Dr Christina Gonzalez

I’m a wife, a mom, and a doctor in El Dorado, KS. There is a ton of health information floating around out there. My aim is to use my knowledge to be a trusted source for relevant and reliable health information for our community.

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Coronavirus in Kansas: Half of state’s new delta variant cases are in Sedgwick County 07/27/2021

Coronavirus in Kansas: Half of state’s new delta variant cases are in Sedgwick County

If you haven’t gotten your vaccine yet, please do. I’m soooooo ready to put Covid behind us!

Even if you don’t read the article you’ve got to see the moving chart at the very bottom. Look for Butler County and watch as time goes. Super interesting!

https://www.ksn.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-kansas/coronavirus-in-kansas-half-of-states-new-delta-variant-cases-are-in-sedgwick-county/

Coronavirus in Kansas: Half of state’s new delta variant cases are in Sedgwick County WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Sedgwick County is outpacing the rest of the counties in the state when it comes to the COVID-19 delta variant. Fifty of the state’s 94 new cases of the delta var…

Photos from Dr Christina Gonzalez's post 07/16/2021

I have the best patients! I love the relationships I get to build at Hope Family Med and sometimes I even am gifted some amazing treats 🥒🍳These came from two separate patients today and I feel so honored… although the I’m pretty sure the cucumber and zucchini came as a result of my patient pitying my fledgling garden 😄

07/12/2021

We talk about saving money with a Hope Family Medicine membership, but what does that really look like? And what if you have insurance? Here’s an actual example of how one patient saved a TON of money even with their traditional insurance!

#hopefamilymedicinedpc #healthinsurance #healthcarecosts #directprimarycare #dpc #kneeinjection #familydoctor #primarycare

06/30/2021

Consider donating blood 🩸! As a doc I’ve personally witnessed lives saved from blood donations. One of my coolest experiences as a med student was assisting a major surgery in Kapsowar Kenya 🇰🇪 and the 2 surgeons and I all had this patient’s same blood type! Knowing the likelihood of her needing blood we all donated before her surgery and I got to watch them infusing MY blood as we performed surgery 🤩!

HELP! With hospital blood use up, the blood supply has fallen to critical levels. As a result of this shortage, some elective surgeries are being delayed until the blood supply stabilizes, delaying crucial patient care. Please help! Appointments: rcblood.org/3iLCWoR

05/02/2021

**Update: we will be here until 7pm! We should have a couple boxes left so send me a DM if you’re seeing this later on and would still like a box 🍊🍎🥔**

Free food boxes at 119 N Vine St El Dorado now until they’re gone

05/02/2021

Free Food Boxes right now! Come on over or share with a friend in need! Now until they’re gone!

Photos from Dr Christina Gonzalez's post 05/02/2021

We will have food boxes available to give out in less than an hour. See you at 5 at the office— 119 N Vine St El Dorado. These are first come first serve. We were able to collect a few extra this time, but do tend to run out quickly! I’ll update this post when we start to run low!

04/16/2021

April showers ☔️ bring May flowers🌸 right? I love the green and newness of spring, but it can really throw a wrench into those New Years resolutions to start exercising more regularly (What? You forgot about those already, too??) Just when it starts to warm up its wind and rain and severe weather, not to mention those allergies and field burnings...

Here’s a quick list of activities to get your heart rate up without having to brave the elements!
💚YouTube workout videos (DM me for recs)
💚go to the gym
💚 walk to aisle at the mall or Walmart (NOT just window shopping!) (please follow mask recs)
💚indoor tag with your kids
💚 vacuum
💚 stairs repetitions
💚put on some music and dance
💚play with your pup
💚yoga, Pilates, tai chi, kickboxing, etc
💚FaceTime or Zoom a friend for a workout challenge
💚chair exercises for beginners
💚lift weights (or soup cans!)
💚indoor trampoline

Comment below with ideas to add!Bonus points for anyone who can guess which of these is my *favorite* way to burn off some steam indoors!

#hopefamilymedicinedpc #directprimarycare #docswhorun #healthylifestyle #eldoradoks #eldoks #butlercountyks #fitmamas #losethebabyweight #aprilshowers #danceforfitness #playwithyourkids #exerciseindoors #exerciseismedicine #exerciseforlife

April showers ☔️ bring May flowers🌸 right? I love the green and newness of spring, but it can really throw a wrench into those New Years resolutions to start exercising more regularly (What? You forgot about those already, too??) Just when it starts to warm up its wind and rain and severe weather, not to mention those allergies and field burnings...

