Carl Erickson, DO
My journey towards a career in medicine has been driven by a profound fascination with the intricate interplay between science and human well-being. Since the early days of my education, I’ve been captivated by the art of unraveling the mysteries of the human body, understanding the causes of ailments that afflict people, and devising therapies to alleviate their suffering. This dual love for science and people has been the cornerstone of my 41-year-long medical practice, which I still find deeply fulfilling.
Over the years, I’ve come to realize that the essence of medicine lies in the doctor-patient relationship, where compassion, empathy, and trust flourish. However, the current healthcare landscape has become increasingly burdened by bureaucracy and profit-driven corporate interests, to the detriment of genuine patient care. This realization has led me to transition into Direct Primary Care, a model that allows me to eliminate the barriers imposed by insurance companies and prioritize the health and well-being of my patients. I’m motivated by the belief that healthcare should focus on disease prevention, not just management, and should provide my son, who has recently joined my practice, with the opportunity for a fulfilling and sustainable career in medicine. Ultimately, like most individuals, I aspire to find the time to savor the simple joys of life with my family and relish the wonders of nature that surround us.