Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Garcia
Accepting new patients

El Paso Ear Nose & Throat Assoc

201 Bartlett Dr Ste A El Paso, TX 79912

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Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in El Paso, TX and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Garcia has more experience with Endocrine Surgery, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Foundation Surgical Hospital Of El Paso and Sierra Medical Center. 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
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
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Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Garcia performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Garcia performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Parathyroidectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia performs Parathyroidectomy more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Garcia performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 97% of their peers

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

Chronic Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Sinusitis more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Vertigo more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Outer Ear Infection more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Tinnitus more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Nosebleed 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:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garcia

3.3

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
55.172413793103445%
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4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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1 Star
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      I have seen Dr. Garcia for several years now and I have been getting worse with time. I come to find out that I have tinnitus and or Meniere's through no diagnosis of his. All he did was send me for hearing test and said that it was due to aging. Now the bussing in my ears is so bad that my head hurts all the time and when I requested to see a different doctor I was told that I could not switch doctors. Well that's really stupid.
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      • 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
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      El Pasp, TX – Apr 11, 2018
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      I had an appointment with Dr. Garcia for 8:15. I was told to be there 30 minutes early to complete paperwork. They did not open until 8. After waiting for 20 min. In the parking lot I went inside. They gave me paperwork to complete. Some of the forms had been copied so many times that they were almost illegible. I completed the forms in bout 5 min. They collected the paperwork & $125 for the office visit. I waited until 9:00& was not called in from the waiting room. Cancelled appt, nobody cared.
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      Feb 20, 2018
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      I went to see Dr Garcia after suddenly developing a mass on my right side of neck. It was growing and there was no pain and I didn't have a cold that would contribute to swelling of the glands. It turned out to be a second brachial cleft cyst and Dr Garcia was able to remove it . He was wonderful in easing anxiety i was feeling about being hit with a sudden growing lump that was naturally causing my mind to go to the worst thoughts and was very thorough in my evaluation and decision for surgery.
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      El Paso, TX – Jun 10, 2017
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      My mom was referred to this doctor from her primary, I don't even know why! He is so rude and has no manners. He didn't help my mom with anything. He was not interested about what my mom had to say about her problems, and he said there's nothing he can do for her. And While I was explaining things to my mom about what he had said, he was so impatient and kicked the stool, he was ready to leave the room! He is so rude, I do not recommend this doctor! he doesn't even deserve one star!
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      El Paso, TX – May 22, 2017
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      I'm a veteran that was referred to this doctor because of problems with my throat and let me tell you, he was very rude and condescending. Anytime I would try to tell him about the pain or discomfort I had in my throat he would laugh at me and he even made a comment about me not being employed. What does me, being currently unemployed have to do with my throat? Nothing. The wait time was close to two hours after my appointment, ladies at the front desk were the only nice people there.
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      El Paso, TX – Feb 21, 2017
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      His experience and confidence helped put my concerns at ease. he was very straightforward about my condition. Took his time to sit and answer and go over all that was going on. No long wait times. His staff is amazing. I would recommend him 100 times over.
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      El Paso, TX – Nov 16, 2016
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      I had a horrible experience. The staff was kind and hospitable but the doctor was rude and condescending. He asked irrevalent questions such as where I work and I told him I'm not working at the moment because I am a new mom and made me feel awful for not working and decided to tell me about his personal life and how because he has twins I don't have a hard life. The worst doctor I have ever met. I waited hours just to be criticized about my lifestyle when I'm in pain.
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      Biography

      Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in El Paso, TX and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Garcia has more experience with Endocrine Surgery, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Otologic Care...Read more

      Specialties

      • Ear, Nose, and Throat
      • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      1993
      Roswell Park Canc Institute
      Fellowship Hospital
      1989
      University Dist Hospital University Pr
      Residency Hospital
      1987
      University Dist Hospital University Pr
      Internship Hospital
      1986
      University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
      Medical School

      Languages

      • Spanish
      • English

      Awards

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      Locations

      El Paso Ear Nose & Throat Assoc

      El Paso Ear Nose & Throat Assoc201 Bartlett Dr Ste A El Paso, TX 79912
      1
      El Paso Ear Nose and Throat Associates1600 N Lee Trevino Dr Ste A2 El Paso, TX 79936
      2
      El Paso Ear Nose & Throat Assoc5959 Gateway Blvd W Ste 160 El Paso, TX 79925
      3

      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Foundation Surgical Hospital Of El Paso

      El Paso, TX

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

      Sierra Medical Center

      El Paso, TX

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      The Hospitals Of Providence Memorial Campus

      El Paso, TX

      67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average