Here’s a quick list of activities to get your heart rate up without having to brave the elements!
💚YouTube workout videos (DM me for recs)
💚go to the gym
💚 walk to aisle at the mall or Walmart (NOT just window shopping!) (please follow mask recs)
💚indoor tag with your kids
💚 vacuum
💚 stairs repetitions
💚put on some music and dance
💚play with your pup
💚yoga, Pilates, tai chi, kickboxing, etc
💚FaceTime or Zoom a friend for a workout challenge
💚chair exercises for beginners
💚lift weights (or soup cans!)
💚indoor trampoline

Comment below with ideas to add!Bonus points for anyone who can guess which of these is my *favorite* way to burn off some steam indoors!

#hopefamilymedicinedpc #directprimarycare #docswhorun #healthylifestyle #eldoradoks #eldoks #butlercountyks #fitmamas #losethebabyweight #aprilshowers #danceforfitness #playwithyourkids #exerciseindoors #exerciseismedicine #exerciseforlife

04/12/2021

Happy Monday! We have a blank slate here at the office! What should we put in here? Keep in mind I’m much better at taking care of humans than plants 😊

#hopefamilymedicinedpc #familydoctor #notagreenthumb #eldoradoks #directprimarycare #womenownedbusiness

Happy Monday! We have a blank slate here at the office! What should we put in here? Keep in mind I’m much better at taking care of humans than plants 😊

#hopefamilymedicinedpc #familydoctor #notagreenthumb #eldoradoks #directprimarycare #womenownedbusiness

04/05/2021

Happy Monday! Sharing one of my favorite aspects of direct primary care here...

#hopefamilymedicinedpc #directprimarycaresavesmedicine #directprimarycare #directprimarycaremodel #dpc #telemedicine #canyoutextyourdoctor #eldoradoks #butlercountykansas #bucoks #womenownedbusiness #mompreneur

04/03/2021

We have several food boxes available to give away for free TODAY at Hope Family Medicine 💚 PM me if you’d like one. So much fresh food and tons of milk 🥛! These will need to be picked up today. Please share with anyone you know who could use a box. I will update when they’re all given away.

#freshfood #farmerstofamiliesfoodbox #hopefamilymedicinedpc #dpc #directprimarycare

We have several food boxes available to give away for free TODAY at Hope Family Medicine 💚 PM me if you’d like one. So much fresh food and tons of milk 🥛! These will need to be picked up today. Please share with anyone you know who could use a box. I will update when they’re all given away.

#freshfood #farmerstofamiliesfoodbox #hopefamilymedicinedpc #dpc #directprimarycare

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution 04/01/2021

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

Lots of opportunities to get the vaccine!

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Butler County COVID-19 vaccination plans and information. Including when and where the public can be vaccinated.

03/23/2021

Phase 4 Vaccines: 16 years old and older with medical conditions. See below for more details!

Covid-19 Appointments Available

If you are over 18, live or work in Butler County, and fit into Phases 1-4 (see picture below), you can sign up to get your first Covid-19, Moderna Vaccine in Andover tomorrow.

Please register for your appointment at https://coronavirus-vaccine-outreach-bucogis.hub.arcgis.com/

03/21/2021

**ETA: All boxes have been distributed!**

Free Food Now 💚 Hope Family Medicine received a generous donation of free fresh groceries! Courtesy of Farmers to Families. Come on by NOW if you or someone you know could use some great fresh food 👨‍🌾

03/04/2021

Covi vaccine info, in case you missed it!

Covi vaccine info, in case you missed it!

02/15/2021

Stay warm and stay safe, everyone!
Thankful that we can easily convert appointments to virtual visits so my patients can stay home on days like today.
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Want a doctor who’s available when you need them? Come join us! HopeFamilyMedicineDPC.com

Photo Credit: Pablo Obed Gonzalez

Stay warm and stay safe, everyone!
Thankful that we can easily convert appointments to virtual visits so my patients can stay home on days like today.
❄️🌨❄️🌨❄️🌨❄️🌨❄️🌨❄️🌨❄️

Want a doctor who’s available when you need them? Come join us! HopeFamilyMedicineDPC.com

Photo Credit: Pablo Obed Gonzalez

02/10/2021

For those of you trying to schedule:

Frequently Asked Question: Did I get an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccine scheduled?

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution 02/04/2021

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

This post is not new, but my understanding is they are opening more Covid Vaccine appointments today at noon and this post has instructions on how to sign up. Spots are going quickly!

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution An ArcGIS Hub site used by public health agencies to communicate vaccination plans, increase public confidence in COVID-19 vaccinations and ensure the public knows when, and where, they can be vaccinated.

