Meet Carlos Velarde, MD

Family Medicine

Carlos’s History

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Residency: Sea Mar Family Medicine Residency, PGY-1 in Marysville, Washington Medical school: Trinity School of Medicine in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bachelor’s: Florida International University in Miami, Florida


I was an intern resident from Sea Mar Community Health Center in Marysville, WA. While in medical school, I served rural communities in Maryland and Georgia, and Cariibbean islands of Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Before medical school, I worked in the family businesses for 11 years, which included: construction, restaurants, lawn service, beauty salons, and dollar store.


I love playing board games! I also enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my husband, my miniature dachshund (Theo) and 2 cats (Gucci and Zoey). I might dabble in the occasional hike. I also love doing jigsaw puzzles! The largest puzzle I completed was of 9,000 pieces.

Why do you want to work for CHCW? :

My calling as a physician is to serve the underserved population and the Hispanic/Latinx community. This passion aligns perfectly with Central Washington Family Medicine Residency’s mission of serving the diverse population in rural central Washington. My decision to join CWFMR was cemented upon learning of their LIDERES-LC program which focuses on educating the Spanish-speaking population with limited English proficiency. Apart from the incredible education I will receive, I was also delighted to find the attendings, residents, and staff being welcoming and caring. I immediately felt at home.

I aspire to..

Become a full-spectrum physician with focus on serving the underserved. My parents and I are first generation immigrants and I have witnessed their struggles with English and how easily they are misunderstood by native speakers. I am also aware of how difficult it can be for non-native speakers to receive appropriate health care from a provider that can comprehend their struggles and respect their customs/culture. I will strive to become a provider that is trusted in my community and who my underserved Latinx patients feel safe and understood.

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