Get the facts about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including symptoms and complications.
- Birth Control Facts about birth control to help decide which type is right for you.
- Type 2 Diabetes Basic facts about type 2 diabetes & risk factors to be aware of.
- COPD Get the facts about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including symptoms and complications.
- Diabetic Macular Edema Facts about diabetic macular edema, including the different types.
- Flu Facts about influenza (flu), including symptoms and vaccines.
- GERD Get the facts about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Lupus Get the facts about lupus, including symptoms, risk factors, and the different types.
- Menopause Facts about menopause, including the stages, symptoms, and types.
- Ulcerative Colitis Facts about ulcerative colitis, including causes, signs and symptoms.
- View All Care Guides Prepare for your next visit with our extensive library of Care Guides
Dr. Alfredo M Garcia has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Alfredo M Garcia has the following 14 expertise
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
- Gland Issues
- Diabetes (Types I & II)
- Addison Disease
- Cushing Disease
- Lipid Disorders
Dr. Alfredo M Garcia has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Showing 5 of 6
I went through pretty much every single endocrinologist in the Valley before my PA referred me to Dr. Garcia. Yes, there is a wait time; there are signs all over the office in both English and Spanish that he does take his time with his patients. My first appointment was a late morning appt and I didn't see him until close to 2 pm. But to his credit, we sat together and discussed in detail my medical issues for close to an hour. Now I try to schedule my appoints early in the day. He is very picky and thorough and you better be well-versed about your own health and medical history. I've been to several other doctors who will simply write out a prescription for yet another medication rather than take the time to find out about other meds, any exercise/diet suggestions or alternatives that can be used. I'm not bothered by his lack of bedside manner; he is a specialist, not my GP, who takes care of all of me and not just my diabetes. I like him. He can be brusque (get your sugars under control before you end up with kidney failure) but does listen, will advise, and is always professional. Plus, he has some really good assistants. You will need to get all your labs done outside the office.
I would arrive 15 minutes early yet every single time I'd wind up waiting 2-3 hours to see Dr. Garcia. When I would finally see him, he would do the typical procedures, look at the labs, and after five minutes he would say everything is fine, write a prescription, and leave. He wouldn't make eye contact and my experience felt rather dehumanizing. When he told me about me cancer diagnosis, he followed it with saying "out of all the cancers, this is the best one to have". I had a better experience at the state clinic on Rangerville Rd. The doctor there would listen to me, and he actually remembered personal details about me like when I'd talk about hobbies or family. Dr. Garcia may be considered a bright mind in his field, but when it comes to making your feel cared for, taken care of, or like a human being, he will not deliver.
The doctor is very caring and listens very carefully to all of your concerns. He is answers every question with great detail and explains it so that you completely understand. You truly feel like you are cared for by the doctor and his staff; not like some other doctors who seem to just be rushing you in and out.
41 Years Experience
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1977
University Of Michigan Health System
Dr. Alfredo M Garcia accepts the following insurance providers.
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & DirectionsSouth Texas Endocrine Clinic, 1722 S Carolina St Ste A, Harlingen, TX
Dr. Alfredo M Garcia is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Harlingen, TX.