Dr. Chris Carson, Chief Medical Officer of the West Region and Medical Director of Beacon Care Services

Dr. Carson has been associated with Beacon Health Options for 20 years as both a provider and in several positions of leadership with Beacon. Currently the Medical Director of Beacon Care Services (BCS), Dr. Carson brings a long history of working in the provider world to BCS. His area of clinical expertise is Emergency Psychiatry. He has been involved in provider organizations in Texas and Arizona.

Dr. Carson is also the Regional CMO in the West Region. Along with his clinical experience he has been involved in managed care in various roles for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in public sector contracts, Medicaid, and managing clinical programs on both a local and national level.

Dr. Carson holds a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He completed his residency and fellowship training in adult psychiatry at Baylor University Medical Center and Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Carson completed his Master of Business Administration at University of Arizona.