Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Gonzalez
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey

1301 Route 72 W # 290 Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Manahawkin, NJ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gonzalez has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. 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 and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gonzalez to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gonzalez

3.3

Based on 28 ratings

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Very knowledgeable, answers all questions, very professional. No waiting, pleasant manner.
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  • Explained conditions well
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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
  • 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.
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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.
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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!!!!!
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Toms River, NJ – Nov 23, 2016
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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!
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KB in Jackson, NJ – Jul 17, 2016
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He was extremely rude and dissmissive and did not give me an exam he should not be a Dr......
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Freehold, NJ – Apr 27, 2016
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Dr. Spent ample time with my son and throughly answered all of my questions. Care was exceptional. Would recommend Dr to anyone.
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Kate in Brielle, NJ – Apr 20, 2016
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I thought he was concerned and accurate.
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Nancy Limeri in Howell, NJ – Apr 16, 2016
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He laughed when I asked him a question about my condition
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PK in Avon By the Sea, NJ – Apr 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Peter Gonzalez, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Manahawkin, NJ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gonzalez has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area....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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Dr. Gonzalez accepts the following insurance:

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Amerihealth
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Arthritis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Gonzalez's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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

Locations

Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey

Manahawkin office1301 Route 72 W # 290 Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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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 W Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey1301 Route 72 W Ste 290 Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey226 Route 37 W Toms River, NJ 08755
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Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey2315 Highway 34 Ste D Manasquan, NJ 08736
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Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)