Patricia Garcia, MD is a board certified gastroenterologist and fellowship trained neurogastroenterologist who specializes in treating disorders of gastrointestinal motility including trouble swallowing, heartburn, reflux, constipation, fecal incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Education & Certifications
- Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Neurogastroenterology and Motility (2015)
- Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2014)
- Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities (2014) NY
- Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2011)
- Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System (2011) PA
- Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School (2008) MI
- Associate Clinical Information Officer, Ambulatory Care, Stanford Health Care (2022 - Present)
- Director, GI Motility Laboratory, Stanford Digestive Health Center (2018 - Present)
REFRACTORY GASTROPARESIS: GASTRIC PERORAL ENDOSCOPIC MYOTOMY (G-POEM) VS. INTRAPYLORIC BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION
Parsa, N., Yang, J., Gutierrez, O. I. B., Moran, R., Sanaei, O., Fayad, L., … Khashab, M. A. (2018). REFRACTORY GASTROPARESIS: GASTRIC PERORAL ENDOSCOPIC MYOTOMY (G-POEM) VS. INTRAPYLORIC BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 87(6), AB241–AB242.
Under Pressure: Do Volume-Based Measurements Define Rectal Hyposensitivity in Clinical Practice?
Kamal, A. N., Garcia, P., & Clarke, J. O. (2019). Under Pressure: Do Volume-Based Measurements Define Rectal Hyposensitivity in Clinical Practice? DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 64(5), 1062–63.
Gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy: Current status and future directions
Podboy, A., Hwang, J. H., Nguyen, L. A., Garcia, P., Zikos, T. A., Kamal, A., … Clarke, J. O. (2019). Gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy: Current status and future directions. WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 25(21), 2581–90.
Marijuana, Ondansetron, and Promethazine Are Perceived as Most Effective Treatments for Gastrointestinal Nausea.
Zikos, T. A., Nguyen, L., Kamal, A., Fernandez-Becker, N., Regalia, K., Nandwani, M., … Clarke, J. O. (2020). Marijuana, Ondansetron, and Promethazine Are Perceived as Most Effective Treatments for Gastrointestinal Nausea. Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction with Intraluminal Structures.
Sun, B. J., Kopecky, K. E., Garcia, P., & Spain, D. A. (2020). Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction with Intraluminal Structures. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
The Impact of Intermittent Fasting on Patients With Suspected Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
Jiang, Y., Sonu, I., Garcia, P., Fernandez-Becker, N. Q., Kamal, A. N., Zikos, T. A., … Clarke, J. O. (2022). The Impact of Intermittent Fasting on Patients With Suspected Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.
Differential Findings on Anorectal Manometry in Patients with Parkinson's Disease and Defecatory Dysfunction
Zhou, W., Triadafilopoulos, G., Gurland, B., Halawi, H., Becker, L., Garcia, P., … Neshatian, L. (2023). Differential Findings on Anorectal Manometry in Patients with Parkinson's Disease and Defecatory Dysfunction. MOVEMENT DISORDERS CLINICAL PRACTICE.
Differential Findings on Anorectal Manometry in Patients with Parkinson's Disease and Defecatory Dysfunction.
Zhou, W., Triadafilopoulos, G., Gurland, B., Halawi, H., Becker, L., Garcia, P., … Neshatian, L. (2023). Differential Findings on Anorectal Manometry in Patients with Parkinson's Disease and Defecatory Dysfunction. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 10(7), 1074–1081.
Development and Validation of a Machine Learning System to Identify Reflux Events in Esophageal 24-hour pH/Impedance Studies.
Zhou, M. J., Zikos, T., Goel, K., Goel, K., Gu, A., Re, C., … Sinha, S. R. (2023). Development and Validation of a Machine Learning System to Identify Reflux Events in Esophageal 24-hour pH/Impedance Studies. Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.
