News & Events Calendar
Taking Care of the Community for Nearly 60 Years
Gonzaba Medical Group strives to promote healthy living and wellness to our senior citizens. Every month, we organize special events dedicated to keeping our patients healthy and active. Exciting events such as Bingo, Loteria, Mambo classes, Sit and Be Fit, Healthy Eating Cooking classes and birthday parties are celebrated every week!
We also coordinate special programs to assist our patients with learning the basics of Medicare and offer workshops on Advance Directives and Living Will preparation. Our patients can also participate in numerous monthly Physician presentations on topics such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease, to name a few.
For more information on attending our events, please contact Gonzaba Medical Group’s Marketing Department at 210-921-6680
On Thursday, September 7th, 2017, the San Antonio City Council passed a resolution that declared September as "Celebrate San Antonio Seniors" month. This resolution was passed in honor of Dr. Bill Gonzaba and all the great things he has done over the years for the seniors in the San Antonio community.
September will be "Celebrate San Antonio Seniors" month this year and every year going forward. The resolution cites the contributions of senior experience, wisdom, time and talent that our seniors contribute to the strength, vitality and strong character of our city. The resolution also encourages San Antonio seniors to pursue healthy aging through proper nutrition, exercise and preventative care provided through the city’s senior centers and community partners who contribute to helping seniors live active, independent and engaged lives.
Dr. Bill was recognized by Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran as being one of San Antonio's greatest community partners and for growing Gonzaba Medical Group from an old Pan-American restaurant into the 7 locations it is now serving seniors in four different council districts. Dr. Bill provides nearly 600 jobs to the San Antonio community and was recognized as being not only a strong physician leader, but also someone that has continued to give back to the community and has set the bar extremely high.
Click on the link to watch the San Antonio City Council pass the resolution and recognize Dr. Bill for all the work he has done for the community: https://youtu.be/6NwN6zd6oR4
Gonzaba Medical Group, under the leadership of William “Dr. Bill” Gonzaba, has provided quality healthcare and excellent customer service for more than 56 years. Serving patients in seven (7) locations throughout San Antonio, Gonzaba Medical Group continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying true to its core purpose, To serve our patients like family - “Como Familia”. For more information, please visit www.gonzaba.com.
STRONG65 is a free program designed by Dr. Bill Gonzaba to help seniors around San Antonio celebrate health and fitness. On August 24th, Gonzaba Medical Group invited seniors over 62 years old to come out to Woodlawn Lake Park and celebrate life at the STRONG65 Kick-Off Party!
When seniors showed up to the STRONG65 Kick-Off Party, they were showered with many goodies, including stress balls, t-shirts, pens, and even a VIP card! The morning started off with water aerobics at the pool and was followed by Zumba in the gymnasium.
Then, the seniors got a special surprise visit from Dr. Bill Gonzaba. 83-year-old Dr. Bill discussed how important it is for seniors to take control of their health. He even gave the secrets to staying young: keep active and eat healthily. He also urged everyone to get out of the house and just have a good time. There is strength in 65!
Those who came to the party also enjoyed a free farmer’s market! The San Antonio Food Bank donated an assortment of fresh vegetables from local farmers for our seniors. These bags were filled with cucumbers, zucchinis, melons, tomatoes, lemons, limes, bell peppers, cauliflower, salad mix, and more!
The fun didn’t stop there. A live DJ showed up to the party, and everyone hit the dance floor to show off their line dancing moves. Then, it was time for everyone’s favorite event… bingo! Each winner was given a special prize. The party ended with a delicious lunch provided by the Gonzaba staff. Those who came enjoyed hot dogs, fruit, veggie sticks, Gatorade, and water.
VIP (Very Important Partner) Card
Those who came were able to sign up for their STRONG65 VIP Card. This VIP Card gives seniors over 62 years old exclusive access to events throughout the program. Some of these events include a farmer’s market, social dance, pool party, ice cream social, and more local events throughout the community.
You don’t have to be a Gonzaba patient to receive your VIP Card. The only requirement is you must be at least 62 years old. It’s not too late to get your VIP card! Visit www.STRONG65.com and sign up today!
SAN ANTONIO - Fiesta officially begins Thursday, but some local seniors kicked off the party early, and with a purpose, Wednesday morning.
The Gonzaba Medical Group hosted its 10th annual Senior Fiesta, with musical performances by Ruben Ramos, Raulito Navaira and the Latin Legends.
The medical group throws the event to provide a fun, safe environment where seniors can partake in the Fiesta spirit.
"Their ability to come out and meet other people really helps them move around and talk to other people, and it's a good thing for the seniors," Gonzaba Medical Group founder Bill Gonzaba said.
More than 1,500 guests were expected to attend and partake in the live music, food and dancing.
