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Family Medicine Specialist

Garcia Family Medicine - A Direct Primary Care Practice

Theresa C Garcia, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine Physician & Obesity Medicine located in Eastern Jackson County, Blue Springs, MO

Having a family medicine specialist you trust is the key to maintaining exceptional health and wellness. At Garcia Family Medicine - A Direct Primary Care Practice in Blue Springs, Missouri, family medicine physician Theresa Garcia, MD, FAAFP, affectionately known by her patients as Dr. Tess, and the team offer comprehensive family medicine services when you’re ill, injured, or have (or would like to prevent) a chronic disease. Call the Garcia Family Medicine office today or book an appointment online.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine at Garcia Family Medicine offers evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide array of health problems you or a family member may encounter.

The team provides the following services:

  • Well and sick child care
  • Adolescent care
  • Women’s health care
  • Men’s health care
  • Annual physicals
  • Sick visits
  • Chronic disease management
  • Disease screenings
  • Injury and illness treatments
  • Other urgent care services
  • Weight management
  • Mental health treatments
  • Immunizations
  • Contraception


Garcia Family Medicine staff members offer contraception, cervical cancer screenings in accordance with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists standards, treatment for acute vaginitis, and more during women’s health visits.

Adolescent services available include obesity management, mental health treatments, acute illness care, and chronic disease management.

What are the benefits of family medicine?

Some of the many benefits you can experience with routine care at Garcia Family Medicine include:

  • Healthy weight management
  • Early disease and illness detection
  • Improved mental health
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Disease management
  • Lowered risk of serious complications


Garcia Family Medicine serves the needs of the entire family, including babies, children, teenagers, and men and women of all ages.

What happens during family medicine appointments?

During family medicine visits at Garcia Family Medicine, you can expect the following:

Vital signs check

Your family medicine specialist assesses your height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), pulse, blood pressure, and temperature during a vital signs check.

Medical history review

Dr. Tess reviews your medical history, including symptoms you may have, medications you might take, family and personal history of disease, and your lifestyle habits. She can answer questions or concerns you have about your health.

Physical exam

During a physical examination, Dr. Tess assesses your eyes, ears, throat, breathing, reflexes, and more. She can complete a pelvic examination in women and Pap test as needed to screen for cervical cancer. She also looks for signs of illness and disease.

Diagnostic testing

Dr. Tess may recommend you or a family member undergo specific diagnostic tests. Examples include urine tests, nasal or throat swabs, and blood tests, as well as heart function tests, allergy or asthma testing, biopsies, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

Treatment as needed

Treatments Dr. Tess offers at Garcia Family Medicine include medical weight loss, weight-loss injections, health education, prescription medications, medical marijuana, allergy or asthma treatments, and more. She and her team can also refer you to a highly trained specialist if you have a complex medical problem.

How often should I schedule a family medicine visit?

You can schedule a family medicine visit with Garcia Family Medicine any time you’re ill, experience new or unusual symptoms, or have concerns or questions about your health. Schedule a wellness checkup at least every year or more often for babies and young children.

To maintain exceptional health and wellness and keep your disease risks as low as possible, call the Garcia Family Medicine office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.