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Dr. Maggie Carpenter

Family Medicine
Gardiner, NY
25 years experience female

Locations

Nightingale Medical

Gardiner, NY

Address

PO Box 310, Gardiner, NY, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(555) 555-5555

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Maggie practiced in Kansas, New Zealand, Brooklyn and locally prior to starting Nightingale Medical. She got her BA in Russian Studies from Brown University before graduating summa cum laude from SUNY-Downstate Medical School. Maggie continues to teach young doctors at the Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency on a part-time basis as well as run a not for profit, Go Doc Go, sending volunteer doctors to the developing world. She is committed to improving our current health system by offering innovative solutions and believes that stonger, personalized primary care emphasizing prevention and lifestyle modifications is essential.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Testing important: If your symptoms have gone it probably was yeast but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be tested for other sexually transmitted infections. If you are s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely: The morning after pill can cause some abnormal bleeding. It is great that you took it so early after unprotected sex. It is important to use protectio... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many reasons: Spotting can be normal, caused by birth control such as pills, IUDs, Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) or nexplanon or can be a sign of a hor... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Indefinitely: You do not need to induce a period but you run the risk of having some breakthrough bleeding or spotting. For people with painful periods or other rea... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely: Your negative pregnancy test is a good sign. Your period cycle may be altered by the Plan B. As long as you haven't continued to have unprotected sex ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: If either you or your husband are on any prescription medications I would check with your health care provider. I don't believe it is necessary to avo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Nothing: Having sex while using Monistat is fine. Not to worry.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Train and rest: There are many good training schedules on line. You should be gradually increasing your distance with one long run, 1-2 short runs with intervals and ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Normal groove: The coronal sulcus is the groove between the end of the penis (the glans) and the shaft.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many options: While there is no quick permanent solution, I suggest cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) and as a last resort medication. CBT helps retrain your respon... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possibly mucous: As long as you are not having any burning with urination, fever or back pain, the white stuff is likely mucous and is quite normal. Have you been drin... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need to be seen: While you may have gastroenteritis, you may also have developed a kidney infection. Best to be seen as soon as possible. Hope you feel better.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possible, unlikely: When taken regularly the pill is very effective but nothing is 100%.Stopping contraceptive pills typically causes a "withdrawl bleed" 1-5 days later s... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably normal: If she is taking vitamins it can cause a strong odor and color to urine but I would suggest having her provider check a urinalysis and culture just to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Once you ovulate the egg needs to travel to and down the fallopian tube. The egg lives for about 24 hours so you could conceive the day after. Dating ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Varies: It can take days to weeks for a miscarriage to be complete.You have three options- watchful waiting, taking medication that can induce the miscarriage... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ovulation: If you had a normal period after unprotected sex and have had negative pregnancy tests this is most likely from ovulation, which typically is about 2 ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possible: I would wait a few more days to take another test. Generally tests are positive about a week after conception but I have seen many women have a delay ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
OK to stop: Cough medicines are only for symptoms so if your cough is better, you can stop the cough medication. If you were given an antibiotic on the other hand... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Help existing!: Recent studies have shown a reversal in build up of plaque with exercise and healthy diet. The Mediterranean diet has the most evidence to back this u... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need evaluation: Losing your eyebrows means there is something more than typical male pattern baldness. it is important that you see your provider as you need to be ev... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If you are sexually active with men and not using any contraception this could be from pregnancy. A viral gastrointestinal infection can also cause so... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Ovulation occurs about 14 days before your period. If your cycle is 23 days then you would be expected to ovulate 9 days after your period started.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No difference: The only difference between the two is the delivery mechanism and need to take the SR 2 x day. I notice that you have anxiety but not depression liste... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sounds inappropriate: Risperidone is an antipsychotic used for scjizophrenia and occasionally for bipolar disorder.It is often overused by providers for anxiety and depress... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Believe it or not ultrasounds have not been shown to positively effect outcomes in pregnancy and some argue cause more unneeded concern. Good news is ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not really: Eggs do have a high amount of fat and cholesterol but are generally thought to have healthy fats and to increase the good cholesterol, the HDL. As lon... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Keep trying: It can take up to a year to get pregnant.Unfortunately anxiety about it can make things more difficult. Relax, as this is very normal.I know it is har... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, but..: When taken regularly birth control pills are very effective, > 98%. There is a very, very slight risk. More concerning is that without a condom you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
To be safe,yes: The pills you took Saturday and Sunday may offer some protection but to be safe I would repeat it. I also highly encourage you to talk to your health ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Therapy helpful: Rather than avoid a situation that incites anxiety I recommend cognitive behavioral therapy as soon as possible. C-sections put both you and the baby ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Anytime: It is safe to take probiotics at any time while taking antibiotics as there is some evidence it may help with antibiotic associated diarrhea. Most thr... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need evaluation: It sounds like you may have an infection. I recommend seeing a health care provider right away.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes.: Effexor (venlafaxine) causes many side effects when started and when stopping. It should start to get better. I suggest talking to your prescribing pr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Highly possible: If you are trying to avoid a pregnancy you can't count on the fact that he is doing these things. Talk to your provider about contraceptive options an... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at inc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: One can not change races. If you are referring to a loss of color in your skin, there is a condition called vitiligo where one losses the pigment in t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
PMS: Frequent urination is one of many premenstrual symptoms one can have, in addition to bloating, mood changes, constipation, hunger, fatigue , tender br... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Unusual: Hard to say but I suggest you see your provider and have a stool test looking for parasites. This may be nothing but it is best to have it checked out... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pain/swelling: Blood clots in the legs generally cause swelling in the lower leg as well as pain in the back of the leg. Usually only on one side. This is a serious ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Very unlikely: If you are good about taking your pills regularly you should not be worried about pregnancy as it is very unlikely. Conitnue your pills. Always rememb... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Very normal: Hiccups are common and not generally a sign of any medical problem. They may be triggered by eating too fast, emotional distress, alcohol, smoking, sp... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Very normal: It is common when pregnant to see an increase in your discharge and it can be thicker. It is unlikely to be a yeast infection without any itching. If ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need to be seen: It may be an allergic reaction to the neosporin as some estimate 1/3 of people develop a neosporin allergy, but if it is a spreading infection you wil... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Common: Both of these medications can cause cramping and vomiting. If she is unable to keep them down she should consult her provider for alternatives.Drinkin... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many reasons: Brown discharge generally means there is some bleeding. This can be normal, a sign of pregnancy or less likely, a sign of an infection. If you are on ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Difficult to say: You may have had some irregular bleeding but pregnancy can't be ruled out. If you do not want to be pregnant you should take a morning after pill. The... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Common problem: Many women have cyclical breast pain although more commonly before their period. Generally this is thought to be caused by fibrocystic breasts and is ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many reasons: It is not uncommon for women to have a longer cycle.Sometimes people miscarry without realizing they were even pregnant and that can cause a longer cy... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Now: As long as you are not using your shoulder there is no reason to wait. Your partner will just have to do the work. Hope you feel better.

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Aug 1, 2014
Dr Carpenter's answers to questions are accurate, detailed and replete with crucial information. I esteem her highly, and trust her professional opinions with utmost confidence.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carpenter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carpenter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks! Your answer reassured my father even more, who really wanted me to ask
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thats great news. No issues here, just wanted to know. Thanks Dr. Carpenter!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you for taking time answering my question, doc :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER/CHERRY HILL
Completed 2000

Awards

Faculty of the year 2012,2013
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Affiliations

Institute for Family Health
Mid Hudson Family Practice Residency
Go Doc Go
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