Family First Health welcomes York City’s only native Spanish-speaking primary care physician, Dr. Luis Garcia
Central Pa. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Family First Health is pleased welcome Dr. Luis Garcia, York City’s only native Spanish-speaking primary care physician. Dr. Garcia joined the team at Family First Health’s George Street Center, 116 S. George St., York, on Aug. 11 and is now accepting appointments.
Specializing in family medicine, Dr. Garcia will provide comprehensive health services to patients seeking accessible and affordable quality care, including York’s growing Spanish-speaking population.
“I made a promise to myself that if I became a doctor, I would use my skill as a native Spanish speaker to serve the underserved Spanish-speaking community in the U.S.,” he said. “Family First Health has provided me with that opportunity and I am happy to begin serving the Spanish-speaking population of York.”
Dr. Garcia earned his doctorate at Temple University of Medicine and completed his residency at York Hospital. His interest in medicine began during a mission trip to the Dominican Republic as a teenager.
“I learned that despite poverty, many people were living happy lives — except for when they were sick and injured,” Dr. Garcia said. “I realized that health and good, quality health care should not be a luxury available to select few, but should be available to all.”
Engaged and involved with community outreach during his time with York Hospital, Dr. Garcia plans to continue his volunteer work and seek opportunities outside the office as a means to impact others and serve as a positive example for the community.
Interested patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Garcia by calling Family First Health’s George Street Center at 717-845-8617.
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About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the website at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.