Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(26)
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Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD
Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in El Paso, TX. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Providence Memorial Hospital, Sierra Medical Center and Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso.

5959 Gateway Blvd W Ste 160

El Paso, TX 79925

Contact Information

(915) 779-5866

Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD

Dr. Rafael Garcia, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Nosebleed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
89

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garcia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garcia to family and friends
3.4
based on 26 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Garcia's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
El Paso, TX |
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.
El Paso, TX |
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!
El Paso, TX |
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.
El Paso, TX |
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.
in El Paso, TX |
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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Dr. Garcia accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Garcia has admitting privileges

Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso
1416 George Dieter Dr
El Paso, TX 79936
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Providence Memorial Hospital
2001 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902
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Sierra Medical Center
1625 Medical Center Dr
El Paso, TX 79902
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