Dr. Tess attend the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). She graduated on May 15, 1999, with the degree of Medical Doctor. She completed her residency training at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Family Practice Residency Program. In July 2002, she became a Board-Certified Family Physician.
In July 2007, Dr. Tess opened a solo practice, Garcia Family Medicine & Women’s Health, in Grain Valley, Missouri. She continued doing obstetrics and hospital work until the middle of 2012, then proceeded to do ambulatory care. Dr. Tess was called to medicine to serve her patients, particularly the underserved and underrepresented. To further her purpose, she opened a new Garcia Family Medicine in Blue Springs, Missouri, a Direct Primary Care practice, in April of 2019 to provide excellent care and healing at an affordable price, all without insurance.