Board-certified since 1987, Dr. Garcia is a highly-trained and experienced Family Medicine physician. After graduation in 1984 from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, he completed in 1987 residency at McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation in Waco. With a special interest in gynecology, he earned certification from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology in 1993. He opened his first office in Lancaster, Texas, then moved to Professional Office Building 2 at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in 2003.
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Affordable Family Medicine for the uninsured and underinsured
Are you looking for an experienced doctor who will treat you as a person and not as a Policy ID?
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Garcia is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician who will tend to your healthcare needs unencumbered by insurance preauthorizations and "cookbook medicine." Dr. Garcia will treat your family ages 8 and up with compassion and respect.
Dr. Garcia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Family Medicine
Board certified in Family Practice
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
General Medical Practice
Men's Health Medicine
Women's Health Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Garcia's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
Asthma in Adults
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Benign Prostate Diseases
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hay Fever-Like Sneezing
Herpes Simplex Infection
Internal Derangement of Knee
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Low Back Pain
Mild Skin Rash
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Blood Pressure Management
Bone Density Scan
Chlamydia Infection Screening
Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Cryotherapy for Warts
Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
Gynecologic Cancer Screening
Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
Non-Surgical Arthritis Treatment
Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams
Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
Routine Gynecological Care
Sexually Transmitted Infections Counseling
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Skin Lesion Biopsy
Sports Physical Examination
Suture Soft Tissue Wound
Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
Thyroid Hormone Balancing
Urine Pregnancy Test
Vitamin B12 Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated
U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
Medical School | Graduated 1984
McLennan Co Med Ed & Rsch Fdn
Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
McLennan Co Med Ed-Rsch Fdn
Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
American Society For Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Other Education | Completed 1993
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Garcia has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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