George Gonzales, PA-C
Mr Gonzales grew up in a military family, mother was born in Alabama and
father was from New Mexico.
After one year in college he elected to enter the military, following
his fathers footsteps he enrolled in the AF and spent the first 15 years
in Para-rescue where he became involved in combat rescue. After Vietnam
he returned to the states and continued with the Air Force specializing
in rescue and providing medical care to personnel not accessible by
conventional means. His interest in medicine prompted him into applying
and being accepted in the Physician Assistant program through the Air
Force. Graduated from University of Oklahoma he remained in the Air
Force as a Physician Assistant, first working in Family Practice then
completing a graduate program for Orthopedic Physician Assistant.
Retired from Air Force in 1985 he moved to TN with his family. Since
moving to this state he spent most of his time working in the Emergency
Room of various hospital, other job assignments has been in occupational
medicine, urgent care clinics and finally in Pain Management.
Mr. Gonzales lives in Knoxville along with his Wife. Has two children
and 4 grand-kids. His son followed the military tradition and is a Lt
Colonel in Dover Delaware. His daughter resides in Colorado. Hobbies
include animal husbandry, gardening and spending time with his family.