Dr. Joel Gonzales, MD

Dr. Joel Gonzales, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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51 y/o
(23)

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Dr. Joel Gonzales, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.

Orthopedic Associates

4700 Hale Pkwy Ste 550

Denver, CO 80220
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Gonzales performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gonzales "I am specially trained and interested in the treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder and knee. My goal is to get my patients back to health quickly and safely. I am committed to providing excellent care to my patients with compassion, understanding and respect."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Orthopaedic Research-Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gonzales has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Gonzales does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Gonzales and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Rose Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Gonzales is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Gonzales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gonzales to family and friends
4.1
based on 23 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Gonzales' Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Englewood, CO |
Dr. Gonzales and team were excellent on my shoulder surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Gonzales for orthopedic surgery!
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in Denver, CO |
Dr. Gonzales is a rockstar. He performed a labrum tear shoulder repair on our son after his 2nd dislocation. Surgery and recovery was amazing. He's now back playing lax and is totally 100%. Rotation, strength... all of it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr G. If there was a sixth star I would give it to...more
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in Denver |
Always professional, patient, and thorough.
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in Denver, CO |
Joel has now repaired my biceps (r) tendon ('07) and reattached my completely torn pectoral (r) muscle ('17). Not only do Joel and his entire surgical team do a great job, but his office staff runs a tight ship too. Appointment times are met, wait-times are short and all insurance paperwork is...more
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in Denver, CO |
Meeting Gonzales was great he is so nice. He took the time in explained everything to me about my knee and made me feel very comfortable.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gonzales accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Gonzales has admitting privileges

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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