The Danbury Review would like you to introduce you to our good friend, Dr. Javier R. Gonzales, DO. Dr. Javier Gonzalez is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in the Tampa, Florida area. Dr. Gonzalez is a family medicine doctor, and he received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Danbury Review is a big fan of Dr. Javier Gonzalez. Dr. Gonzalez has been in practice for over 25 years as a primary care physician. Check out this profile on Medium written all about Dr. Gonzalez, his philosophy, and his medical practice. His mission is to provide tailor-made care for his patients with a holistic whole-body approach. Check out his WebMD profile, Dr. Gonzales has the experience needed to meet the diverse needs of children and adults alike.
What's the difference between an MD and a DO? A DO is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine like Dr. Gonzalez use a holistic approach to partner with their patients and help them live healthier lives. From the start of Medical School, Doctor Javier Gonzalez has been trained to look beyond symptoms. Instead, Dr. Gonzalez examines your lifestyle, environmental factors, health history, and more to evaluate what exactly is impacting your health and well-being.
Dr. Javier Gonzalez has special training in the musculoskeletal system- he has in-depth knowledge of your body's complex network of bones, muscles, and nerves that most doctors don't have. Dr. Gonzalez's holistic approach also takes into account your mental health and the serious impact it can have on your physical health, and vice-versa. People have great things to say on his Vitals profile. Dr. Gonzalez takes advantage of your body's ability to heal itself, giving him an edge when he treats his patients.
A key part of Osteopathic Medicine is called "OMT" or osteopathic manipulative treatment. With OMT, Dr. Gonzalez uses gentle physical manipulation to examine your body to find joints, muscles, tendons, etc. that can cause pain or signal danger of injury. But don't get it mistaken, Dr. Gonzalez is NOT a chiropractor. The way Dr. Gonzalez uses physical manipulation is completely different from a chiropractor.
The holistic approach of Dr. Gonzalez is the first line of defense for his patients' physical well-being. Instead of simply diagnosing an illness and sending a patient away with a prescription, Dr. Gonzalez takes the whole-body approach, getting to the root of your issues. If you live in the Tampa FL area, consider paying him a visit!