Carlos was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Caprock High School in 1992. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran who served for 4 ½ years with a dental technician rating. He loved surfing, playing golf and enjoying life on the beach while he was in San Diego serving the west coast fleet. He received an Honorable Discharge and moved back to Texas to attend college and be closer to family.
In Texas, he worked full time and went to school at night while trying to decide his career path. He received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2002. He began working at BWXT Pantex that summer until 2007 when he decided to pursue a career in medicine. He received his clinical training with the greater Amarillo area medical family.
He began his career with Dr. Parker assisting during surgery, ER call and clinical settings in September 2009. He has enjoyed every minute and has never regretted his decision to pursue a career in medicine. He has always had a supportive family and is the proud father of 2 wonderful daughters. His oldest daughter was an inspiration for his desire to be in medicine and a miracle. She was born 3 months premature and weighed 2 lbs. 6 oz. She has grown into a beautiful strong woman with a strong will to succeed. His youngest daughter has enjoyed shadowing him with a desire to pursue medicine and become a surgeon one day.
He loves time with his family and his French bulldog that loves to snuggle. His hobbies include playing soccer, hunting, golfing, skiing, backpacking and mountain biking. He loves doing any and all activities that make people ask “don’t you think you should slow down and realize you’re not young anymore?” His goals in life is to make a difference, make an impression, show respect and never disappoint anyone. He looks forward to providing excellent care to all his patients and making sure they return to an active life.
Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed and certified to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their overall responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, administer and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in almost all states, can write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA dynamic, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.