Dr. Michael Garcia, MD

Dr. Michael Garcia, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 43

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Michael Garcia, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Temple Terrace, FL. Dr. Garcia has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Memorial Hospital Of Tampa and St. Joseph's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garcia to book an appointment.


Locations

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

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(813) 978-9700
North Tampa13020 N Telecom Pkwy Temple Terrace, FL 33637
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South Tampa909 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33609
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3.9

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      Spent 2 minutes with me. Didn’t get the questions answered I needed to recover or receive follow up care. Started walking away when I was asking questions. Find another job if you don’t care about your patients. I will never go back and now have to see another doctor for care. Also, they say online all patients must wear masks, they weren’t! Beware! Waited an hour for nothing.
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      Jun 23, 2020
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      Dr Garcia performed double elbow surgery for my cubital tunnel syndrome 4Q19, as I had a lengthy period of neuropathy symptoms creating a significant level of constant discomfort. Only certain home circumstances would support double surgery and this was confirmed in advance. Such a relief to start the healing process quickly with both elbows and get back to golfing! My neuropathy symptoms quickly resolved but my nerves were now overly sensitive (expected for many post "release" of the constricted nerve.) Dr Garcia prescribed desensitization therapy and after that process he gave me elbow shots. Within 48 hours of that quick, in office treatment and I had 100% relief. No neuropathy and no more pissed off nerves! Dr Garcia is a quick thinker, frank, efficient, expert and a joy to visit. I'm enjoying my golf more than ever and sleeping well, without discomfort!!! Fantastic!
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      May 30, 2020
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      Dr. Garcia spends time with his patients , answers all questions, explains diagnosis and possible treatment modalities. Very thorough, engaging and professional. Excellent all the way around.
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      Frank A Fernandez – Apr 01, 2020
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      I had Dr Garcia for 2 surgeries. Hand and shoulder. He did an excellent job! He explained everything and was very personable. I would highly recommend him.
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      • Appointment scheduling
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      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Ellen Walters – Aug 27, 2019
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      Went for a second opinion for a total joint surgery. MRI didn’t get forwarded from my Orthopedic office as requested, so cancelled the appointment; but got billed anyhow (for phantom visit, joint drainage, and cortisone injection). Called billing office to protest bill, was assured it would be cancelled, but then got a bill from a collection agency.. I have to get proof, so called back to office, they sent email with attachment I couldn’t open. I had to call back to Florida Orthopedic to call
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      • Difficult to schedule appointment
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      , – Jul 15, 2019
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      I am leaving this gratitude for Dr. Michael Garcia. He is phenomenal in his practice to our community. He performed surgery on my right elbow in 2015 and is an outstanding surgeon as well as he takes time to explain and answers all questions. He is a super doc!
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Catherine H. in Tampa – Jun 08, 2019
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      Dr. Garcia and entire staff have their act together! I went there to find out if I have a broken bone in my hand, and everything went seamlessly throughout my appointment. All of my questions were addressed, and I received guidance to care for my arthritis (as it turned out after the x-rays there was no broken bone). Strongly recommend Dr. Garcia and his entire staff!
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      • Long wait times
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      AR in Wesley Chapel, FL – Jun 07, 2019
      Thank you AR! We are glad that all of your...Read More
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      A fantastic hand and elbow physician. He has fixed me up twice now and both experiences have been flawless. He knows his stuff. He works at a very fast pace and is definitely good at what he does. He is paired with a great team, and they all work well together.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Tampa, FL – May 01, 2019
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      Finding the best surgeon for me was a serious thing. I read alot of reviews and spoke with alot of friends. I am so glad I found FOI and Dr Garcia. He operated on both of my shoulders for rotator cuff injuries between 2012 and 2018, and I can truly say he is a very competent surgeon who cares about his patients. Even though at times he was very busy he always took time to answer every question I had and I never felt rushed. I have recommended him to many friends, coworkers and acquaintances.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Christie in Ruskin, Fl – May 02, 2018
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      Dr. Garcia is an excellent physician - he listened carefully to everything I said, acknowledged it, processed it, and prescribed a course of action that resolved my issues quickly and efficiently. He is thorough, personable, and professional, and I would recommend him highly to anyone seeking assistance in his field of specialty.
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      Dale M in Tampa, FL – Sep 23, 2016
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      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Florida
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Hand/Wrist

      Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

      Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Garcia performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Garcia performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

      Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Garcia treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

      Hand Fracture
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Garcia treats Hand Fracture more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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      Dr. Garcia's conditions and procedures:

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Bone Cancer
      • Broken Neck
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Femur Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Fracture Care
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Pain
      • Limb Cramp
      • Limb Pain
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Sternum Fracture
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Torticollis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Wrist Fracture
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Replacement

      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      I believe in treating the whole patient to provide rapid return to function after injury.

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • General Hand Surgery

      Board Certifications

      • Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Education

      University Of Florida
      Undergraduate School

      Awards

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Memorial Hospital Of Tampa

      Tampa, FL

      69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

      St. Joseph's Hospital

      Tampa, FL

      80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Tampa General Hospital

      Tampa, FL

      78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average