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Dr. Arlene Garcia, MD

Gastroenterologist

Brooklyn, NY

About Dr. Arlene Garcia

Dr. Arlene Garcia a leading Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Specialist serving the New York City area since 1997. Known for providing individualized care that transcends the fractured and non-holistic approach typically found in today's health care practices. At the foundation of Dr. Garcia's diagnostic acumen and outstanding patient care is a core value system driven by compassion, empathy, and good listening skills, supported by extensive clinical and procedural experience.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel - Petrie Division

Education and training

  • Medical School - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Maimonides Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Harvard Health Professionals Program - Award
  • "Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers during Pregnancy" . Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 27:1 March 1998. Co-author: Mitchell S. Cappell, M.D., Ph.D.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1972523116

Dr. Arlene Garcia's office locations

Arlene M. Garcia, MD

33 8th Avenue, Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Arlene M. Garcia, MD

314 West 14th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10014

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Definitely recommend Dr. Garcia. She is kind, welcoming, and really takes the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Will go again!
Less than 1 month ago
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Appointment made for 4 PM. I showed up at 3:50 PM to be told that I'd have to wait one and a half hours, probably more. What is the point of making appointments then?
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Pleasant and reflects exceptional experience.
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She was so patient with me, really took the time to explain everything and answer my questions. And offered me new understanding of my situation that i hadn't gotten from other doctors. Very thorough and knowledge able.
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No wait time for my appointment! Dr Garcia was extremely thorough, provided so much insight to my symptoms. Took her time during the examination, clearly explained findings and results, and answered all my questions. I will refer everyone I know to her!
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Dr. Garcia has the best bedside manner I've ever encountered from a medical professional. She was kind and extremely thorough. I highly recommend her practice.
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Dr. Garcia was professional, throrough, and compassionate. She talked me through the issues I was having and gave me clear guidelines as to how we would proceed. This was my first time seeing a gastroenterologist and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
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Very thorough and informative. Lovely interaction. I have confidence in this doctor.
Less than 1 year ago
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One of the best doctor experiences I've had in a long time. Dr. Garcia is very thoughtful, comprehensive and precise in her analysis. And very warm and accessible. Great communicator. Excellent doctor.
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Friendly, great listener and made me feel comfortable. Thx!
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Very thorough. Asked many questions. Pointed out things about my symptoms that other GIs had missed. Wait time was 50 minutes—I recommend getting the first appointment of the day.
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The treatment I received from Dr. Garcia was excellent!
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The doctor was great, as was the person at the front desk. However, there were 3 patients to be seen ahead of me, at my appointment time. This resulted in a wait time of 75 minutes. In addition, I booked anavailable slot on ZocDoc, only to receive a phone call from the doctor's office telling me that the slot was actually not available, forcing me to reschedule. So, there are obviously systemic issues with the scheduling that needs to be addressed in order to better serve the patients.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit- she was very welcoming and right to the point to figure out the next steps.
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Dr. Garcia is extremely kind, proficient and attentive. She was very thorough while going over my medical history and answered all my questions. I had a really pleasant experience. I definitely recommend her!
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She’s a sweet heart ! She answered all my questions and took her time with me ! The receptionist is nice too and very welcoming ! I recommend this place !
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Smart + tuned in. Recommended.
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I never know if I can trust other people's reviews but this time I was right. I didn't wait at all. The person at reception was kind. Good atmosphere in the waiting room. I highly recommend doctor Arlene Garcia. She LISTENSand that's something not all doctors know how to do. She was very helpful.
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She is patient and thorough. A careful and very caring physician. Recommend her without reservation.
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Dr. Garcia was friendly, professional, and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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My appointment with Dr. Garcia was flawless. Her reception was actually out sick, so she handled everything from check-in to check-out herself with grace. I was there early in the morning with no other patients so there was no wait tobe seen. It was a routine exam, and her bedside manner was wonderful -- she was extremely kind and thorough with her explanations of what she was doing and why, and made me feel very comfortable. Highly recommend!
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The doctor spent a lot of time to understand my history and current problem. She suggested a simple solution for my problem and did not recommend heavy medication, which was great! Definitely recommend!
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Great except wait was very long
More than 1 year ago
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I arrived at 10:30 for an 11:30 appointment (very early, I know, but I was in the neighborhood and would’ve had to wait regardless). Dr. Garcia didn’t see me until 12:30, and when I told her I wouldn’t be returning becauseit took her an hour to take me after my appointment time, she told me (condescendingly) my appointment wasn’t until 1:40. Apparently my appointment through zocdoc needs to be confirmed by them, and 11:30 didn’t work for them so they changed it to 1:40 without notifying me of a change except for a voicemail the day prior “confirming your appointment with Dr. Garcia at 1:40” which, admittedly, I didn’t listen to fully because the voicemail was not notifying me of a change, but just confirming the appointment which I assumed was the appointment I was already aware of, which I had made for 11:30 am. When I showed Dr. Garcia my confirmation for 11:30, she didn’t respond and I was told they’ve been having issues with zocdoc, but was given no formal apology for my wait. Will certainly not be returning to Dr. Garcia.
