Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 51

Dr. Gonzalez
Accepting new patients

Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey

2315 Highway 34 Ste D Manasquan, NJ 08736

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Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Manasquan, NJ and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gonzalez to book an appointment.

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Make an appointment at Jersey Shore University Medical Center today at (732) 201-3872.

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Dr. Gonzalez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gonzalez

3.1

Based on 30 ratings

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WC puppet who manipulates the data to support what WC tells him report.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 29, 2021
Very knowledgeable, answers all questions, very professional. No waiting, pleasant manner.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Kathy Hartnett – Oct 29, 2019
Wow, what an uninterested, condescending, waste of my time, energy, and money. I couldn’t be less satisfied with his ability to listen, attentiveness or level of care. He never addressed my excruciating pain in my bones or made an appropriate referral. “Why are you here?” he said toward the end of appt and “...I’m trying to get through to you” without reading the pages and pages of intake info I wasted my time completing or listening to anything I was explaining clearly.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Frustrated and annoyed in NJ – Jan 11, 2019
Really knows how to give a great shoulder injection. The injection helped me for approximately nine months. Going back to him for another injection next week. I am supposed to get a shoulder replacement but the injections are allowing me to delay the surgery indefinitely.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Spring Lake – May 17, 2018
Arrived 1:45 appt with Dr Gonzalez at 1:49 for knee drainage. At 2pm I was called to fill out yet another form (I'm along term patient). At 2:26 I was called and told to leave; I was cancelled because I was late for the appt! I spoke to mgr, nothing cold be done; he refused to treat me! I was then offered appts miles away in their other locations. Stay away from this guy; he doesn't care about patients' pain. TERRIBLE! He should have his license revoked.Hippocratic oath??? I think not!
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  • Staff friendliness
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No results
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DENISE AMBROZIA – May 11, 2018
I am a new patient of Dr. Gonzalez. In my time with him I find that he is one of the rare doctors who takes the time to listen to his patients complaints. He then gives a thoughtful and complete answer. He always asks is there anything else I should know. I am currently recieving "gel shots" for my knee. At first I was somewhat apprehensive but under his skilled hands I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually had no reason to be afraid. I would recommend his services to all.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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Charlotte Wesp in Manalapan, NJ 07726 – Apr 20, 2018
Dr. Gonzalez is truly the best doctor I've ever seen. He gives his honest professional opinion. He's not someone tying to make money off of you. He truly cares. He treats you as if he was treating his own mother. He's not telling me I should just go get surgery. He explained to me the best medical options for me at my age. It's nice to see a doctor you can trust.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Gonzalez is very patient and kind. He explained everything to me so I could understand. I was in so much pain and he really took his time with me. I did not feel rushed at all. Also, I saw him Same day appointment. I'm so appreciative and I would highly recommend Dr. Gonzalez.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Apr 18, 2018
I just had ultrasound guided cortisone shots in both shoulders to relieve terrible pain I suffered for several months. Dr. Gonzalez administered cortisone shots over a two week period in each shoulder. I heard terrible stories of how painful they would be. I DID NOT have any pain with either shot. Dr. Gonzalez was gentle and explained everything he did. He answered all my questions and I successfully have no more shoulder pain! Dr. Gonzalez is my hero and I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Janet P in Manchester, NJ – Feb 06, 2018
Today I called as an emergency patient. Dr Gonzalez fit me in. He was extremely kind, very patient and helped me . I hurt my knee somehow and he was excellent. He has great bedside manners, extremely knowledgeable and felt very comforted by his knowledge. I WOULD not hesitate to recommend him. In addition, the staff was just a nice and very accommodating! My experience was terrific. I very grateful they took care of me today.. I highly recommend Dr. Gonzalez.
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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Howell, NJ – Dec 09, 2017
NOT compassionate, no patience, he walked out. It was my first time getting an ultrasound guided shot in hip....should I have been a champ at this procedure! Learn how to care you arrogant not worthy of being a doctor human being!!!!!!!!!!! I took off from work and you wasted my TIME!!!!!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Brooklyn, NY – Oct 04, 2017
Dr. Peter Gonzalez is very thorough and explains everything very well . He found fractures that other Doctor didn't. He showed me my fractures and explained his concerns. He also was interested in learning the details of how my accident occurred. I couldn't have found a better Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jack Gullo in Lanka Harbor NJ – Jun 16, 2017
I was surprised to read some of these comments. i thought the doctor had a good sense of humor. I think there may be confusion with " down to earth / real people, vs. sympathy /pity. i found Dr. Gonzalez's approach to be genuine and straight forward, which I appreciated very much. He was patient; listened to my symptoms/complaints w/out judgement and discussed treatment options very clearly, being certain that i understood clearly before i left. I was very comfortable, unrushed and pleased
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
What could be improved
No results
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donna in Manahawkin, NJ – Mar 27, 2017
As someone who tends to rely on reviews, I was apprehensive to use Dr. Gonzalez. However, after talking to his staff, I listened to my gut and went to have an NCV/EMG Test done. I am HAPPY to say that with the litany of the tests/treatments that I have endured with my Back injury, going to Dr. Gonzalez was BY FAR the easiest. He was attentive, pleasant, engaging, and gentle. The test is said to be painful to many; but I can honestly say that it was LESS painful than Acupuncture. Go see Dr. G!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Ray F. in Howell, NJ – Jan 27, 2017
What an inconsiderate, rude and unprofessional doctor. I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. Don't waste your time or money on such an in compassionate doctor. He shouldn't be practicing medicine if he doesn't care about getting to the root of your problem. And then pointed to my age on the paperwork and told me that's why I have pain. Shame on you Dr. I wouldn't let you see my dog.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Dissatisfied in Toms River, NJ – Dec 02, 2016
Dr. Gonzalez is caring and patient. He spent time during the appointments explaining my problem and treatment options. My pain improved after physical therapy and injections and has allowed me to get back to the things I enjoy.
What went well
  • 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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No results
3 people found this helpful
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Toms River, NJ – Nov 23, 2016
If I could give him 1/2 of a star I would. He was extremely dismissive regarding my complaints. Had a totally condescending way about him. Almost like he didn't believe the amount of pain I was in. I really wish I would have read these reviews first before allowing them to schedule me with him. This is the second doctor at this practice that has dismissed my complaints. Why? Because I don't have a broken bone you can do surgery on?? I'll save my time and money and go somewhere else!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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KB in Jackson, NJ – Jul 17, 2016
He was extremely rude and dissmissive and did not give me an exam he should not be a Dr......
What went well
No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Freehold, NJ – Apr 27, 2016
Dr. Spent ample time with my son and throughly answered all of my questions. Care was exceptional. Would recommend Dr to anyone.
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
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kate in Brielle, NJ – Apr 20, 2016
I thought he was concerned and accurate.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Limeri in Howell, NJ – Apr 16, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Manasquan, NJ and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

University of Colorado At Denver
Fellowship Hospital
University of Colorado At Denver
Residency Hospital
2001
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gonzalez frequently treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gonzalez treats.

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Dr. Gonzalez's office is located at 2315 Highway 34 Ste D, Manasquan, NJ 08736. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Gonzalez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Locations

Practice

Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey2315 Highway 34 Ste D Manasquan, NJ 08736
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Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey

North Atlantic Medical Associates PC226 Route 37 W Toms River, NJ 08755
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