V. Paul Garcia is a family nurse practitioner who came to La Clinica in October 2021. He sees patients at Phoenix Health Center. He strives to provide compassionate patient care focused on preventive medicine and wellness. Paul was inspired to work for La Clinica because of the team’s commitment to patients and the organization’s values of diversity, empathy, equity, partnership, and innovation.
Paul previously worked at Asante for 16 years, starting out as a nursing assistant. He earned an associate degree in nursing from Rogue Community College in 2009 and became a registered nurse. Paul earned his master’s degree in nursing through Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Walden University’s online program for nurses with associate degrees. Then he earned a postgraduate family nurse practitioner certificate from Graceland University in Iowa in 2020.
He is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of that organization. He has nursing experience in neuroscience/orthopedics, pre- and post-surgical care, and family medicine. He was an adjunct teaching associate at Rogue Community College during the 2015-16 academic year.
Originally from Riverside, California, Paul lives in Medford. He loves to cook, exercise, and spend time in his garden.