University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship – 2002 to 2005
University of Utah Hospital & Clinics
Internal Medicine Residency – 2000 to 2002
Internal Medicine Internship – 1999 to 2000
University of Utah School of Medicine
Utah State University
B.S. Biology, 1995
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 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 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 the several societies including The American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, International Society of Functional GI Disorders, and 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.
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.
Read more at https://www.ogdenclinicblog.com/bloating/
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.
Read more at https://www.ogdenclinicblog.com/kombucha-gut-health/
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, gastroenterologist for Ogden Clinic, describes a healthy bowel movement.