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Dr. Kevin P Charpentier has the following 2 specialties
- Transplant Surgery
Transplant surgeons are trained to transplant organs from donors, whether living or deceased, to the patients in need. This includes liver, lung, heart, intestine, pancreas and kidney transplants as well as tissue, bone marrow and cornea transplants. Kidney disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and serious infections are just a few reasons you might need a transplant.
Your surgeon will consult with you prior to the operation for a pre-transplant evaluation and they will see you through your healing process to ensure you have no complications. Some surgeons get additional training and education on pediatric transplants to provide special care to children.
Dr. Kevin P Charpentier has the following 4 expertise
- Liver Diseases
- Pancreatic Diseases
- Lyme Disease
Dr. Kevin P Charpentier is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Waited 3 hours in pre,-op, never talked to me after operation, slope to my wife. Charpentier sent a assistant to speak to me after surgery. Waited over 45 minutes for a post -op exam in waiting, than 15 minutes in exam room. He spent 3 to 5 minutes with me for an exam. Did not even walk me back to his secretary was ahead of me and gone to the patitient when I reached his secretary. There are better in R.I. or near by Mass.
Get a second opinion before doing surgery with him. He was very confident and optimistic going into my father's surgery to remove a tumor only to come out and tell us it was no longer operable. He gave my father an 80% chance of getting this tumor out before going into surgery.He washed his hands of us after that. Gave us no hope or direction. He completely let us down. My father died 6 days later due to septic shock after surgery with Dr. Charpentier.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)
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Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2013)
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22 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1996
Hospital Of Saint Raphael
Dr. Kevin P Charpentier accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
BCBS Rhode Island
- BCBS RI HealthMate Coast to Coast
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsUniversity Surgical Associates, 2 Dudley St Ste 470, Providence, RI
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