Esophagus Center Redwood City, CARedwood City, CA
Pelvic Health Center Redwood City, CARedwood City, CA
Digestive Health Center in Redwood City Redwood City, CARedwood City, CA
General Endoscopy Redwood City, CARedwood City, CA
Digestive Health Center in Emeryville Emeryville, CAEmeryville, CA
Thank you for the patience youâ€™ve shown me! Thank you for the antibiotics! They were truly like changing! So grateful!
She is very good at answering all of my questions and fears, I am grateful to have her ,
She seemed okay. I don't know her and it was a quick visit. I did most of the talking about my symptoms in the visit and then she followed up with a plan of tests going forward.
Dr. Garcia is a great doctor! She is thorough and takes the time to understand my medical history. She is a good listener and also good at explaining what is going on medically.
Dr. Patricia Garcia ranks among the best doctors in my experience. She is wonderful.
Listen to my concerns. Provided the next steps necessary to solve my issues.
SHE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!
Dr. Garcia is wonderful. She keeps up with the latest medications and is comforting.
Dr. Garcia, thank you for your expert care, straightforward communication style, and answering all my questions. I felt you cared about my opinion and listening to my experience and providing answers I could comprehend.
I am happy with the plan that Dr Garcia has come up with for me. She explained things well and made sure that any questions I had were addressed.
Patricia Garcia explains clearly my problem, answering my questions. Very attentive to details and professional doctor. She is the best doctor.
Dr Garcia, is wonderful. She goes out of her way, to explain everything so I can understand.
She is a great, and very understandable doctor.
She was very kind and compassionate!
Sheâ€™s excellent, listens carefully, understands my concerns, is very knowledgeable and up on new medications and treatments. Very thankful sheâ€™s my DR, shes outstanding.
Dr. Garcia is the doctor that I have been seeking to find for over a year. She exceeded any and all of my expectations. I am most grateful to her for her expertise and her care. I look forward to continuing to work with her on my pathway to better health.
Dr Garcia is very kind and I feel she is trying to do what ever she can to help me.
She is an outstanding physician.
After my visit. I felt really good..doctor Garcia was really concerned about my situation
Excellent doctor. Patient, thorough, nice.
Very knowledgeable and very friendly
See previous page. Dr. Garcia is extremely knowledgeable and clear in explanations to me. She is very thorough and precise.
She was informative, knowledgeable, and very helpful.
Dr. Garcia was very thorough and listed out the possibilities that could be causing my symptoms.
Dr Garcia has been excellent at explaining everything in a manner that is easy to understand. She also answered all of my questions thoroughly. Stanford Docs rock!
I could not have wished for a better GI provider. Dr. Garcia is not only extremely knowledgeable and well-trained but she is kind and seriously concerned about her patients. Dr. Garcia thoroughly reviews all test results prior to our appt. to insure that all bases are covered. Dr. Garcia takes her time explaining everything in detail so a layperson may understand. I find that she takes all of my concerns seriously and follows through on ways to resolve them; I am pleased that she takes my concerns to heart. She and I would prefer to avoid further surgery and her goal is to avoid that. I could not possibly be happier with any other provider. Dr. Garcia is a blessing and I feel fortunate to be under her care and safe with her guidance. She follows through better than any physician I have seen in recent history and does not simply pass it on to a surgeon for an easy way out or another physician to complete what she has begun. Grateful is an understatement for the care she provides. I searched for the best and I found it in Dr. Garcia. I would not allow another GI to treat me; or have tests at another facility without Dr. Garcia's knowledge and specific communication.
I feel like she is a very good provider, she listens and is very thorough.
So far so good she had helped trmendously
Courteous and communicative.
Very good listener and focused on what I needed as a patient. I felt very heard and understood with a frustrating problem I've been trying to solve for 2 years. I feel like someone is finally listening to me. Very happy with my video experience with her and hopeful I will finally get some answers.
Dr. Garcia was very easy to understand and talk to.
Very nice, gave me options for my problem which I appreciate.
Patricia Garcia was wonderful. She had excellent answers to my questions and gave me a much better insight on what my options are. She was very helpful in giving me knowledge about myself and what I may be going through; for that I am very excited to speak with her again.
