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Dr. Carlos Vital, MD, FAAAAI

Pediatric Allergist, Allergist, Immunologist

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As a past allergy and asthma sufferer, Dr. Vital also has the unique ability to relate to his patients using comprehensive treatment involving appropriate preventative, medical, fitness, and dietary techniques. Dr. Carlos Vital has 2 office locations: The Museum Medical Towers and Southeast Houston. Dr. Carlos Vital obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he became a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. He then attended Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans, completing his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in 1999. Dr. Vital completed his residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics and subsequently Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. In 2002, Dr. Vital served as Resident Director for the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, where Dr. Vital was responsible for the accreditation of physician training and graduate medical education programs across the United States. During his tenure, Dr. Vital helped to revolutionize Graduate Medical Education across the United States by working with scientific, educational, community, and political leaders on the national level by helping to create the 80 hour Residency Work Hours Limits. Dr. Carlos Vital is board certified in Adult & Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology and serves as the Section Chief of Allergy & Immunology at Park Plaza Medical Center. Dr. Vital also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for Texas A&M School of Medicine. Dr. Vital is a leader in the field of medicine: recognized locally, regionally and nationally in allergy, asthma, medical education, health care policy and legislation and community affairs. Dr. Vital is President of the Greater Houston Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Society and is the Chair of the Harris County Medical Society Council of Specialty Societies, the largest County Allergy & Asthma Society and the largest County Medical Society in the United States, respectively. Dr. Vital served as a consultant and advisor to the White House and the office of the President of the United States and the office of the Texas Governor. Dr. Vital is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Houston Medical Forum. Dr. Vital has been featured on the Discovery Channel Profiles Series, a Presenting Sponsor for the Food Allergy Research & Education Network, and was awarded Physician Champion for Allergy & Immunology for St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Texas Medical Center. Dr. Vital serves on the Board of Directors for The Houston Academy of Medicine. Dr. Vital is also on the medical staff of Memorial Hermann Southeast, St. Joseph Medical Center and The Methodist Hospital. Because of his food allergy past, Dr. Vital also supports and endows research for Food Allergy at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Dr. Vital is married to Karla Vital, M.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Nephrology with a concentration in Fluids, Electrolytes, & Nutrition. She is the President & CEO of Vital Health & Wellness Center and the past Medical Director for Medical Weight Management & Wellness for Memorial Hermann Medical Center Southeast. Drs. Vital have three daughters. A musician of 35 years, Dr. Carlos Vital enjoys playing the clarinet and saxophone. In addition, he enjoys exercising, cooking all types of food, and spending time with family.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius (Coventry Health Care)

Specialties

  • Allergist
  • Immunologist
  • Pediatric Allergist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Park Plaza Hospital
  • St. Luke's Hospital at The Vintage

Board certifications

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Louisiana State University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Fellowship in Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Residency in Pediatrics
  • Xavier University, Louisiana (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • Texas Medical Association
  • Greater Houston Allergy Society
  • National Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Section Chief, Allergy & Immunology, Park Plaza Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine
  • Champion Physician for Allergy & Immunology, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Medical Center

