Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 56

Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Mcallen, TX. Dr. Garcia has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital At Renaissance. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garcia to book an appointment.

Dr. Garcia

Valley Arthritis Center

811 E Fern Ave Ste 1 Mcallen, TX 78501
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Garcia

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Garcia treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Garcia treats other conditions, please contact the office at (956) 630-2114.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Garcia is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Osteopenia
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Garcia is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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High
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Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases

Rheumatologic muscular disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polymyositis in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes muscle pain, stiffness or weakness.Compare with other Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases specialists.

Dr. Garcia is experienced in the area of Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Polymyositis
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Garcia is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lupus
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Systemic Sclerosis
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Dr. Garcia's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Garcia accepts the following insurance:

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Ambetter
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garcia

2.9

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
38.297872340425535%
(18)
4 Stars
6.382978723404255%
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3 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
2 Stars
4.25531914893617%
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1 Star
46.808510638297875%
(22)
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Please answer the phone!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Maria Azucena Vela – Feb 12, 2021
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I have tried for 3 weeks to get an appointment. First the telephone for appointements rolls over to voice mail that mail box is full and it hangs up. So if you punch some other numbers and finnally get an answer they demand a referral. Then the doc will look at the referral and maybe you will get a call or not. Then you need an interview appointment before you can see the doctor but it will not be this month for the interview as we are all booked up. I went in person as well to get a release of medical records to send to my doc to fax to them. NO WAY. You have to be a patient first then you can request a form. It is a bad situation and the folks at the desk are rude and do not care about helping.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Suzzanne Thomason – Jan 01, 2021
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Dr. Garcia is good but the staff, especially the nurse is rude.
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Joseph Pulickal – May 05, 2020
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We saw this imposter 5 years ago on a referral for a lupus diagnosis. He ran bloodwork and said my wife didn’t have lupus! Over the last five years I have observed my wife suffer from many lupus symptoms such as mouth ulcers, nasal ulcers, eyelid ulcers, inflammation of lower extremities, fibromyalgia, arthritis, the lust goes on. He based her lupus diagnosis solely off a blood test! Yet we keep getting referrals to him! The first and only time we went to his office we waited 3 hours to see him. It seems his reputation is inflated!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Lupus weary! – Apr 24, 2020
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I saw Ms Ruiz PA for this appointment but I absolutely love her, she is caring and patient and explains my bloodwork results thoroughly, I am extremely thankful I found some wonderful Drs that care. Thank you Dr Elvin Garcia and Ms Ruiz
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mirna Sanchez – Feb 28, 2020
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Mary in TX – Jan 16, 2019
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Good Dr..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Irma in Los Ebanos – Aug 15, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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OLGA BRAMMER in MISSION, TEXAS – Jan 11, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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McAllen, Tx – Mar 13, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Edinburg, TX – Sep 19, 2016
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Very professional,caring and inspiring
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Janie perez in Harlingen, texas – Feb 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Mcallen, TX. Dr. Garcia has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative 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

Awards

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What are Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Garcia frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. Garcia specializes.

Where is Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD's office located?

Dr. Garcia's office is located at 811 E Fern Ave Ste 1, Mcallen, TX 78501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Valley Arthritis Center

Dr Elvin R Garcia MD PA811 E Fern Ave Ste 1 Mcallen, TX 78501
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Doctors Hospital At Renaissance

Edinburg, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)