Phenix City welcomes new family medicine doctor

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By Toni Stauffer

Dr. Regina Carpenter, 30, recently took over Dr. Richard Valentine’s practice after he retired in October. Her office is a part of the Columbus Regional Medical Group with Piedmont Columbus Regional. Born and raised in Lizella, Ga., just outside of Macon, Carpenter earned her undergraduate degree in both biology and psychology at the University of Georgia and attended the Mercer University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a board-certified family medicine physician.



Dr. Carpenter is also a wife and mother. She met her husband Matthew while she attended the Mercer University campus in Columbus. Originally from Connecticut, Matthew is a Captain in the Army. The Carpenter’s have two daughters who are two-years-old and two-months-old.

Dr. Carpenter chose family medicine because she likes to see a broad spectrum of patients, from newborns to geriatrics. While internal medicine focuses only on the adult population of patients, Carpenter really likes that family medicine allows her to work in so many different areas. She is excited to continue Dr. Valentine’s work.

“I’m very open. Some of my favorite things to treat are pediatrics, psychiatric issues and gynecological issues,” said Carpenter. “We’re here for the community. We’re here to help them anyway that we can.”