Biography


John Carper, MD, FAAFP, received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and went to medical school at UC San Francisco. He did his Family Practice residency training at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital and Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Special medical interests include Obstetrics and Newborn Care, diabetes and care of multi generational families. He and his family have enjoyed being part of the Alameda community since joining Alameda Family Physicians in 1992.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Medical Education: University of California - San Francisco (1987) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (1990)
  • Residency: Mercy Medical Center (1990) CA
  • Residency: San Pedro Peninsula Hospital (1989) CA

Practice Locations


Alameda Family Physicians Alameda, CA
Alameda, CA

2433 Central Ave

Alameda , CA 94501

(510) 521-2300

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(388 Ratings)

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4.8/5

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(305 reviews)

All fine.
Dr Carper was very attentive to my questions and insuring my continuing health progress.
Good.
I am very happy with Dr. Carper. He helps me manage my list of ailments.
Vera good
I have recommended Dr. Carper in the past, but he often doesn't have room for additional patients.
Dr Carper is the best!
Dr. Carper explained the potential seriousness of my symptoms and described the diagnostic tests I needed. His exams always explain complex medical terms in layman's language.
great substitute for my family dr!
Very good
Dr. Carper is a very good doctor who I've been with for a long time. I trust him and his recomendations of specialists has been outstanding.
Dr. Carper is a very good listener, pays attention and is adept at communicating medical information in a way I can understand. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
very good
5 stars
Dr Carper is a caring and a exceptional care provider
DOCTOR CARPER IS TOTALLY AWESOME TO SAY THE LEAST!!!!!!! HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN, AND ALWAYS WILL BE!! THE BOTTOM LINE IS I TRUST HIM WITH MY LIFE!!!!!!
Best dr. I have ever had.
The doctor's in this clinic are amazing. Dr. Carper discussed with the other doctor of what was done in my last visit. Dr. Carper was prepared to read through my lab work and explain in detail all that concerns my health.
Care provider spent a lot of time with me.
the annual exam is usually informative and efficient.
Dr. Carper is amazing, wonderful, informative, excellent bedside manner, very thorough!! He's my doctor!!!
Staff is very helpful.
very good
very good
Dr. Carper has always been great and I feel that he has been responsive to my care and concerns - he is a great listener and wants to help patients.
Dr John Carper has been my pcp for more than 20 years. His concern is sincere and his care is excellent.
very good
I have found Dr. Carper to be attentive to my concerns and provide reassuring medical advice.
the doctor was the best doctor I've even been to in my life!!
very pleased
everyone was excellent! I felt heard, reassured and well cared for!
I have been seeing Dr. Carper for years & he is great.
very good
very good
Dr. Carper is amazing, he explained each step that was happening and answered all questions or concerns I had
Dr. Carper is excellent physician and well informed about treatment options.
Dr Carper took the time as he always does, to hear an update on my complex health status. He shows immense patience, especially considering these trying times.
ANOTHER AWESOME AND EXCELLENT VISIT!!
Dr. was very professional
Good experience.
Dr. John Carper is the best.
very good
Excellent.
very good
Dr Carper is an empathetic and keen listener, who shows a genuine interest and great patience in sifting through issues and solving problems with whatever resources are available. He is a lifesaver.
Dr.Carper is a very good Doctor and is on top of everything. I trust him with my life. Dr. C keep up the excellent work.
DR. CARPER WAS EXTREMELY THROUGH, EXPLAINED EVERY THING VERY WELL. I DIDN'T FEEL RUSHED!!!! BLESS DR. CARPER AND AFP!!!
Dr. Carper is the best!
very professional doctor
good
Dr. Carper is excellent at responding to my questions.
Excellent - Dr. Carper is thorough & takes time to listen & advise.
I mean it when I say that Dr Carper is one of those rare individuals who truly connects with people while scientifically solving properly in the most personalized way. I feel extremely fortunate to be in his care. He empathizes and doesn't give up on me.
he was excellent
Very good.
Very good.
I was a walk-in because of a sinus infection & got an appointment that day! Excellent!
very good
very good
At this point Dr. Carper almost seems like a family friend. Very good about also asking about other members of our family.
He's conscience, thorough and effecient. He cleaned my ear even 'tho this was not the purpose of my visit. Very much appreciated! I love that I can now get a flu shot elsewhere and have the information updated in my record automatically.
Excellent care and positive experience all around.
Good experience.
Very good experience!
