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.
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.