El Paso Center for Family & Sports Medicine
Angel J. Garcia, MD
Sports Medicine & Aesthetic Specialist located in El Paso, TX
When a family moves to a new city, one of the most important things is getting the right doctor who can provide expert, knowledgeable care for the entire family. Angel J. Garcia, MD, at El Paso Center For Family & Sports Medicine in El Paso, Texas, is board-certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, making him an ideal primary care physician who can treat everyone from children to grandparents.
Primary Care Q & A
What is a primary care provider?
As a primary care provider, Dr. Garcia treats immediate problems ranging from minor illnesses to conditions that could become serious if not diagnosed correctly, such as sore throats, ear infections, coughs, bronchitis, or the flu.
For example, he can test a patient's sore throat to determine if they have a strep infection, which requires an antibiotic. If it’s a virus though, Dr. Garcia does not prescribe unnecessary antibiotics.
What are the advantages of having a primary care provider trained in family medicine?
A primary care doctor who is also board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Garcia can treat patients of all ages, from infants to older adults. He provides expert care as the primary provider for every family member. Parents and children can see Dr. Garcia for annual checkups, as well as when they become sick.
One of the roles of a family medicine practitioner is to help prevent sickness and keep families in good health.
Having Dr. Garcia as the primary care physician for the entire family means seeing him more frequently, helping to build a lifelong, trusting relationship. That allows Dr. Garcia to gain deeper insights into shared traits or medical conditions that may run in the family. He also ensures that each family member is up-to-date on vaccines.
How does a primary care physician help to prevent illness and injury?
Since he is trained in sports medicine as well as family medicine, Dr. Garcia can provide expert advice on healthy lifestyle choices, including information on nutrition and exercise.
He is also knowledgeable about the treatment of most common sports injuries and is trained to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and hypothyroidism.
Since many of these chronic conditions affect elderly people, families that have live-in parents or grandparents can rely on Dr. Garcia’s expertise. He can see multiple family members one after the other during the same visit. And should any family member need to see a specialist, Dr. Garcia can refer them to a trusted colleague.
The El Paso Center for Family & Sports Medicine can take care of the healthcare needs of the entire family, so call or book an appointment online today.