Gonzaba Medical Group's newest physician, Dr. J. Oscar Seda, was recently interviewed by Kens 5 to discuss how San Antonians can avoid gaining weight by simply choosing what they decide to put in their bodies. Check out the link to the video here: http://www.kens5.com/news/health/san-antonio-moves-up-on-fattest-cities-list/425035484
March 23, 2017, SAN ANTONIO, TX - Gonzaba Medical Group (GMG) is gearing up for Fiesta with its 2nd Annual “Donde Esta Diego?” Medal Scavenger Hunt. The event is open to the public and participation details will be revealed Monday, April 3, 2017 via GMG’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GonzabaMedical/.
The scavenger hunt is city-wide and the goal is for participants to attend Fiesta events and visit GMG clinics to collect a total of six medals that will spell out F-I-E-S-T-A. Each Viva Fiesta! medal has a different color ribbon and features “Diego,” the Fiesta donkey, with a stethoscope. The contest will be held Monday April 3 – Friday, May 5, 2017. Once a participant has collected all six medals, they are eligible for a raffle to win prizes. Winners will be announced Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Last year, GMG celebrated Fiesta by hosting its first scavenger hunt and giving away approximately 5,000 medals. Twenty contestants successfully obtained the complete set of medals. There will be 100 sets available this year. GMG staff will get a sneak peek of their 2017 Fiesta Medals at a private unveiling next week. Participants should continue to follow the GMG Facebook page throughout the event for updates.
“We had an incredible response last year and people really enjoyed the scavenger hunt and visiting a variety of Fiesta events and GMG clinics to collect the medals. They loved the concept and the fact that we were giving away medals to everyone who wanted one,” Dr. Bill Gonzaba, GMG’s President and CEO, said. “We hope to have even more participation this year!”
Gonzaba Medical Group, under the leadership of William “Dr. Bill” Gonzaba, has provided quality healthcare and excellent customer service for more than 56 years. Serving patients in seven (7) locations throughout San Antonio, Gonzaba Medical Group continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying true to its core purpose, To serve our patients like family - “Como Familia”. For more information, please visit www.gonzaba.com or call 210-981-3818. Read More
February 10, 2017, SAN ANTONIO, TX - Gonzaba Medical Group (GMG) will host its annual Valentine’s Day Dance for hundreds of San Antonio seniors Tuesday, February 14th from 11am to 3pm at the San Antonio Event Center. Lunch will be served and live entertainment will be provided by Raulito Navaira and the Latin Legends. Guests can enter a contest for best-dressed couple and longest-married and have their photo taken in a Valentine’s Day-themed photo area. GMG anticipates more than 1500 seniors will attend this free event - the largest of its kind in the city.
The event provides an atmosphere for seniors to enjoy themselves, socialize and make new friends, while also providing physical and mental health benefits. Studies have shown that seniors who are physically and socially active are more likely to have reduced stress, lower blood pressure, and be at lower risk for depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Being active can also improve immune systems, nutrition levels and help with balance and coordination.
For most seniors, the Gonzaba dance is one of the few opportunities they have to socially interact with peers. “I like getting to meet others my age because it keeps me from being lonely, which is nice,” explains Maria Fernandez, who attended her first Gonzaba dance last year and is looking forward to attending again this year. “The food was wonderful, the people were wonderful and Gonzaba does so much for the community. I can’t wait to go back.”
This is the 12th year Gonzaba Medical Group will be hosting a party for the senior community - the first one was held at Progreso Hall near the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. “About 150 people came and a Gonzaba family member actually made the food for that event,” recalls Erica Gonzaba, one of the event organizers. With turnout increasing every year, the medical group has had to keep moving the event to a variety of venues before settling at the San Antonio Event Center in 2015. Watching the yearly event grow is something the organizers relish. “Our footprint in the community has continued to expand year after year. It’s really a beautiful thing to witness,” said Ms. Gonzaba.
Gonzaba Medical Group, under the leadership of William “Dr. Bill” Gonzaba, has provided quality healthcare and excellent customer service for more than 56 years. Serving in seven (7) locations throughout San Antonio, Gonzaba Medical Group continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying true to its core principle, “The patient always comes first.” For more information, please visit www.gonzaba.com or call 210-981-3818. Read More
December 9, 2016, SAN ANTONIO – Gonzaba Medical Group opened its first North Central clinic in San Antonio at 6487 Blanco Road. Located just inside Loop 410 in the Castle Creek Village Shopping Center, this state of the art medical clinic is accessible from multiple routes and has ample parking right in front of the office. The newest clinic spans more than 3,000 square feet and will be providing primary care services as well as wellness treatments for Medicare and Fee for Service patients. People who are interested in making an appointment can call 210-921-3803 option 4. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. The award winning Dr. Jose Oscar Seda will be leading the clinic’s caring staff.
