Derrick  Garcia, MD

Derrick J. Garcia, MD

Family Medicine
4.9of 5 | (997) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

ARC Far West Ages seen: 10 - 99 Joined ARC: 2001

About Derrick J. Garcia, MD

I believe the key to medicine is listening. I try hard to make sure that I hear the patient’s story and understand their fears. Often, I have found the act of listening to be as therapeutic as the medicines themselves.

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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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 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 Practice
  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, 1998
  • Residency
    Central Texas Family Practice Program, Austin, TX, 2001
  • Education
    B.A. in English, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1993
  • Professional Positions
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 20212022

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

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

4.9out of 5
  • April 12, 2024

    Dr. Garcia has been my primary care physician since I moved to Austin, 10 years ago. The ARC staff is always very professional and helpful. Dr. Garcia is a very kind and caring physician. He has handled all of my medical needs with compassion and respect. I have recommended him to several friends and acquaintances over the past 10 years.

  • April 12, 2024

    Reviewed current medical profile throughly and took the time to address my concerns.

  • April 11, 2024

    Kind people and very fast process end to end.

  • April 11, 2024

    I loved being able to schedule a next day appointment on My Chart. All staffers were polite and efficient and I received excellent care.

  • April 11, 2024

    My doctor is very easy and good to discuss all medical issues with!!!

  • April 11, 2024

    Dr. Garcia was very helpful on today. I have new insurance & he explain to me how my plan works. What I needed & what referrals I needed.I was very confused on the insurance & the plan I got before I set foot in the room but fully understood by the time I left though

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