Message to all patients: I'm pleased to offer complete dermatological medical and surgical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the whole family, from pediatric to geriatric. I always examine and see all patients myself, you WILL NEVER be handed over to an assistant or extender. I perform dermoscopy (epiluminescence microscopy, incident light microscopy, or skin surface microscopy, is performed using a handheld instrument called a dermatoscope or dermoscope, which has a transilluminating light source and standard magnifying optics 10× ) to better aid in diagnosis of your skin lesions. I pledge to deliver personalized care that isn't drawn from a cookbook or algorithm. If you are in need of help from a BOARD CERTIFIED MD dermatologist, from melanoma to jellyfish stings, I will be your faithful advocate and your physician. I dislike frazzled doctors, frazzled offices and frazzled patients, therefore my patients are always scheduled one at a time. We work very hard to stay on time and I stick to my schedule in a timely orderly fashion. I ask that you respect your appointment time (as well as others' scheduled times) and arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
NO DOUBLE/TRIPLE BOOKING NOR RANDOM INTERNET SCHEDULING HAPPENS AT MY OFFICE!!!!
In addition to medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic treatments offered include the full spectrum of fillers, such as Juvederm©, Belotero©, and Restylane©; botulinum toxin injections for facial wrinkle reduction; and cryotherapy or acid peels for correction of many facial dermatological concerns. Each patient has different needs and therefore a personal face to face consultation will allow you to develop a plan, keeping in mind your needs and priorities. My office is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to perform procedures, including the Cynosure Starlux© laser system for destruction of facial telangiectasias, sun damage, wrinkling.
FOR FIRST TIME PATIENT VISITS: We ask that you bring your insurance cards, photo ID, a list of supplements and medications (or know what they are including dosages), and any medical records or lab/biopsy results to establish your medical care with us. Also, please provide (and bring with you, if possible) all records or updates from other doctors you may see nationally or at other locales, we have many patients from allover the USA & abroad and sadly electronic medical records aren't interconnected due to privacy concerns-- they do not have a magic way of getting to our office! Also, for skin cancer screenings or facial evaluations, we ask that you NOT apply self tanner 2 weeks prior to your appointment as this will distort visualization of your skin, and preferably DO NOT WEAR MAKEUP. Clear or non-tinted/non-chalky sunscreen or moisturizer is FINE and won't affect your exam (you can always apply your makeup or sunscreens after your appointment!)
PLEASE notify us of any and all changes to your address, phone number or insurance information.
Dr. Garcia founded her private practice in 2001 on Marco Island, FL. Previous clinical experiences include Kaiser Permanente in northern California; private practice in Cupertino and San Jose, CA; Albany Medical Center, NY; New York Medical Group, Inc., New York City, and VAH Fort Myers & Naples, FL. She is the first board certified-MD, female dermatologist to practice on Marco Island. Greg Hood is the office manager and the person you will most likely speak with first when contacting us for information/scheduling.
Office Hours are by appointment only. Please provide 48 hr. advance notice if you must reschedule.
ALWAYS contact us first to verify if we participate with your network or plan. We see patients from around the country (and the world) and it is impossible to be contracted with every insurance plan. If your health plan is outside of our networks, we will provide you with the claim forms for you to file your claim on your own behalf.
We currently are in-network with:
Traditional Medicare Part B (and we accept many associated supplemental plans--AARP, Aetna, Mutual of Omaha, Horizon, etc.) PLEASE VERIFY AND CHECK IF YOUR SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN IS ACCEPTED.
Aetna PPO/POS (all 50 states)
Aetna Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (all 50 states)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare Advantage
Marco HealthCare Center
Outpatient Building, 40 S. Heathwood Drive, Suite C (2nd floor), Marco Island FL 34145
Telephone: 239-393-0533 FAX: 239-393-0584