Dr. Gonzalez chose to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology because she enjoys the unique combination of primary care, surgery and delivering babies. Working at a charity clinic in Peru early in her career showed her the true meaning of altruism and the art of caring for people. She loves seeing women transition from young women into mothers. “There is deep connection and trust between a physician and a patient,” Dr. Gonzalez explains. “I strive to be a force of calm energy for my patients. We’re all part of an important mission.” Dr. Gonzalez, a native of New Jersey, met her husband after moving to California. They have two children.