GONZALES – The Caro Clinic celebrated 40 years in business with a cocktail reception at their office on Wednesday evening.
Dr. Richard Joseph Caro was presented a proclamation by City of Gonzales mayor Barney Arceneaux during the event which was catered by Cashio’s.
“This is nice,” Caro said. “I just enjoy what I do. We love our patients and the practice of medicine.”
Caro, a member of the Louisiana Medical Society, Ascension Parish Medical Society and Southern Medical Society, joined the group of physicians at the Caro Clinic in Gonzales in 1975 where he has continued to practice medicine ever since.
When he joined the practice, there were only six family physicians in the area. During his tenure, Caro has been the treating family physician for generations of Gonzales and Ascension Parish families.
Caro graduated from Jesuit High School in 1964 and LSU New Orleans in 1968 before graduating as a Doctor of Medicine in 1972 from the LSU Medical School. He completed his residency and internship in Family Medicine at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge in 1975.
A devout family man, he has been married to his wife Linda for 48 years and they have four children and 10 grandchildren. Caro also is a true Louisiana Sportsman having hunted over 100 species in seven different countries.
Caro Clinic is a family medical practice that has been independently owned and operated since its inception and prides itself in personal relationships with patients and a strong attachment to the community that spans decades. With a newly renovated facility, as well as an electronic medical record system, they plan on continuing to serve Ascension Parish for years to come.
The clinic is located at 609 E. Worthy St. in Gonzales and more information can be found at www.caroclinic.com.