Dana  Garcia

Dana M. Garcia, MD Pronunciation Guide

Family Medicine
4.8of 5 | (969) | View Reviews
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ARC Kyle Plum Creek Ages seen: 9 - 99 Joined ARC: 2016

About Dana M. Garcia, MD

  • Dr. Garcia currently has long wait times for new patients. Please see below for the physician and advanced practice clinician (APC) she recommends to new patients wanting to transfer or establish care at ARC.

    If Dr. Garcia is your primary care physician, please book your appointment via your ARC MyChart account or call 512-ARC-INFO (512-272-4636).

    ARC Kyle Plum Creek


    Dr. Garcia was raised in Los Angeles, CA, and decided to put roots down in Austin with her husband, who is a native of the city. When not at work, she likes to spend time exploring Austin, jogging, and spending time outdoors with her dog. So far, her favorite outdoor spots in Austin are Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake. She also enjoys reading and exploring art museums and galleries. Dr. Garcia and her husband both love traveling and, as she says, “have a lot of places left to cross off our list!”

“I chose Family Medicine because it allows me the opportunity to get to know my patients over the course of their whole lives. Not only is Family Medicine about treating disease, it is also about disease prevention, health education, and overall well-being. I care about my patients and like to spend time truly getting to know them, because I believe all aspects of their life contribute to their health. This way, together, we can decide the best care plan and help me consistently provide good, evidence-based care.”

Services

Adult Mental Health

Adult Mental Health

You can schedule an office visit to discuss mental health concerns, medication refills, and follow-up care. Your primary care team may utilize screening tools during office visits to identify potential mental health concerns, enabling them to provide appropriate resources and/or treatment options.

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Annual Physical Exam

Annual Physical Exam

An annual wellness exam helps you touch base with your ARC doctor, address health issues, and talk about preventative measures for you.

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Breast Exams

Breast Exams

Breast exams are check-ups, mammograms, and other types of screenings that look for for changes or problems in the breast tissue.

Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management

Chronic healthcare management includes care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other chronic health conditions.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Austin Regional Clinic offers annual diabetic retinopathy screenings to our patients with diabetes. Screening is easy, takes less than five minutes to complete, and does not require any pupil dilatation or eye protection.

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Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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HIV Prophylaxis (PrEP)

HIV Prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a way for people who do not have HIV to prevent getting HIV. This treatment, designed for people who are at substantial risk of getting HIV infection, consists of taking a pill every day. 

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Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio, and more.

Medicare Wellness

Medicare Wellness

A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan. It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.

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Mental Health Medication Management

Mental Health Medication Management

ARC offers mental health medication management for patients with behavioral or cognitive health conditions.

Minor Procedures

Minor Procedures

ARC Family Medicine doctors can perform in-clinic minor procedures.

Musculoskeletal Care

Musculoskeletal Care

ARC Family Medicine doctors can provide care, treatment, or referrals to address musculoskeletal issues that cause you pain and discomfort.

Pap Smear

Pap Smear

Annual pap tests are used to screen for cervical cancer.

Prostate Screenings

Prostate Screenings

Prostate screenings help detect early signs of prostate cancer.

Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits

Same-Day Illness & Injury Visits

Our providers are available 365 days a year for minor emergencies, including sprains, colds and flu, minor burns, seasonal allergies, and more. We're here for you on days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Well-Check Exam

Well-Check Exam

A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctors and APCs cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2013
  • Residency
    University of Southern California/California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
  • Education
    B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, 2005
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Member, Texas Medical Association
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin’s Top Doctors 2021, Austin Monthly

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • June 20, 2024

    Dr. Garcia always takes very good care of me

  • June 20, 2024

    Keep the good work going

  • June 20, 2024

    Dr. Garcia was nice and very helpful and explained to me why I needed to be referred to another doctor.

  • June 20, 2024

    Thank you! Professional, helpful and caring team at ARC!

  • June 19, 2024

    Dr. Garcia's prowess as a doctor is beyond reproach. She is also compassionate and kind, and her bedside manner is uplifting and reassuring.

  • June 19, 2024

    I left the room after I dressed. I didn’t know if I was suppose to wait for the nurse or Dr. for further instructions…then I went to get an X-ray. I told the tech it was my rt leg that needed an X-ray. But after the fact I realized I meant rt hip…😬😐