Excellent, personable physician.
Doctor Patricia Garcia is good doctor
Dr. Patricia Garcia is smart, congenial, always well prepared to deal with my issue, and an excellent communicator. I have complete confidence in her.
She is caring g, listens and has been supportive. She also solved my major health issues, which has been a problem for 10 years. Sheâ€™s wonderful practitioner.
I felt that Dr Garcia was caring, engaging and very knowledgeable in her field.
She got to the point of the visit but I felt my weird condition was not factored into her recommendations for testing and said left me to think on this. A doc, for the moment has got to be more creative with me, if possible. Also my tests might have to be done in a hospital setting for now. That is far though for me. Overall seemed knowledgeable and courteous. Told me to message her for questions or let her know if I want to do the recommended tests. Sheâ€™s esophageal experienced and I also had liver questions and she was not experienced there, which to me, Iâ€™m glad she was upfront on that.
Dr. Garcia was easy to talk to and very professional. She listened to my concerns and then laid out a plan for how to proceed till my next appointment.
Well-prepared for the visit, having reviewed my chart ahead of time. Great explanations & plan for next steps & follow-up. Efficient visit.
Very satisfying and looking forward to work with her.
She did a great job of getting to the protentional causes and gave me options for administering medical methods and services for my issue. I am very relieved.
Dr. Garcia is very professional and easy to talk to.
Thank you, Dr. Garcia. I felt heard and understood. I appreciate your recommendations and feel they are the next logical step in my health journey.
Dr Garcia is very knowledgeable, encouraging and listens to my concerns.
Dr. Garcia was helpful in letting me know about the test we were considering and why it's not a fit for me. She was reassuring as to why I don't need it.
Dr. Patricia Garcia is excellent. She acknowledged all patient concerns, explained her reasoning for certain recommendations and made decisions to hasten the next steps. We very much appreciate her approach, her knowledge and her consideration of the medical issues as well as the effects the medical issues have on the patient.
Dr .Garcia is am amazing physician, understanding, explains things well.
Dr. Garcia listened and understood my concerns.
This was the first time I met Dr. Garcia. My visit with her was excellent because she had familiarized herself with my past history and she communicated exceedingly well. She also followed up with a summary in depth. I am so glad I saw her and didn't have to wait for six months (especially given her recommendations).
Dr. Garcia is very easy to deal with and very responsive to the issues that I raise during the visits. She comes up with a clear plan to action for dealing with the issues and sets out the possible next steps. I really like working with her.
Dr. Garcia is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor who takes the time to listen and works to solve my health problems with her suggestions and, when necessary, by referring me to other specialities. I'm very satisfied with her as one of my doctors.
Excellent Dr., with interest in both medical and life quality isses.
Dr Garcia is an incredible doctor. She explains everything, makes great suggestions, and has such a warm presence that she makes it easy to talk to her.
Dr. Garcia is a great doctor with many helpful suggestions.
After asking me questions about my condition, she listened well and then proposed a possible treatment plan to which I agreed to try. She was easy to talk to.
She is a fantastic physician- knowledgeable, thorough, taking all info from patient into account, offering great treatment possibilities.
Very nice and informative.
She is sweet. She speaks succinctly and clearly and listens to me. She is able to be flexible when it comes to giving advice based on my body and my past experiences.
Dr. Garcia is thorough, efficient, caring and kind. She explains everything very carefully and well. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a G.I. doc.
She is excellent listener, has medical files and notes at hand, sheâ€™s kind, clear and supportive.
Dr. Garcia is a wonderful and knowledgeable physician who knows her specialty and finally ran the proper tests and therefore was able to diagnose my problem. I had seen another gasteroenterologist over the past 5 years and, altho the clues were pretty evident, she did not diagnose me properly. I have a rare disease but still... I would recommend her to anyone with digestive problems altho she is pretty booked up as far as scheduling goes. I was, tho, able to get an appointment earlier than expected so I felt very lucky and thankful. Her staff are very helpful and caring in terms of additional communications to make things go smoothly. A+ 5
Does a good job
She is excellent. Very thorough.
