Sunday, January 27, 2008


Piedmont Physicians Group welcomes Richard D. Gonzales, M.D., to its healthcare team. He joins the Group after more than 20 years of experience practicing medicine. Beginning February 1, Dr. Gonzales will be seeing patients at the new Piedmont Physicians at Archway.

Dr. Gonzales is board-certified in family medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines where he also completed a rotating clerkship. He completed his family practice residency at the Family Health Center at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y.

Prior to joining Piedmont Physicians at Archway, Dr. Gonzales was in private practice at Archway Medical Center and Parkway Medical Center. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Practice, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and American Arthritis Foundation.

"We are pleased to welcome such an exceptional physician to the Piedmont family,” said Berney Crane, President and CEO of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative parent corporation of the Piedmont Physicians Group. “Dr. Gonzales’s vast experience in family medicine will be an asset to the Archway Medical practice."

Locally, he is a member the Cherokee-Pickens Doctors Association and the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. He is fluent in Spanish and Filipino. Dr. Gonzales accepts most major insurance plans and is accepting new patients. The office is located at 735 Martin Road, Suite A in Jasper, Ga. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 706-253-3366.

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