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FAMILY MEDICINE

Why do you need a primary care physician?

First and foremost, you need a primary care physician (PCP) who knows you —the whole you. One who knows your body, your social and family history, your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes. Your PCP will conduct basic healthcare screenings for you, establish what your health baselines are and what’s normal for you — so when something is wrong, your doctor is able to detect it early. Your PCP knowing the whole you is not only important, but crucial to good health, particularly if you have a chronic condition. And fortunately for you, Dr. Gonzales is capable of managing most of your chronic diseases and diagnoses. The way our healthcare system is set up, every patient needs a consistent point of contact for their healthcare needs. Dr Gonzales can manage most of your medical needs but if you need a referral, since Dr Gonzales knows you so well, he knows exactly who to send you to. And isn’t it nice to know that a specialist has first been vetted by someone you trust — your primary care physician?

HIV MEDICINE

Dr Gonzales has been working with HIV positive patients since 1998. During his Family Residency he requested educational carve out time from his regular training to go work in an HIV Medicine clinic, an unusual but critical training opportunity. After residency, he wanted even more training in the field of HIV Medicine, so he completed a yearlong fellowship in HIV Medicine at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).  AHF is a leading clinic for HIV positive patients and a global leader in this field.  He has taken care of healthy, asymptomatic HIV positive patients all the way to AIDS patients in the ICU on a ventilator.  Most physicians who provide HIV specialist care have never completed an HIV Fellowship like Dr Gonzales, so you know you are in good hands with him because he has been doing this for 2 decades. Having a doctor you feel comfortable with and can communicate effectively and frankly is key to managing your HIV.  Dr. Gonzales is personable, non-judgmental and works hard to put his patients at ease so you feel like you can talk about anything and everything that may impact your health. But it’s not just his HIV Medicine specialty care that is so critical, it’s his strong training and experience in primary care that will also show you that this office will best suit your needs. So not only will Dr Gonzales provide you with excellent HIV Medicine care, he will also provide excellent primary care. He will treat any common health problems that may or may not be related to your HIV, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and other common health problems associated with age. No need to see one primary care doctor for your primary care and then go to a separate physician for your HIV Medicine care: Dr. Gonzales will manage your HIV infection and your primary care. It’s a double bonus here!

HIV MEDICINE

First and foremost, you need a primary care physician (PCP) who knows you —the whole you. One who knows your body, your social and family history, your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes. Your PCP will conduct basic healthcare screenings for you, establish what your health baselines are and what’s normal for you — so when something is wrong, your doctor is able to detect it early. Your PCP knowing the whole you is not only important, but crucial to good health, particularly if you have a chronic condition. And fortunately for you, Dr. Gonzales is capable of managing most of your chronic diseases and diagnoses. The way our healthcare system is set up, every patient needs a consistent point of contact for their healthcare needs. Many insurance plans require a referral from their primary care physician to see a specialist, and many specialists will only see physician referrals. And isn’t it nice to know that a specialist has first been vetted by someone you trust — your primary care physician?

LGBTQ

Dr Gonzales is committed to equal access to medical care for the entire LGBT community that is free from bias or discrimination. As a proud member of the Gay community, he assures you that you will feel comfortable and safe in his care. There is never any judgment in his office! So if you have ever felt uncomfortable discussing your private health concerns or questions before, Dr Gonzales will provide you with a judgment-free zone where your sexual orientation will not be an issue. He wants you to feel at ease asking any questions you may have regarding your health.

LGBTQ

Dr Gonzales is committed to equal access to medical care for the entire LGBT community that is free from bias or discrimination. As a proud member of the Gay community, he assures you that you will feel comfortable and safe in his care. There is never any judgment in his office! So if you have ever felt uncomfortable discussing your private health concerns or questions before, Dr Gonzales will provide you with a judgment-free zone where your sexual orientation will not be an issue. He wants you to feel at ease asking any questions you may have regarding your health.

PrEP

We truly live in amazing and exciting times. We now have the ability to prevent HIV transmission by taking just one pill a day, known as Truvada. PrEP protects people who do not have HIV from becoming infected with the virus. Taking Truvada, also known as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), prevents HIV infection from taking hold if you are exposed to the virus. Dr Gonzales has referred to PrEP as “a birth-control pill for Gay men.” Just as sexually active women need to control and protect their fertility so they can decide when to have children, Gay men (and anyone who is at risk for that matter, which includes some heterosexuals, too!) can choose not to become infected and PrEP is the answer. And there is no slut shaming in this office! Being on PrEP doesn’t mean you are a slut or irresponsible. Rather it means you are being prepared and making the wise choice to protect your health. Dr Gonzales is adamant that all Gay men should have the conversation with their Primary Care Physician about the advantages and disadvantages of PrEP, free from shame or ridicule. He promises to bring that conversation to you.

PrEP

We truly live in amazing and exciting times. We now have the ability to prevent HIV transmission by taking just one pill a day, known as Truvada. PrEP protects people who do not have HIV from becoming infected with the virus. Taking Truvada, also known as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), prevents HIV infection from taking hold if you are exposed to the virus. Dr Gonzales has referred to PrEP as “a birth-control pill for Gay men.” Just as sexually active women need to control and protect their fertility so they can decide when to have children, Gay men (and anyone who is at risk for that matter, which includes some heterosexuals, too!) can choose not to become infected and PrEP is the answer. And there is no slut shaming in this office! Being on PrEP doesn’t mean you are a slut or irresponsible. Rather it means you are being prepared and making the wise choice to protect your health. Dr Gonzales is adamant that all Gay men should have the conversation with their Primary Care Physician about the advantages and disadvantages of PrEP, free from shame or ridicule. He promises to bring that conversation to you.

ADDICTION MEDICINE

Dr. Gonzales’ has a heartfelt understanding of opiate addiction. He has worked with opiate addicts for years and has seen how addiction can ransack a person’s life. But he has also seen how buprenorphine/Suboxone can have a lifesaving and life-changing impact on a person’s life. Dr. Gonzales has been prescribing buprenorphine/Suboxone for opioid addiction for nearly 10 years. If you or a loved one needs to start buprenorphine or needs a new buprenorphine prescriber, call and make an appointment today.

ADDICTION MEDICINE

Dr. Gonzales’ has a heartfelt understanding of opiate addiction. He has worked with opiate addicts for years and has seen how addiction can ransack a person’s life. But he has also seen how buprenorphine/Suboxone can have a lifesaving and life-changing impact on a person’s life. Dr. Gonzales has been prescribing buprenorphine/Suboxone for opioid addiction for nearly 10 years. If you or a loved one needs to start buprenorphine or needs a new buprenorphine prescriber, call and make an appointment today.

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