Dr. Julia Garcia
Dr. Julia Garcia

Penn Highlands Elk Welcomes New Family Physician

Penn Highlands Elk is pleased to welcome Julia Garcia, M.D., to its medical staff. A board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Garcia will begin seeing patients on January 21, alongside Dr. T. Murray Baker at his practice in the St. Marys Community Medical Building.

“Making a difference is what attracted me to medicine in the first place,” said Dr. Garcia. “Treating patients like your own family makes a doctor a family doctor. I am thrilled to establish the practice is the St. Marys community where I can take care of all age groups.”

In 2003, Dr. Garcia graduated from Cebu Doctors College of Medicine in Cebu City, Philippines. She performed a general surgery internship and residency at Harlem Hospital Center in New York. Then, she went on to do an internship in family medicine at Louisiana State University and a family practice residency at UC Davis Medical Center in California. She spent four years working in North Dakota at practices affiliated with a critical access hospital with a Level V trauma center. She has also done locums assignments as a hospitalist and covering the emergency department.

For an appointment with Dr. Garcia, please call (814) 781-6758.