Hometown Health
Darin Charles, MD

Dr. Charles

Mansfield’s Hometown Family Physician

Mansfield’s Hometown Family Physician

 

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family

As a husband and father of three children, I understand the importance of family. My wife, Dana, and I have been married for over 20 years, and raise our three children here in Mansfield. We are both graduates of Mansfield High School, and were thrilled to have the opportunity to move back to Mansfield and start my career in 2006. Our lives are busy, as my wife is a full-time teacher and our kids are active in multiple sports and activities, but we still find time relax, go to the movies and spend time with friends on a regular basis.



Experience

As a Board Certified Family Physician, I have worked in Mansfield my entire career, opening my practice in 2006. Over that time I have seen this area grow, and I’ve also seen my practice grow. I joined Methodist Medical Group shortly before the opening of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, and I started in a small office with no patients. Since that time, our group, and my practice have grown, and I have now taken care of thousands of families in the Mansfield area. I’ve also gained experience in technology and information, most recently as the Associate CMIO of Methodist Health System. I have also been fortunate to serve Methodist Health System as a member and chair of multiple boards and committees. These complementary experiences allow me to deliver truly patient-centered medical care, both in the office, and through the latest advances in technology, directly to my patients.


training

I believe my medical training started through the Health Occupations program at Mansfield High School. I was able to see what a healthcare career truly looked like, and was given the confidence to believe that I could become a physician. I attended college at Stephen F. Austin State University, where I studied communications (not biology or chemistry) because I believed that communication was the key to being a good doctor. After graduating from SFA, I completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. My training and education at OU allowed me to match at one of the top Family Medicine residency programs in Texas, the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler. In Tyler, I truly learned how to be a physician, and was honored to serve as Chief Resident in my final year.



recognition

As a Family Medicine resident in Tyler, TX, I was elected Chief Resident by my peers, and was selected as Resident of the Year by the faculty.

As a provider in Mansfield, I have been fortunate enough to be recognized as a Healthcare Hero by the Fort Worth Business Press, and a Physician of the Year nominee by both the Fort Worth Hospital Council and D CEO Magazine.

My clinic has been recognized several times for excellence in Patient Experience, and was named in Best of Mansfield for medical clinics by the Mansfield News Mirror. We were also a recognized Patient Centered Medical Home and an active member of the Methodist Patient Centered Accountable Care Organization.


community involvement

I am committed to serving our community, and have worked closely with the Mansfield ISD over the years, participating in the Student Health Advisory Committee, assisting with our district Health Services department, and participating in district-wide sports physicals. I have also been closely involved with Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, serving on the Medical Executive Committee during its formative years, and promoting and participating in local events. I am a member of the First Methodist Church of Mansfield, where I have served as both an adult and student small group leader for several years.