02/04/2021

Sneaking in under the wire here to say “Happy #nationalwomenphysicianday !” On this date 200 years ago the first woman to earn a US Medical degree, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, was born. A lot of roads were paved over many years that made it possible for Hope Family Medicine to exist. Thanks Dr. Blackwell and all who have gone before me! #hopefamilymedicinedpc #womeninmedicine #mamadoc #womenphysicians #familyphysician #familydoctor #becolorstreet #eldoradoks #eldoks

Sneaking in under the wire here to say “Happy #nationalwomenphysicianday !” On this date 200 years ago the first woman to earn a US Medical degree, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, was born. A lot of roads were paved over many years that made it possible for Hope Family Medicine to exist. Thanks Dr. Blackwell and all who have gone before me! #hopefamilymedicinedpc #womeninmedicine #mamadoc #womenphysicians #familyphysician #familydoctor #becolorstreet #eldoradoks #eldoks

Photos from El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy's post 01/30/2021

Thanks El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy for all you do for our community!

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution 01/22/2021

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

Here’s where you can find up to date information on the Covid Vaccine in Butler County. Please keep in mind we are all doing our best and learning things on the fly! I know our health department has worked hard creating a plan and communicating it as best they can. If you have questions about the vaccine, shoot me a PM or comment below and I will be happy to try and answer you.

https://coronavirus-vaccine-outreach-bucogis.hub.arcgis.com/?fbclid=IwAR3m1WHop5X5DSD0HDCT0MSmzHFra0MEdX4wuynBeOeerlu0uhk0TX0GXVQ

Butler County Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution An ArcGIS Hub site used by public health agencies to communicate vaccination plans, increase public confidence in COVID-19 vaccinations and ensure the public knows when, and where, they can be vaccinated.

01/17/2021

Look! The two in the middle are free range eggs from a local farm. The two on the outside are store brand cage free eggs. If you can’t tell, the farm raised eggs are brighter and more firm (not smaller, the store eggs just don’t hold their shape). I’ve done this experiment before and it’s even more dramatic when you compare with traditional store bought eggs. The price difference is maybe a dollar per dozen, plus you’re supporting a neighbor!

We love eggs around here for the protein, nutrients, and taste! They are so versatile and an easy way to make a healthy meal. This is a great swap if you’re just starting out making some healthy changes to your diet.

#doctorswhocook

01/07/2021

Here’s another Free Covid Testing opportunity:

01/01/2021

We are in the last few hours of 2020! Boy was this year one big series of twists and turns. I know as well as you all that the turn of a calendar page will not magically wipe away all the hard things that happened this past year. Yet there is still something so inspiring about the idea of a fresh start.

I’d like to encourage you to take some time tomorrow to reflect on the past year. What is one specific thing (that you can control!) that you stopped doing in 2020 that you’d like to leave there and never pick up again? And what is one thing that 2020 taught you to start doing that you’d like to continue?

For me, I think I’m not alone in wanting to leave a lot of that pre-pandemic busyness behind! Slowing down and cutting unnecessary activities out has helped me physically and emotionally. One thing I have really focused on that I’d like to continue to develop is truly being present where I am—particularly in my relationships. Without all the distractions and busyness the quality of our interactions can go up exponentially. In that sense 2020 has been a blessing in my relationships with my kids, husband, and family. And let me tell you... starting Hope Family Medicine has been incredible for allowing me be able to cultivate an environment where the doctor-patient relationships is central.

So how about you? What is one thing you stopped that you’d like to stay gone and what is one thing you started that you want to bring with you into 2021?

Happy New Years from Hope Family Medicine!

#hopefamilymedicinedpc

12/29/2020

I hate to share these kinds of posts, but I want you all to be aware. Hospitals in Wichita are again full or nearly full. **Do not avoid going to your doctor/ER if you’re sick or injured** Seeking care early is a good way to prevent a hospital stay, but please be careful! Minimize your risk of exposure to Covid, wear a mask, distance, wash your hands, and stay home.

This is not yet a reflection of cases of Covid due to Christmas gatherings, so things will likely get busier. Have hope, though! I do believe an end is in sight! I’m excited about the vaccine, increased immunity in our community, better treatments, mask mandates curbing some spread, and more. I have faith we will get through this! In the mean time... stay safe!

