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Paul L. Carpenter

Paul L. Carpenter, MD, FACC

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease
4.9 / 5 (Based on 218 Ratings) Learn More

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About Me



University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Medical School


Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, Internal Medicine


Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, Cardiology

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology; Member, American College of Physicians; Past College Governor for South Dakota, American College of Cardiology; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine


American Board of Internal Medicine; Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


December 17, 2019
Dr. Carpenter has been my doctor since I had a heart attack originally many years ago, and he put in a stint and then secondly put in another defibrillator and now the second line. He seems very thorough and spends time with me and I thoroughly appreciate his attention and his knowledge.
December 06, 2019
I really liked Dr Carpenter but our time was very brief as his beeper keep going off and had to get somewhere else. It sounds like I have a very serious heart operation ahead of me and I just would of liked more time to discuss this in more detail, hopefully we'll have more time on the next visit.
December 06, 2019
Appt at 8:45 was at 8:45! Very prompt
November 15, 2019
Hi Dr. Carpenter was Very courteous and seemed to be interested in what my wife and I had to say, gave good feedback to listen to explain things quite well, so overall I was I was very pleased.
November 11, 2019
I just was and have always been very pleased and I feel comfortable and well taken care of at the Avera Heart Hospital and under the guidance of Dr. Carpenter they.....they've made me feel real confident with my heart problem there. Thank you very much.
November 01, 2019
Dr. Carpenter did not address my questions and did not give you the correct answers for my situation and I end up in more serious problems only 2 days later because he would not take any blood test or give me further evaluations that I really needed because of the information I gave him tell (INAUDIBLE)
October 29, 2019
The only complaints I could think of would be a little less waiting. Otherwise, everything was great. Thank you.
October 14, 2019
The people at North Central Heart are always courteous, helpful and very easy to manage thru my appointments. Excellent people work here
September 25, 2019
Dr. Carpenter, I thought, was very kind and caring, and the one thing I felt was that he listened to me very carefully and everything I had to say, and I've asked that for years. I have not felt well, and I'm not saying every doctor's going to find out everything that's wrong with you. But somebody listens that intently and really try to help you, I mean, that's - what more can a person ask for? And those that helped along with him. I mean, everybody was so nice. Nobody was in a bad mood or you know, (INAUDIBLE) you might say. Anyway, just an excellent, all over the place. So I just wanted to let you know that and, I don't know if her name is Jill, the one I worked with the most yesterday. Superior actually, so
September 24, 2019
I couldn't ask for anything better.
September 24, 2019
Yeah, the whole experience was awesome. You guys are very efficient, got me in there, the planet heart thing was awesome. Then Dr. Carpenter, what a gem, and then Jill the two Jill's that I worked with, they were very good and the lady checked me in. It was a great experience all around, they knew what they were doing and thank you.
September 24, 2019
I am very happy with Dr. Carpenter and with his staff. They helped me to any pains whatever I had there and guided me through everything. They instructed me what was going to be going on, how long it would take and that I would be satisfied when it was done and I was very satisfied and thank them like I said, there staff is excellent too and thank every one of them.
September 24, 2019
I really like Dr. Carpenter and he was very thorough and, he was very funny. Enjoy talking to him. And, I can't think of anything that would... that you should add. That's it.
September 10, 2019
Dr. Carpenter and his staff has always been so thorough and so, so well listening to me and understanding and helpful since I had my heart condition and I can't say enough about how much I appreciate the care they they give.
September 03, 2019
I don't see how anything can be improved. Dr. Carpenter and his staff are the best there is. They took real good care of me. They explained everything very thoroughly. They were extremely police made me feel right at home. Thanks a lot. Have a good day.
August 21, 2019
I think you gave me a good exam there. That's all I can say, so. That's it.
August 09, 2019
I was very satisfied with North Central Heart. They listen to my problem and they they tried their best to solve it for me. I would definitely recommend it to anybody. Thank you very much. Bye.
August 02, 2019
Thank you for your help
August 02, 2019
Dr. Carpenter was very intelligent doctor, very gracious and understanding, the place, hospital is great. I would take anybody there, and advise anybody to go there. Thanks for being there. Goodbye.
July 30, 2019
Your doctors have been trained to sell high price services and no longer do good old fashion doctoring
July 30, 2019
I would recommend Dr. Carpenter to anyone looking for an amazing cardiologist. He's very easy to talk to, listens, and explains things in a way anyone can understand.
July 30, 2019
good experience
June 19, 2019
The experience I had was absolutely over the top very good. Very thorough. Very down-to-earth. Very professional. It was just absolutely wonderful.
June 17, 2019
I was very impressed with Dr. Carpenter. I hadn't seen him for a while because I go to my family physician, and they do communicate, but I know they were very busy, but I did not feel hurried at all and I really appreciated the time that he gave to me. Thank you very much.
June 06, 2019
My experience was great. Everybody was so kind to me and so helpful. I would definitely recommend your facility. Bye bye.
June 06, 2019
The doctors did a great job and answered all my questions and my wife's questions also, and I think that's a great place to go and we would come back again if we need to. Thank you. Goodbye.
May 29, 2019
Dr. Carpenter made me feel very comfortable. And that was very much appreciated to me. Very nice guy.
May 29, 2019
The technician was absolutely awesome. I can't remember her name. Wasn't real impressed with the EKG person and the one who took the blood pressure. I have a problem with my body and high blood pressure, and she didn't seem to want to acknowledge that. So otherwise, I was very pleased with everything and everyone. Dr. Carpenter's nurse, is really awesome also. Thank you.
May 23, 2019
Yes, I thought he was well trained. In fact with my mother's doctor. So we have a lot of confidence in him.
April 26, 2019
very thankful that we have this available right here in our own city. Dr and nurses also are kind, considerate and knowledgeable. It was a good experience.
April 03, 2019
I like the Dr. Carpenter treats me with respect and listens to what I have to say and is almost like a friend. We're able to talk about other things just not just my health.
March 08, 2019
March 06, 2019
Tammy helped me a lot with phone calls to her.

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