Born in Lubbock and growing up nearby in Mesquite, Carrie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University. She then graduated a semester early to enable her to travel to Guatemala and learn Spanish before attending medical school in Dallas at UT Southwestern. Carrie grew up familiar with the medical field but officially decided to become a physician because of her drive to have a meaningful impact on peoples’ lives. Her passion for medicine goes beyond just science and focuses on the art of caring for real people.
She completed her Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Florida and that is where she met her husband who is a Colonel in the U.S. Army. They began their marriage in Ohio after graduation but as her husband was deployed to Iraq during her first pregnancy, Carrie moved home to Texas to be near family. This support was invaluable for the first eight years of their marriage, as Carrie’s husband was deployed every other year. Currently they are both working at The Emergency Room and have two children ages 9 and 10. Every day brings a new challenge but Carrie is confident in both her skills as an emergency physician and the skills of her team working at The Emergency Center to provide the best, individualized care for each patient.