Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Gonzalez
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pulmonary Associates of Richmond

7497 Right Flank Rd Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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(804) 320-4243

Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez, MD is a Pulmonologist in Mechanicsville, VA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gonzalez has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from U Natl de Cordoba medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gonzalez to book an appointment.


At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Gonzalez accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Failure to make a correct diagnosis (7/13/2020)View details
No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gonzalez

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gonzalez treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gonzalez treats other conditions, please contact the office at (804) 320-4243.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Gonzalez typically treats 97% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Gonzalez typically treats 97% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Gonzalez typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
Bronchitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Gonzalez typically treats 88% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shortness of Breath
Partial Lung Collapse
Asthma
Respiratory Failure
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Gonzalez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Dr. Gonzalez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gonzalez

4.1

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Love him. Fully explains everything in layman’s language. Has genuine concern for his patients. Quite hard to book visits due to our schedule but do not plan on going anywhere else
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May 21, 2020
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We Absoutely love Dr. G. He’s the best ever He’s not only treated my Spouse but myself as well , he’s very patient, explains everything is so very kind and sweet ! I have to thank him so much eight months ago when i woke up from Open heart surgery with that awful Tube still down my throat when He knew I was wide awake and having a fit and told them to Take it out! Thanks dr. G. I’d recommend him to anyone , he’s wonderful ???? tenelle and Susan and his staff are great luv them all
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez, MD is a Pulmonologist in Mechanicsville, VA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gonzalez has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Education

1997
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Washington VA Hosp-VAMC
Residency Hospital
1992
Washington DC VA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
U Natl de Cordoba
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Locations

Pulmonary Associates of Richmond

Hanover Office7497 Right Flank Rd Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Gonzalez treats patients.

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Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Mechanicsville, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital

Richmond, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

Midlothian, VA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Chippenham Hospital

Richmond, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

John Randolph Medical Center

Hopewell, VA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Johnston-Willis Hospital

North Chesterfield, VA

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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