I have clinical expertise in Preventative Cardiology, Metabolic Syndrome, and Diastolic Dysfunction/Heart Failure.
I perform diagnostic heart catheterizations, coronary angiograms and transesophageal echocardiograms. I also have special interest in cardiac imaging including transthoracic echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac stress testing.
Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, Internal Medicine
In his early training, Dr. Oscar Gonzalez had the opportunity to work with Emeritus Professor Dr. Gerald Reaven, who first described the silent killer, Syndrome X, more commonly known as the Metabolic Syndrome. This refers to a constellation of clinical risk factors that are known to increase your risk of heart disease. His research work with Dr. Reaven spawned a passionate interest in understanding how we develop heart disease even before we are aware of it.
Life is complicated. Although I am passionate about reducing my patient's risks of heart disease, I realize that we need to make shared decisions given the circumstances that we all face in our every day lives. When I first meet a patient, I try to understand their perspective and understanding of their well being. This allows me to negotiate a plan that is best tailored to fit the patient's needs and current lifestyle with their treatment goals.
In the Community
I recently became a member of our local school PTA. I look forward to volunteering in the various activities that our local school will be involved in this year and the years to come.
Stanford University School of Medicine | Stanford, CA
Stanford University Hospital | Stanford, CA
University of Washington (cardiology) | Seattle, WA
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165 patients rated this physician.
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Reviewed on September 3, 2020 Very courteous, professional, answered all questions in detail, concerned about my well being.
Reviewed on August 26, 2020 Instilled confidence & trust!
Reviewed on August 20, 2020 I think Dr. Gonzalez is the best - provides excellent care, great listener, and I feel like I'm in really good hands with him as my heart doctor.
Reviewed on August 18, 2020 This was my first appointment with Dr. Gonzalez and I was very impressed with the whole experience, from the knowledge he obviously had, his explanations to me were on my level, didn't seem in a hurry to get to his next patient and had recommendations for future treatment
Reviewed on August 7, 2020 I am very happy with this doctor, staff and facility