Physicians Surgeons in Harlingen, TX

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6. Cynthia Luna-Salazar

1649 Treasure Hills Blvd Ste B11Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 425-1368

Dr.Luna Salazar is such a caring doctor.She listens to what your concerns are.She cares about her patience.I would recommend her to anyone that need…

13. Eugene Nunnery Jr MD

1713 Treasure Hills Blvd Ste 2dHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 425-4982

Dr Nunnery is a very dedicated and pleasing Dr. He does not jump to medications unless he sees it necessary. He is a wonderful Doctor.

14. Family Practice Associates

597 W Sesame Dr Ste BHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 423-3343

15. McCormick, Erin K, MD

597 W Sesame Dr Ste FHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 428-4535

16. Santiaga Juan G MD

1205 N Ed Carey DrHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 423-2100

17. Rgv Surgery

614 Maco DrHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 440-9110

18. Valley

5505 S Expressway 77 Ste 306Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 423-0022

19. Edward G Oorjitham MD PA

1205 N Ed Carey DrHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 440-8020

20. Minor Tanya

2226 Haine DrHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 423-1283

21. Butler Anshu

4402 E Sesame DrHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 412-1125

22. Salvatore Kathleen Dr

1713 Treasure Hills BlvdHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 412-2700

23. Garza, Maribelle, MD

321 S 21st StHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 425-8761

24. Erica Espinoza MD

707 W Sesame DrHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 423-8042

25. Dr. Leela L Pallapati, MD

1706 Treasure Hills BlvdHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 365-6000

26. Smith, Gregory W, MD

602 Kaimali DrHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 412-1100

27. Valley Weight Management Center

2121 Pease StHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 440-7546

28. Dr. Manoj K Gogia, MD

2106 Treasure Hills BlvdHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 366-4500

29. Errol

1645 Treasure Hills BlvdHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 412-3935

With my mom, she tried two other eye doctors in the RGV. Both are highly advertised, and she got horrible help at those places. Like the guys doin…

30. Harlingen Family Practice

1205 N Ed Carey Dr Ste 2CHarlingen, TX 78550

(956) 440-8020
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Helpful Reviews 
Dr. Juan Marcos Garcia, MD
Ernest M. rated

While Dr. Garcia himself is great, his staff is horrible. Starting from the receptionist always have a sour attitude, to lack in efficiency of managing their patient visits, to filling out prescriptions on time(with days of advance notice), to not sending out the referrals to get the medical services patients need. Dr. Garcia has been our families physician for the last 10 years, however, the lack of quality staff has made me consider looking for another practice. He's Brownsville staff is on point, wish Harlingen staff was. If google would allow me to leave a negative point value I would.

Dr. Juan Marcos Garcia, MD
Sandra V. rated

The office is so unprofessional!!! Been waiting for 2 months for referrals For a simple mammogram order! Office staff does not know how to do their job. After so many calls, I have to come in person to speak to someone to get the order done! Unbelievable! They do not care about the patient!! Do not come here!!

San Benito Medical Associates
Fred G. rated

Had my yearly physical there. Friendly staff, Dr. was thorough and professional. They had laboratory services as well as EKG. Referred me for a procedure I needed done after lab results. Everything was scheduled for me. Very pleasant experience. Bilingual.

Pena, Raul A, MD
Terry L. rated

I had a great experience with Dr.Pena he's very professional in his field and he help me with my eye injury I high recommend him to everyone who has a eye issue to make a appointment with Dr Pena.MY future plans for me is laser surgery.

zingy4444 rated

With my mom, she tried two other eye doctors in the RGV. Both are highly advertised, and she got horrible help at those places. Like the guys doing the eye exam were busy laughing and fooling around instead of paying attention to her and their exam. The other place had the woman eye doctor, and she messed up her exam as well.So we drove from Weslaco to go to Grannum, and we were both very impressed. His staff was on the ball, prompt and polite. Dr. Grannum is awesome! Handsome, shares information the patient would benefit from knowing, and not trying to sell more services. Understands lack of insurance so no unnecessary tests done. I need an eye doctor now, and will go to him, most definitely!

