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Dr. Alex Garcia

Podiatric surgery
Irving, TX
22 years experience male

Locations

Dr Alex Garcia

Irving, TX

Address

800 W. Airport freeway, Ste 110, Irving, TX
Directions

Practice website

Fax

214-441-3039

Office

Irving, TX

Cosmetic Foot Center of Irving

Irving, TX

About

Bio

Dr. Alex W. Garcia received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Following graduation, he completed a residency at Temple University Hospital and Dallas Southwest Medical Center with a specialization in podiatric orthopedics and podiatric surgery, respectively. He is a founding associate of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), board certified in Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Surgery through the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP), and physician certified in Wound Care by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). He has additional training in the fields of microsurgery and peripheral nerve surgery.

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Podiatric surgery

Podiatric medicine

Podiatry

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Scaly & itchy skin: Dry scaly itchy skin is usually associated with skin fungal infections. In some cases, there may be small blister like lesions with some yellowish flu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Few options: There are few effective options. The top treatments are pharmacological and laser treatment. Your doctor can further discuss these options and recomm... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Few options: There are few drugs fda approved for the treatment of toenail fungus. All of them have to be prescribed by a doctor. Over the counter or non-prescri... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Toenail fungus is an infection. Similar to a bacterial infection except the growth rate is much slower. Although fungus is not as contagious as some b... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
2 likely diagnoses: The pain caused while "pointing the toe up" suggest damage to the capsule or the plantar plate which also will hurt with direct pressure on a Harwood ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
How long has it been: How long has it been since the surgery? It is normal to have some pain for a few days or even weeks after surgery. Is the swelling under control? Us... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Not necessary: Fungus grows in dark moist spaces. Keeping your feet in safety boots with limited ventilation is not be the best situation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Possibly: Toenail fungus grows in dark and moist spaces. You may be exposed to a higher concentration of fungus in a contaminated shower floor than other simila... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Few options: In my opinion, there are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The second option is laser treatment... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Some options: In my opinion, there are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The second option is laser treatment... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Probably: Hammertoe correction of the 2nd toe (next to the big toe) is sometimes needed for correction of a high-pressure area at the 2nd metatarsal head or con... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
No CPT: The diagnosis code for nail fungus is 110.1. However i don't know of any cpt code for toenail laser treatment. It is a non covered service which is n... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Possibly: . Showering with someone that has toenail fungus will expose you to the fungus. However, it takes more than just exposure to get the infection. Some p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Toe infections?: What type of infections? Do you have recurrent bacterial infection due to the break of the skin secondary to the pustular psoriasis? Remember that ste... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Poorly effective: Over the counter or non-prescription, medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection. The... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Describe the problem: Please elaborate and describe the problem with your toenails.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Laser may help: There are many ways to treat a wart. While cryosurgery "freezing " the wart is probably the most popular method, I have found that laser is very effec... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
No : The 5th toe should never be under the 4th toe. There may be a natural curve to the toe but it should not go over or under the 4th toe. See your podiat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Discoloration...: Some of the changes associated with toenail fungus are thickening, subungual debris, discoloration and in some cases pain.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Not really : There are many home remedies for toenail fungus. However none that i know will get you fungus free. The key word in your question is "effective". Home... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the causes or etiology of the problem. If the condition was caused by trauma to the nail root there are less chances to repair the damage... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Poorly effective: Over the counter or non-prescription medications for toenail fungus are prevalent. However in my opinion, poorly effective against the infection. Ther... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Few months: The time it takes to see the difference in your toenails is related to the rate of toenail growth. It usually takes about 5 months for most people to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
It depends: Tea tree oil has antifungal properties. However, it usually has to be in high concentrations. The thickness of the toenail and the severity of the inf... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
None: There is no home remedy for severe toenail fungus. A severe toenail fungal infection needs aggressive treatment by a physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Lamisil (terbinafine) is effective: In my opinion, Lamisil (terbinafine) is an effective treatment for toenail fungus. There are many factors to consider in the overall evaluation of the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Nd:YAG laser : Intense pulsed light is not consider a laser. I'm not familiar with the effects of ipl on toenails. Nd:yag laser is the one that i’m familiar with ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Break-in period: When switching or when using orthotics for the first time the body needs an adjustment period. Ideally you will use the new orthotics for one hour th... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Many conditions can cause generalized muscle and joint pain. See your doctor for blood work and further evaluation. The etiologies could be very diver... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Please clarify: Onychgryphosis is a condition of the intergumentary system. The toenails are deformed. The reasons are multiple including congenital and trauma.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
2 weeks treatment: The usual treatment for skin fungal infection with Lamisil (terbinafine) is 2 weeks. Unless you are at a high risk for complications from other comorb... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Both are qualify: There are many treatment options for the described symptoms. Either a dermatologist or podiatrists are qualified to treat skin condition of the feet.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Thick yellow...: Usually a fungal infection on a toenail presents like a thick toenail, yellow or white color, and with subungual debris (white stuff under the nail).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
There are multiple : In my opinion and personal experience laser treatment has proven to be very effective with no adverse reactions. However, the classic treatment of cho... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Different ways: There are few different reasons a nail may get "curved" or concave. Trauma may damage a nail root and deform the shape of the nail. In other cases, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many reasons for toenails to fall off. One of the most common, for apparently healthy toenails, is micro trauma. Are you a runner? Many runn... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Not recommended : If the finger doesn't hurt and it's functional then surgery may not be a good idea. However cosmetic surgery is always a personal choice.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Possible fungus : Thickening, color changes and "build up" underneath toenails are some of the symtoms associated with fungus. Have the nail check by a professional to ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Not really: Many patients have come to my office after have tried vapor rub on their toenails. The toenails do get softer and less dry and brittle but I have nev... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
There are few: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possib... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
There are many: There are many treatments for toenail fungus. The most common are Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets, topical medications and laser treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Few: There are three main available treatments in my opinion. 1) oral medication 2) laser treatment 3) topical medication ( prescription or otc). The best... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Garcia
Podiatric surgery 22 years experience
Usually 3 weeks: The incision needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine there are no signs of infection and that it has healed as expected. Usually it takes 3... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Garcia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Garcia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Feb 5, 2013
He is wonderful!! My heel pain is gone !!!
HealthTap member
I consulted a doctor he told me that a cosmetic surgery has risks of infection which can lead to removal of whole finger.so is it safe ?
HealthTap member
Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for a concise and very helpful answer, Dr. Garcia
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, new to me that nails problem can caused by fungus.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia,PA

Residency

Dallas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas,TX

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Third Place, Texas - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Podiatric Medical Association
American Collage of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
The American Professional Wound Care Association
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