Gonzaba Medical Group Celebrates its 60th Anniversary with Their Patients Support

Gonzaba Medical Group Celebrates its 60th Anniversary with Their Patients Support

Gonzaba Medical Group Celebrates its 60th Anniversary with Their Patients SupportNovember 16, 2020 In 1961, Margarita Valdez suffered a bite while swimming in the Texas Gulf Coast during her honeymoon with her husband, Ernest. Her leg became infected, and three days later, she began looking for a doctor back in San Antonio. Her father-in-law, a fireman, encouraged her to see “the local firemen’s doctor” because “he’s the best.” The firemen’s doctor was Dr. Bill Gonzaba, who had opened his medical practice a year earlier after earning his degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Bill had grown up on the southside of San Antonio, in the Sunny Slope neighborhood, and he felt called to come back to serve his community, which he believed was medically under-served.“I watched my mother and father, and all our neighbors struggle to get quality healthcare and I saw it as a calling to come back home and do something about it,” said Dr....
Prayer and Great Medical Care Beat COVID-19 at 106 Years Old

Prayer and Great Medical Care Beat COVID-19 at 106 Years Old

Prayer and Great Medical Care Beat COVID-19 at 106 Years OldSeptember 30, 2020 Minnie McRae knows first-hand that the purpose of Gonzaba Medical Group is much more than patient care. At 106 years old, she just beat COVID-19. From the time Dr. Bill Gonzaba opened the doors of his one-room clinic on the Southside of San Antonio on South Flores Street more than 60 years ago, he believed the relationship between doctor and patient is a sacred bond of trust. Patients—like Ms. Minnie—are como familia. “In most primary care clinics, a patient is just a name or a number or a symptom,” says Dr. Bill. “At our medical group, our doctors get to know the patient, and by doing so, we’re able to deliver the highest quality of patient care. All of our patients are treated como familia—like family—and that includes creating opportunities for our patients and their families to actively engage with their providers in the healing and wellness process.” That philosophy of...
Gonzaba Medical Group Leads the Way In COVID-19 Medical and Community Response

Gonzaba Medical Group Leads the Way In COVID-19 Medical and Community Response

Gonzaba Medical Group Leads the Way In COVID-19 Medical and Community ResponseJune 11, 2020 As a nationally recognized and locally trusted provider of health care, Gonzaba Medical Group celebrates 60 years of service to the south Texas community in 2020. While it is known for its patient-centered approach year after year, it’s clear that the mission of Gonzaba Medical Group is to be more than just a medical practice. To Dr. Bill Gonzaba, founder and CEO, it is a sacred calling. The key has always been to serve the community and treat all patients como familia – like family. “Unfortunately, in health care today, too often a patient is just a number or a symptom,” says Dr. Bill. “At Gonzaba, we aim to treat the whole person and that includes creating opportunities for our patients and their families to engage with each other as part of the healing and wellness process. That is the art of medicine.” That is particularly true during the COVID-19 pandemic. As...
Gonzaba Medical Group Leads the Nation In Positively Transforming Medical Care

Gonzaba Medical Group Leads the Nation In Positively Transforming Medical Care

Gonzaba Medical Group Leads the Nation In Positively Transforming Medical CareAugust 5, 2019 More than 60 years ago, Dr. Bill Gonzaba made a decision that would positively and forever change the quality and access to medical care in San Antonio’s southside neighborhoods and would become nationally known as a “full-risk” health care model. One that holds provider organizations fully accountable for the health outcomes of their patients. This model allows the provider group to be successful only if the patients’ health is managed properly. Dr. Bill grew up in modest circumstances in Sunny Slope on the city’s southside. Through hard work and determination, he made his way to the University of Texas Medical Branch where he trained as a family physician and surgeon. On graduation, he came back to his southside neighborhood to bring a higher level of care to those most in need. “I had watched my own parents and friends of theirs suffer needlessly because of...
Gonzaba Medical Group: A Pioneer In Patient-Centered Medical Care

Gonzaba Medical Group: A Pioneer In Patient-Centered Medical Care

Gonzaba Medical Group: A Pioneer In Patient-Centered Medical CareMarch 25, 2019 Claire considers the day she selected a primary care doctor at Gonzaba Medical Group as one of the most important days of her life. She had been suffering from recurring sinus infections for years and her former doctor would breeze through her appointment in less than five minutes, write her a prescription for antibiotics, and send her on her way. “My old doctor was just treating the symptoms, not the cause,” says Claire. “On my first visit to my Gonzaba doctor, she spent 45 minutes with me going over my medical history and my life and found out the sinus infections were related to a completely different problem. She created a treatment plan for that, which included managing my diabetic symptoms too. Everything changed for the better after I chose a Gonzaba doctor as my primary care physician.” Claire’s story reflects national research that shows patients who establish...
Dr. Bill Gonzaba Recognized for Bringing High Quality, Low Cost Care to South Texas

Dr. Bill Gonzaba Recognized for Bringing High Quality, Low Cost Care to South Texas

Dr. Bill Gonzaba Recognized for Bringing High Quality, Low Cost Care to South TexasSeptember 21, 2018 In Pat Lencioni’s best-selling book “The Advantage,” he identifies the healthy organization as one which will always find a way to succeed, inevitably become smarter, and tap into every bit of available intelligence and talent. Lencioni could have been describing Gonzaba Medical Group, a nationally recognized and locally trusted primary care practice that has been serving its community for 60 years. As one of the largest, premier medical practices in South Texas, it ranks among the top medical practices in the nation, known both for creating a unique healthcare model serving Medicare Managed Care patients and for its exemplary outcomes in the quality of patient care. The Gonzaba difference is rooted in the vision of its founder, Dr. Bill Gonzaba, who believes that “everyone deserves a medical home where they are como familia – like family – and where...