(Photo from a physician in Wichita)

12/23/2020

Last week I had the opportunity to get my Covid vaccine! (Thanks #susanballenmemorialhospital 💉) I’ve had lots of questions about it. One unique question is if it’s safe for pregnant or nursing mothers. The bottom line: we don’t know, but given what we do know about the vaccine I personally felt the benefit outweighed the potential risk. I’m looking into participating in research to better learn about the effect of the vaccine on nursing mothers. Here’s an easy to read article sharing more on the subject:

https://www.indydirectdocs.com/indy-direct-docs-blog/covid-19-vaccine-and-breastfeeding?fbclid=IwAR284vp3Ka_5xN96_cAq1kMsaptyE3IXvTaKMU5v91t_d-eY509t4Jk5HD8

#hopefamilymedicinedpc
#thisisourshot

[12/21/20]   I’ll be selecting gift card winners at 6pm!

12/17/2020

Virtual Open House! Watch to the end for your chance to win one of 10 gift cards!

12/16/2020

I’ve had a lot of questions about the vaccine. As always, consider your source. This epidemiologist reviewed the newly published data and breaks down the details in an easy to understand way. Bottom line: the vaccine appears safe and effective. Most of the bad “news” about vaccine side effects appear to occur exactly as commonly in the non-vaccinated control group. My biggest caveat is that we only have data 2 months out, but the vast majority of adverse effects to a vaccine or medication historically occur within days after it’s given.

Okay, here we go again. Moderna’s data was made public this morning in preparation for Thursday’s external committee review board for FDA emergency approval. This is, again, the first time we have seen the data regarding efficacy and safety. I was a bit more excited to see this (compared to Pfizer) because this is Moderna’s first vaccine.

Here are your cliff notes...

In short, things are looking really good. And, not surprisingly, data are very similar to Pfizer’s data. This is because the Moderna vaccine is using the same biotechnology (mRNA) as Pfizer.

Number of Participants
-A total of 30,350 people had 2 months of follow-up data and were included in this report (15,184 in the vaccine group and 15,165 in the placebo group)
-Only adults aged 18 years and older were included (this is different than Pfizer)

Efficacy
- 94.1% overall. For those 65+ years, 86.4% efficacy
- After first dose, the vaccine is 80% effective
- All severe cases of COVID19 (which was 30 people) were all in the placebo group
- Effectiveness did not differ by chronic conditions, including obesity
-This report hints, for the first time, that the vaccine may prevent asymptomatic infections after the first dose. 38 people in the placebo and 14 in the vaccine group had asymptomatic infection. This is a very important piece of new information, but we need much more data. This is only one small piece of the puzzle regarding sterilizing immunity

Safety
-The most common solicited adverse reactions (i.e side effects we were expecting) were injection site pain (91.6%), fatigue (68.5%), headache (63.0%), muscle pain (59.6%), joint pain (44.8%), and chills (43.4%); 0.2% to 9.7% were reported as severe, with severe solicited adverse reactions being more frequent after dose 2 than after dose 1
-Fever was reported after any dose by 14.8% of vaccine participant and 0.6% of placebo recipients. Fever was much more common after Dose 2
-There was a higher rate of hypersensitivity events among vaccine recipients than those who received placebo. There were no anaphylactic or severe hypersensitivity reactions related to the vaccine
-Serious adverse events, while uncommon (1% in both groups), represented medical events that occur in the general population at similar frequency as observed in the study. Of the 7 severe adverse events in the vaccine group, FDA considered 3 as related to the vaccine: nausea and vomiting (n=1) and facial swelling (n=2).
-Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) was reported in 1.1% of vaccine recipients (173 people) compared to 0.63% of placebo recipients (95 people)
-There was a small imbalance in the number of participants reporting Bell’s palsy (3 people in the vaccine group compared to 1 person in the placebo group)
-Pregnant people were not eligible for the study. However, 13 people did get pregnant during the trial (6 vaccine, 7 placebo). One spontaneous abortion and one elected abortion occurred both in the placebo group.
-13 deaths were reported (6 vaccine, 7 placebo). Mostly heart issues again (which is the number one killer in the US, so this is no surprise)
-There are no specific safety concerns identified by age, race, ethnicity, medical comorbidities, or prior COVID19 infection

Pregnancy Sub-Study
-Moderna included results for their DART pregnancy study.
-Scientists gave rats 100 μg of the mRNA vaccine
-Rats did not have any adverse effects on female reproduction, fetal/embryonal development, or postnatal developmental. We are not surprised, but still good to know.

Conclusion: The Moderna vaccine should be approved this week for emergency use.

With more and more vaccines coming out, you’ll start to have vaccine choices (maybe...depending on your emoloyer). There is essentially no difference between the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. Now, when AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson comes out in a month or two, then there will be some decisions to be made. At this point, take what you can get.

Here is the Moderna document if you want to see the data yourself: https://www.fda.gov/media/144434/download

Moderna/FDA meeting is on Thursday! Live and open to everyone again.

Love, YLE

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