Dr. Jason E Peters, MD
jackmc rated

My previous doctor retired in his late 70's (maybe more). I was concerned that Dr Peters (in his 30's) was rather young, but after a year under his care that concern is gone. He is knowledgeable and competent AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SIT FOR HOURS IN THE WAITING ROOM. He listens and takes the time to explain. His staff is helpful and very professional, yet they have a sense of humor (they put up with me). I am now a fan of the practice.

Lena Speck Hopkins , MD
Vanessa V. rated

Staff is friendly. I didn't get to meet doctor. However, if you have your day planned make sure to have the day off or at least reserve 2hrs before being seen. I always plan my days in advance and I had the day off and scheduled my appt for 12pm; I arrived at 11:57am and was seen at 1:06pm and then waited to 1:20 and the doctor never came to the examination room. I had an appt at 1:45pm with another doctor and thought it was plenty of wiggle room but it was not. I had to dress and leave to make it to my next doctors appt. Overall, if you have other appointments, things to do, make sure to schedule with enough gap for other appointments.

Did You Know?

Physicians and surgeons help to keep people - from infants to the elderly - as healthy as possible. These individuals provide diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of ailments, and preventative care and early detection for more serious illnesses. Whether you love or hate going to the doctor, the fact is your physician is there to listen to your health concerns, take preventative measures against diseases and advise you on your options for staying in tip-top shape.

In 2013, there were more than 1 million doctors of medicine in the U.S., over 854,000 of which were active. Additionally, in 2012, there were about 18,000 active general surgeons in the country. It's important to know which type of physician or surgeon you need, how to choose the best one, and account for other considerations in order to stay healthy.

Different Types of Physicians

Patients can choose from a wide variety of physicians depending on doctor specialty and what problems they are experiencing. Here are a few of the most common types of physicians that you may see in your lifetime:

General Practitioner
Your GP is the doctor that you go to for regular checkups, vaccines and to identify health issues. GPs can treat many different illnesses and injuries, from the common cold to a broken arm. If your health requires a second opinion or expert care, the GP will refer you to a specialist who has the skills to focus in on the issue.

Heart attacks and heart disease are some of the most common afflictions seen across the country, making cardiologists important to your long-term health. These physicians specialize in studying and treating the heart and related diseases.

Other than a GP, the dentist is likely the most common physician you'll ever see. These professionals work with the human mouth, ensuring that your teeth and gum health are up to par. Patients typically go to the dentist twice a year.

Dermatologists are focused on skin-related issues and diseases, from skin cancers, to acute acne, eczema, psoriasis, and general cosmetic concerns like aging and scars. Most will also perform annual or semi-annual mole checks to screen for any signs of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

If you have a number of sinus infections or have had your tonsils taken out, you've likely seen an ENT specialist. ENTs handle ailments related to the ear, nose and throat, often related to taking out tonsils and treating hearing issues.

For many women, their gynecologist and obstetrician are the same person. These professionals work with the female reproductive system to focus on reproductive health, fertility issues, prenatal care, options for new and expectant mothers, neonatal care and childbirth. OB/GYNs can also help in the early detection of breast or cervical cancer.

Choosing a Physician

There are obviously a number of physicians that you can choose from, but how do you know if they're the best choice for you? Here are a few considerations to help you pick a physician:

Look at Your Insurance
Before you get down to the details, you need to verify which doctors are covered by your insurance and whether they are in or out of your carrier's network. Rates may be cheaper if the doc is in network – a doctor can be covered by your insurance but not necessarily in network. Out of network is typically more expensive. Doctors often add and drop plans, so it's important to ensure that your options are compatible with your insurance plan. Doing your homework will help you avoid unexpected expenses. 

Check for Board Certification
Your physician should be certified through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Doctors must earn a medical degree from a qualified school, complete three to seven years of residency training, be licensed by a state medical board and pass one or more ABMS exams to be certified.

Examine the Reviews
Reviews of a doctor can reveal a lot about what your experience may be like. People may grade on staff friendliness, availability and effectiveness of treatment. Looking at these evaluations and getting recommendations from family and friends can direct you toward a physician for your needs.

Choosing a Surgeon

Surgeons can literally hold your life in their hands, and it's important to find the best one that can put you at ease and treat you effectively

Compatibility Factor
You need to feel comfortable with your surgeon. It's important to communicate your concerns and that your surgeon can respond adequately. Surgeons should be willing to go over the details of your procedure and answer any questions that you may have. They must take the time to discuss and address your worries.

