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Dr. Carpenter kind of dropped out of sight from the Mid-Michigan area with rumors of him suffering from end-stage prostate cancer. This was not the first time talk around town included him treating for cancer. He was affiliated with Mid-Michigan Ear, Nose and Throat, P.C. Currently he has at least 3 medical malpractice lawsuits pending against him in Michigan courts. Only time will tell if the story I stumbled on in the St. Pete Patch bears any relationship to him professionally.

According to authorities, Dr. Carpenter has illegally obtained more than 500 Valium pills since October 2012. Apparently he was living in St. Petersburg and practicing as a surgeon at Baypines VA. He is charged with 5 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and using another doctor’s name and DEA number to obtain the prescriptions illegally. Otolaryngology (ENT) surgery requires the utmost care by a surgeon as you typically work so close to the eyes, brain, and nerves that run throughout the face and head.

Drug-addicted doctors can cause serious injury and death. They must be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died while under the care of Dr. Carpenter, I would be honored to help you find out if you were a victim of his medical malpractice or negligence. You can email me at or call toll free at 1-888-227-4770.


  1. Gravatar for Michigan

    How do we find out about the malpractice cases and the attorneys handling them? Many patients have been seriously harmed by him but all thought they were the only one until now.

  2. Gravatar for Cynthia

    Leave the Dr alone! He practiced in MidMichigan for many

    Years serving many people regardless of their ability to pay.

    He has cancer and deserves his privacy and dignity.

    You are just trying to make money off his misfortune.

    He hasn't been convicted of anything!

    Shame on you all!

  3. Gravatar for Nurse

    Mr Mittleman

    What a shark! Dr Carpenter is one of the kindest most capable

    surgeon I have ever seen. How thoughtless of you. He is dying from cancer and you are advertising for clients . He is

    not impaired. I know your wife Jill has cancer and probably

    metastic from her records. Hopefully someone will post something bad about her!, So you can relate

  4. Gravatar for person

    Dear Nurse,

    So are you saying that if a man with cancer commits murder we should let him off scott free. Or if a man with cancer rapes a women, again let him off? Having cancer doesn't give you a reason to knowingly endanger peoples lives while practicing medicine under the influence of narcotics.

  5. Gravatar for Former patient

    As a formor patient of Dr. Carpenter I now know that my constant complaints after surgery done by Dr. Carpenter are warranted. When I continued to see him post-surgery and complained he would only tell me that it would heal. That was 3 years ago. Since then I continue to hear horror stories. Thank God he's been stopped before doing more damage to innocent people!

  6. Gravatar for Michigan patient
    Michigan patient

    My 22 year old daughter has been suffering for 4.5 years because of bauched surgery by Dr. Richard Carpenter in Dec of 2008. We have seen several specialists throughout Michigan and none will touch the mess. We have been told that the damage is so severe that corrective surgery only has a 50% chance of being effective and the recovery could take months. Shame on Mid Michigan ENT for turning their heads to what was happening there in their practice for years. His whole surgical team should be held accountable. Where is the integrity in medicine?

  7. Gravatar for Social Worker

    Dear Nurse,

    My mother, Jill is a survivor and the furthest thing from a criminal! You are a health care provider and patient advocate, show some respect.

    The people of Michigan have the right to know about ethical concerns surrounding their health care providers.

  8. Gravatar for Big daddy

    My wife seen this doctor and he made her terrified of doctors.He is a bad joke for a doctor.

  9. Michigan...U can contact me directly re other cases pending against Dr Carpenter,i have the list

    Cynthia...Dr Carpenter has seriously harmed a lot of people,i will try and help as many of those people as i can

    Nurse...My wife Jill is doing well and cancer free for the last 14 years thank G-d,i have passed on your comments to her


    Former patient...sorry to hear and i agree w U

    Michigan patient...again sorry to hear and U are so right

    Social worker...thank U for the support,i love U

    Big daddy...sorry to hear,if there is anything i can do,let me know

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