Dr. Kimberly Carter joined panelists Texas State Representative Donna Howard, Texas State Representative Bryan Hughes and Joe Pojman to discuss women’s health care in Texas during Texas Tribune Festival’s “Family Planning: The Great Debate” in Austin. Dr. Carter urged policy makers to protect the doctor/patient relationship so that conversations between health care providers and women can continue to be open and honest. Dr. Carter hopes all women can stay informed about their health care needs regardless of their age or specific needs.
Dr. Carter is a board-certified OB/GYN who completed undergraduate studies at Southwestern University and obtained a graduate degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine where she stayed to complete her OB/GYN residency training. Carter is on the executive council for the Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves on the expert panel for Texas’ Department of Health and Human Services’ ‘Healthy Texas Babies‘ initiative.