Ruben Franco Garcia is a Physician Assistant-Certified with a focus in orthopedic surgery. He works alongside Dr. LaFleur assisting in clinic for initial evaluations of common shoulder, hand, hip and knee conditions. He performs initial workups for management and treatment of these conditions. He assists Dr. LaFleur in surgery and management of patients who have been hospitalized. He is also interested in the trauma component of the practice, whether treatment is based in clinic or in hospital.
Education & Training
After earning his Bachelors of Science from Walla Walla University, Ruben went on to obtain his master’s degree from Western University of Health Science. Ruben was trained in orthopedic surgery at Southern Arizona Veteran Affairs Healthcare System in Tucson, Arizona.
Patient Care Philosophy
Patients of all beliefs, cultures and walks of life deserve to be treated with care and respect. Patients should be able to trust us as medical providers and have complete confidence in the care that they receive.
Ruben grew up in Oregon City where he still has family. He currently lives in Tillamook, OR with his wife and 3 young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, visiting the rivers and beaches of the Oregon coast. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, soccer, and woodworking.