Competent and professional!
The Dr was very pleasant to work with. I felt she was listening to what I had to say. I was very happy they had taken time to review my tests and information before we met so the apt focus was on current issues and not just reviewing old test results. The Dr took time to recap the information we went over and be sure I had a clear outline of how we move forward and what I should expect next. This is extremely rare and very much appreciated!
Dr. Garcia is very thorough and spoke very intelligently and understandably.
She explains and listens very well. I believe she is trying to find solutions. Her caring approach is so valuable.
She is very easy to talk to and very clear with expectations or explanations
Dr. Garcia was thorough in going through my prior symptoms and we agreed I would contact her if any new or old symptoms arose.
Very helpful input and really hoping all the recommended actions I take are gonna make me feel better.
This was my first time meeting her and she was amazing. She listened to me, she was compassionate, she was very clear about what the next steps are and she made me feel like she is going to help me & that we will get my digestive issues figured out
Attentive and informative
Excellent provider; I appreciated her time with me.
Dr. Garcia is fantastic. My complaints about this call in no way should reflect negatively on her.
Dr. Patrticia Garcia is not only smart, she is also a superb communicator â€” I am extremely please with her treatment of me and I am very happy to be on her "service" for GI issues (and I told her so); she is wonderful.
Excellent attitude, helpful and cooperative, good communicator.
Excellent visit. Clear explanations and communication.
Very helpful Dr, hope to continue as her patient
She is great
Dr. Garcia very helpful and informative and also giving suggestions which very appreciative.
Very good comunicator
Of all doctors Iâ€™ve seen in her field, she seems the most competent. Also, has a clear way of communicating.
I really appreciate doctor Garcia's concerned about helping me get better thank you
Easy to talk to. Very professional and i formative.
She is such a kind, caring, compassionate and devoted doctor. She is very thorough and really listens to my concerns.
Dr. Garcia is very responsive to my questions and treatment needs. She listens to me and is reassuring about the prognosis. I appreciate her ordering tests that shed new light on my problem, and she explained everything clearly. I tend to minimize issues and just live with them, so it's such a relief to have Dr. Garcia take it seriously and propose long-term treatment possibilities.
Dr Patricia Garcia and her staff do their best to care for my health and to keep me well informed of my options to improve it.
Please refer to last question asked and my response.
Iâ€™m thrilled to be her patient. I feel very confident that I will get the care I seek.
Dr. Garcia was extremely thorough in her conversation with me. I understood her medical advice and she listened carefully to my concerns and explanations.
My video visit with Dr. Garcia was again very informative. She genuinely cares about resolving my medical condition and is actively pursuing a solution. She listens to me, she explains things in language I understand, and she is kind and understanding. Since I live in Brentwood and she is in Emeryville, I am very grateful that I can meet with her using video visits. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Garcia as my doctor.
Dr Garcia was well prepared for our visit. She understood my concerns and made her recommendations. I felt she totally understood my medical issue and I always will know she would be there for me in the future.
Iâ€™m very happy with Dr. Garcia. She answers all the questions I have. I never feel rushed. She is engaging and relational.
Patricia Garcia was knowledgable, frank, focused, respectful, a good listener. She was attentive to my questions and answered in a very organized and comprehensible way. She was familiar with my chart and well-prepared for our visit. I'm happy to have her as my doctor!
Dr. Garcia is excellent! So knowledagble and kind. Best GI doctor I have worked with.
I like her bedside manner - attentive, patient, explains things well, presents choices, educates well regarding subject being discussed. Pleasant personality. I like her and have confidence in her.
She was great.
She was great! I think. Heard everything that I remembered to say
She was very insightful and informative. She had very good ideas about my medical issues and what to do about them. I very much appreciated working with her and am looking forward to continuing our relationship.
