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Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Garcia

Valley Arthritis Center

8011 E Burn Ave; Ste 1 Mcallen, TX 78501

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(956) 630-2114


Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Mcallen, TX. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (Pucmm), Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud and specializes in rheumatology and hospice & palliative medicine.


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Dr. Garcia accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Garcia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wegener's Granulomatosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Wegener's Granulomatosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Systemic Sclerosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Systemic Sclerosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garcia's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garcia

3.0

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
7.317073170731708%
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3 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
1 Star
43.90243902439025%
(18)

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Every single time my mother calls into the office she's put on hold and they never come back on the line. After 40 minutes, my mother hangs up. I've been on hold for 20 minutes so far and still waiting as this pertains to a prescription that they need to fax to my mother's insurance. my mom says Dr and staff is wonderful.. It's just that they always leave you hanging on the phone.
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I have been a patient of Dr.Garcia for 4 years. He is an angel in disguise, caring and compassionate. His office staff are polite, caring and tend to my needs on a timely manner. The medical staff are the best. They always offer to help me. My medications are always faxed to my pharmacy right away even before leaving his office after an appointment. May God bless him and his staff. I will recommend Dr. Garcia to other people who need a rheumatologist.
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I have been treated by Dr. Garcia and his PA's since 2011. He diagnosed my lupus, fibromyalgia, Sjogren's syndrome and arthritis. The staff is uncaring, unsympathetic, and brusque. It is as if they do not understand every patient in that office is in some kind of pain. I go in for an appointment every 3 or 4 months and I never get the results of my bloodwork and when they do, it is 3 or 4 months old. Dr. Garcia is a nice man but sees way too many patients.
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the service staff is the hardest to work with i have ever encountered. as a business owner, i can tell you right now that this doctor will go bankrupt because of his service office staff. sad sad sad. i will tell anybody that wishes to hear about the sad service that this offices gives. i will not recommend this doctor as his office staff has terrible service. they will not offer to help, i think they are just bleeding this doctor to death!!! bankruptcy is where he is headed.
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Very professional,caring and inspiring
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Biography

Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Mcallen, TX. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (Pucmm), Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud and specializes in rheumatology and hospice & palliative medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Woodhull Med Mntl Health Center
Residency Hospital
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (Pucmm), Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average