James Carpenter MD
Dr. Carpenter began his career in health by conducting epilepsy research at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.  He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine before moving to Arizona for his Internal Medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.
With an interest in Native American health care, Dr. Carpenter spent four years at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center before joining Thunderbird Internal Medicine in 2003. During his free time, he enjoys golf, tennis, traveling and trap and skeet shooting.
“Thunderbird Internal Medicine’s progressive philosophy and commitment to the delivery of excellent health care aligns well with my own vision of providing care aimed at preventive, acute and chronic medical maintenance.”

Office Locations:
Thunderbird Office - Building C

Currently Accepting New Patients? Yes


Arizona Medical Association
Maricopa County Medical Society
American Diabetes Association Professional Section- Member
American College of Physicians
American Society of Internal Medicine    
Association of American Indian Physicians

Professional Activities:

Executive Committee Member, Aveta Arizona
Adjunct Faculty Member, Coalition for the Advancement of Cardiovascular Health Member, Vascular Biology Working Group

James Carpenter MD
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