Dr. Carlos Lara, MD

Dr. Carlos Lara, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Carlos Lara, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Ocala, FL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Lara is affiliated with West Marion Community Hospital, Ocala Regional Medical Center and Munroe Regional Medical Center.

8599 SW Highway 200

Ocala, FL 34481

Contact Information

(352) 861-0043

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • 22 More

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Dr. Lara's Experience

Dr. Lara's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lara "My practice philosophy is to treat patients as I would want my family members treated by their healthcare provider. We committed to providing our patients with the safest, highest-quality, most satisfying care possible."


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  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Failure
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • National Higher University Of San Marcos / Academy Of Human Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Hospital Central Sfp, Lima Peru
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • New York Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • American Academy Of Family Physicians
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Peruvian Medical Society
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lara to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Lara Says:

Thank you for allowing me to take care of you. I appreciate your time in submitting a review of our service. If you received great service and attention, please tell a friend. If you did not, please don't hesitate to tell me or my management staff. We are committed in providing you the best care. 

Dr. Lara's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Ocala, FL |
We have been in Ocala for 14 years, and with Dr. Lara's office for four to five years. We really love this guy, and have NO desire to see another physician for our routine care. His office provides quick and efficient backup for insurance issues; prescriptions are sent promptly to our pharmacy of choice, and he provides excellent referrals when we need or ask for them. Our verbal communication with him is excellent; his office staff and nursing care is outstanding. Highly recommended.
in Ocala, Fl. 34481 |
He is very understanding and takes the time to listen to your concerns. If he isn't sure of what's wrong he will send you out to someone who specializes in that field. Over the past few years I have sent many of my friends to him.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Lara is a very good Doctor
in Tampa, FL |
Dr Lara is amazing. He takes his time so don't mind the wait. Everyone gets the time they all deserve.
in Ocala, Fl. |
Very professional, considerate, thorough, knowledgeable. Really listens to patient. Explains all medical thoroughly. The best doctor .
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Lara is astute, caring and devoted to the highest standard of patient care.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr.Lara is always pleasant and willing to listen and help.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Lara is the finest doctor I have ever encountered. Dr Lara is always willing to listen and provides kind, professional, forthright advice. In the many years I have been a patient of his, Dr. Lara's diagnosis' has aways been accurate as are his treatments; never more than necessary simply constantly appropriate, producing consistently positive results. Dr. Lara is a fine Doctor, his demeanor and personality are perfect for his busy practice. Accolades for Dr. Lara and fine staff.
in Ocala, FL |
If you are looking for a wonderful doctor, look no further. Dr. Carlos Lara is a compassionate, caring doctor who will listen to your complaints and will help medically in any way possible. He is a very kind man who cares deeply about all his patients. I completely trust him with all my health care needs. He is one of a kind.
in Ocala, FL |
Every appointment with Dr. Lara is always a very positive experience. He is prompt, caring and listens to my concerns. Whenever I am sick he is always available and because he knows my medical history he provides me with the care I need. The best part of having Dr Lara as my doctor is I"m not a number to him, he knows who I am every time I see him. His staff is extremely professional and warm. Dr Lara and his staff give outstanding care.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Lara and his staff have always been professional, courteous and generally concerned about our health. His staff has always been prompt at addressing referrals and prescription renewals. My husband and I have been very pleased with the attention we have received from Dr. Lara and his staff.
in Ocala, FL |
He listens to what you say and explains why he is doing something or recommending something. He is thorough and friendly. He is interested in you and helping you to be better.
in Ocala, FL |
I have been seeing Dr. Lara for several years. I have always found him to listen my concerns and to immediately have a plan for a solution. I recently went in with severe pain in my hip area. He correctly diagnosed it as not a hip problem but a spinal nerve issue. A solution was provided and I had immedate lasting relief.
in Ocala, FL |
I was looking for a doctor that really cares about me and my health issues, and I finally found Dr. Lara. He is a great doctor; he shows me that really care for my health, since I started with him my health issues has been under control. The waiting time can be sometimes a little long but at the end of the visit I know that I was treated with the care the way I deserve.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Lara?s office is very welcoming to any patient. The staff is very nice and friendly always with a smile. His office atmosphere is excellent from check in to check out. This doctor is very lovely and caring he takes his time to answer my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone looking for a good and caring primary care physician. I?m positive anyone that chooses him will love him as well as I do.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr Lara seemed to have his own agenda for how the visit was going to proceed. I had blood drawn at his office 3 days before my appt., and he hae the results, but I did not get a copy of these results. He talked about me being very low in Vitamin B12, but did not give me any numbers; similarly, he said my total cholesterol was high, but again, no numeric results. The feeling I got was that he did not want me, the patient, as a discussion partner. I doubt I would go to him for a problem.
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Dr. Lara accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
    AvMed PPO
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Freedom Health
    Cardiovascular Disease Care SNP
    Congestive Heart Failure Care SNP
    Diabetes Care SNP
    Dual Eligible Member Care SNP
    Pulmonary Care SNP
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Optimum HealthCare
    Cardiovascular Disease Care SNP
    Congestive Heart Failure Care SNP
    Diabetes Care SNP
    Dual Eligible Member Care SNP
    Pulmonary Care SNP
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Lara has admitting privileges

Munroe Regional Medical Center
1500 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
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Ocala Regional Medical Center
1431 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
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West Marion Community Hospital
4600 SW 46th Ct
Ocala, FL 34474
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