Dr. Carlos Alfaraz has joined the Primary Care team at Gifford Health Center at Berlin. Board-certified, he brings 22 years’ experience in family medicine and urgent care. He has a special interest in integrative health, which approaches disease management and medical treatment with a “whole person” focus and incorporates prevention and healthy lifestyle into patient care.
“I listen carefully to each person to learn about their particular needs,” said Alfaraz. “This means taking in all aspects of a patient’s health, not just disease.”
For the last six years Alfaraz has worked in Wisconsin, at the Aspirus Doctors Clinic and the Dean Clinic. He attended Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena Medical School (Dominican Republic) and completed his internship and Family Medicine residency at The Medical Center Family Medicine Program, Columbus Georgia Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Alfaraz grew up in Michigan and as a young college student travelled to the Dominic Republic to learn more about his cultural roots. He volunteered at a local hospital there while completing his undergraduate studies, and this experience instilled in him a genuine desire to help others and to go on to medical school. His personal interests include the environment, sustainability, organic gardening, world cuisine, art, and music.
At the Gifford Health Center in Berlin Alfaraz joins Jeff Lourie, APRN and Christine Chicoine, PA-C on the Family Medicine team. For more information visit www.giffordhealthcare.org.