Dr. Carmen Purl

EPSON MFP imageCertification:  Dr. Purl is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has been since 1988.  She is a member of the Texas Medical Association and Member of the Medical staff at Moore County Hospital District.  She is the medical director of Coldwater Manor Nursing Home and Stratford Family Medical Clinic.

Training:  Dr. Purl completed her residency in Family Medicine at Central Texas Medical Foundation and at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.  She received her medical degree fro UTHSC at San Antonio.  She has a Bachelor's Degree from West Texas State University and Amarillo College.


Experience:  Dr Purl came to Sunray in 2003 from the Emergency department at Golden Plains Community Hospital .


Missions:  She has 7 years of ER experience in addition to her private Family Practice experience.  Dr Purl travels frequently to developing countries around the world to offer medical care and hope to the poorest of the poor.  Her recent trips include Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America.  Dr. Purl is grateful to have patients who understand the poverty of people around the world and who are willing to share their family doctor with those in need.


Family:  Dr. Purl is married to David Purl her best friend and dearest supporter for over 30 years.  She has three adult children and is the proud Mimi to three grandchildren.

Meet Dr. Purl

Infants – 4yrs


Dr. Purl sees your babies after you leave the hospital during that first week at home.  We encourage breastfeeding and have an independent nurse lactation consultant who will help with any challenges you are facing. We follow the most current immunization schedules recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control).  We use all possible combination products to decrease the number of injections.  Your baby will need “3 shots and a drop” at the 2 month, 4 month and 6 month visits.  Things will then slow down and your next checkups will be the 12 month and 18 month visits.  After those, your precious child will be done with the “baby shots” until the 4 year old shots that start off the school experience.


At all visits, your child will be weighed and measured.  During the checkups, we will discuss developmental milestones for speech, fine motor, gross motor and neurologic development.  It is important that your child get all check ups, even when there is no scheduled immunization, so that we can track growth and development.  Remember to schedule the check up every year during their birthday month!