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Michael D. Garcia, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation / Pain Management


Meet Dr. Garcia

Dr. Garcia is a fellowship-trained physiatrist at Spine Team Texas, specializing in the non-surgical relief of back and neck pain through acute pain management, including spinal injections such as epidural steroid injections. His focus is on diagnosing, managing and interventionally treating spinal disorders and musculoskeletal dysfunction. 

As a resident, Dr. Garcia performed diagnostic EMGs, treated spinal disorders, and served as a team physician for Denver University and the University of Colorado.

Dr. Garcia’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation and the American Medical Association.


  • University of Colorado; Denver, CO
    • Residency & Fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine

Medical School

  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Dallas, TX
    • Doctor of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Lumbar spine procedures
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Oral medications management

Personal Interests:

  • In his personal time, Dr. Garcia enjoys playing tennis, working out, coaching his sons in football and basketball, and spending time with his family.


  • Southlake Style “Top Docs” (2016, 2017, 2020)
  • 360 West Magazine “Top Doctor” (2020)
  • Fort Worth Magazine “Top Doctor” (2011, 2017, 2019, 2020)
  • Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Doctors” (2018)
  • Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Docs: Rising Stars” (2015)
  • D Magazine’s Best Doctors (2014)

Locations Served:

  • Southlake

Neck and back pain take the joy out of life. We’re here to help you find it again.

Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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