Damian G. Lara, MD

Family Medicine
4.8of 5 | (505) | View Reviews
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About Damian G. Lara, MD

  • Dr. Lara grew up in Willis, a small town near Conroe. He lived in the Caribbean, California, and Wyoming, but says he realized “just how good” it was at home in Texas, especially the BBQ! In his free time, Dr. Lara enjoys hiking with his wife and dachshund-terrier mix, Oscar (Meyer), tending to their many indoor plants, low-and-slow grilling – and anticipating the arrival of their first child! Among his favorite local spots are Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ, LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center, and McKinney Falls State Park.

Studying sociology as an undergraduate opened my eyes to the many inequities of life, including the lack of quality primary care for many Americans. So when I began medical school it was with the intention of becoming a Family physician and providing that care to anyone. The family doctor holds a unique place in the lives of their community, and hopefully, makes those lives better. With my patients, above all, I listen. I have found that most people need someone who will listen first and treat later.

Services

Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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Fluoride Varnish for Children

Fluoride Varnish for Children

Regular dental care should begin by 1 year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children. Some children may need check-ups more often.

Medicare Wellness

Medicare Wellness

A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan.  It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Medical School
    Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies, 2018
  • Residency
    University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency, Casper, WY, 2021
  • Education
    BS in Sociology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2011
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society 
    • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians 
    • Member, Texas Academy of Family Physicians 
    • Member, American Medical Association 
    • Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA)

4.8out of 5
  • November 11, 2022

    Todays visit was good as always except when I went to the lab. The lab tech rolled her eyes and wasn't too happy when I walked in while 2 other patients was waiting. I guess 3 patients was too much for her to handle.

  • November 11, 2022

    My frist time visiting the office !!! Very friendly,clean, no waiting ..will continue with this doctor's

  • November 11, 2022

    Dr was very attentive and nice look forward to seeing him again

  • November 11, 2022

    Dr Lara was very professional and helpful.

  • November 9, 2022

    Very friendly staff!

  • November 8, 2022

    There friendliness

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