Always There For You

At Ching Healthcare Institute, we believe in getting it right the first time.  For this reason, we employ only the most highly trained and professional staff.  Our healthcare team consists of a triage nurse, medical assistants, lab technician, physician assistant, referral coordinator, insurance specialist, health information manager, registered nurse, and a certified medical aesthetic provider to meet and exceed your healthcare expectations. 

Robert T. Ching, DO

Internal Medicine / Family Medicine / Hospitalist


Place of study

Undergraduate--Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois

Medical School--Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine



Internship and Internal Medicine Residency--Chicago Osteopathic Health Systems


Following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Ching decided early on to become a physician.  After attending medical school in Chicago, where he grew up, he relocated to Texas seeking warmer climate.  Dr. Ching feels strongly about maintaining patient- and family-focused healthcare, while having compassion and empathy for his patients.  Practicing in South San Antonio since 1995, Dr. Ching believes in the importance of patient education, and helping them to understand the implications of their disease and how to manage it.  He also stresses the need for a good plan, in terms of overall care, to include diet, exercise, therapy, and lifestyle choices.  Dr. Ching would like to express his gratitude for the opportunity to serve and care for all the many patients and families that entrust him with their healthcare needs.


Conveniently, Dr. Ching is fluent in three languages, to include English, Spanish, and Mandarin. 


Dr. Robert Ching is also a member of The American College of Osteopathic Internists, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and Bexar County Medical Society. 

Carolina A. Carmichael, PA-C

Internal Medicine / Women's Health


Ms. Carolina Carmichael, Physician Assistant, has been on our healthcare team since June of 2010.  Ms. Carmichael grew up in San Antonio, graduating with a Master's degree in Science from the esteemed PA program at the University of Texas Health Science Center.  She has an extensive background in Internal Medicine, focusing on all aspects of Adult and Family Medicine.  She also has experience in diabetic research.  Ms. Carmichael completed specialty training in Women's Health and Wellness, and has become an integral part of Ching Healthcare Institute, as she partners with Dr. Ching to bring you competent and thorough medical care.



-Internship-Internal Medicine

-Externship-Women's Health and Wellness

-2 years in Diabetic Research

Amanda L. Ching, RN, CMAP 


Our Administrator, Amanda Ching, a Registered Nurse since 1993 with an extensive background in adult medicine and comprehensive disease management.  Her goal is to provide unparalleled service to the patients who have chosen Dr. Ching as their personal physician.  Through day to day contact and communication with the patients, she is able to address all their needs and concerns.  Making herself personally available to the patients is a point of pride, as she leads the staff through dedication and accountability.


Amanda received her Medical Aesthetics Certification in Dallas, Texas, from one of only four esteemed aesthetic programs for medical professionals in the United States.