Dr. Michael Garrett

Dr. Michael Garrett is a family doctor in Austin, Texas, who has been practicing medicine for over two decades. After spending the first 17 years of his career in the ER, Dr. Garrett opened a family practice, Direct MD Austin. Dr. Garrett offers a wide range of services—everything from basic checkups, to treatment for chronic conditions, to acute care. In his practice, Dr. Garrett regularly prescribes medication for common conditions like high cholesterol, headaches, strep throat, seasonal allergies and so on.

  • June 27, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    Texas Doctor Dispensing

    Texas Bans Doctors from Offering Medication to Their Patients Just to Protect Pharmacies from Competition

    The last thing a sick patient wants to do after a doctor’s appointment is stand in line at a pharmacy for basic treatment like anti-nausea medication—and, in most of the country, they don’t have to. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia allow patients to purchase medication directly from the doctor prescribing it. This practice,…

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