Dr. Eddie Flores

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Eddie Flores

  • Eddie Flores, M.D. completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and went on to achieve his Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. However, it was long before medical school that Dr. Flores realized he wanted to be a doctor. He recounts, “Medicine was always part of my home life, growing up. My mother was a nurse. I observed patient care firsthand and knew that was what I wanted to do.”

When it was time to select a subspecialty, Dr. Flores accepted a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. There, he was soon drawn in by the challenges the field presented, as well as the diversity it offered, “[Gastroenterologists] get to deal with people of all ages, patients in early or advanced stages of disease… we have the opportunity to make an impact, a real difference in someone’s life.”

Dr. Flores’ interest in medicine isn’t just his field of study, it is also working one on one with each patient. He strives to help his patients see that they can take control of their health, and gives them the guidance they need to achieve their goals. Dr. Flores says, “When people struggle with their health, it can be very scary. They need someone to put their trust in, who can work with them and for them to find a solution. There are no ‘hard and fast rules’ in medicine. The solution is often unique to each individual and as doctors, we get to teach patients how to be part of that solution.”

Dr. Flores does not limit his teaching to just his patients. He is also a clinical adjunct professor at University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Health Professions. In addition to teaching and tending to his patients, Dr. Flores is a partner physician of SAGA, San Antonio’s longest-standing GI group. SAGA has expanded their practice to include three endoscopy centers as well as a clinical research branch.

When asked what he loves most about his job, he says, “Helping people with prevention. We have been part of a movement that has given many people back their lives—colon cancer rates have dropped in the last 10 years. People are getting the message that a colonoscopy (screening for colon cancer) is not just important, but a must-do.”

EDUCATION

Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Internship, Residency in Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

Medical Director, San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center Medical Center
Chief of Gastroenterology (former), Santa Rosa Healthcare Medical Center Campus
Member, Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association
Member, American Gastroenterological Association
Member, American College of Gastroenterology
Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society

There are no ‘hard and fast rules’ in medicine. The solution to health struggles is often unique to each individual and as doctors, we get to teach patients how to be part of that solution.

Dr. Eddie Flores — SAGA Physician

San Antonio’s Digestive Health Leader

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