Our Physicians

Peter G. Gonzalez, MD

Assistant Professor

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Director, EVMS Sports Medicine

Medical Director, Sentara Sports Medicine

Head Team Physician, Norfolk Public Schools Sideline Football Coverage

Medical Consultant, Norfolk Public Schools Sports Concussion Team

MedicalConsultant, Hampton City Public Schools Sports Concussion Team

Team Physician, Hampton University

Team Physician, Virginia Beach Piranhas and Norfolk Sharx Soccer Clubs

Team Physician/Concussion & Spine, Virginia Destroyers

Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC)

  

Board Certification:

Sports Medicine, CAQ

Electrodiagnostic Medicine,

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


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Peter G. Gonzalez, MD

Publications and presentations by Dr. Gonzalez are listed below.

 

Publications

2012: Book Chapter: "Adjunctive Analgesics" in Evidence-based Management of Low Back Pain 2012, 171-187.

2011: "Imaging modalities in mild traumatic brain injury and sports concussion", PMR, October, 2011.

2010:  "Sports concussion, student-athletes, and their teachers", Tidewater Teacher, Sept/Oct:18-19

2010: Berry K, Gonzalez P, Akuthota V, Keogh B, Harwood J, Sullivan WJ. Final needle position on lateral view during fluoroscopically-guided intra-articular sacroiliac joint injections. Poster Presentation, AAPMR Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

2010: Robinson ES, Gonzalez P, Lindley EM, Estes S, Cooley R, Burger EL, Patel VV. Piriformis syndrome versus radiculopathy following lumbar artificial disc replacement. 26th Annual Meeting, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurlogical Surgeons: Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL.

2010:  Maslowski EL, Gonzalez P, Harwood J, Kaufman M, Sullivan WJ.  The diagnostic validity of hip provocation maneuvers to detect intrarticular hip pathology. PMR 2010;2 (3): 174-181.

2009:  Gonzalez P, Stratton AT, Petersen BD, Sullivan WJ, Shen FH. Diastematomyelia and tethered cord in a patient with decreased sensation and hyperreflexia. SpineLine 2009. Jan/Feb.

2009: Gonzalez P, Laker S, Akuthota V, Sullivan WJ. The effects of epidural betamethasone on blood glucose in patients with diabetes mellitus.  PMR 2009; I(4): 340-345.

2008: Gonzalez P, Pepper M, Sullivan WJ, Akuthota V. Confirmation of needle placement within the piriformis muscle of a cadaveric specimen using anatomic landmarks and fluoroscopic guidance. Pain Physician 2008; 11(3): 327-33.

2008: Chang V, Gonzalez P, Akuthota V. Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with adjunctive analgesics. The Spine Journal 2008 Jan-Feb;8(1):21-27.

2008: White B, Gonzalez P, Malanga G, Akuthota V, Physicial Exam of Neurovascular Injuries in Athletes, In Neurovascular Injuries in Athletes. In Press.

2008: Akuthota V, Stilp S, Lento P, Gonzalez P. Iliotibial Band Syndrome. In Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation,  2nd ed. Philadelphia, Elseviar. 2008.

2008: Maslowski EL, Akuthota V, Gonzalez P, Harwood J, Kaufmann M, Sullivan WJ. Provocation tests to detect intraarticular hip pain. Poster Presentation, AAPMR Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

2008: Gonzalez P, Sullivan WJ, Sequeira KA, Potter PJ. Editor, Biceps Tendinopathy, eMedicine.

2009: Berry K, Gonzalez P, Bowman RG. Editor, Morton Neuroma, eMedicine.

2006: Gonzalez P, Akuthota V. The prevalence of low back pain in recreational distance runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2006; 38:5 Supplement.

2005: Gonzalez P, Akuthota V. Acupuncture for spinal pain. SpineLine. 2005 Mar/Apr; 26-28.

2004: Saint-Phard D, Gonzalez P, Sherman P. Unsuspected mercury toxicity linked to neurologic symptoms: a case series. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004; Sep;85(9):E25.

2004: Gonzalez P, Blake DJ, Fields T. Gait apraxia improved with innovative assistive device.  Am J Phy Med Rehabil. 2004 Mar;83(3):233.

2003: Gonzalez P. Tumor infiltration of the piriformis muscle resulting in piriformis syndrome: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Sep;84(9):E2.

Presentations:

2011: "Imaging for Sports Concussion", Symposium: Cutting-edge Management of the Concussed athlete, AAPMR National Meeting

2011: "Spondylolysis: Clinical evaluation and imaging", National Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting.

