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Andrew M. Garcia MD

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Languages: English


General Info

Medical School/Degree: MD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Hospital Affiliations: Orange Regional Medical Center

Residency: Ophthalmology, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

Internship: Internal Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Fellowship: Glaucoma, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Clinical Interests:

Cataract and glaucoma management

Year Joined: 2018


About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

When I was growing up, I had many opportunities to observe the impact that healthcare providers have in changing people’s lives. Now, as a doctor, I feel grateful every day to be able to contribute to this profession and make a difference in the community.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

The gift of sight allows us to experience life to the fullest and as an ophthalmologist I find great joy in being able to provide diagnostic, preventative, and curative treatment which can prevent vision loss or restore function.

How do you connect with your patients?

Each patient brings in a unique set of questions and concerns and, furthermore, the same condition can affect patients in dramatically different ways. Therefore, when I see a patient, I try to look beyond the diagnosis to see how the condition is affecting my patient’s life. I find that this approach can help immensely in communicating effectively and empathically.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring new places.

What is your advice for your patients?

Don’t sleep in your contact lenses.


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155 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
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61 Emerald Place
Rock Hill, New York 12775
P: (845) 794-6999
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