Dr. David Gonzalez, MD

Dr. David Gonzalez, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Gonzalez is a native of San Antonio, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and Medical Doctor Degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at San Antonio in 1980 he promptly entered the United States Army. His army career spanned over 21 years of dedicated service. He received advanced surgical training at Brooke Army Medical Center, completing an internship in General Surgery, and then completing his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gonzalez advanced further and completed a two-year fellowship that included Basic Science Research and Sports Medicine Surgery at the distinguished United States Military Academy at West Point. His first assignment was as a flight surgeon in Korea. Here he flew helicopters as a Captain and was chosen to serve as the officer in charge of the U.S. Army's largest health clinic in that country. This led to many moments of recognition of outstanding leadership and clinical skills. He was later placed as Chief of Orthopaedics at Fort Hood, Texas, Chief of Orthopaedics of a 400 bed Evacuation Hospital in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, and his final position as Chief of Orthopaedics and Residency Program Director at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is the recipient of the U.S. Army's "A" Designator for outstanding clinical expertise in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. At the end of his illustrious military career he returned home to San Antonio and became a Partner of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group. He retired from this practice after 14 years. During this time, he continued to develop his expertise in his field. Today Dr. Gonzalez is currently in practice at a new clinic he founded, Texas Oaks Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute. He sub-specializes in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, with concentration on minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. His extensive training and proven track record in orthopaedics both as a Military Orthopaedic Surgeon and as a Civilian Orthopaedic Surgeon provides assurance of the high level of superb quality care his patients receive. He is a devoted member of the San Antonio community he grew up in, and is here to serve you as a caring Orthopaedic Surgeon.

23535 W Interstate 10 Ste 3003

San Antonio, TX 78257

Contact Information

(210) 753-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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more than 57% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
more than 37% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 37% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gonzalez "We strive to provide the best musculoskeletal care possible with the objective of regaining function and relieving pain using modern technology available."


  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Arthoscopy
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center University Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Brooke Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Brooke Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, New York
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • U.S. Army Institute Of Surgical Research, Burn Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gonzalez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gonzalez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gonzalez to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Gonzalez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
San Antonio, TX |
I would highly recommend Dr. Gonzalez to anyone with an orthopedic problem. My problem required surgery, the success of which, far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Gonzalez and his staff are patient and explain everything very thoroughly. I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Gonzalez and his staff than I am...
Del Rio, TX |
Good Dr explained everything good and asked if I had any other questions
in San Antonio, TX |
Being a former professional athlete, Dr. Gonzalaez has performed numerous injections and operations on my knees throughout the years. Dr. Gonzalez and Christine Decker made sure that I had all of the resources available to recover to the greatest potential. I can still function athletically and in day to day life thanks to this team. A++ individuals with compassion and understanding of all the available options that are present for each individual situation.
in San Antonio, TX |
Totally would recommend Dr. Gonzalez and his staff to friends, family and patients for their compassionate and knowledgeable services. From the first phone call to walking out the door after my appointment I had welcoming and excellent service. I was informed of my options for treatment and not pressured into any rush decisions. I was able to go home with medical advice and discuss with my family surgery options. I felt like I had known Dr. Gonzalez for years but it was just my first time visit.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr Gonzalez was very attentive, thorough, and knowledgable. He took the time to listen and answer all my questions. He explained my condition very clearly, and went over my options. His staff was also very friendly, and accommodating. They were able to schedule the same day. Would definitely recommend him!
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Dr. Gonzalez accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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    PHCS Network
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
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