Juan Carlos Garcia, M.D.
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
Esophageal and Anorectal Motility
Pudendal Nerve Latency Test
Evaluation and Placement of Gastric Neurostimulators
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Gastroenterology Clinical Services Medical Director
UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95816
UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove
8110 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Philosophy of Care
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Juan Carlos Garcia's clinical interests focus on general gastroenterology, the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and gastrointestinal motility disorders.
Dr. Garcia's research interests include gastrointestinal motility disorders, core activity and gastrointestinal motility, and mucosal immune-related response.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
M.D., Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela 1989
Internship: Hospital of St. Raphael , Yale, New Haven CT 1992-1993
Hospital of St. Raphael, Yale, New Haven CT 1993-1995
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT 1995-1998
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2008
American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Physicians - Associate
American Gastroenterology Association
American Mobility Society
Venezuelan Medical Association
Select Recent Publications
Ferre AL, Hunt PW, Critchfield IW, Young DH, Morris MM, Garcia JC, Pollard RB, Yee HF, Martin IN, Deeks SG, and Shacklett BL. Mucosal immune responses to HIV-1 in elite controllers: a potential correlate of immune control. Blood 2009, 113(17): 3978-3989.
Critchfield IW, Lemongello 0, Walker DR, Garcia IC, Asmuth DM, Pollard RB, and Schacklett BL. Multifunctional Human Immunodeficiency Virus (RIV) Gag-Specific CD8+ T-Cell Responses in rectal Mucosa and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells during Chronic HIV Type 1 Infection. Journal of Virology 2007, 81(1): 1-12.
Tu RH, Grewall P, Leung JW, Suryaprasad AG, Sheykhzadeh P, Doan C, Garcia JC, Zhang N, Prindiville T, Mann S, Trudeau W. Diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation for colonoscopy: A double blind randomized, placebo controlled study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006, 63(1): 87-94.
Belafsky PC, Godin DA, Garcia IC, Rahim N. Comparison of data obtained from sedated versus unsedated wireless telemetry capsule placement: does sedation affect the results of ambulatory 48 hour pH testing? Laryngoscope 2005, 115: 1109-1113.
Garcia JC, Persky SE, Bonis PAL, Topazian M. Abscesses in Crohn's disease: Outcome of medical versus surgical treatment. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 2001, 35(5): 409-412.
Garcia- Tsao, G, Angulo, P, Garcia, JC, Groszmann, R, Cadelina, G . The diagnostic and Predictive value of ascites nitric oxide levels in patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Hepatology 1998; 28 (1): 17-21.
Krinsky, ML, Robert, ME, Garcia, JC, Korzenik, JR, Topazian, M . "Polypoid vascular Malformations of the small intestine. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1998: 48 (5): 530-533.
Vender, R, Larson, J, Garcia, J, Topazian, M . "Appendicitis complicating colonoscopy". Case Report and review of the literature. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995: 41 (5): 514 - 516.