Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 52

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Manasquan, NJ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UMDNJ-ROBT W JOHNSON MED SCH in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD

Orthopedic Institute Central Jersey

2315 Highway 34 Ste D Manasquan, NJ 08736
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Extremely dismissive!
I returned to him as a follow up after being injected by the nurse practitioner which did nothing to alleviate the pain in my knee….. He told me nothing he could do short of knee replacement surgery! I went to another orthopedist and she drained the fluid and injected via ultrasound which totally took away my pain. Explanation was the NP injected into the fluid and it went nowhere. I am a health care practitioner as well and he is a disgrace to his profession. Stay away!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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peggy seckular – Oct 02, 2022
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Ultrasound guided aspersion of the knee
Dr was pleasant, caring and concerned I was comfortable during procedure
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Frank scandariato – May 20, 2022
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Do not subject yourself to this doctor
I saw Dr Gonzalez for the first and only time and when I described my symptoms, he dismissed me by saying ‘everyone has back pain’. He then proceeded to belittle me further and make me feel very sorry that I dared to come to him for his help and advice. I don’t see doctors because I seek attention and want to waste their time or mine. I described symptoms of stenosis, which I’m very concerned about because of numbness I have in my arms and legs. He was so rude to me that I was shocked into silence and couldn’t get out of there fast enough. I’m 55 years old and I’ve never been spoken to like that by a doctor. This is the first time I’ve ever written a review to express my concerns over how I was treated in a doctor’s office. I did not deserve his condescending attitude and wished I could’ve stood up for myself, but his stern demeanor completely intimidated me. I hope to save anyone else from seeing this horrible person.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Shocked in NJ – Mar 26, 2022
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This despicable excuse of a medical professional was extremely uncaring and dismissive of my sick mother. She went to him (practically in tears) for extreme lower back pain due to a disk disease. After waiting in an empty waiting room and hour passed her spot, She asked him for help and advice on handling the pain and reducing the inflammation in her back. This Dr had the nerve to tell my elderly and sick mother “you have a disk disease, why do you want me to do about it?” He provided no expert advice, help and had absolutely no bed side manner for someone in distress. How he’s practiced medicine this long amazes me. If you’re reading this Dr Gonzalez, I hope no one ever treats someone you care about like this. Especially someone in a position and under and oath to help. Everyone else, Do yourself a favor and stay away from this Dr and his office.
What went well
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  • 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
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John – Oct 07, 2021
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WC puppet who manipulates the data to support what WC tells him report.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 29, 2021
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Very knowledgeable, answers all questions, very professional. No waiting, pleasant manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kathy Hartnett – Oct 29, 2019
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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.
What went well
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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
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Frustrated and annoyed in NJ – Jan 11, 2019
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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.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Spring Lake – May 17, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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DENISE AMBROZIA – May 11, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Charlotte Wesp in Manalapan, NJ 07726 – Apr 20, 2018
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 18, 2018
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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.
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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Apr 18, 2018
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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
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Janet P in Manchester, NJ – Feb 06, 2018
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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
What could be improved
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Howell, NJ – Dec 09, 2017
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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!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Brooklyn, NY – Oct 04, 2017
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Jack Gullo in Lanka Harbor NJ – Jun 16, 2017
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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
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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
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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
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Dissatisfied in Toms River, NJ – Dec 02, 2016
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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
What could be improved
No results
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Toms River, NJ – Nov 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Manasquan, NJ and has over 21 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

Education

University of Colorado At Denver
Fellowship Hospital
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University of Colorado At Denver
Residency Hospital
2001
UMDNJ-ROBT W JOHNSON MED SCH
Medical School
2001
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
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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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very high

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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Locations

Orthopedic Institute Central Jersey

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

Manahawkin office1301 Route 72 W Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey

Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey3499 US Highway 9 Ste 3B Freehold, NJ 07728
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Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey1301 Route 72 Health Vlg Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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Orthopedic Institute Brielle Orthopedics

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

Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average