Dr Carper was very patient and precise in reviewing my test results. I really appreciate his doing so in a caring and professional manner
I think that Dr Carper is one of a kind, don't know how other people with medical needs are able manage without the care of such a gifted physician.
Dr. took the time to listen and address my issues. He made sure to treat me as a person.
Dr Carper has been my PCP for over 15 years.
Dr. Carper is always patient and thorough
Excellent.
Good.
VERY GOOD
Dr. Carper is an excellent physician and has always given me exceptional care.
Dr Carper very kind, he listened to what I had to say and together we formulated a plan of action
Excellent care.
Good, excellent.
my Mom has many health issues staff gives us sufficient time to discuss problems and they always have a plan to help
Dr. Carper is friendly and I feel that I get straight answers from him.
Dr Carper has been for years a concerned and exceptional physician
Dr. Carper has been my doctor as well as for children and grand children for the past 20 years. He is a friendly and knowledgeable doctor as well as very professional. Stanford Health Care is lucky to have him as a member of the group.
I have a good experience with the doctor and assistant.
Dr. Carper has always been professional, engaged and helpful. He has the knowledge to explain in detail various issues and is always friendly.
very good
excellent doctor, great staff.
I can't say enough about the level of care that Dr Carper provides. To me, he is one of those very rare physicians who sets the gold standard for patient care.
very good
dr Carper's follow up by phone and by online correspondence is outstanding. truly the best.
Dr. Carper & Lenise & other assistants are exceptionally talented, compassionate & patient, and very effective in helping manage my condition. I don't know where I would be without them!
excellent doctor! trust him greatly
Very good.
Dr. Carper is your best Physician. He's careful, thorough and he knows that when I come to see him, it's serious. He listened to my concerns, asked me pertinent questions and prescribed me medicine that has really helped my health to improve. I know he's busy and I respect his time. I never feel rushed with him.
Honestly, I don't know where I would be without Dr Carper. He is so talented, compassionate and patient. I also appreciate his proactive and big picture approach. His ability to thinking ahead and use a wide lens has helped me avoid pitfalls in my healthcare (which is already quite complex). I am very grateful for his care.
I have recommended Dr. Carper to the community many times, I have been a patient for over 25 years with him.
Dr. Carper is very kind and helpful. I always have the confidence that I will receive whatever assistance and medical advice I need.
I've been a patient if Dr. Carper for many years, and have always found him to be kind, knowledgeable and empathetic. I am very satisfied with my care at AFP.
excellent
Good.
No Complaints. Dr. Carper is the best doctor I have ever had. Very caring, knows his business well, gets to the bottom of any issue that might ever arise. I totaly trust him wwith my life. Keep up the excellent work.
Dr. Carper is terrific!
Feel that I have a very open relationship with the doctor. He answers my questions providing me with additional resources.
I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr Carper by my then fiance. He is the best primary physician I have ever had, and achieves what I think are superior outcomes in comparison to the experiences of most of my friends/family who see other physicians.
Dr. Carper is aware of my chronic conditions and treats all my questions and concerns with care and a positive attitude.
good
Dr. Carper is the best!
Dr. Carper has always been excellent at listening and offering insight to what my issues are. He is always calm and attentive.
Dr. Carper is really great!
No complaints.
very good
Dr Carper is the best!
ALWAYS 5+ care!
excellent
Dr. John Carper is a great doctor. Dr. Carper helped me with my health issues, all resolved.
Visits with Dr Carper is consistently professional and friendly through the decades and the many times he's seen me.
Dr Carper has always provided excellent service
My wife and I have had this care provider for many years (probably 30 or more). Though we continue to see this provider, both my wife and myself have had some significant problematic events in past years. This is why, despite my overall good score, I am giving a Poor rating for the question regarding recommending this care provider to others.
Dr. Carper is a great MD.
Karen Kline & Dr. Mirmira are ALWAYS excellent with me.
Very good - Dr. Carper excellent.
Dr. Carper is amazing and I'm lucky to have him as my OB!
We have been with for over 15 years!!! We are very happy, and know excellent care will only get better!
care provider was very professional
Mary Fisher MD is the best doctor I have ever had.
Dr. Carper is excellent in taking questions and explaining the situation.
I have complete trust in my care from Dr. Carper.
I had my almost 5 year old with me and everyone we interacted with was lovely about letting him help explain my issues.
Dr. Carper is wonderful and I feel like I'm in great hands with him as my doctor!
Dr. Carper - Awesome!
very good
I receive very good in this office and from my healthcare providers.