2011: "Lumbar zygapophysial joint injections and medial branch blocks", North American Spine Society Injection course

2011: "Sports Concussion", Old Dominion University Sports Medicine Symposium

2011: "Sports Concussion", EVMS PMR Resident Lecture Series

2011: "Assessment of Shoulder Pain", Sentara Bayside Hospital Grand Rounds

2011: "Sports Concussion for Primary Care", Portsmouth Family Medicine

2011: "Shoulder Pain and Disorders", EVMS PMR Resident Lecture Series

2011: "Low back pain and other chronic pain conditions", Mini-medical School, Westminister-Canterbury

2011: "Running Injuries and Prevention", Portsmouth Family Medicine

2011: "Shoulder injuries in athletes", Sports Medicine Class, Maury High School

2010: "Sports Concussion: The Invisible Injury", Sports Medicine Class, Maury High School

2010: Neuromuscular junction disorders: Part 1 and Part 2, EVMS PMR Resident Lecture Series

2010: "Youth Sports Concussion", Norfolk Public Schools Nurse's Meeting

2010: "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome", EVMS PMR Resident Lecture Series

2010: "Femoroacetabular Impingement",  EVMS PMR Resident Lecture Series

2010: "Concussion Awareness for Hampton University", Hampton University Football Team 

2010: "Sports Concussion", EVMS PMR Resident Lecture Series

2010: "Recover Faster, Stay Healthy Longer", Tidewater Community College (TCC)Athletics Orientation Workshop

2010: "Office Exercises: Get in shape while at work", EVMS Staffing Meeting

2010: "Shoulder Injuries and Disorders", Portmouth Family Medicine

2010: EMG Resident Lecture Series: "Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of the Shoulder"

2010: EMG Resident Lecture Series: "Peripheral Nerve Injury"

2010: EMG Resident Lecture Series: "Introduction to EMG"

2010:  "Sports Concussion: Awareness and Education Forum". Washington Redskins' Coaches Minicamp/USA Football, Ashburn, VA

2010:  "Running from Injuries: Diagnosis and Prevention of Running Injuries". Sentara Bayside Hospital, Grand Rounds, Virginia Beach, VA

2010:  "Running Injuries". Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Primary Care Conference Series, Virginia Beach, VA

 

2010:  "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop". EVMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident Lecture Series, Norfolk, VA

 

2010:  "Shoulder Injuries and Disorders". EVMS Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Norfolk, VA

 

2010:  "Running Injuries". EVMS Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Norfolk, VA

 

2010: "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Lower Extremity Injuries in Runners". Sentara Health System Physical Therapy In-service, Norfolk, VA.

 

2010: "Sports Concussion Program". Sentara Health System Athletic Trainer's Meeting. Hampton, VA.

 

2010: "Youth Sports Concussion: What's Ahead". Athletic Advisory Meeting, Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, VA

2010: "Sports Concussion Program". Sentara Health System Athletic Trainer's Meeting. Chesapeake, VA.

2010: "Hip Pain and Pathology". EVMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident Lecture Series, Norfolk, VA

2010: "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound". EVMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident Lecture Series. Norfolk, VA.

2010: "Somatosensory Evoked Potentials". EVMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident Lecture Series. Norfolk, VA.

2010: "Discography Complications". Evidence and Technology Spine Summit. Steamboat Springs, CO.

2010: "Needle Placement for Piriformis and SI Joint Injections". Evidence and Technology Spine Summit. Steamboat Springs, CO.

 

2009: "Spinal Imaging". Department of Physical Therapy, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO.

 

2009: "Evaluating Neck and Back Injuries in Patients over 50". 45th Annual Internal Medicine Conference. Estes Park, CO.

2009: "Casting/Splinting" Workshop. Annual Meeting, Association of Academic Physiatrists , Colorado Springs, CO.

2009: "Low Back Pain" Workshop. University of Colorado Sports Medicine, Office-based Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Provider. Aurora, CO.

2009: "Ultrasound-guided Piriformis and SIJ injections". Fifth Annual Emerging Technologies in Spine Education Summit, Steamboat Springs, CO.

2008: "Sideline Management of Spine and Nerve Injuries". 2008 Family Medicine Review. University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO.

2008: "Cervical Radiculopathy: Cervical Management" and "Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Neurogenic Claudication". Fourth Annual Emerging Technologies in Spine Education Summit.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

2006: "Anti-epileptics for Neuropathic Pain" and "Adjunctive Medications". Second Annual Emerging Technologies in Spine Education Summit, Telluride, CO.

2005: "The Prevalence of Low Back Pain in Distance Runners". University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

2004: "Sacroiliac Joint Pain".  University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

2002: "Handlebar Palsy: A Compressive Neuropathy of the Ulnar Nerve".  University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

2000,2001: "Musculoskeletal Physical Examination". Workshop UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

 

Volunteer Activities

2010:  Medical Support Staff, Shamrock Marathon, Virginia Beach, VA

2007:  Medical Support Staff, Colorado Colfax Marathon, Denver, CO 

2005:  Medical Support Staff, Rocky Mountain Half-Marathon, Denver, CO

 

Awards

2009:  Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Colorado SOM

 

Peer-review Journal Reviewer

2008-present:  PMR: The journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation