Dr. Elvin Garcia, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Garcia
Accepting new patients

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. Dr. Garcia has more experience with Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Autoimmune 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.


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Dr. Garcia accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Humana
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Preferred PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

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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.

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 typically treats 98% more often than similar doctors

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Polymyositis
Dermatomyositis
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Arthritis and 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 and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Garcia typically treats 85% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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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 typically treats 99% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lupus
Systemic Sclerosis
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High Frequency
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Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Garcia typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 44 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
43.18181818181818%
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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!
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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
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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.
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Mary in TX – Jan 16, 2019
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Good Dr..
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Edinburg, TX – Sep 19, 2016
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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. Dr. Garcia has more experience with Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases, Arthritis and Arthropathy,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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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Locations

Valley Arthritis Center

Valley Arthritis Center8011 E Burn Ave Ste 1 Mcallen, TX 78501
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Doctors Hospital At Renaissance

Edinburg, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

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