very good
Dr. Carper always spends all the time I need with me. He makes sure I know what the next steps are and listens to my concerns.
good
Dr. Carper is the best. I trust him with my life and I feel I can discuss anything with him. If he suspects anything wrong he is very proactive and gets to the bottom of the issue. Great job Dr. Carper keep up the good work.
Good care is very much perceptible.
Dr Carper is EXCELLENT!
Dr. Carper very patient.
Dr. Carper was genuine, friendly, and competent. I would recommend him to anyone.
Nothing noteworthy
I would definitely recommend dr. John carper. I switch to Kaiser last year for economical reasons. After one visit with my new doctor at Kaiser, I immediately decided that I wanted to go back to dr. Carper as my primary care physician.
Dr. Carper is excellent.
Dr.carper is amazing. I'm very thankful that he is my OB.
I had been told that he was the best doctor in Alameda. My experience tells me that is probably so. He's a good listener, asks leading questions to elicit information and follows up on any health related concerns with referrals to other services or resources, as appropriate.
These questions assume there was an illness or disease, which wasn't the case.
Very Good.
Excellent as always. I would recommend Dr. Carper to others.
All good.
Full confidence with Dr. Carper. He is more than excellent - shows caring about my health. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Carper is a wonderful physician! A blend of total, complete competence with a caring personality and the dedication to making certain I completely understand my health circumstances and our plans for continued good health.
Dr.Carper is one of the Old School Drs. with New Knowledge..All Great
good
Dr. Carper listened carefully to concerns and ailments of patient. He addressed each of the patient's issues thoughtfully and completely. He asked a lot of questions and promoted feedback from patient. He was very good at explaining everything to patient in simple terms, not a lot of medical jargon, and he kept the pfatient feeling confident and well informed about her health.
Dr. Carper is the best. he thoroughly explains things to me and is very supportive in my health and quality of life.
very good
I am/was very impressed OVER ALL.
Very responsive & focused.
Dr. Carper is extremely thorough, listens & caring.
Dr Carper was extremely professional and caring
very good
Dr. Carper is always a caring and compassionate man. I feel comfortable with him and trust him.
Dr. Carper is a jewel.
I've been going to Dr. Carper for a long time and he is always helpful.
The reason I'm here is because I feel Dr. Carper is the best Doctor in Alameda. He really knows his stuff and is so easy to communicate with. I can talk to him about anything.
spent time with me and enjoyed his manner
The doctor was very caring and concerned with my condition.
Dr Carper was. dry thorough and caring about my problem
Dr. Carper is the best primary care physician I have had. I wouldn't drive 75 miles round trip otherwise.
Dr. Carper is great and sets a high standard for all those that work with him.
Dr. Carper listens to me, and includes my input in decisions that are made about my care. I find that quality invaluable and rare in a care provider.
very good
Would actually prefer to have my son seen by this provider also.
Dr. Carper is the only one I would trust with my children as their pediatrician and care doctor
good
VERY GOOD
Dr. Carper has a reputation for incredible kindness and patience. I imagine it might sometimes be a challenge, but he never disappoints me. And with my father, it really shows. And is appreciated so much.
very good
Dr. Carper is always patient, caring and takes care to explain or discuss medical issues.
Dr. Carper is the best! Been seeing him for years
I came to Doctor Carper with a ton of silly little issues. He listened to all of them thoughtfully and gave the best answers he had.
Dr. Carper is excellent - could not ask for any better!
Found the doctor to be very professional yet understanding and human.
Dr. Carper and Nina are wonderful. Dr.Carper answered all my questions and spent extra time with my husband and I after we lost our daughter. He is very caring and I would recommend him to all my friends.
Catherine is the best provider one can ask for. She is personable and professional. She really takes time to understand and address your concerns. She is super active in her follow up. My whole family sees her and we all love her.
Dr. Carper and Dr., Fisher had discussed me before the appointment, I was very impressed.
very good and friendly
Dr. Carper delivered my daughters kids, she recommended him to me. He is great, last doctor never talked to me, let his asst. do everything.
My family has treated with Dr. Carper for many years. He delivered my last child 13 years ago. excellent doctor.
No bad experience.
I feel I have one of the best Doctors in the area. Dr. Carper is one of a kind. He doesn't mess around if he suspects anything he's all over it further testing or whatever it take's to get it done. Very proactive. Also I can talk to him about anything, he makes me feel very comfortable. Stanford is very lucky to have him as part of there team.
Friendly & put me at ease.
