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About Dr. Michael A Garcia
Dr. Michael A Garcia, MD is a Doctor primarily located in West Bloomfield, MI. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Doctors Hospital Of Michigan, St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and St Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. Garcia has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael A 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. Michael A Garcia has the following 11 expertise
- Cushing Disease
- Gland Issues
- Addison Disease
- Thyroid Diseases
Dr. Michael A 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
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I would not recommend Dr. Garcia to any patient. I had the right side of my thyroid removed due to an atypical biopsy result. When following up with Dr. Garcia, the pathology report indicated that I had thyroid cancer. Dr. Garcia was very insensitive and unprofessional in his conduct during this appointment. He told me that if my surgeon had me wait a few months to remove the rest of the thyroid I "shouldn't have a cow about it". I was so shocked that I couldn't quite articulate a response. I guess I shouldn't "have a cow" about the fact that Dr. Garcia only goes on blood work and feeling one's neck almost exclusively to determine if one's thyroid has changed in size? He was wrong about that, too. If my primary care physician had not been so thorough, having conducted an ultrasound out of his office and having conducted a nuclear thyroid scan, I would still have my thyroid which contained a 2.5 cm malignancy. Even after I had the results of these two tests, Dr. Garcia felt my neck and told me my thyroid hadn't changed. After telling him that my tests said differently and that I was directed to have another biopsy, I, also, told him that my primary care physician would ensure this happened if Dr. Garcia refused. Dr. Garcia relented and did an ultrasound which showed that my nodule had increased in size. He, then, did the biopsy which came back with atypical cells. I should, also, note that during my follow up appointment to my first thyroid surgery, after Dr. Garcia told me I had thyroid cancer, he was talking to me, and in mid sentence he stopped and asked me what my name was...do not go to this doctor!!!!
Dr. Garcia is absolutely clueless about thyroid conditions. He follows the old school approach of cutting your thyroid out, putting the patient trough Radioactive Iodine (without disclosing any of the possible negative side effects- and is clueless about the fact that it will and can cause horrible nausea) and will only prescribe Synthroid. He laughs at Natural Dessicated Thyroid meds, and has absolutely no clue about the many issues a patient can confront once you loose your thyroid. Honestly, he seemed nice but when the research I conducted (from peer-reviewed medical journals and other references) contradicted much of what he was telling me, I am glad I found a new doctor to treat me. He should either retire, or start educating himself if he is going to continue to treat thyroid patients. Starting with Stop The Thyroid Madness would be a great start for him, and any patient reading this. If you are considering going to Dr. Garcia, I would keep looking as he really is completely out of touch.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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 (2018)
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.
Dr. Garcia is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
49 Years Experience
University Of Michigan Medical School
Graduated in 1969
Suny Health Science Center
Dr. Michael A Garcia accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- HAP Preferred PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAssociated Endocrinologists, 6900 Orchard Lake Rd Ste 204, West Bloomfield, MI
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