who is nourish?

“What I want for my patients is what I want for my family- a physician who listens to my goals, concerns, and fears and addresses them all in a kind and compassionate way.  I want to know what holistic therapies are available to treat my children, my husband, and myself before I take prescription medicine. I want a doctor who believes in the body’s intrinsic ability to heal.  I want a doctor who courageously seeks to discover the root causes of my ailments when they are unclear. I want a doctor who collaborates with me to achieve and maintain my highest health potential.”

—Dr. Alejandra Carrasco

Alejandra Carrasco, M.D. is board certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

Dr. Carrasco was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and attended Rice University, receiving undergraduate degrees in Literature and Spanish. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2007 from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed a Family Medicine residency in 2011 from the University of Texas Southwestern at Austin.

As an undergraduate at Rice University, Dr. Carrasco became fascinated with alternative healing modalities, nutrition, and preventative medicine. Throughout her undergraduate and medical school education, she sought out opportunities that increased her understanding of what true health and healing are.

Dr. Carrasco has spent time training with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Program of Integrative Medicine and in New York at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing. In 2008, she did research with M.D. Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center, focusing on nutritional interventions in cancer therapy, namely omega-3 fatty acids and medicinal mushrooms.

She has completed the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice program and has had several hundreds of hours of training in nutrition, integrative, preventative, and functional medicine.

Dr. Carrasco values her role at NOURISH, an innovative practice that attends to all aspects of an individual’s life, including health, family, community, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, self-care, and renewal.

Dr. Carrasco has experience treating people of all ages and welcomes patients in all stages of their life. She is committed to developing a relationship with each patient that is built on mutual respect and trust.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Carrasco loves to cook, garden, read, and practice yoga.

She is also an avid writer and is honored to be a contributor at MindBodyGreen.

Dr. Carrasco is married to Daniel Carrasco, M.D., a local dermatologist, and they have 2 joyful and beautiful children named Camila and Lucho.