good provider
Very helpful.
Dr. Carper is an excellent listener and seems very thorough.
Outstanding care - very happy I chose this practice.
I am happy to have Dr Carrper .
Dr. Carper is wonderful to me.
I came with two issues to discuss. I feel like the doc was on his way out of the door by the time I discussed the second item. He mentioned there would be side effects to the medication but didn't go into the details (I did say I expected there to be some, but the conversation shifted and I forgot to press for details by the time he had left)
Dr. Carper is very attentive to my illness and always willing to explain treatment clearly. I value him as my physician very much.
I've been a patient of Dr. Carper for many years and there is no other doctor I'd rather have than him.
I find Dr. Carper easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and inspiring confidence.
Love Dr. Carper and his concern for me and my family. Excellent doctor!!
Dr Carper is always very professional and caring
I did not feel rushed. Dr. Carper explained my options and answered my questions.
Dr Carper is great.
Dr. Carper was extremely professional and caring. He has to be considered as the best dr. in Alameda.
Very good.
I'm very pleased with Dr Carper and his NA, and other staff i have interacted with at Alameda Family Physicians.
Great experience with Dr. Carper - answered all of my questions. Very friendly and a very smart guy.
Provider took time and was easy to talk too. I didn't feel rushed.
Great doctor wonderful provider.
A good experience.
Always respectful, helpful, and informative.
While the Dr. seemed pressed for time he listened to and addressed all of my concerns. He also explained the next steps that we will be taking to address my concerns.
The Physician's assistants are all very friendly and are meticulous in gathering patient information. Dr. Carper has matured nicely as a physician. He is committed to continuing education, which shows in his broad range of knowledge. In addition, Dr. Carper is patient, listening to everything that I would like to discuss. He explains everything in detail in a mature, competent, and empathetic way. I have had decades of very good care by Alameda Family Physicians.
Dr. Carper is attentive and you never feel that he's rushed, even though I know he is at times.
As long as I've been a patient of Dr. Carper, I have always had a great experience. I trust him and he is so helpful.
Great staff
best primary care I've ever had!
good
Dr. Carper is an outstanding physician. my father was a family practitioner so I'm an educated judge
Blood test came back negative, yet he is completely uninterested in figuring out a reason for symptoms.
Dr. Carper made me feel very comfortable. I'm very happy that he is my OB for my first pregnancy.
All my questions & concerns were answer well - Both the PA & dr were concern that my BP were a little high.
I had a good experience during my appointment
My very positive responses are even MORE POSITIVE because of the intimate easy, skilled, considerate, relaxed nature of all aspects of my visit.
i'll recommend the office but not my doctor - he's too busy already:) Joking aside, have been with my doctor since i moved to alameda in 2007. i may be moving out of town soon - am sad at the thought of leaving a doctor who knows me so well.
doctor was friendly, knowledgeable, and kind
Dr. Carper has been more than generous with his care, concern, personal phone calls, follow-up in this situation.
Dr. Carper was easy to talk to (this was my 1st appt) during the appt. He asked relevant questions and I felt comfortable discussing my medical situation.
John Carper has been my PCP for over 20 years and has always been responsive to my needs and a great "explainer" of what is going on.
I have been going to Dr. Carper for years. He is the best!
Dr. Carper is by far, the best PCP I've ever had and for the longest period of time. I am thankful I've retained him as my PCP for so long.
I always recommend Dr. Carper. He is thorough, knowledgeable and a good listener.
Very good experiences. Thanks them.
I really appreciate all of Dr. Carper's support & expertise.
Dr. Carper is the best. I've been his patient for over 30 years and wouldn't choose another family practitioner.
Dr. Carper is a very knowledgeable and caring family physician. He has delivered 6 of our 8 children and has been an integral part of our family. We trust him implicitly.
Great experience - doctor and assistant were both friendly and extremely helpful.
Dr. Carper is very kind, patient & an excellent communicator. He always takes care to understand & assess the problem & to recommend a solution that suits you.
excellent
Care provider's attention was undivided (this is important), intelligent, directed, and meaningful.
Dr. Carper is extremely an outstanding Doctor.
Dr> Carper provided a very thorough experience for me as his patient.
Continuity of care is very good.
Dr. Carper has provided great service to me and I trust his advice and judgement completely.
Dr. Carper is great. He always explains everything to me and listens to all my stories some I know I tell over and over
I have total confidence in my doctor. Dr. Carper.
good
I always recommend Dr. Carper to anyone looking for a physician; I don't know if he's accepting patients but I still always recommend him.
