About Us

Max Gerald Garoutte, MD

Max Gerald Garoutte was born in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1959.  He traveled extensively in his early childhood while his father served in the United States Army.  After finishing high school at the age of 16, he entered University of Missouri at Columbia as a pre-med student.  His academic achievements allowed him to obtain a Curator’s scholarship.  As an undergraduate, Dr. Garoutte served as the Pre-Medical Society President, was an undergraduate teaching assistant and participated in service organizations such as the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program.  He received early admittance to the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine in 1980.  After graduating from the University of Missouri with a medical degree, he did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the St. Luke’s Hospital/Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City.  He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in 1991. 

He entered private practice in the Dallas area and had a busy practice in Denton, Texas until he moved to the San Antonio area in 2005.  Since his move, Dr. Garoutte has been listed as a “San Antonio Best Doctor” and has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Doctors.”  In 2008, he received the Vital Signs prestigious “Patient Choice” award as recognition for his patient responsive approach to the practice of medicine.   He has been a member of the American Heart Association board of directors.   He specializes in general, invasive, interventional and preventative cardiology.   He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. 

Dr. Garoutte is the author of Maximum Destiny-Realizing Your Path to Ultimate Fulfillment and Saving Medicine-A Doctor’s Prescription for a Dying Health Care System.  He has been a featured television and radio guest speaking on the topics of health and wellness, disease prevention and new technologies in cardiology.  His avocations include scuba diving, writing prose/ poetry, golf and traveling. 

Services Offered

•  General Consultative Cardiology
•  Echocardiography
•  Stress Echocardiography
•  Stress Testing
•  Nuclear Stress Testing
•  Lower Extremity Venous Doppler Testing
•  Carotid Duplex Testing
•  T - Wave Alternans Testing
•  Lower Extremity Arterial Doppler Testing
•  Right & Left Catheterization
•  Coronary Arteriography
•  Lower Extremity & Abdominal Arteriography
•  Carotid Arteriography
•  Renal Arteriography
•  Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty
•  Directional Coronary Atherectomy
•  Coronary Artery Stent
•  Peripheral Angioplasty and Stent
•  Renal Artery Stent
•  Permanent Pacemaker Implantation

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