- Company: Springhill Medical Center
- Phone: (251) 460-5461
- Fax: 251-340-6954
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties:Wound Care and Nurse
Specialty Focus:Hyperbaric Medicine, Diving Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine.
Education:Associate Degree in Nursing, Mobile College; Bachelor in Science-Nursing, University of Mobile
Years in Practice:28
Julio Garcia started his career in medicine in 1984 as a 91B US Army Combat Medical Specialist. After six years of service in the US Army, he began his initial training in wound care at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, under the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Burns, Dr. Arnold Luterman. In 1990, served in air-medivac operations in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After his service in the war, Mr. Garcia completed his bachelor in science in nursing from the University of Mobile. He furthered his training by specializing in Critical Care (Open Heart Recovery/SICU) Medicine and Emergency Medicine. In 1996, he began his full-time career in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Since that time, he has been a program director for both monoplace and a multiplace facilities. Since 1999, he has managed the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. In this position, his unit provides 24/7 critical care hyperbaric services for a large swath of the central gulf coast. He has published a number of papers and is a 2-time co-author for the critical care chapter of the Hyperbaric Nursing and Wound Care textbook. In addition, he has served as former executive at large for the Baromedical Nursing Association and the Nurse Representative on the Board of Directors for the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and is the current Nurse Elect for the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society Associates Council. In the fall of 2010, Mr. Garcia became the senior instructor for Wound Care Education Partners, LLC (WCEP). Mr. Garcia also has served on the planning committee and moderator for the international meetings of the Latin American New Cardio Vascular Horizons (NCVH) and Co-Director for the Nursing and Wound Care sessions of NCVH New Orleans. He is an accomplished speaker and recognized by his peers as being an expert and leader in the fields of hyperbaric medicine and wound care.