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.

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