Tara Eckel, P.A.-C.

Tara was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She was recruited to the University of Oklahoma as a student-athlete, and there she received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a focus in pre-PA studies. Tara then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth, TX. She graduated from UNTHSC in May 2015 and moved back to Dallas to pursue a position in general and trauma surgery where she spent the first 4 years of her career as a PA. Tara joined Dr. Gladnick and his team at Carrell Clinic in 2019. Tara is licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. Tara enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and black lab named Raider. She loves to travel, watch and play sports, bake, and serve with her local church community.