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Dr. Mark Garrison, DO

Gynecology •  Male • Age 63

  
Dr. Garrison

Enloe Women's Services

1405 Magnolia Ave Ste A Chico, CA 95926
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(530) 332-5080

Dr. Mark Garrison, DO is a gynecology specialist in Chico, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 and specializes in gynecology.


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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Garrison accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
WellPoint

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Garrison's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Uterine Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrison treats Uterine Diseases more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Garrison treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Uterine Fibroids
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrison treats Uterine Fibroids more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Garrison treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrison treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Garrison treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

Dr. Garrison's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Garrison's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garrison

4.8

Based on 53 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I recently had a full Hysterectomy (robotic surgery) by Dr. Garrison and I was nervous at first but Dr. Garrison is compassionate and explains everything in detail and makes you feel comfortable. With the robotic surgery I had some pain of course by never used any pain medication. The surgery was the best thing I could have done. I highly recommend Dr. Garrison
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By far the best Doctor I have ever been to. Dr. Garrison makes you feel comfortable and explains everything so that you feel well informed and do not leave his office confused. He is very knowledgeable and positive, and I HIGHLY recommend him! He has literally changed my life!
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There are not enough stars to give Dr Garrison! I am a labor and delivery nurse, and I was referred to him for a hysterectomy. I have never had surgery let alone robotic surgery I was very stressed out about the whole process but then I met Dr Garrison and he put all of my fears at ease, he takes his time explaining everything and answering any questions. It is very apparent that he cares greatly about women’s health! He is a top notch surgeon and I highly recommend him and so do all the surgical nurses at the hospital.
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I am the veteran of 10 surgeries (mostly orthopedic; none gynecological) and I cannot emphasize enough how remarkable my experience with Dr Garrison has been. I had a complete hysterectomy (including removal of large calcified fibroids and a large ovarian cyst) via robotics. I was home the same day and never needed a pain pill. He explains things well, listens carefully, relates questions I asked to what he observed in my body ... what more can you ask for in a surgeon? How about someone who distracts you from the discomfort of an endometrial biopsy by chatting about French pronunciation? Or someone who holds your hand and encourages you to think about pleasant things as you are "going under" for surgery? His visit notes are testimonies to his comprehensive absorption of information. I would recommend him highly to anyone who needs gynecological surgery. Compassion, humor, and expertise packaged in one great surgeon.
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My robotic hysterectomy by Dr. Garrison was so much easier than I had expected. I had surgery on a Thursday, took a couple of pain relievers on Friday, and returned to work part-time on Monday. I was nervous and emotional before the procedure, because I had never had surgery before, but he was so understanding and reassuring. He is an experienced, kind, compassionate, skillful, and confident surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone in the Chico area. The care at Enloe Medical Center where he operates was fantastic too. My surgery started at around 4:30 p.m. and I was home and in bed for a good night's sleep by 9:00 p.m. that night. When I texted him with a few questions on that Saturday, he responded right away and followed up to check on me by text message on Sunday. We are lucky to have Dr. Garrison.
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Dr. Garrison was instrumental in giving me my freedom back. After years of female problems, he was able to work with my insurance to get my problems taken care of. My surgery was smooth. I didn't have any problems after surgery and healed amazingly fast. In fact, I returned to work 3 weeks earlier than originally projected. I would recommend Dr. Garrison to anyone!
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I started seeing Dr. Garrison in August 2018 because I was sent to him for surgery that I needed. I loved him from the beginning. He was very caring, answered all my questions and even answered guestions I didn't know I had! He spent a great deal of time with me making sure I was totally comfortable with the procedure and that I knew exactly what it involved. Together we chose robotic for my surgery. On the day of surgery he knew I was nervous and he held my hand until I was under anesthesia.
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With the Da Vinci robot and Dr. Garrison's skilled work, my ovary was saved from a massive cyst that had twisted around it and was causing me extreme pain. Thank you Dr. Garrison for your kindness, amazing bedside manner and genuine caring!
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I have only the best to say about Dr. Garrison. Dr. Garrison provided me with the knowledge I needed to make informed decisions regarding my healthcare. My surgery performed by Dr. Garrison was absolutely the easiest I’ve ever experienced, as far as recovery goes. I was extremely impressed with not only Dr. Garrison’s knowledge, and educational information he provided but also his willingness to listen to concerns and to show compassion.
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Dr. Garrison is the best, he and his MA Elsa Palacios stays on top of a problem until it is solved. They give more than the best, Loving, Caring as well as Professional.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

<p>As a gynecologist, any given problem has multiple options for treatment. Listening to the patient allows common pathway to those treatment options. I take into account the woman's needs at many levels including psycho-social, financial and physical needs. Please allow me to help you on your journey to complete well being.</p>

Specialties

  • Gynecology

Education

1992
MC Ohio Toledo
Residency Hospital
1988
Firelands Comm Hosp
Internship Hospital
1987
Ohio University College Osteo Med Athens
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1982
California State University Chico
Undergraduate School

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)