DOCTOR HIGHLIGHTS

CHRISTIAN D. GONZÁLEZ, MD

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

CEO of Spine and Wellness Centers of America

Harvard Graduate
Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship

Dr. González stands as one of the most influential Latin American physicians in America. He is a Harvard graduate, Massachusetts General Hospital Fellow, past Division Chief at the University of Massachusetts and is the past President-Elect and VP of the American Academy of Pain Management In 2013, 2014 and 2015 he has been recognized as one of Miami’s Best Doctors.

Dr. González has been published in multiple journals, served as an executive for various State-level medical societies and is the founder of a non-profit charity called the American Spine and Pain Foundation. Patients suffering from back, neck, knee and shoulder pain have enjoyed great outcomes due to his unique technical approach, expertise, and experience. He specializes in hard to treat conditions including Facial Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, and other difficult but treatable conditions. If you are looking for someone with the knowledge and technical capacity to relieve your pain, we are sure Dr. González will meet your needs.

Linda Rosner22 Dec 2021
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After 3 years of intolerance to Florida's humid climate post ciguatera poisoning and being suggested by another neurologist to move to a dryer climate, I have finally found relief from Stella Ganglion shots performed by Dr. Gonzàlez.
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Now I can go back to an active outdoor lifestyle inclusive of fishing, scuba diving, and long walks outdoors. Dr. Gonzàlez exudes confidence and passion for medical science and is compassionate to his patients. He takes time to explain the process, expectations and then asks during each and every session for feedback on how well I felt the treatment is responding. My insurance was initially not going to cover the procedure, but due to the testimony from Dr. Gonzàlez and other Doctors as to my well-being, insurance did finally decide to cover the expense. What a life changer this medical procedure was. My body can now regulate, properly in humidity, and all tingling sensations from fingertips to shoulders are now gone. I can now enjoy my life in Florida to its fullest! My quality of life is now better than I would have ever expected. Thank you, Dr. Gonzàlez!

Audrey Reinhartz
February 2022
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Dr Gonzalez is a fabulous Doctor. He saved my life! Without his knowledge & capabilities I would not be walking today! He is caring, compassionate, patient, & highly trained. In addition, his staff is wonderful. I have never had a problem getting an appointment & never had a long wait at my appointment. His staff was always friendly, polite, and made me feel welcome. I would and have, recommended Dr Gonzalez many, many times and will always do so. I am enjoying life because of him!
Avita Knighten
11 Jan 2021
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Very good doctor and staff. Very caring
Scott Lane19 Feb 2020
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Very nice people love Dr. G. Everybody's good to you.
Gabriel Miranda15 Jan 2020
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Dr. Gonzàlez and the rest of the staff are amazing. They are quick to attend to their patients and the level of compassion makes
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me feel like family. I also want to give a huge thank you to Maria and Jessica for always going out of their way to make this location one of the best that south Florida has to offer. I will recommend this practice to anyone! Thank you all for being such caring and amazing people, Gabriel Miranda.

Dave M.02 Oct 2019
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I am currently a patient of Dr. Gonzàlez and am receiving treatments for pain. As a patient and as a healthcare clinician I can
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confirm his extreme level of professionalism and dedication to helping me with my lower spine issue. Plus, equally important to Dr. Gonzàlez’s treatment and plan is the thoroughness and by professionalism of his staff members. I am grateful of the doctors expertise and his staff commitment to qualify and care.

Anonymous16 Jul 2019
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Dr. Gonzàlez is amazing. I have had many health issues over the last several years. I have seen Drs. (pain management),
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rhuemetologists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, psychiatrists, internists, & many others-too many to remember. I moved here a few months ago & heard he was the best. He is the best pain management Dr. I have seen. As busy as he is he takes the time to ask ?'s, listen to all medical issues, not just pain from my spine. I am in bad shape, but feel if he can help me, he will.I would highly recocommend him

Ellen Gould19 Jun 2019
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Dr G is a Miracle worker. After being in constant pain for nine years. One shot from him and I am pain-free. Everyone should know about this.
Ela Goldfarb
26 Apr 2019
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Dr. Gonzàlez and his incredibly capable partners provide excellent guidance and advice for
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patients with pain. He is a skilled spine injection physician and has helped me for many years. They always try the least strong long medicine or medication available before you go on anything stronger which is so wise these days. This doctor follows you everywhere you go if you happen to be in the hospital he follows you in the hospital as he did my husband and he has been our family friend for years. We regard them highly and with out any reservation! You are the best Dr. G!!

Patricia Mele
January 2022
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I been her patient since 2018, Dr. Cristian González and María Callejas are the best human beings. I always said… it’s quality! No quantity! And that is what you received with them; the quality of caring… since you arrived and you signed your name all the staff welcomed you and in general you don’t has to wait for your appointment. They really work as a team and in a professional way.
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On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.

Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2018)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2018)

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.

Miami's Best Doctors (2013, 2014, 2015)

Dr. Christian Gonzalez was published in a special release publication by Miami Magazine which recognizes Miami’s Best Doctors.

Hospital Appointments

AVENTURA HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
Aventura, FL

BROWARD HEALTH IMPERIAL POINT
Fort Lauderdale, FL

BROWARD HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
Fort Lauderdale, FL

DOCTOR’S HOSPITAL
Coral Gables, FL

JACKSON NORTH MEDICAL CENTER
North Miami Beach, FL

Higher Education/Experience

  • Past VP/President-Elect American Academy of Pain Management
  • Past Division Chief, Pain Medicine, University of Miami
  • Past Division Chief, Pain Medicine, University of Massachusetts
  • Past CEO/President, Massachusetts Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Past Director of Academic Committee, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Pain Medicine Fellow
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Anesthesiology Resident

PUBLICATIONS