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1871588541

Office locations

Vital Allergy and Asthma Center

1213 Hermann Dr., Suite 550

Houston, TX 77004

Vital Allergy and Asthma Center

11920 Astoria Blvd, Suite 370

Houston, TX 77089

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I found Dr. Vital's entertainer-like personality to be offensive; I visited him for a serious health issue, not to be entertained. His bedtime manner's are awful; he kept burping on my face, and his hands were unpleasantly wet when we shookhands. The test results were not clear, and he was in such a rush that I could not get any clarifications from him. Worthless and awful experience.
Less than 3 months ago
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Awesome staff! They took their time and explained everything that was being done.
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Best Allergist Ever!
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Dr. Vital is amazing! We have had multiple poor experiences and he was thorough, kind, fun, honest, straight forward when needed, a true blessing!
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Very nice staff . Dr was knowledgeable and very nice.
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It was my first time going to Dr. Vital. He was absolutely incredible! He definitely knows what he knows, but in a way for the patient to understand. He gives very, very thorough explanations and examples. He is a real andkeeps it 100! He genuinely cares about his patients that he treats. It's not just a drive-thru that is a " go in, talk about symptoms, get medication, then leave." Absolutely not, he wants you to be informed and know what you are taking and why, why your body is the way it's reacting, and just tells you ways on to help yourself without medications. Definitely recommend! The only down side was that, I had submitted forms through Zocdoc, but I had to still fill out forms at the office. So the wait time took longer. Other than that, fantastic Doc and team!
More than 1 year ago
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A first-time visit to this office. I was Extremely impressed with the precision as to which new patients are brought in, history collected, initial tests performed, then met with the Physicians assistant to discuss needs, and lastly to meetwith the doctor to discuss path forward. This is a role model office staff, doctor, and set of patient processes. I couldn't be more impressed...Amazingly impressed! Staff, physicians asst., and doctor were great listeners, friendly, and extremely informative.
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Shortly after completing my paperwork I was called in and taken care of immediately.
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For the first time a visit to the doctors office was not so crucial. It only took a few minutes while I finished up my paper work. Right away they took me in. All the staff was super friendly. The doctorand how assistant were a pleasure to speak with. My experience was great.
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Well just ask my Facebook friends I told EVERYONE about him. My Grandson that I ADORE will soon be one of his patients, so I think that says it ALL. He's GREAT, and his staff is a REFLECTION of his leadership.They are a BEAUTIFUL GROUP! My Doctor for life. I'm also after one day feel 90% BETTER! The test are UNCOMFORTABLE, but I'm alive, and I'm ALIVE (I was feeling DEAD). My husband said I Slept like a baby for the first time in a week! Thanks Dr. Vital you're my new BEST FRIEND ( Me & My NOSE). You ROCK....
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Love Doctor Vital and Love the office!
More than 1 year ago
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A very un-doctorlike bedside manner. Not saying it was bad necessarily, just very different. He definitely brought up some great points beyond the standard allergy "test-and-prescribe" and it was a very informative visit.
More than 1 year ago
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I found Dr. Vital off of ZocDoc since I am from out of state and didn't know anyone that knew of an allergist. I just went off of the reviews and am very glad that I did. Be aware of thepayment to park in the medical center- I ended up exceeding the time and had to pay $9 but do feel that it was worth it for the lengthy time he spent with me personally explaining and double checking results and making me feel comfortable with my new situation and plan going forward. Dr. Vital is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his craft and the best feeling in the world is walking out of a doctor's office having results in one way or another, good or bad, so that you know and have piece of mind. So many other doctors had me leaving feeling lost without any answers. I have already booked my next follow up visits and am excited at how confident Dr. Vital feels about fixing my current situations. I wanted to make sure anyone who goes on here searching like I did would see my recent review and how great I left feeling.
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This doctor is awesome! Very friendly, down to earth, and he cared about my health! Staff was very friendly and welcoming! Im so happy i found him on Zoo Doc.
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Staff and Doctor were great! Very friendly and made me feel welcomed and comfortable.
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Dr. Vital is excellent.. I had been having some serious health issues that involved fibromyalgia and some neurological issues. The family doctor, internet, and even neurologist had no answers.. All the tests showed no issues.. I decided togo get my allergies checked and Dr. Vital found that everything I had been experiencing was from allergy inflammation.. Not only did he display excellent knowledge of his specialty, but he made me feel like family.. Didn't rush me, took his time and answered all my questions and reStored my piece of mind..
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It was great.
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My visit with Dr. Vital was excellent. The problem was that none of my medical Hx and other documents that I filled out online with ZocDoc were received by his office. His staff told me this has been a problem fora long time. So - why would you have me waste time completing your forms that don't get to his office?
