like is that because I was a work-in only one of the problems I had could be dealt with
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100

05/31/2015
I am always very satisfied with the visits I have with Dr Carpenter.
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80

05/30/2015
I like Dr. Carpenter a lot, and always have [...]
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90

05/21/2015
This provider will sometimes call on the weekend to follow up with how my recommended treatment is progressing
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100

05/20/2015
Dr. Carpenter has saved my life and my husband's life. My confidence and trust would rate above a 10. I hope I can have Dr. Carpenter as my primary physician for the rest of my life.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/18/2015
I was supposed to get a referral to see an orthopedic doctor. I am still waiting for this referral.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/13/2015
Some confusion, on my part, following this visit. If you would please SIMPLIFY instructions, in writing, next steps that require actions or awareness on my part [...] Sometimes you understand what you're being told while being spoken to but the written actions that need to be taken are often buried in too many details - simplify the instructions/actions for the patient on a cover sheet. [...]
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90

05/12/2015
Provider and MA were exceptional
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90

04/15/2015
I've always appreciated the time he spends talking and listening to me. Very personable and understands my needs. He never rushes me through or tells me what to do. He advises and has me make my own decisions for my health
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100

04/12/2015
Always positive experiences, very professional and thoughtful.
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100

04/12/2015
so far very good
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100

03/22/2015
Always feel comfortable coming to see Dr. Carpenter. He has been excellent in my health care.
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100

03/12/2015
I feel like I have a very caring provider. he has listened, and treated me as if a family member.
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03/11/2015
Dr. Carpenter is widely respected by other health providers as an outstanding diagnostician and caring physician. I know him as a the person who saved my life in 1999 and the physician who can be trusted to watch out for my well-being every time I need him, as well as advising me for a healthy future.
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100

03/11/2015
Dr Carpenter is a wonderful, caring physician, very knowledable and kind
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90

03/11/2015
I can tell that he felt rushed.
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100

03/09/2015
Dr. Carpenter and his team are very professional, attentive, pleasant, friendly and easy to approach with any medical related issues. I am so grateful of being under his care.
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03/05/2015
I really like may provider he is the only seem care for the people he is the one I recommended to any one I left and keep coming back to him he is the only provider that I trust he is a wonder doctor Carpenter he is for the people thanks God for him.
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100

03/04/2015
I have always had good experiences with Dr Carpenter. Would not want to go to anyone else.
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100

03/04/2015
Always a good listener. In the past, he has called me at home to check on how the treatment is following through.
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100

03/02/2015
Our entire family sees Dr. Carpenter and we are always extremely pleased with his care.
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100

02/24/2015
I am very satisfied with dr. Carpenter. He is a great listener and provides all the care we need.
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100

02/17/2015
Dr. Carpenter has the best bedside manners of any physician I know.
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100

02/10/2015
When my last primary care doctor retired I thought I would never find anyone that could possibly give me his level of care. Doctor Carpenter has exceeded the level of care of my prior doctor. He cares about me, I am not just a number. It take a lot for me to trust someone, I trust him.
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100

02/01/2015
I get a good visit with my provider I have been with him 19yrs
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100

02/01/2015
Liked the way Dr Carpenter had read my chart before I arrived since I used to be a patient with Dr. [...]
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100

01/27/2015
Good Experience
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100

01/22/2015
Your clinic is an excellent medical facility with caring staff through out. I feel we could not get better medical care.
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90

01/20/2015
This was my introductory visit with Dr. Carpenter, so it was a very general review of my conditions and our treatment plans.
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100

01/18/2015
Dr. K. Carpenter is an excellent PCP, through, respectful, actively listens, there is a dialogue around care options and he has excellent follow up; either on the phone or through my chart. He has even been know to call you in the evening after hours to check on you. He goes above and beyond!
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01/16/2015
We were very thankful that Dr.Carpenter excepted us. This is so much closer than the Gateway Clinic. His Nurse was very polite and friendly. We were very pleased with our first get together and are very glad we made the change.
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90

01/13/2015
dr. Carpenter was aware of my background performed proper examination and provided appropriate prescriptions and tests.
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