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Chad Gonzales, MD


Dr. Chad Gonzales grew up locally in Roy, Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Utah State University in 1995. He then attended the University of Utah School of Medicine for his MD before completing an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics in 2002 and a Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Iowa in 2005. After finishing his fellowship, Dr. Gonzales returned to the Ogden area where he’s been practicing ever since.

Education is also a large part of Dr. Gonzales’s life. He’s been involved in teaching pre-medical students, medical students, and medical residents over the years and is a clinical instructor of GI endoscopy, Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah.

Some of Dr. Gonzales’s special interests include hepatitis, GI functional disease, inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s. He is a member of several societies including The American Gastroenterology Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the International Society of Functional GI Disorders, and the Ogden Surgical Medical Society.

When not working, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, skiing, and photography. He lives with his wife and 4 children.


  • Ogden Clinic – Gastroenterologist
    Ogden, UT – 2019 to Present
  • Private Gastroenterology Practice
    McKay-Dee Hospital
    Ogden, UT – 2005 to 2019

Dr. Chad Gonzales on Ogden Clinic's Blog

Dr. Gonzales: Where You Bloat Tells a Lot About Why

Do you regularly gain a pant size after lunch? Does constipation usually accompany your bloating? Bloat is a very common complaint in Dr. Chad Gonzales’s clinical practice and one that’s fascinated him for years. When patients experience bloating, where it’s felt it is one of his first questions. According to him, where the bloat occurs is valuable information that can help inform a diagnosis.


Does Kombucha Really Improve Gut Health?

Kombucha is a sweetened, fermented black or green tea that’s gained popularity in recent years. Bacteria or yeast strains including Saccharomyces and Gluconacetobacter xylinus cause the drink to ferment, growing beneficial colonies called symbionts. In the gut, symbionts help us digest food, synthesize vitamins, and modulate the gut immune system.


Dr. Chad Gonzales in the Media

Ep. 54: Colon Cancer Risks and Stats | The Scope
For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Chad Gonzales shares some daunting stats about colon cancer. Dr. Gonzales performs colonoscopies at Ogden Clinic GI inside McKay Dee Hospital.

Chad Gonzales, a gastroenterologist for Ogden Clinic, describes a healthy bowel movement.

Insurances Accepted: AARP, Aetna, Altius, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CCN, Cigna, Deseret Mutual (DMBA), Educators Mutual, First Health, GEHA, Humana, Mailhandlers, PEHP, SelectHealth Plans, United Health Care, University of Utah
  • Weber County Medical Society (Past President)
  • Ogden Surgical Medical Society (Past President)
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
  • International Society of Functional GI Disorders
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Utah Medical Association
  • College
  • B.S. Biology Utah State University
  • Medical School
  • M.D University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Internship
  • Internal Medicine University of Utah Hospital & Clinics
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine University of Utah Hospital & Clinics
  • Fellowship
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
  • Board Certification
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology