About Dr. Carr
As a board-certified internal medicine physician in Owings Mills, MD, Dr. Eric J. Carr works with his patients primarily to prevent illnesses from occurring in the first place.
“Prevention has to be a big part of everyone’s medical care,” Dr. Carr says. “Once a health issue develops and becomes more advanced, it’s much more difficult to treat and get under control. Working together to prevent medical problems from developing leads to longer and more productive lives.”
Dr. Carr accomplishes this by working with his patients to lead healthier lifestyles and stressing the importance of performing regular health screenings. When medical problems do arise, Dr. Carr makes sure to include his patients in the discussion regarding how to best manage their care.
“I don’t like to dictate care. Including the patient in the decision-making process for their own care allows them to feel more comfortable with the treatment they are receiving, which results in better outcomes. Primary care is more than just making a medical diagnosis. It’s about helping patients live better, healthier lives.”
While Dr. Carr didn’t officially begin his career until completing his residency more than 20 years ago, he knew what he wanted to be pretty early in his life.
“My first interest in medicine started back in second grade,” he says. “I was sick at home on my birthday and my second-grade teacher brought me The Question and Answer Book About the Human Body. I was fascinated by this book! Initially, I thought I would become a veterinarian since I loved animals, but as I got older I realized my true calling was caring for people. My career path was set!”
Dr. Carr previously spent almost 15 years as the lead physician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center Health Partners in Timonium.