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He's an awesome doctor!!! Houston is blessed to have this doctor in the city. The enery and passion he has about his craft is contagious. I feel like a new women because of his expertise. He takes time with you, makesyou comfortable, is really concerned about your well-being, and that you understand why you are suffering from the ailments. Again I feel like as new women. No more taking all these otc drugs for my allergies. What he does to you works. Dr. Vital is the best allergist I know and I've been to a few. He knows what he is talking about and takes pleasure in making sure you get well.
More than 1 year ago
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Outstanding doctor!!! Outstanding staff!!! First visit was absolutely great. I had my meds and questions list. All my questions were answered. I am getting top level care from this team of professionals. Doctor Vital has an excellent bedsidemanner. He listens most of all he listens. With Doctor Vital and the staff I am getting help that I have delayed for any number of reasons. I can highly recommend Doctor Vital and the staff at this office.
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It was great, I really enjoyed my visit. Dr. Vital is very knowledgeable and very polite. Will definitely recommend him to anyone with asthma or allergies.
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Knowledgeable, worked with me financially
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Dr. Vital is very good at his practice. I've referred a few people to him after just the first visit. I appreciate his thorough approach to treatment and he's very receptive to my questions and suggestions. His personality also makes the treatment process a lot easier!
More than 1 year ago
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Waiting time was too long, however Doctor Vital left the impression of highly professional expert. He explained the his assumptions in details and delivered simply. Hoping to recover with his help very soon.
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Very polite and courteous.
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The staff was very friendly and polite. Dr. Vital was very attentive, polite, and down-to-earth.
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Dr Vital was very passionate and knowledgeable. He does a good job of explaining the concepts in layman terms. He's also very amicable and really cares about his patients. Highly recommended for anyone with allergy problems.
More than 1 year ago
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He really cares about his patients and it shows. He got to know me as a person and made me feel comfortable (which is not easy because I'm naturally pretty nervous.) He's a really great doctor and he's so down toearth. He listened to me and gave me lots of great information, I highly recommend him!
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Treated me as a whole person not just a list of symptoms. Have been struggling with allergies and other health issues for years and Dr. Vital was able give me a diagnosis that finally makes sense. He was able to understandand relate to what I was going through. I felt better after the first appointment and will continue returning for treatment. Glad to say I am still seeing progress and feeling better overall.
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Loved him! Going to try to get my husband to see him. Would recommend him to everyone.
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ONE OF THE BEST DOCTORS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. HE IS TRULY AN EXPERT IN ALLERGY, ASTHMA, AND FOOD ALLERGY. DR. VITAL HAS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH ALLERGY AND CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO LIVE WITH IT AND BEATIT. HE IS ALSO A CHIEF OF ALLERGY AND WIDELY RESPECTED. HE EXPLAINED HOW MY COUGH IS RELATED TO MY ALLERGIES AND DIET AND TREATED IT. NOW, MY COUGH IS GONE AND I AM BREATHING BETTER. I AM FEELING THE BEST I HAVE FELT IN YEARS!!!
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I came in feeling terrible with fever headache and bad congestion due to environmental allergies, made an appointment and went right in. The people behind the desk and nurses were all very kind and professional! Dr. Vital was professional anddiagnosed and treated me properly, later that day I was feeling great! Very comfortable office! A+!
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Dr. Vital came to my rescue years ago when I didn't have any idea of the extent of my allergies. I suffer from asthma (that I didn't know I had), allergies and constant sinus infections. During my first examination, my doctorreally listened to my entire, long medical history and asked me many questions. He seems to really care about his patients and did his best to make me feel comfortable. I have recommended Dr. Vital and all of Vital Allergy & Asthma Center to my family and friends and will continue to do so for years to come.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Vital is VERY EFFICIENT, ACCOMMODATING, AND PROFESSIONAL. He got me well and I am feeling great. He skin tested me and was able to immediately tell me what I am allergic to. He explained it in a way I wasable to fully understand. He gave me a diet plan to help with my allergies, medicines, and I am feeling better. He did all of this in one visit. GREAT DOCTOR AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!!!!!!
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Dr. Vital is amazing. Very unique doctor. Saw him about a week ago and he did a great job of treating my skin rashes. He told me how allergy testing and treating my allergies could help my skin improve and myskin looks great. He took the time to listen to me, and gave me confidence that he would improve my health. Dr. Vital is awesome, empathetic, encouraging, and truly a special one of a kind doctor. I have already made my follow-up appointment.
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Dr. Vital was very nice and put considerable effort into his discussions with me. He has a very amiable disposition. However, I felt his mannerisms were a bit over-the-top, almost silly. (e.g. Frequent high-fives and awkwardly elaborate handshakes,the sort of thing befitting a high school student.) I also felt his medical explanations were a bit simplistic, even for a layman such as myself. (Stating more than once that he would "cure" me of my allergies, something obviously impossible.) All in all, while his friendliness is great, he did not inspire me with much professional confidence and I won't be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Evrything was excellent from Staff to Dr. I was very pleased with Dr. Vital He took the time to listen. I highly recomend this DR.
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Very thorough assessment of my issues. Prescribed definite relief.Very personable and uses latest technology.
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