Dr. Adam Carrera Joins Baptist Eye Surgeons As Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

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We’re so excited to introduce our patients to Dr. Adam Carrera. Dr. Carrera will be joining Baptist Eye Surgeons on August 3. He’s a skilled surgeon who has a passion for developing relationships with his patients and involving them in every decision made for their eye health and care. All of us at Baptist Eye Surgeons are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carrera to our team.

Education & Training

Dr. Carrera brings a wealth of experience to his role at Baptist Eye Surgeons. His career and education have included time in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology at King University in 2011, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and then continued on to earn his M.D. at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in 2016. During his time at ETSU, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. 

After graduating with his M.D., Dr. Carrera completed a transitional internship at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis before completing his residency at Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.


Dr. Carrera specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and can assist our patients with many different eye diseases and issues. Some specific things he can assist patients with are routine eye exams, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.  

One of Dr. Carrera’s favorite aspects of practicing ophthalmology is the interactions he has with his patients and helping them completely understand their eye health. 

“I feel like it’s important for patients to feel like they’re taking part in their own care and I’m not just prescribing something and hoping that they do it. Patients seem to have better outcomes when they understand their pathology, but also understand that decisions that they make are important to me as well.”

Baptist Eye Surgeons is an ophthalmological practice in Knoxville, TN, and Morristown, TN. Visit our website to meet our doctors and learn more about our specialties, or give us a call at 865-579-3920 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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