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Rafael Gonzalez-Ayala, MD
Internal Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2005)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Universidad Autonoma De Ciudad Juarez (1993)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Mar 4, 2019, Rafael Gonzalez-Ayala, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(105)
Overall: 4.6*
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Apr 25, 2019
Dr. Gonzales is an exceptional clinician. Great bed-side manner and very detailed.
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Apr 9, 2019
Dr Gonzalez was very professional and he went the extra mile in helping me
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Apr 8, 2019
very good
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Apr 6, 2019
best care from a provider in a long time glad to transfer to this doctor
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Apr 5, 2019
This was an initial visit to establish doctor/patient care. However, I was a bit disappointed with lack of follow-up regarding some of my concerns. He did schedule a visit for 6-months from then. I think this has a lot to do with medicare and their approvals or lack thereof.
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Mar 27, 2019
Dr Gonzales is very good to me I am Blessed
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Mar 26, 2019
very good...excellent
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Mar 26, 2019
very good
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Mar 17, 2019
concern for patient and take time to ask me question and listen.
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Mar 15, 2019
I had several issues that needed to be addressed & he would only address one issue. It will be 6 weeks before I can have a follow up visit to talk to him about all the other issues, which really need to be treated before then.
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Mar 12, 2019
didn\'t listen to concerns about walking ended up being admitted in hospital 2 days later
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Mar 12, 2019
I waited an hour to get called, then waited another 20min before the Dr entered.
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Mar 12, 2019
was all around a good visit but still have not yet been contacted about an endoscopy appointment
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Mar 8, 2019
VERY PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS
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Mar 7, 2019
Dr Ayala is courteous and a professional. his bedside manner is excellent. i am very happy with Dr Ayala.
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Mar 7, 2019
Dr. Gonzalez-Ayala took time to hear all of my concerns and addressed my pain seriously. I was suffering from what seems to be SI joint pain.
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Feb 22, 2019
this was an interview and first time meeting Dr. Gonzales. He was very attentive and thorough in his inspection of the records I brought and listening to my concerns and needs. I hope that this is the beginning of a very wonderful doctor patient relationship.
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Feb 21, 2019
He Cares About You
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Feb 19, 2019
very carrying and explaining.
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Feb 12, 2019
Doctor was good. Office was a nightmare. The only thing is that scheduling an appointment is way too long
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Feb 5, 2019
Very good doctor, easy to understand
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Jan 30, 2019
He always considers my concerns and input, including what I have found on the internet.
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Jan 29, 2019
good. seldom see him
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Jan 22, 2019
Dr. Gonzales came across to me as very intelligent, concerned for my well being and explained in detail what I needed to do. I was very impressed and trust him completely. And that hasn\'t happened to me very often. But, it did with Dr. Gonzalez.
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Jan 20, 2019
VERY CONCERNED WITH MY PROBLEMS
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Jan 18, 2019
he listened what I had to say!
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Jan 17, 2019
This is my primary care physician and is an excellent doctor.
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Jan 17, 2019
Dr. Gonzales is very thorough, pleasant and very knowledgeable regarding patient conditions and what care needs to be given.
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Jan 15, 2019
Dr Ayalla is very thorough and compassionate with his treatment methods..always courteous and respecful
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Jan 8, 2019
I\'ve had a severe cough, wheezing for three weeks now when I went to see my primary. His answer to my cough and sickness was my acid reflux was causing my serious cough and to double my heartburn pills. Wrong! I\'ve had acid reflux my whole life and know when my heartburn is acting up. Another thing, the nurse asked me the required questions such as do I struggle with depression. I answered yes and it has got worse. my primary did not address it. he was ready to dismiss me when I had to tell him to read my answers. I had to tell him he is the one who prescribed anti depressants over a year ago and what should I do now. he just non chalantly raised my dosage and told me to have a good day. I am still coughing like a mad woman and have now passed my sickness onto my husband who has also had to miss work because of the severity of the cough, mucus, headache, etc. I have been sent home from work three days in a row because of my cough. yet, my Dr. blamed it on acid reflux. I told him to look at my history and he would notice that I get sick at least twice a year with these same symptoms and I am prescribed antibiotics, cough medicine, prednisone, an inhaler, etc. however he dismissed my concern and our appt was over. three weeks later and I am still sick and am very upset I paid $25 to see my primary so that he could blame it on my acid reflux and not help me at all!
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Jan 2, 2019
glad to part of Scott and white
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Jan 2, 2019
very, very consistent, good
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Jan 2, 2019
too hard to get into if less than 5 weeks in advance
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Dec 26, 2018
Very satisfied with him. Very pleasant visit.
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Dec 26, 2018
Dr. Gonzalez-Ayala is the best physician.
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Dec 25, 2018
very concerned about my well-being.
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Dec 24, 2018
Greatest, he knew his job, and provided me with great care.
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Dec 18, 2018
acted interested and was helpful
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Dec 12, 2018
excellent
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Dec 12, 2018
Dr. Gonzales is always very caring and professional.
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