Carla I. Vazquez Santos M.D. Accepting new patients

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Primary care - internal medicine


English, Spanish


Carla Vazquez Santos, M.D., is a board certified internal medicine physician at the UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic.

Dr. Vazquez Santos feels a unique privilege to attend to a patient's medical needs and at the same time have the opportunity to establish a strong patient-physician bond. She understands how social determinants affect the health of her patients and is happy to address their medical complaints, but also address any other mental and/or social concern. She believes that through this holistic approach she can continue to improve the quality of life for her patients not only through high-quality healthcare, but through education, advocacy, and community partnerships.

Her clinical interests include health policy and advocacy, community-based primary healthcare, and improving access to healthcare among immigrants.

Personal Interests

Dr. Vazquez Santos is originally from Puerto Rico and enjoys activities in the water such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. She also loves going camping and hiking with her husband, spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and doing yoga.

UW Neighborhood Kent-Des Moines Clinic

23213 Pacific Highway S Kent, WA 98032


Acute illness and injury, Adolescent medicine, Behavioral healthcare, Children's care

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship, 2018, Global Health

University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency

Residency, 2017, Internal Medicine

University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency

Internship, 2015, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Medical Education, 2014


Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine, 2017, American Board of Internal Medicine