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Dr. Virginia Y Gonzalez has the following 2 specialties
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Virginia Y Gonzalez has the following 14 expertise
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Heart Failure
- Heart Diseases
- High Cholesterol
- Heart Block
- Heart Attack
- Unstable Angina
- Blood Clot
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Dr. Virginia Y Gonzalez has 0 board certified specialties
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My mother had an appt for 8am for stress test. She had to fast prior to doing the stress test. My mother called me, very upset because they left her in the examination room for hours and never came in to check on her. She had nothing to eat since the night before. Well at 3p she called me again still waiting. She asked the nurse to take the IV out because she was leaving but instead of the nurse taking it out, she explains to my mother that is she leaves she will still be charged. I then told my mom to come home. She did, with the IV still in her arm. I removed it. This is a Cardiologist but it seems like the staff doesn't have a heart!!!
After being told by Dr. Gonzalez's nurse that I needed a heart procedure due to bad results from a stress test performed at their office, I got a second opinion from a physician recommended to me by a friend. (Likely the long wait time contributed to my stress.) Guess what? Nothing wrong with my heart. Was told to take 2 baby aspirin daily by second opinion physician. Apparently read the wrong results or simply got the wrong info. So glad I went for a second opinion. Had gone to the female physician thinking she would be more knowledgeable on women's heart issues. Have since heard bad reviews from others that also had bad experiences. So glad I went for that second opinion! Always good idea to get more than one doctor to look at you when the issue is serious--especially before any surgeries/procedures.
My husband was referred to Dr. Gonzalez by his GP because of his high blood pressure and pulse (we knew each were only because he has terrible anxiety over physicians). However, the GP wouldn't further investigate his original reason for the appointment until we saw a cardio specialist, despite our protests. Dr. Gonzalez wanted to perform a stress test during the first appointment. This entails getting an injection, waiting one hour, then running on a treadmill. The injection was administered via a central line, which was left in during what was supposed to be a one hour wait. My husband's total wait time was THREE HOURS before his stress test--with a needle in his hand. I spoke to the front desk several times. I eventually got a little ugly with the receptionist and voila! we were finally passed to Dr. G. At the second visit, my husband needed blood work, so he had to fast beginning the night before. His appointment was at 1:30. After his blood pressure was taken upon his arrival... nothing. At 5:00, I called to ask what was taking so long, complaining about how he had been fasting for almost 24 hrs. I was informed that their office didn't do blood work and that my husband was supposed to have gone to another location before the visit. No ever told us that before. So after fasting for nothing, he walked out. It may not be entirely the front desk's fault for this misunderstanding, but regardless, three and a half hours is much too long a wait, fasting or fed. Is it REALLY necessary for a doctor's office to treat people this way? Regardless of if the receptionist overbooked or the doctor had a patient emergency (which is unlikely on 2 out of 2 occasions), this office has seriously committed malfeasance as such that we will not be returning--even if it means driving to Shreveport for a doctor. Seriously ridiculous.
Dr. Gonzalez is an excellent doctor....however, the average wait time for a 15 min. office visit is 4 hours. The staff is very rude and unconcerned about the waiting patients, most of which are elderly. They never offer an explanation of why the wait is so long. It would be nice, at least after around the second hour someone would apologize for the wait. This is not an occasional occurrence, it is the normal. Who ever is doing the scheduling should really be more concerned about the waiting patients than how many patients can be seen in a day.
Dr. Gonzalez does not give shots or do urine tests in her office. I believe that person below was confused on what doctor she was at. Dont be mislead! This doctor is fantastic!!!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Virginia Y Gonzalez accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCardiovascular Diagnostic Center, 402 McMillan Rd, West Monroe, LA
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