It’s a specialty we are becoming more familiar with by the day.
Migraine headaches, a more common neurological condition, can undermine your ability to function. Alzheimer’s and dementia have touched most of our families in some way by now, tearing away precious memories and sound minds needed to even do daily life. Seizures. Multiple Sclerosis (MS). ALS. The list goes on. The problem with all of these diseases, aside from their caustic nature, becomes specialized treatments to understand the root cause. So many neurological symptoms can mirror other diseases, which can make them seem impossible to treat. Plus, the lack of knowing where to go to really get someone who will actually listen can be debilitating in its own right. Until you’ve experienced a life altering neurological set of symptoms, you don’t really understand. However, once you do—you’re ready to talk with someone who will listen.
Enter Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, neurologist, who integrates his faith with his medicine, bringing a full realm of complete care. He’s a neurological specialist in Tulsa, who recently left his other practice to open his own facility with a different kind of care. Patients express such appreciation for Dr. Gonzalez. They explain his level of attention has been unmatched in their experience. CSM recently spoke with Charles Samuel, a migraine sufferer and patient, to better understand some of those differences. Charles is a kind-hearted retired policeman and security in Jenks/ORU, former SWAT EMT from Atlanta, and a man dedicated to his walk with God. Charles suffered migraines until he couldn’t bear it any further. He found Dr. G many years ago and has followed him ever since.
“Initially, several years ago, my primary care physician recommended Dr. G for migraines I was having. That was our initial contact. He’s such a thorough physician. He just paid such close attention to small details, for which I’m grateful, because I’m a complicated patient. I’ve had over 12 surgeries. So, whenever he left to go on his own, I followed him. I went and got my records and there I went. Just because I love what he does. I mean, while treating me, he also prayed for me. Took it to a new level really. I learned at ORU that the trinity of us, our body, mind, and spirit—it all works together. It really is a blessing to have such a highly trained physician to be there for you. He cares not for your business but truly cares for you as a person.”
Charles said, “Dr. G really pushes for the etiology or the causation of your neurological issues. There were some major issues he discovered with me that could’ve caused serious problems later. He pushed me on my history and I found some genetic links to my migraines. I was just so impressed the first time he sat with me. He actually talked with me. Then he said ‘Ok. We’re going to check everything. Let’s do a full neurological assessment.’ I was losing my balance. The test revealed a small autoimmune situation going on. He was able to put me on steroids and I haven’t had issues with it since!” He said, “As a patient, I also felt better that we had time to talk. There are no beepers. No rush. Once he’s there he is there 100%. He’s listening to his patients with sincerity. Not half listening. Not half paying attention.”
Charles explained further, “It’s a complicated system now to get care. Dr. G decided despite that system, I’ll still give my patient this high-end service. You can’t beat that. I’ve even received personal calls from him checking on me. To get that type of call from a gifted neurologist, much less any physician…I mean, he’s taking the time to call me to see how I’m doing. He did that himself.” It was easy to tell Dr. G’s thorough care touched Charles’ life. More than that though, Charles explained “Besides his scientific and medical wisdom, his faith is paramount in his life and it just ups the care you can receive from him. All this just adds up to a really good guy, a good neurologist, and a good man of God. I believe his faith guides him. It’s a blessing to me to have a physician like him. To have a doc you can say ‘Can you pray for me on that?’ it just matters to me and I think it improves the care he gives me.”
Dr. G operates a concierge neurology practice off of 68th and Yale. He’s also launching 3 new research studies for migraine sufferers, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and seizures in 2019. If you or someone you love suffers from any of these afflictions and want to be part of the study, just reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. The hope is the research studies can facilitate getting proper treatments to patients more quickly as they partner with some of the best in the business.
Jorge A. Gonzalez, MD
5010 E. 68th St. Suite 102 Tulsa, OK