Expertise Level
If you're going in for surgery, you want someone that knows what they're doing and has a high success rate. Ask how often the surgeon performs this surgery and try to find one that regularly does it. This will give you peace of mind that you're in capable hands.

Understanding Your Insurance

Your decision on a physician or surgeon can be majorly affected by the insurance plan you have. You may have insurance through employment, your spouse, your parents if you're under 26, or the marketplace if the previous options don't apply to you. It's important to understand how your insurance works to have the full picture of what you'll need to pay for.

Your insurance will have a deductible, which is the amount that you're responsible to pay for covered medical expenses. Some plans have coinsurances, where you must pay a certain percentage of the bill, and insurance will cover the rest. Co-pays state a flat rate for certain services, like paying $20 when you visit your GP or a $100 co-pay for an emergency room visit. Once you reach your out-of-pocket maximum, which will differ if you're an individual or within a family plan, your insurance may pay for 100 percent of covered medical expenses for the rest of the plan year.

If you plan to go to the doctor, need medication or have been recommended for surgery, call your insurance provider or go online to see what your plan covers. You can choose the best doctor for your needs, understand your options and prevent yourself from being blindsided by medical expenses.

Setting Your Appointment

Most doctors require a phone call for an appointment, although some may provide online scheduling as well. Be sure to have your insurance card with you when you set an appointment, and to bring it with you to the actual appointment. They need the ID numbers to verify your coverage, and will usually make a copy of the card for their files so you don't have to show it again unless your insurance changes.

When you call, let them know if you're a new patient, as this will require you to complete some paperwork for your first visit. Tell them the reason for your visit, such as your symptoms if you're feeling sick. It's also important to inform them if you have Medicaid and to find out if you need to bring anything to the visit, like current medications or medical records.

From here, the receptionist will likely ask what dates and times work best for you. During your call, it's important to be honest about your symptoms and the reason for your visit. This information will help the doctor treat you and give him or her an idea of what to expect. Your appointment may progress faster as a result, and the doctor can come prepared with a list of options to better care for you.


Doctors see a number of patients in a day, sometimes in 15-minute increments in areas where the physicians are in high demand. This can leave little time for doctors to perform thorough examinations, and they can end up missing certain problem indicators. While some problems, like a cold or flu, can be diagnosed in this time, more complex ailments require attention, which takes up time. Reviews can illuminate which doctors actively spend the necessary time with their patients and which ones are pressed against the clock to meet demand.

Surgery has some more dire risks attached to it, so be sure to talk to your surgeon about the potential issues that can come up as a result of your procedure. If a patient has a reaction to anesthesia, it can cause very serious complications, but this is an uncommon occurrence. Blood clots can be a significant problem after surgery, often caused by inactivity during recovery. Infections, numbness, scarring, swelling and death are all possible, but the likelihood of these issues will vary depending on the type of surgery you're undergoing. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and your risk potential.


Surgery affects people in different ways, but as you begin to emerge from anesthesia, you'll want to alert your nurse to any issues you may have. The nurse will tell you how the procedure went, what effect it will have on your condition, what to expect when you get home and how long it will take to get back to normal. If you start feeling pain, the nurse may give you medication to stop it from getting worse. When possible, it's also advised to move around to avoid blood clots from developing in your legs. This can be as simple as occasionally flexing your knee or rotating your foot. 

Some surgeries are outpatient procedures, where people are released the same day. For major surgeries, patients may stay at the hospital for a few days to be monitored and address any concerns before being sent home. Discuss with your surgeon the projected length of the hospital stay and what you need to bring.

Recovery and Follow-up

Your recovery time and follow-up expectations will vary depending on your procedure. For example, you can be expected to be on your feet within a few days of having your wisdom teeth taken out, but it may be weeks before you have fully recovered from a broken foot or heart-valve surgery. Your surgeon will give you a list of things that you'll need to do during this time, including what medications to take and when you'll be able to get back to work and other activities.

Every surgery will have a follow-up call or appointment to discuss your recovery and allow you to ask any questions about unusual symptoms or changes in your overall health. If you have a major operation, like heart surgery, it's important to make regular checkups with your doctor or a specialist to ensure that everything is normal. Visiting a doctor will help deter infection and verify that everything is healing as expected. These appointments will give you peace of mind about your state of health and ensure that any issues are caught early on.