Raul A. Carril

Raul A. Carril is a Physician Assistant at National Pain Institute, and has been practicing since 1994. He believes in treating all of his patients as if they were part of his family. He wants his patients to know that the treatment or recommendations he suggests for them would be the same if it were his uncle or sister.

He received his undergraduate degree from St. Thomas University, and his medical degree from Universidad Central Del Este (Dominican Republic).

Raul was born in Havana, Cuba. His parents moved to the United States from Cuba. His family lived in California until 1973 and then moved to Florida where he has lived since.

Why did he become a PA? “I enjoy interacting with people who have a medical or psychological problem, and working with them to improve their life.”

His favorite part of being a PA is knowing that he helped someone improve his or her life.

When he is not busy helping his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 27 years who is a pre-kindergarten teacher, along with their two children. His son graduated from Rollins College this year, and his daughter just began her studies at the University of Mississippi.

He also enjoys watching college and professional football, technology, cruising/traveling, eating at different ethnic restaurants, reading and learning about the habits of other cultures, and wine tasting.

Here are a few more fun facts about Raul:

  • He has a Maltese dog named Snowy.
  • If he wasn’t a PA, he would be a corporate trial attorney.
  • His favorite superhero (if he had to choose one) would be Captain Kirk of Star Trek “because he was able to travel and explore space, meet new civilizations and represent our world.”
  • He lived in several locations including: California; Maywood, CA; Bell, CA; Hialeah, FL; Miami Lakes, FL; Country Club of Miami; Kendall, FL; Waterford Lakes, FL; and Winter Garden, FL.
  • The most exciting place he visited was Alaska.
  • He speaks English and Spanish.
  • His favorite subjects in school: “It depends what school (high school, college or medical), but overall I liked all my subjects!”
  • His least favorite subject in school: he doesn’t really have any!
  • If he could change one thing about the world, he would change “hatred. I would like everyone to get along.
  • Since we’re individuals, we will all have different ideas, but if we could learn to work together, imagine what could be accomplished.”

  • He has volunteered at Shepherds Hope for the past 7 years.

Rest assured, Raul is a passionate PA who listens to his patients and helps them regain a pain-free lifestyle.