Max Gerald Garoutte was born in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1959. He traveled extensively in his early childhood while his father served in the United States Army. After finishing high school at the age of 16, he entered University of Missouri at Columbia as a pre-med student. His academic achievements allowed him to obtain a Curator's scholarship. As an undergraduate, Dr. Garoutte served as the Pre-Medical Society President, was an undergraduate teaching assistant and participated in service organizations such as the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program. He received early admittance to the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine in 1980. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a medical degree, he did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the St. Luke's Hospital/Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in 1991. He entered private practice in the Dallas area and had a busy practice in Denton, Texas until he moved to the San Antonio area in 2005. Since his move, Dr. Garoutte has been listed as a "San Antonio Best Doctor" and has been recognized as one of "America's Top Doctors." For 2008-2013, he received the vitals website prestigious "Patient Choice" award as recognition for his patient-responsive approach to the practice of medicine. This placed him in the top 1% of all doctors on the vitals website. Dr. Garoutte has earned a high rating from healthgrades website and consistently has been ranked among the most popular cardiologists in San Antonio. In 2015, he was ranked the number sixth cardiologist out of 1,962 cardiologists in the state of Texas by healthgrades. He is a former board member of the American Heart Association in San Antonio. He has served as the Director of Cardiovascular Services for the Nix Health System. He has been a regular contributor to the NSIDE MD magazine. He specializes in general, invasive, interventional and preventative cardiology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Garoutte is the President/CEO of several companies including Metro North Cardiovascular Associates, PA; Adelphostar Enterprises, Ltd.; Bryden Enterprises, Inc.; Maximum Destiny, Inc., and Alamo Armory, LLC. Dr. Garoutte is the author of Maximum Destiny-Realizing Your Path to Ultimate Fulfillment, Saving Medicine-A Doctor's Prescription for a Dying Health Care System, Fatherly Advice and Heart Doctor (Fictional Novel). He has been a featured television and radio guest speaking on the topics of health and wellness, disease prevention and new technologies in cardiology. He lives with his wife, Meg in San Antonio. They are the parents to three teenage sons. His avocations include scuba diving, fly fishing, writing prose/poetry, painting, golf and traveling. CONTACT INFORMATION: 1003 NE LOOP 410, San Antonio, TX 78209
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Dr. Garoutte's Care Philosophy
Dr. Garoutte believes in timely, appropriately aggressive patient care. He believes that patient care is a collaborative process with the patient. Every patient is different with different needs and expectations. Once a patient is diagnosed and treated, he believes that a proactive plan of wellness should be formulated in conjunction with the patient and the primary care physician, so that the patient will have the best opportunity to stay well. Dr. Garoutte has written books and healthcare, wellness and the proper way to enact healthcare delivery reform. His books can be obtained on Amazon and an e-book is available on his website, maximumdestiny. Several patient references can be found on vitals.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garoutte to family and friends is 4.4 out of 5