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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).
Our clinic specializes in the diagnosis and management of neuropsychiatric disorders, using a variety of available tools that includes a complete psychiatric evaluation,electronic psychometric scales, medication management, laboratory testing.
As part of your holistic care, we may facilitate referrals to other health-allied services including: other specialists, psychotherapists, and advocate and support groups. In addition,we provide you with educational tools to improve your overall health.
Laboratory analysis, including genetic testing and blood work may be included as part of the treatment plan to rule out underlying organic causes for the psychiatric projection. An in-depth genetic analysis of liver enzymes can also be completed to help guide medication selection,when appropriate.After their initial assessment, patients can expect a treatment plan. This may entail a prescribed medication, referral to therapy, a combination of both, or referral to other specialists if appropriate.
Benjamin's Behavioral Health Services is dedicated to serving patients who face a number of neuropsychiatric disorders. By providing each individual with a thorough evaluation and appropriate testing, we can effectively diagnose relevant issues and develop a personalized treatment plan.
The clinical services provided by BBHS include:
At BBHS, we use our experienced knowledge to aid those facing a wide range of concerns and difficulties. Through our diligent attention to the unique needs of every patient, we strive to give every patient the attention that they deserve. If we discover that a patient is in need of care more suited to an outside physician, we are glad to provide appropriate referrals.
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No malpractice history found for Texas.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Graduated in 2006
Completed in 2009
Completed in 2011
Graduated in 2001
Completed in 2000
Completed in 2001
Completed in 1995
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