Carlos Clark, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Carlos Clark, D.O.
Chief Medical Information Officer
Anticoagulation Clinic Co-Director
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch - Clinics
Harborside Medical Group 400 Harborside Dr
Galveston, TX 77555-1167
General Medicine Administration
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
|Degree/Training Completed||Year||Name & Location|
|D.O.||2005||University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TX|
|Internship & Residency||2008||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
Dr. Clark joined the faculty in 2008 after completing his residency at UTMB in Galveston. He was appointed the medical director of the Internal Medicine residency clinic and has been restructuring the clinic to provide quality care for the patients and the best learning environment for the residents. Dr. Clark is heavily involved with quality improvement efforts in the clinics as well as the hospital. He gained training in the field of health care quality by attending the MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course. Some of his current quality improvement projects include: decreasing the smoking rate among clinic patients, improving communication between doctor and their patients in the primary care clinics, improving the transition of care for hospitalized patients on Warfarin, and improvement of diabetes care in ambulatory clinic.
He currently attends on the wards in John Sealy Hospital and the TDCJ hospital, is a faculty preceptor in the Daniel's Resident Clinic, and sees private patients with the Harborside Medical Group. (UHC building).
- Quality Improvement
- Resident Education
- EMR decision support tools
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medications
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
- 111 - Stroke Alert
- 112 - Stroke Activation
- 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
- 3000000001 - Stroke Critical care without tPA
- 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
- 3004002 - Stroke Discharge
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.