Great doctor, Dr. Carper 94501 of Alameda.
I've been seeing this doctor for many years and have developed a very good relationship. I'm very confident in him. He provides me with easy to understand alternatives.
Dr. Carper is an excellent physician who took the time to hear a number of questions I had and answered them with care and patience. I feel very comfortable with him as my primary care physician.
Like I said earlier, I fully trust my doctor and like the fact he is pro-active on everything concerning my health and well being. Dr. John Carper is the best.
Dr. Carper is the best. Always listens and is clear on any subject.
Dr. Carper gets better with age.
Dr. Carper is excellent, the best doctor I have encountered. I feel like he genuinely cares about my health and addressing my issue in a way that puts me most at ease.
dr. Carper is always great with me
dr carper and his assistant during my visit were amazing. they were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
Dr. Carper is awesome! He had earned our trust and has proven himself in the over 21 years of service he has provided our family of 10.
Dr Carper is the best!
Dr. Carper is outstanding, knowledgeable & compassionate & patient.
I am happy , dr Carper is very good.
Dr. Carper is an excellent doctor.
Dr. Carper is an excellent doctor who demonstrates genuine interest in his patient's welfare.
Very happy with Dr. Carper, very humble and personable unlike several doctor I have met with in the past.
Dr Carper has delivered two of my children, took care of my wife through a challenging pregnancy, and now takes care of those children as young adults. I have every confidence in Dr Carper and highly recommend him to everyone. Glad that I can call him my doctor.
Always very friendly and concerned care has been shown.
I have already recommended Dr Carper to a few friends. He is smart and always gives me good advice and helps me. And your service at Ala Family Physicians has greatly improved!
Dr. Carper has been my doctor for over 10 years. He has successfully treated my various conditions with compassion. His explanations for my condition and the recommended path of treatment have been very easy to understand and follow.
As I said before I love Dr. Carper and would not go anywhere else because of him. He is a great Doc.
The care here was incredible especially since the several times of horrible experiences with various Stockton facilities
Dr. Carper is by far the best doctor I've ever had. My only concern is if/when he leaves/retires... that makes me sad/anxious.
VERY GOOD
My only c/o is that physician didn't convey results of lab study (blood culture & CBC) to me. This was important to me as I have a Hx of bacterial endocarditis. I had to pursue results.
Dr. Carper has always been professional and helpful. He listens and he explains his thoughts clearly. I have always felt comfortable with him and have appreciated his attention to my health issues.
Absolutely no complaints. Friendly people. Answered all questions. Explained plan of care.
I think Dr Carper is great...smart, nice, knowledgeable.
I have been seeing Dr. Carper for the last 21 years, since we moved here from SoCal. He delivered my daughter. I really, really like him.
MD is attentive to my medical needs
Dr Carper is awesome. He has been my primary care provider for many years.
Dr Carper rocks!!!
Dr. Carper is outstanding
My doctor are concerned about my my problem and showed me his worries. I really like my doctor. The best.
service very personal, like my provider very much as a person and as a professional
Good experience.
As always, D. Carper is an excellent doctor.
Dr. Carper is the best. Always takes time to address any issues.
Having my records available on computer screen in the examining room was beneficial.
Dr. Carper is very patient with your medical problem.
I have never experienced such expertise in medicine.
Completely satisfied w/Dr. Carper.
Very happy with my PCP John Carper
I like my doctor. He addresses any concerns and gives several options of treatment. He checks up on my lab work.
I am a long time patient of this office and of Dr. Carper. My father recently relocated to the area and was in need of a doctor. Dr. Carper was as kind and caring to my father as anyone could be. It's difficult at 82 to make a huge move and find all new health care providers. My father felt much better after meeting Dr. Carper, I think he knows he is in good hands and will be well taken care of.
Dr. Carper is warm, caring, informative and open to questions. I always feel that he is really evaluating whatever it is I came in for and not just on automatic pilot.
Tends to be thoughtful and thorough with his questions and diagnosis
Dr. Carper is the best!
I like how involved she is with women's health. (Wearing a breast cancer pin) She also motivated me to sign up for a marathon more.
Dr. Carper is very professional and thorough.
I love my Dr. John Carper. He is the best.
The care I have received so far has been very professional by ALL the staff.
Good.
All experience with this doctor has been excellent.
Always good very good.
Highly recommended to others.
He is the best provider I have seen in the clinic.

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