Dr. Karina Garcia, MD is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. She provides Primary Care to the outpatient community. This involves comprehensive physical exams, screening for preventable diseases, and caring for acute illnesses while coordinating care among specialists.
Having the opportunity to serve and heal the Santa Barbara Community is truly a dream for Dr. Garcia. Her goal is to provide quality, evidence-based care personalized to each patient. As an Internal Medicine Physician she focuses on the whole person.
Dr. Garcia received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating summa cum laude from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles in 2006. Dr. Garcia went on to complete her Medical Doctorate at American University of the Caribbean 2011 and her Internal Medicine Residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in June of 2014. Furthering her successes, Dr. Garcia was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in August 2014. She is licensed by the Medical Board of California.
Born and raised in Southern California, it was her dream to practice medicine in Santa Barbara. In September 2014, Dr. Garcia joined Dr. Barbara Hrach at her private practice. Dr. Garcia knew this was the perfect fit as Dr. Hrach’s goals, visions and value of quality care aligned with her own.
In today’s busy world, it is Dr. Garcia’s mission is to maintain a practice where she can take the time and dedication every patient deserves. Her goal is to always place patient’s needs first. Dr. Garcia believes that health is a priority and wants to better the health of each individual so that they can lead a prosperous life.
As member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, and Santa Barbara Medical Society, Dr. Garcia strives to stay current and build strong relations with the medical community.
Dr. Garcia holds privileges at the Goleta Valley and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospitals.
Outside of her medical practice, Dr. Garcia loves to sail, surf, golf, travel and cook. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, making the best out of her journey!