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Joaquin Carral (Gomez), MD

Co-proprietor, Monarca Health direct primary care clinic, Keene NH

Co-developer, Vegetariano en 21 Días program, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Attending Physician in primary care Internal Medicine for 5 years, Willimantic CT

Certified as Diplomate in Internal Medicine since 2013

Certified Food for Life instructor, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Joaquin Carral (Gomez), MD received his medical degree at Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City, and completed a Preventive Cardiology Fellowship at NYU Medical Center and an Internal Medicine Residency at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.  He has been certified as a Diplomate in Internal Medicine since 2013, and has devoted much of his career to the care of underserved patients.

For 5 years, Dr. Carral practiced at a nonprofit Federally Qualified Clinic in Connecticut, and for one summer volunteered at a medical clinic in the mountains of Nepal.  He and his wife Aurora Leon (Conde), MD now run an affordability-focused increased-patient-communication-focused direct primary care practice in Keene NH.  He started his personal plant-based journey through motivation to help endangered species and the environment, and soon after became aware of the health benefits of this way of living.  At Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Carral has been co-developer of the Spanish-language Vegetariano en 21 Días program, and for a number of years a Food for Life instructor. 

Dr. Carral was the author of the chapter "My Darling Cholesterol, Treat Me Right" in the book “Rethink Food: 100+ Doctors Can't Be Wrong”, edited by Castle and Goodman.  He believes that our role on earth is to use our awareness, our great combination of intelligence and heart, to create a harmonious environment for all living beings and non-living beings.