Marisa R. Garcia, APRN, FNP-C
Marisa Garcia grew up in Bastrop, TX. When she is not working, Marisa says “my soul is happiest at the beach!” She loves spending time with her daughter, hot yoga, walking at the lake near her home, and swimming in any body of water. Marisa also enjoys reading mystery books and watching comedies. She names the Hike & Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake as one of her favorite area locales.
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Obesity medicine is very close to my heart because carrying extra weight is something that many of my family members and I have struggled with throughout our lives. I enjoy working with people to develop a sustainable weight loss and weight maintenance plan that makes sense for their lives. When working with patients, my approach is a judgment-free partnership.
- Anti-Obesity Medication Program
Anti-Obesity Medication Program
ARC's Anti-Obesity Medication Program offers weight-loss medication and counseling for ages 18 and up, as well as genetic testing and treatment for obesity predisposition.
- Genetic Testing for Monogenic Obesity
Genetic Testing for Monogenic Obesity
This advanced service is designed for individuals with a BMI over 40 and a history of childhood obesity. Genetic testing aims to uncover underlying genetic factors contributing to obesity, enabling a more personalized and targeted approach to treatment.
- Healthiness Ideal Protein
Healthiness Ideal Protein
Ideal Protein is a medically supervised meal replacement program consisting of partial meal replacements, vitamin and mineral supplements, and conventional food.
- Healthiness Optifast
OPTIFAST® is a physician-supervised, total meal replacement program, and is a thoroughly studied, medically created liquid formula plan to help you lose weight and improve your health.
- 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.
- Weight Loss Counseling
Weight Loss Counseling
Beyond prescribing effective medications, we prioritize holistic wellness and offer nutritional guidance. Your team provides insights into calorie or carbohydrate counting based on your basal metabolic rate, empowering you with the knowledge and tools to make informed and sustainable dietary choices.
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Board CertificationsAmerican Academy of Nurse Practitioners
EducationBS in Nursing, Summa cum Laude, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2015
Master of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2018
- Member, Austin Advanced Practice Nurses
- Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Member, Obesity Medicine Association