She was terrific, easy to talk to, and explained things very well. I look forward to working with her to resolve my issues
You are amazing! Love the care and bedside manner
She is a good listener and gives me hope.
Thank you for your excellent care!
I will recommend her.
efficient and professional
Dr. Garcia is an excellent doctor!
Dr. Garcia was an absolute star. She knows exactly where to go next and asked excellent questions. I will try whatever she suggests. I have complete confidence in her abilities. What a pleasure to met. a Dr. that will listen and well as advice. Thank you Dr. Garcia
Excellent, thorough, explained everything.
Very kind and thorough
Her ability to communicate concisely and in a structured way is incredible. Her communication skills make it very easy to follow her analysis and recommendations. I felt very well taken care off and I am very grateful for her help.
Knowledgeable; gave me good information about my condition and where to go next and what to do.
Dr. Garcia is an absolute wonderful and thorough doctor bedside and I am so grateful to have found her.
Dr Garcia was very professional and nice. She listened attentively and we came up with a plan of my next steps. I would highly recommend her.
She is a fantastic doctor
Even though I have only met with Dr Patricia Garcia by video appointments, she is a very caring, personable, intelligent, compassionate, caring and empathetic doctor. And I feel very lucky that she was one of my doctors looking out for me. Also, because of the distance her offices are away from me, I feel that video visit a true asset, to save time, effort, and money with the bonus if Excellent physician care. Thank you!!!
Very concerned about my well-being I like that was very great on time
Explained everything well and I left the conversation feeling hopeful
She is an excellent doctor - articulate, well informed, and a good listener
She was very kind and thorough. I look forward to working with her.
Dr Garcia was excellent. All of my concerns were professionally handled. If I need any follow up she will be there to help me.
Dr. Garcia is very clear on options. I feel very confident with her plan moving forward. She is very pleasant and easy to communicate with.
Dr. Garcia is an authentic and genuine physician. She listens well and always helpful is seeking resources for medical solutions.
I think she seems like a nice and caring doctor. I live such along ways she trying to setup test locally. Thanks
She was excellent.
Dr was very patient with all my questions and explained my issues very well
I appreciate Dr. Garcia's expertise and her listening to my concerns.
I appreciate the option of meeting virtually. Your explanations were extremely thorough. Although its a lot of information, and I'm sure I will need clarification if/when I make a decision.
She was amazing.
Seems to be knowledgeable and caring.
Liked her a lot - lovely bedside manner -accessible, respectful, did not act in a superior manner like some doctors do
The video visit was a perfect way for me to connect with Dr. Garcia for my first visit with her. I feel strongly that the recommendations she provided are a good start to assisting me in determining my GI health needs.
Dr. Garcia had a good grasp of my history based on my records, and had several suggestions for moving forward which I greatly appreciate. I look forward to working with her.
I liked her.
You can not know how often ineffective care is given to many patients, unless you have tried to work within our current medical system. My family, and friends, and I are all thankful for my treatment. Dr. Garcia has explained complex issues, has ordered tests that really help with the diagnosis, and has an incredible attitude that is so encouraging.
She was very helpful and I could understand her directions. I very much appreciated her help
Thanks for your help
Dr Garcia is very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to speak with. She explains things well and listens to my concerns and addresses them.
She is very thorough and asked many great questions about my health history.
Excellent and brilliant doctor. Listens very well, pulls together all of my symptoms into one picture, had lots of good theories and ideas as to what might be causing my issues for which no other doctor I have ever seen has had. Highly recommend!
She seemed like a good Dr. and definitely knew what she was talking about. She listened to what I have to say and Iâ€™m happy with the course of treatment she has decided.
She's great. Kind, clear, and knowledgable about my rare issue.
Dr Garcia seems to understand what Mt concerns are. We will work together to determine why I feel nauseous all the time. I will trust her that we are going in the right direction.
She was excellent. Listened to what I had to say and very informative as to what will happen next and why
Think she is a good doctor for me. Easy to talk to and understand. Seems like she has a good treatment plan for my conditions.
