Cullman Regional Medical Group Welcomes Family Physician Richard Gonzales, MD

Cullman Regional is excited to welcome Family Physician Richard Gonzales, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group.

Dr. Gonzales is a board-certified Family Physician and completed medical school in the Philippines. He then completed his post-doctoral training in Family Medicine at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, New York. Most recently, he practiced with Sutter Healthcare in California.

With more than 20 years of experience practicing as a family physician, Dr. Gonzales has served as an Honorary Chairman of President George Bush’s Physicians Advisory Committee and as Medical Director on the Board at Mark Twain Medical Center with Dignity Healthcare in California. While in California, his office was voted by patients and the community as the “Best Family Practice” in Customer Service Awards.

“I care about my patients like they are my family,” said Gonzales. “I’m passionate about providing the best healthcare for my patients with professionalism, compassion and consideration for others while focusing on the vital mission of improving healthcare in the community.”

Specializing in General Medicine, Dr. Gonzales will be treating patients age 15 and older in the Cullman Regional Medical Group – North location for conditions such as:

  • Allergies and allergic reactions
  • Asthma
  • Common cold
  • COPD/emphysema
  • Cuts and burns
  • Diabetes
  • Ear infections
  • Flu
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn
  • GI illnesses
  • Headaches
  • High cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Immunizations
  • Rashes/skin conditions
  • Sore throats
  • Weight management

Dr. Gonzales is very eager to return with his family and eventually retire in the South where he practiced at his own clinic in Georgia before relocating to California. He and his wife, Joyce, have 2 children, and reside in Cullman. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, college football and skiing.

Dr. Gonzales is accepting new patients and his office is located inside Cullman Regional Medical Group – North (1948 AL Highway 157 — Professional Office Building 1, Suite 450). Call 256-735-5075 to schedule an appointment today. For more information about Dr. Gonzales or services provided by Cullman Regional, visit online at