Dr. Carlos Vargas, MD

Dr. Carlos Vargas, MD

Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
Insurances AcceptedSave
Carlos Vargas, M.D. Dr. Vargas serves as the primary practitioner of BBHS, with over 11 years of varied medical experience with both civilian and military personnel. After graduating from high school in Houston, Texas, he quickly set his sights on a medical career. He joined the U.S. Navy and trained at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) in California before serving as a Hospital Corpsman. Among his numerous recognitions, Dr. Vargas has been awarded a medal for good conduct during his military service, a medal for active duty during Operation Desert Storm, and letters of commendation for mentoring students at Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. After five-years of honorable military service, he left the U.S. Navy in order to further his education. Dr. Vargas studied Social Psychology at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, before graduating at the top of his class from Ross University of Medicine. As a medical student, he served his clinical clerkship under the supervision of doctors with the renowned institutions of SUNY Downstate and affiliates of Weill Cornell Medical Center Healthcare Network. His internship and residency training in Psychiatry were completed at The Kansas University Medical Center, and he finished his sub-specialty training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his rotation as Texas Children's Hospital he received a certificate of recognition for providing lectures to parents of children with special needs. Currently, Dr. Vargas diligently treats children, adolescents, and adults facing a wide range of difficulties. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety, panic attacks, ADD/ADHD, generalized anxiety, major depression, Tourette's, PTSD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Vargas is double board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

9701 Richmond Ave Ste 210

Houston, TX 77042

Contact Information

(713) 840-7956

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Boon-Chapman
  • Cigna
  • CompPsych
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Dr. Vargas' Experience

Dr. Vargas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult & Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
  • Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine (Psychiatry & Neurology)

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia


  • ADHD Testing
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Park University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Kansas University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Del Mar College-Associates In Biology
    Other Education | Completed 2000
  • Texas A&M University
    Other Education | Completed 2001
  • Us Navy
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vargas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vargas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vargas to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Vargas' 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 (4)
in Houston, TX |
He is the best doctor I ever seen! I’m so grateful for Dr Carlos Vargas, tks!
in Richmond, TX |
Dr. Vargas is so patient, listens and understands! He is very knowledgeable of depression and other illnesses that can cause depression. He is very knowledgeable about supplements and things that are good for your health. I have learned so much from him and have changed my life for the best! I would recommend ANYONE to come to Dr. Vargas as I think he is the best! My sister introduced me to him as she is his patient and her health was improved greatly so I decided to seek his wonderful care.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Vargas is very demeaning and actually made me cry while I was in his office. He seemed very annoyed when I was being honest about my life experiences. After a while, I started to sugar coat my true emotions just so that he wouldn't make me feel bad during the appointment. I ended up switching to another doctor because I couldn't handle it anymore.
in Stafford, Texas |
Dr. Vargas is a very caring and compassionate man. He is extremely knowledgeable and I feel he takes excellent care of his patients. Dr. Vargas really listens to his patients and their needs. I have been seeing psychiatrists since 1986 and he is the BEST one I have ever been to see. I have recommended friends to Dr. Vargas and all of them have been very pleased also. As long as Dr. Vargas is practicing I will be his patient.
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Dr. Vargas accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Boon-Chapman
  • Cigna
  • CompPsych
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • MultiPlan
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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