Meet Kara Parks
Kara Parks has been with Austin Gastroenterology since November 2001, working under the supervision of Drs. Becker and Utts. She was employed as a clinical laboratory assistant at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth and has also worked for the Texas Medical Association.
Kara completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, with a degree in biology. She completed her physician assistant studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2001.
Kara enjoys interacting with her patients. She says she often learns management strategies from things they have tried. She believes this is a challenging and rewarding field of continuous progress and change, and she likes participating in the research and development of new treatments.
Kara particularly enjoys treating liver disease and coordinates much of the care of patients involved in hepatitis research protocols. Kara is licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners and certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is also board certified in general surgery by the NCCPA.
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Physician Assistant Degree: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 2001
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
Central Texas Physician Assistant Society