Dedication & Experience


Our Pecan Family Medical Center physicians are highly trained in the care of families. They have received a broad range of training that includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics; including primary care of entire families.

Dr. Bruce Carpenter

Bruce D. Carpenter, M.D.

Dr. Bruce Carpenter has been a Family Practice physician at Glen Rose Medical Center since 1987. Since 1993 he has been in private practice. During that time he has also served as Medical Review Officer for the Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station in Glen Rose.

Dr. Carpenter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1976 and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1980. He completed his Internship at Lubbock General Hospital and his Family Practice Residency at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Medical Training:

  • University of Texas Medical Branch,
    Doctor of Medicine, Galveston, TX, 1980
  • Lubbock General Hospital, Internship,
    Lubbock, TX, 1981
  • Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Family Practice Residency, Lubbock, TX, 1983

Academic Appointments:

  • Texas Tech University Dept. of Family Practice, Clinical Assistant Professor,
  • University of Texas Southwest Medical School, Physician Assistant Program,
    Preceptor, 1987 – present

Dr. Justus Peters

Justus T. Peters, M.D.

Dr. Justus Peters joined the Pecan clinic staff in 2009. He received his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska and completed his family medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Peters’ practice encompasses the care of infants and children as well as adults of all ages. He also conducts ongoing research in the areas of childhood obesity and lower extremity injuries.

Beginning his career as a registered nurse, Dr. Peters was inspired to pursue his medical degree by his years of experience as an Intensive Care RN. Dr. Peters has been a frequent speaker for civic and medical group presentations and served in community positions ranging from Vice President of the Nebraska Bicycling Coalition to Awards chairperson of Make a Wish Foundation. He is an author of both medical research and recreational articles, a marathon runner, participates in adventure racing and Ironman triathlons, and holds a goal to climb Mount Everest.

Dr. Peters and his wife, Donnette, are proud parents of Anna and Justus Luke.

Board Certified:

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Medical Training:

  • Creighton University School of Medicine,
    Doctor of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • Texas Tech Health Science Center, Thomason Hospital,
    Transitional Year Residency Program,
    El Paso, TX, 2005-2006
  • John Peter Smith, Family Medicine Residency Program,
    Fort Worth, TX, 2006-2009

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Member of Texas Medical Association, 2005-present
  • Co-founder and Vice President of Nebraska Bicycling Coalition, 2003-2005
  • Foundations in Medicine Speaker, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002-2005
  • Awards Chairperson, Make a Wish Foundation, 2002

Bruce Carpenter, M.D. Serving Glen Rose Medical Center as a primary care physician since 1987.
Medical Director, Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department, 10 years.

Justus Peters, M.D.
Board Certified
in Family Medicine,
American Board of
Family Medicine

Research in childhood obesity and lower extremity injuries

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