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José L. Garcia, MD, BCFM

Family Medicine/Primary Care

José Garcia, MD, shares his practice with fellow Health First Physician Internal Medicine Specialist Erich Arias, MD. Their office is located at Bayside Lakes in Palm Bay .

Dr. Garcia's goals are to provide Primary Care to the whole family and fulfill the needs of all his patients and this wonderful community. His main professional interest is Internal/Adult Medicine and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

Dr. Garcia is originally from Cuba, where he was born and raised. He knew since early childhood that he wanted to be in medicine due to his strong desire for the vocation and his father's influence as a retired Pediatrician.

Dr. Garcia attended medical school in Cuba, where he graduated in 1992 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. Immediately following medical school he started an Internal Medicine Residency that was interrupted when he left Cuba and moved to the Dominican Republic. While there he worked as a physician for an ambulance service. Making his way to the United States, Dr. Garcia worked and trained in many different capacities. While studying for the medical licensing examination, he trained in Family Medicine at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, which is affiliated with the University of Washington, and practiced Rural Medicine in a small town in Washington state. During his time in Washington state, he had a diverse and busy practice that included comprehensive Primary Care Medicine, management of chronic diseases, Geriatrics, Internal, Preventive Medicine, and Pediatrics. He also worked in Urgent Care, Nursing Homes, and as a Hospitalist.

He joined Health First Physicians in 2010 and currently resides in Palm Bay.

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine
(Board-certified Diplomat)


Central Washington Family Medicine
Residency Program
Yakima, WA

Medical School

Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas
"Carlos J. Finlay"
Camaguey, Cuba