She was very thorough. I felt like She listens well and heard my major issues. I would recommend her to anyone l know
She answered all of my questions and was kind enough to refer me to another clinic at Stanford that could address some questions that were not her specialty. She was very thorough and explained the tests she was ordering for me.
She was attentive and answered my question . I was pleased with the visit.
She was good to talk to and very accommodating. I feel she explained everything I needed to know.
Pleasantly direct and down to earth.
She was great! She seemed very knowledgeable and had a very nice demeanor, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to talk to her. Iâ€™m so glad we were able to do the appt. via zoom. I look forward to getting some answers for my constipation and hoping the tests she spoke about will help us to do that, All in all, I give my appt. 5+ stars.
Was thorough and answered all ,y questions !
Dr Patricia Garcia is an excellent thorough, knowledgeable, kind and compassionate Doctor. I highly recommend her!
She has helpful ideas other doctors did not. She does not give up on her patients.
Nice doctor / nice smile / good listener / friendly / professional / A+
Enjoyed my visit Doctor Garcia really sound compassion and really listened...and sound very eager to help me with my condition
I sincerely appreciate Dr. Garcia's knowledge and empathy and am very happy to be under her care.
Seemed to have reviewed my complicated medical history prior to the visit and took that into account in developing a treatment plan.
She was very competent and knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and I had a lot of questions! I would highly recommend her to anyone of my friends.
Not happy with her service. I was not given adequate attention.
Thank you for your consultation I felt more relived with your diagnosis of my issue.
She is great.
I liked her. Easy to understand. I wished my emails had gotten to her for the past 2 months, instead of a RN.
She was great! I finally feel like Iâ€™m getting answers to my health concerns.
I think she is very insightful.
Would like Dr. Garcia to spend more time on explaining all the test results and proactively to ask patient's questions
Dr. Garcia is exceptionally knowledgeable. She takes the time to understand my health issues. She answers my questions and comes up with creative ideas for a comprehensive treatment plan. She documents the diagnosis and plan in her visit notes, which are available in My Health.
Dr. Garcia is a very caring doctor. She has warm and welcoming disposition and understands that, at least for me some of the things we talk about are very personal and can be embarrassing and she is always respectful. She knows my history and is willing to tweak treatments to achieve the best results for me.
Very pleased with meeting Dr, Garcia. Knowledgeable, reasonable, great demeanor, directional but not dictatorial very happy to be cared for by this healer.
I really enjoy her clarity, understanding and care she expresses.
Doctor Garcia was attentive and clear.
I had a very pleasant and informative conversation with Dr. Garcia.
Very attentive and extremely knowledgeable.
Dr Garcia is a good doctor, kind, patient, and knowledgeable doctor
Had a great visit, felt heard and empowered as a partner in my care.
She is very thorough & knowledgeable.
Patricia was very knowledgeable & straight forward.
Dr. Garcia also is good at coordinating my care w/my local dr. Dr. Patricia Garcia is the best dr. I've ever had for my G.I. issues. She is very kind & describes all details needed for my on-going care. She is totally willing to work with me on every detail & stays connected via R.N. telephone calls back & forth. #1. Best dr. I've ever had! #7. Thank you for allowing me to use telephone calls for my questions.
Dr. Garcia is wonderful. She diagnosed my problem that two previous doctors did not.
excellent bedside manor she is very articulate and caring
the appointment felt a little rushed, but was fairly thorough. I wish she had some more proactive specific questions instead of asking me general questions
excellent attention to my personal situation! Couldn't ask for more.
Dr. Garcia is top notch with great energy and solutions!
Dr. Patricia Garcia is an exceptional Doctor who is highly educated and cares very much about her patients. She explains things thoroughly and takes time to answer any questions. I cannot speak highly enough about her wonderful care.
Dr. Garcia was so great!
Dr. Garcia was wonderful & understanding. I was very happy to have her as my physician.
i am particularly impressed by Dr Patricia knowledge and organized way in which she conveyed the possible treatments to me.
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