Christopher Quirante PA Bio
Chris was born in Manila, Philippines and came to the U.S. when he was 5-years old. He and his family
lived in the Detroit, Michigan area for four years and then moved to Port Arthur, Texas in 1975. He
graduated from Nederland High School in 1984. He has been happily married to his wife Benjeline since
1990. They have four children and have been residents of Vidor, Texas since 2011.
Chris graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he
obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant in 1999. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in
Economics from Brigham Young University in 1993. He has worked in a variety of settings as a physician
assistant. His first job as a physician assistant was in Dumas, Texas in the Emergency Department for
Moore County Hospital District. He also ran an occupational clinic for Swift Foods (formerly ConAgra
Foods) part-time. From there he worked for Summit Orthopedics in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He continued
to utilize his emergency room experience while in Idaho by also working at Eastern Idaho Regional
Medical Center’s emergency room. He was then recruited to Lubbock, Texas where he assisted a
neurosurgeon with Neurosurgical Associates of Lubbock. After four years in Lubbock he moved his
family to Katy, Texas where he worked in a variety of settings including urgent care centers and family
practice clinics throughout Houston. It was during this time that Chris realized his true desire which was
to have a family practice clinic.
Thanks to Dr. Michael K. Crossley and his wife Kimberly, Chris has had
the wonderful privilege of opening Heart of Texas Family Medicine in 2011. Chris and his family have
immensely enjoyed the hospitality and warmth of the people of Southeast Texas. He has said that of
all the jobs that he has had, nothing has been more rewarding and enjoyable then serving the people of
Southeast Texas in the setting of family practice. He is grateful to be a part of the community and looks
forward to continuing to serve the people in the region.