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Kara Markin, MD

Kara Markin, MD

Kara Markin, MD, had an unusual path to becoming an internal medicine physician.


After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked for an expedition company in Chilean Patagonia. Markin became interested in search and rescue, so she returned to the U.S. and earned her emergency medical technician (EMT) certification – working in a hospital emergency room in the process.

“I wanted to know more about what happened to the patients and why, so I decided to pursue medical school,” said Dr. Markin, who sees patients at Methodist Physicians Clinic. “It’s something I found later in life as a second career, but I love what I do.”