Michael Garrett, MD

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Dr. Michael Garrett

I received my M.D. from Indiana University in 1997. I completed Family Medicine Residency at Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana in 2000. With 14 years of full-time ER experience, I can treat a wide spectrum of injuries and illnesses, from newborns to the elderly.

I live in Austin with my wife Jill, and our two children, Max and Kate. I love great literature (Victor Hugo and Ayn Rand are my favorites), great music, and great art.  I have a special interest in the work of Maria Montessori, as well as in snorkeling and scuba diving. I am a saltwater aquarium enthusiast with a soft spot for clownfish.

About Direct MD Austin

We provide a wide range of treatment in the office including preventative care, well child check-ups, sick visits, routine gynecological care, chronic disease education and management (hypertension, diabetes, asthma, COPD, etc). We provide minor emergency care such as laceration/wound repair, minor fracture care, abscess I&D, etc. All care is oriented toward your interests and your health goals. I believe in giving maximum value for your health care dollar, so most services we provide in our office are covered under your membership fees. Any additional charges are minimal and clearly noted up front. Our fees and pricing are transparent. If you can get a better deal anywhere, we want to know about it.

Services and Fees

Most of what we can do in the Direct MD Austin office is included in your membership. That includes in-office tests, treatments, medications, procedures, and much more. See our member agreement for details. For anything that is not covered by the member fees, we have transparent pricing and reasonable fees. No hidden costs, no mysteries, no bills arriving weeks or months later with “sticker shock” and unexpected charges.

Services Included

 All office visits (well-child checks, sick visits, routine gynecological care, annual exams, physicals for school, sports, camps, and DOT exams)

  • Chronic disease management, advice and counseling, prescribing of medications

  • In-office tests (EKGs, rapid strep, blood glucose, pulse oximetry, urinalysis [dipstick], fecal occult blood, urine pregnancy, IV fluids)

  • Communication by phone, e-mail, text, and home visits (when deemed appropriate by Dr. Garrett)

  • Laceration repair (tissue adhesive or stitches); including topical or local anesthesia

  • Skin tag/mole removal, skin biopsy, abscess incision and drainage

  • Ingrown nail repair, ear wax removal, foreign body removal (e.g., from skin, ear, etc.)

  • Basic wound care, splinting or wrapping of sprains, strains or minor fractures.

Chronic Conditions/Diseases that we can treat at Direct MD Austin include:

Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, congestive heart failure, hypothyroidism, migraines and other headaches, arthritis, GERD,  ulcers, epilepsy, overweight/obesity, asthma, COPD/bronchitis/emphysema, seasonal allergies, eczema.

Acute conditions or illnesses we can treat at Direct MD Austin include:

Sore throat, strep, influenza, allergies, colds, bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, urinary tract infections, STDs, cellulitis, abscesses, sprains, strains, and minor fractures, burns, cuts, and lacerations.