The long time standing local medical group is thrilled with the latest expansion. “We are excited at the possibility of growing our presence to North Central San Antonio with this clinic,” said Gonzaba Medical Group’s President and CEO Dr. Bill Gonzaba. “This location will help us bring our unique quality healthcare concept to a new demographic.”
Established in 1986, Gonzaba Medical Group has multiple locations in the South, West and Northwest areas of San Antonio that include Urgent Care Centers and an Occupational Medicine and Therapy Center. Best known for providing an “all services under one roof” coordinated care model, Gonzaba offers services such as primary care, specialty care, radiology, and laboratory services.
Gonzaba Medical Group is proud to have added Dr. Seda to their team of medical providers. Seda will serve patients using Gonzaba’s coordinated care model, incorporating into it his wealth of knowledge on Wellness, Hormones, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Functional and Integrative Medicine and Special Therapies. Seda is a passionate national speaker, a Christian family man and has a mission to educate his patients on how to be healthier. “I am committed to addressing the roots of your symptoms,” Seda said of his unique approach to medicine. “I believe that by treating those root causes, in the safest way possible, your body can heal itself of most illnesses.”
Gonzaba Medical Group is a family- owned medical practice providing quality healthcare and excellent customer service in convenient, family-friendly locations. Serving in multiple locations throughout San Antonio, Gonzaba Medical Group continues to change the way healthcare is delivered while staying true to its core principle: “The patient always comes first.” For more information, please visit www.gonzaba.com or call 210-921-3800.
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For years, physicians have relied on advancements in medical technology to better diagnose their patients. Gonzaba Medical Group has met those needs by housing a complete radiology center – all under one roof. Patients of Gonzaba Medical Group can walk in and obtain a myriad of radiology services, to include: MRI, CT, Bone Density Exams, Ultrasounds, Vascular Studies, Echocardiograms, and Digital Mammography.
Gonzaba Medical Group is pleased to announce their reaccreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for Computed Tomography screenings, also known as CT Screenings. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. Gonzaba Medical Group is also accredited by the American College of Radiology for MRI Studies and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vascular Studies.
Gonzaba Medical Group recently upgraded their radiology department to feature the latest in imaging technology. It features state-of-the-art equipment that offers significantly better quality images and is more comfortable for the patients. All of this can be done as an outpatient procedure at the Main Clinic on Pleasanton Rd.
Gonzaba Medical Group’s owner and CEO, Dr. William Gonzaba is excited about the reaccreditation and the new technology offered to patients. “We are so proud to receive this national accreditation. We pride ourselves in offering the very best to the community. Our patients can walk into our clinic, see a doctor, get an MRI or CT, and it’s all under one roof. What’s even better is that our physicians have diagnostic confidence in the radiology images they’re viewing. We have the ability to trace blood vessels from the brain to the feet – without injecting dyes. We’re proud to have this high-performance technology in our facilities. This Accreditation reaffirms that we’re living by our mission statement everyday: do the right thing for the patient.”
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. Read More
Drop off a new or gently used fan to any of our 3 Urgent Care locations between June 8-June 30, 2015.
Main Clinic -
720 Pleasanton Rd.
Northwest Clinic -
7616 Culebra Rd. Ste. 111
Woodlawn Clinic -
902 Bandera Rd.
*Drop off anytime between 8am-8pm, Monday-Sunday
Join us on Distribution Day!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
720 Pleasanton Rd.
Music, Food, & FANS!
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By Robert R. Ramirez, MD
The answer to "Why I Became a Doctor" is as complex and multifactorial as it is individual and personal, but there are some common elements. An obsessive interest in the life sciences at an early age is a must, of course, in order to plant the seed for further exploration of biology, biochemistry and, ultimately, medicine.
Also essential are the competitive drive and endless commitment and dedication needed to rise to the ultimate personal challenge of completing the long and arduous training necessary to earn that all-prestigious medical degree, often overcoming difficult obstacles in the process. (Not to mention the many years of residency and, in many cases, fellowship training, that follow.) As the saying goes, "Ad astra per aspera."
But it is the answering of a calling, whether divine or otherwise profoundly metaphysical, that, in my opinion, best characterizes the desire of aspiring physicians to achieve this profession of ultimate altruism in the advancement of healing and in the betterment of the human condition. It is a calling not only to never stop learning, which is inevitable in the always rapidly-changing field of medicine; but also to use that knowledge, and any and all skills acquired along the way, to heal. Because only a calling, as with many other professions of customer, community, and public service, can justify the incredibly long hours, unselfish devotion, mental taxation and personal sacrifice that medicine demands.
Furthermore, the reward, of course, lies not so much in the remunerative aspect, as in the ability to make a difference in the lives of others by helping to save such lives, stamp out disease, provide palliative care, alleviate suffering, or otherwise aid in healing just by listening.
For me personally, being a doctor ranks among the most heroic, noble, and selfless undertakings of humankind.