First and foremost, Dr. Huegel is a fantastic person. Every appointment I've had with her, no matter the time of day or how busy the office has been she always has a smile on her face. Out of any physician I've ever had, whether it be my GP, a specialist I've seen, or even a one-time physician at a clinic or hospital, she has by far the best rapport with patients. Losing weight can be a very difficult task, and having someone like Dr. Huegel supporting you makes it so much easier. I've lost about 40 pounds in about 3 months time (Starting at 225 and dropping to 185 as a 5'9" 24 year old male) which is incredible. The food will help you drop weight. It even tastes pretty good. She has helped me change my former thoughts on how to eat with ones that will me help maintain my goal weight of 160. If you are even debating if you're ready to take the step to lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way (and enjoy every minute of it thanks to all the extra energy!) stop thinking. Just call her office and make an appointment. I guarantee you will lose the weight and keep it off as long as you follow her program!
- A.S., from Yelp.com
Dr. Carol Penn, DO
Dr. Carol Penn, DO

About Dr. Penn

Carol A. Penn DO, MA Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Dr. Carol Penn is a physician specializing in Integrative Family Practice Medicine with a focus on mind body medicine; arts medicine; and nutrition medicine with an emphasis on prevention and wellness to optimize human potential. Additionally, Dr. Penn, has a strong interest in integrative approaches to palliative care medicine and is a published researcher in End of Life Care and Mind Body Medicine.

Equally passionate about holistic birthing practices, Dr. Penn served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Lamaze International for 12 years and continues to teach prepared childbirth education classes to encourage and support families embracing self care from the beginning of life.

Prior to beginning her career in medicine, Dr. Penn, an award winning choreographer, trained in New York City with the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as a performing artist and an educator. In the company's acclaimed Children's School, she applied her passion for healing, working with Ailey's Visually Impaired Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Dr. Penn received her BS in Dance Education and MA in Humanities from New York University.

Dr. Penn was selected from a national pool of applicants to become a Teaching Fellow at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. While in DC she formed her company Pennvisions and The New Visions Dance Theater. She won numerous awards for her choreography, became tenured faculty in the DC Public Schools and served as International Consultant for the Kennedy Center's Very Special Arts Program.

Dr. Penn is co-founder and director of The Core of Fire, an interfaith women's dance ensemble. Living one's life as if it is a masterpiece and a work of art is a message that she extends to her patients, her students, and her audiences. dr.cpenn@me.com


Dr. Penn most recently served as the Acting Medical Director for Quality Community Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Philadelphia, and is currently a Staff Physician with Integrated Medical Alliance of Shrewsbury, NJ. During her Residency in Family Medicine, she served as Chief Resident in Family Practice Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital/North Philadelphia Hospital System (2012-2013); National Health Corps Scholar; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Faculty, Center for Mind Body Medicine, Washington, DC; Mind Body Skills Group Facilitator; Nationally Certified Health, Wellness, and Fitness Coach (Wellcoaches Inc.); Nationally Certified Personal Trainer; (National Council on Strength and Fitness); Certified Yoga Instructor; member of the National QiGong Association; Reiki Master/Teacher; Health Correspondent for WURD900 AM radio. Dr. Penn is a graduate of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ/SOM).