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VERY NICE DOCTOR, VERY CLEAN OFFICE AND NICE & PROFESSIONAL STAFF.
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Dr. Garcia took her time to listen to each and every one of my concerns, examine me, and offer several options to alleviate my symptoms (none of which involved medication). I am so thankful that I found an honest and knowledgeablephysician who values practical solutions and doesn't push unnecessary medication. I highly recommend visiting Dr. Garcia.
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Great experience! Dr. Garcia's receptionist was extremely warm and helpful, very much like the doctor herself who took a great deal of time to get to know my medical history, and was very patient and knowledgeable when it came to answeringmy questions. Not exactly thrilled about getting a colonoscopy, but I feel much less apprehensive about the procedure having met Dr. Garcia.
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It was my first visit and I found Dr. Garcia extremely welcoming, informed and professional. She made my first visit a great one. She was attentive, listened and provided great guidance. I think she is one of the best doctors I’ve visited.
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awful.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Garcia was amazing. Her demeanor was fantastic, she was calm and knowledgable and funny :) Would highly reccomend her.
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Great bedside manner and very detailed consultation. You feel you can trust her right away!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Garcia was very personable and thorough!
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She is very pleasant and kind. She explains clearly and answers any questions best she know how. I would be returning to her for all follow up and checkups.
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Dr. Arlene Garcia is very knowledgeable, culturally competent (bicultural, bilingual) and had the best bedside manner. I had never been to a gastroenterologist and she put me at ease immediately by being fully present - active listening andanswering all of my questions. She thoroughly explained her examination procedure before beginning. She examined and immediately informed me of her diagnoses. If you are at all nervous about getting your "hinny" seen or treated, Dr. Arlene Garcia is sure to put you at ease with her stellar bedside manner, sensitivity, medical knowledge, and humor.
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Dr. Garcia and her staff are fantastic! I had to wait a little while before the doctor could see me, but once I met with her, it was completely worth it for her wonderful bedside manner and the attention and careshe demonstrated during our appointment. She was kind and warm and made me feel comfortable. From the minute I arrived, the staff were attentive and inviting. The office and waiting room were clean and beautifully decorated. What a great experience!
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She was kind, and thorough.
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The doctor was good. She noted my issues and provided suggestions based on the information I provided. She was very informative. However, my experience with the practice was horrible.I was at the practice at 3:50 pm for 4 pm appointment. Iwas not taken in until 5:15 pm. The receptionist was clueless and the doctor took another patient before me because they double booked and told me to wait 15 minutes. I waited 60 mins more to just see the doctor after that. I checked with the receptionist and they don't know how to take in the check-in form or no idea of what was going. I also had to refill the check in form.
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She was very attentive and listen to your concerns. She also answers any questions you may have best of her ability. Very friendly and makes you feel like you are very welcome.
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she's absolutely amazing. i am a health care provider myself - and really trust her diagnosis and appreciate the time she takes to understand your case. she obviously really cares about her patients. the staff, also, were so on top of it.
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I actually didn't realize I needed a final confirmation email from Zocdoc, so I went to my appointment and it turned out that it hadn't been made. But Dr. Garcia still saw me after her other patients and was patient, wasvery thorough in her questions, and listened carefully to me despite it being past 7 pm. She was knowledgeable and kind. Definitely recommend!
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Dr. Garcia was wonderful. She was extremely patient and personable. I highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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I was very happy with my first appointment with Dr. Garcia. She was very nice and took her time with me, answered all of my questions with informative answers. I really appreciate when doctors take their time with patients and whileI did have a wait to see her, I'd rather wait knowing she is taking her time with each person rather than hurrying them out the door. I'll wait for that any day.
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Dr. Garcia was great and I would have given her a 5-star rating if I didn't have to wait over an hour to see her!
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice doctor - she patiently listened to everything I had to say, took lots of notes, and slowly went over each point and summarized what might be the cause for the issues that I was having. Then she examined me and went over everything in extreme detail. Highly recommended!
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I was really disappointed that I had to wait about 45 minutes after my appointment time to be seen. Other than that Dr. Garcia was wonderful.
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Loved Dr. Garcia. She was very informative, thorough and easy to talk to. Would Recommend her to anyone!
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Doctor Arlene Garcia is just excellent, she is a doctor who listen to all your concern, she is patient and allow you to have confidence when talking to her. If you want a doctor who listen and care, please visit heryou will rarely have this chance with other doctors, I highly will recommend her to people, very satisfying. Mery T.
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Dr Garcia was very thorough and took a great deal of time to listen to the issues I am experiencing. I felt very confident with her assessment and recommendation.
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She is the best doctor ever .
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Dr. Garcia is great. She took time to explain the procedure and answered all questions. She is very personable.
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