Carla holds a Master of Health Sciences from George Washington University’s Physician Assistant Program in Washington, DC. She has been working as a Gastroenterology/Hepatology Physician Assistant since her graduation in 2002. She has a special interest in providing specialized care tailored to women’s unique gastrointestinal concerns.

In addition, Carla obtained her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in 2023. Outside of her professional pursuits, Carla enjoys spending time with her five children and five grandchildren, as well as her beloved pets. Her diverse interests range from health and fitness to gardening, pickleball, and DIY home projects. She is also actively involved in her church’s activities and engages in mission work.


Diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the digestive system including the stomach, colon, small bowel, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction surveys help us identify areas of improvement to work toward providing you with the best healthcare in the area. Patient satisfaction, along with increasing the quality of care delivered and reducing healthcare costs, are the three organizational objectives we focus on each and every day.

How does Carla Shores compare?

  • How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed? 

    4.31 out of 5
  • How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.80 out of 5
  • Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.84 out of 5
  • When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results?

    4.27 out of 5

“I look forward to helping patients live healthier lives in any way I can.”

Carla Shores, PA


"Carla, listened to my symptoms and asked all the right questions. She ordered the necessary test and had my very needed medication called in before I could get back home. She's wonderful and very responsive! Thank you for being there, Carla!!"

Sharon D.

"Carla Shores is nothing short of amazing. She has been so knowledgable, helpful, and kind throughout my recovery. Carla also has an outstanding ability to explain everything in the easiest to understand way. Her, doctor Matrachisia, and the entire staff in the gastroenterology department are wonderful!"

Alanna B.

"Carla is so friendly and knowledgeable about my gut. She don't mind me asking questions and provides easy honest answers. Highly recommend"

Johnnie G.

"No wait at all before seeing the doctor. Carla was friendly, knowledgeable, and took plenty of time for my questions. A big thumbs up!"

Kelly Y.

"Dr Carla is very knowledgeable, very good communicator and listens to patients issues and concerns and responds with factual information Her approach is apparently contagious, the support staff are very tuned in to patient needs"

Roger W.

"Carla was awesome. I hate going to any doctor and she made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that has to be done."

James V.

"Ms. Shores was very informative, she reviewed my history of cancer treatment and listened to my concerns."

Glenn F.

"Carla Shores has always been my favorite GI doctor. She listens, she shows compassion and she gets things done to get me on the path to healing."

Shana S.

"Carla shores is great! I had a great experience with her. She always listens very well and gives me the very best advice. I love Carla"

Kathy M.

"She was awesome and listened to every concern that I had abs gave me great feedback abs asked lots of questions. I Gm felt heard abs taken care of!"

Deanna S.