Frank J. Garcia, M.D.

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Dr. Garcia is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and total joint reconstruction. Dr. Garcia is a native of San Antonio. He is a graduate of Central Catholic high school and St. Mary's University where he received a Bachelor's of Science degree with honors. He received his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School. He completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

His post-orthopaedic training included a 6 month spine externship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During that time he published two spine related and one joint reconstruction related articles. Dr. Garcia is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and recently completed his 10 year re-certification.

Dr. Garcia has been in private practice since 1991 and his practice has evolved towards treatment of sports related and arthritic conditions of the knee. In 1996, he was the first surgeon in Texas to perform the Carticel procedure, an innovative way to re-implant cartilage to damaged areas of the knee. He has the most experience in San Antonio performing this procedure.

Other orthopaedic firsts for Dr. Garcia include the UniSpacer minimally invasive knee implant and computer navigated total knee replacements.   

Dr. Garcia has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, total hip replacement, sports injuries, total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement.

Dr. Garcia was named in SA Scene's list of SA Doctors: Best of 2014.

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Practice History
The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, LLP
San Antonio, Texas
2001–present
Education

Residency
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Orthopaedic Surgery
1986–1990

Internship
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
General Surgery
1984–1986

Medical School
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Doctor of Medicine
1984

College
St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, Texas
1980

Certification & Licensure
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1985
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993, 2003
Professional Organizations & Committee Service
Alamo Orthopaedic Society
San Antonio Orthopaedic Society
American Medical Society
Texas Medical Society
Bexar County Medical Society
Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member of North American Spine Society
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Honors & Activities

Dean’s List, 1998–1991
Alpha Epsilon Delta, Premedical Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha

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    Administrative Staff
    Clinical Coordinator
    Margie T: 210.396.5312

    Scheduling
    Phone: 210.281.9595
    Fax: 210.582.2670

    Referrals and Authorizations
    Phone: 210.804.5600
    Fax: 210.804.5601

    Billing Specialist
    Phone: 210.804.6800
    Fax: 210.804.6801
    Physician Staff
    Luis D. Perez, P.A.

    Luis D. Perez, P.A.


    Physician Assistant to Dr. Frank J. Garcia
     

    T: (210) 396-5310
    F: (210) 396-5316

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    Work History

    Physician Assistant-Certified
    to Frank J. Garcia, M.D.
    The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, LLP
    San Antonio, Texas
    2003–present 

    Medical Assistant/Shift Supervisor
    Concentra Medical Centers
    San Antonio, Texas
    1995–2001

    Physical Therapy Technician/Medical Assistant
    Occupational Health Centers
    San Antonio, Texas
    1989–1995  

    Education
    MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, Washington
    Physician Assistant Certification
    1994 

    St. Philip’s College
    San Antonio, Texas
    Associates of Applied Science, Pre-Nursing
    2001

    National Institute of Technology
    San Antonio, Texas
    Medical Assistant Certification
    1988–1989 

    Certification & Licensure
    American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider, 2003
    Bexar County Physician Assistants Society, 2003
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants , 2003
    Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, 2003 

    Professional Organizations & Committee Service
    American Academy of Physician Assistants  

    Honors & Activities
    Dean’s List
    St. Philip’s College, 1996–2000

    Dean’s List
    University of Washington School of Medicine, 2001–2003
    OFFICE LOCATIONS
    • Central
      The Orthopaedic Institute
      400 Concord Plaza Dr., #300
      San Antonio, TX 78216
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    • Downtown
      Metropolitan Methodist Plaza
      1200 Brooklyn Ave., #320
      San Antonio, TX 78212
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    • Northwest
      Westover Hills Medical Plaza I
      11212 State Hwy 151, #150
      San Antonio, TX 78251
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