Dr. Karpac is always showing concern and compassion for the wellbeing of all patients, even to those no longer under her care.
“Dr. Karpac is the most caring and thoughtful physician that I have ever encountered. She has taken great care of my mother (and of me). She calls to check on my mom on a regular basis, even though my mom has been admitted to a facility and is under the care of another physician group. She has helped me to make informed decisions about her care. Her concern and compassion are such a blessing!”
Q: Charity, what do your daily activities include?
A: I take care of patients in my primary care practice at CHI St. Joseph Primary Care at Austin’s Colony on Boonville Road.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: I love being able to help my patients live the healthiest life possible. Our health is so important and something many of us take for granted. It is truly a privilege to care for my patients, and I feel blessed that I am able to come to work everyday and hopefully make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Q: What made you want to work in healthcare?
A: I had always loved science growing up, so I majored in biochemistry and molecular biology in college. I had considered a career in research, but I realized that I truly enjoyed working with people. I decided medicine was a great choice for me because it combined these two interests. I was also inspired by my own pediatrician growing up; he cared for my brother and me for many years, and he had a gift for making kids laugh and feel comfortable, even when we weren’t feeling well.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I attended Grove City College in Grove City, PA, for my undergraduate degree. I graduated from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with my medical degree and also with a master of public health degree. I completed my residency at The University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.
Q: What do you like most about CHI St. Joseph Health?
A: I truly enjoy the people I work with. I feel we work well as a team to provide excellent care to our patients. I routinely see my co-workers go out of their way to help patients.
Q: How would you describe your philosophy of care?
A: I see myself as a partner in my patient’s health to help them achieve the healthiest life possible. I strive to treat everyone as I would want my own family members to be treated.
Q: What do you like most about the community?
A: I appreciate the friendly people of Bryan/College Station, and I also enjoy the abundance of good tacos.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: I enjoy having fun with my family, practicing yoga, and cooking for my family and friends.