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About Dr. Maria T Garcia

Dr. Maria T Garcia, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Metuchen, NJ. She has 23 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Jfk Medical Center. Dr. Garcia has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Maria T Garcia is Great. Dr. Maria T Garcia has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Maria T Garcia is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Prime Care Medical Group

561 Middlesex Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Specialties

Dr. Maria T Garcia has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Family Planning
  • Contraception
  • Immunization
  • Weight Loss
  • Influenza
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)

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Reviews

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Excellent physician, mediocre staff

Dr. Garcia is a wonderful family physician. She spends much more time with you than your average doctor and I trust her medical opinion. She is very open to alternative methods of healing (eg. acupuncture.) I feel very frustrated at times with the staff and scheduling in areas such as obtaining referrals and lab results. Hold times on the phone can be extensive.

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GOOD LISTENER

Love Dr. Garcia's "bedside manner" and understanding of issues. She takes the time to listen to me and come up with ideas.

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Tired of feeling like a criminal for ADHD medicine

In it for the money couldn't care less about their patients. Tales a minimum of 3 days of constant phone calls before they return your message, their phone system is set up that you cannot get in contact with a real person unless you have a "serious medical emergency." Staff is uncourteous and it isn't unusual to be waiting an hour after your scheduled appointment time to get in to the office where the doctor will spend 10 minutes and write the prescription. After 10+ doctors visits over the last 6 months I have had enough, I will be switching to somewhere that my doctor or nurse or anyone in the office will reply to the mandatory message you must leave if you have any hope of getting a call back.

Wait time
56 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Exceptional Doctor(s) but Wait time is a Negative.

I love Maria. She is a sweetheart and knows her stuff. One thing I don't like is how She, and ALL Doctors, for that matter - love to PUSH certain medications down your throat. (Incentive purposes, I assume. Lol.) But, I say no about 25x and she gets the point. Lol. Great bedside manner by all staff. Can't say much about the tellers in the front. They're kind of nasty and make you uncomfortable. But they're just miserable with their own life so they can kick rocks.

Wait time
56 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
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The wait is worth it

Dr Garcia takes time with her patients, which often makes her fall behind schedule.

Wait time
40 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2014, 2011, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Garcia is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 1995

  • Umdnj

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Maria T Garcia accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Health Garden State
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Prime Care Medical Group, 561 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ
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