About Dr. Gabriel Ortiz-Varela
A diligent internist and primary care doctor, Dr. Gabriel Ortiz-Varela works towards creating a better healthcare experience in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Ortiz-Varela earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at the Ochsner Medical Center. He has received the award of ‘Role Model for Compassionate Bedside Manner, Nursing Staff and Charge Nurses’ at the Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Ortiz-Varela currently sees patients at SA Premier Primary Care & Internal Medicine. He is renowned for providing thorough medical care for the treatment of a host of conditions, which include sinus problems, vertigo, incontinence, interstitial lung disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Louisiana State Medical Society. He enjoys giving back to his community and has participated in many volunteer activities, including mentoring first, second, and third-year medical students as well as assisting in the formation/opening of multiple primary care clinics in the outskirts of the city of Moscow, where many poor people reside in run-down villages. Dr. Ortiz-Varela believes in providing comprehensive and holistic medical care, to enhance his patients’ overall health. He approaches patient care with compassion and positivity. In his free time, he likes hiking, running, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and traveling around the world while helping others.
- American Republic Insurance Company
- Primary Care Doctor
Education and training
- Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Doctor of Medicine
- Ochsner Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
Dr. Gabriel Ortiz-Varela's office locations
SA Premier Primary Care & Internal Medicine
1139 SE Military Drive, Suite 108
San Antonio, TX 78214
SA Premier Primary Care & Internal Medicine
4411 E Southcross Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78222
Patient reviews for Dr. Gabriel Ortiz-Varela
Absolutely the best experience, I have had with a Doctor. The staff from the front to the back were awesome.
Friendly, attentive to one’s concerns.
He was very nice, excellent bed-side manner. He listened to the complaint and genuinely seemed interested in what was wrong and how to correct it. Very short wait and was seen before appointment time. Overall 5 stars!
Dr. Ortiz and his staff is the best! I’d recommend them to anyone! :)
The visit went extremely well! Dr Ortiz-Varela took the time to listen and actually seemed like he cared. I’d recommend him to anyone.
He is very professional and knowledgeable
Very professional in walking me through my questions and concerns; kind with responses of a sensitive nature. I felt very taken care of by Dr. Ortiz-Varela.
Very nice doctor. Took the time to listen and answer any questions I had.
Dr. Ortiz was great! So friendly and easy to talk to! Everyone in the office was friendly as well!
He is the best doctor I have seen . Highly recommend. And for sure will stick with him for booking appointments in the future !
Dr. Ortiz was very kind, took the time to listen and also took the time to explain. He explained what my symptoms may have been caused by and explained what medication he was prescribing me. He also thanked me for coming for 20min away to their office to be seen:) he made sure I understood everything and walked me out and was just an all around friendly person!
He was very real and personable! He was fine with talking about himself and he was very kind and understanding.
Over all I did enjoy my visit.
Pretty casual and not uncomfortable at all. Managed to get pretty acquainted in the first meeting so very easy to talk to about issues.
Very knowledgeable! Wanted to know all medical history. Very concerned with new symptoms. Made sure I was taken care of on my first visit!
My husband enjoyed how easy it was to talk to this doctor. With no judgement and the staff was very friendly.
Great doctor with an even better bedside manner. Didn’t make me jump through hoops to get refills on medications I’ve taken in the past. Very easy going and would recommend to anyone!
Very understanding with Dr., no misunderstanding. He listened my issues with my health and helped me to solved this matter. I'll definitely will come back again
If i didn't have to wait so long my visit would have been perfect. They were short a person, Dr Ortiz was sick himself (had a mask on) but still did a great job. Definitely a plus that they had onsite lab and the retired Navy guy who drew my blood was so nice and good at his job that i would go here just for him!
Kept asking how else he could help me which I'm not used to. He was very open to listening to me and came up with a plan to get my health back on track.
Good people who do good things!
Thay are very nice got me in and out family friendly
He was incredible & the staff was incredible. I felt so comfortable and taken care of!
Dr. Ortiz-Varela was great and had a wonderful bedside manner. I’m a recovered heroin addict and I’m always honest about it with doctors. Other docs have been condescending and treat me like I’m drug seeking. Dr. Ortiz-Varela was very respectful and didn’t treat me differently, it was like talking to a friend. He refilled my medication with no problem and didn’t make me jump through hoops. He treated me like a human being and I am incredibly grateful to have found him. I’ll be back!
I found the entire staff friendly and helpful while getting my first appointment documented. Dr Ortiz-Varela was friendly, knowledgeable, and truly showed interest in helping me with my individual situation.
So far so good. Really like Dr Ortiz. Down to earth like you being seen by your buddy. Highly recommend!
Everyone in the office is GREAT, didn’t wait long at all to be seen, the nurses are funny the doctor very cool, great visit
Friendly sincere listen to everything I was concerned about.
I’ve only had one visit but I really like Dr Ortiz. He seems like a down to earth laid back guy. Everyone is the office is very laid back and nice. Would definitely recommend this dr.
Very pleasant experience. Everyone was friendly and knowable. Definitely going here again.
Very enlightening would recommend this doctor to friends and family
I was quickly seeing and I loved it all
Over all my experience was pretty good everyone was really nice & friendly.
He could have been more interested in my well being. Seeming he already had enough for the day, didn’t ask much questions. Didn’t bother to go into detail about my Pryor medical care. It was more like an unwanted visit in his part. Definitely the most awkward doctor visit I’ve ever had. Will not be recommending him to any family/friends or my viewers.
First time there. Great atmosphere fast service and close to home
Quick and to the point,
He is the most amazing doctor!! I drive 40 minutes just to keep him as my doctor!
From the moment I walked in the office, every single person working in the office was polite, courteous, helpful, friendly and kind. Dr. Ortiz was very thoughtful in his assessments. He was a very attentive listener. He was generous with his time, was not in a rush or distracted. I truly appreciated my experience in his office, not only with Dr. Ortiz but also with the five additional staff members that I interacted with. I would give more stars if I could. If possible I will stay with Dr. Ortiz as my primary care doctor for the duration of my life. I appreciated my visit that greatly.
Good man. Very thourough and caring and solution oriented without just jumping to conclusions and doling out meds.
Dr. Ortiz is my favorite! He’s so compassionate and is an excellent doctor! I’ve found my new PCP!!!
Moved to the SA area recently and was very happy to encounter such quality medical care. The doctor and his team are great.
Very nice. Went in for a physical. He really didn’t do much. May not go back. He did even check my ears it throat. Just breathing and reflexes.
Love Dr. Ortiz! Such a wonderful and understanding doctor! I feel blessed to have found him!
Dr. Ortiz-Varela was very respectful and responsive with my care. He was very direct with his answers to my questions and made me feel very comfortable as a new patient. I will definitely be returning in the future.
He was excellent! Very kind and helpful! Will definitely continue seeing him as my Primary Care Physician.
Great bed side manner and the med techs were awesome! I found my PCP. Thanks!
I found Dr. Gabriel Ortiz-Varela to be a warm caring professional..His office wait time was right away...his staff very friendly..I was comfortable and put at ease with my visit..I would highly recommend him..
It was wonderful! Felt very comfortable and like he was going to take care of my health issues.
Dr. Ortiz is very professional and very nice. The wait time was not long to see him. He sat down and talked to me and listen to me. His staff is very nice. I will definitely be going back.
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