Blue Monarch Pediatrics
Dr. Elissa Gonzalez
Dr. Elissa Gonzalez (Dr. Elissa or Dr. G ) completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with a focus in Early Childhood Development with an interdisciplinary degree in Healthcare Policy at the University of Texas in Austin. She earned her Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her publications and research include topics in mother child attachment, breastfeeding efficacy, allopathic vs traditional medicine and lupus in the pediatric population. She was also involved in medical mission trips in underserved countries.
Dr. Elissa is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Texas Medical Association, and Travis County Medical Society. She is currently certified as a breastfeeding specialist and actively pursuing certification as a Lactation Consultant and Physician of Breastfeeding Medicine. She is also educated in PIM (Pediatric Integrative Medicine) and working on her fellowship in Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care. Dr. Elissa has experience in multiple private pediatric practices in the San Antonio and Austin area.
Dr. Elissa is married to her supportive husband Rick who together have three active young children and two dogs. In her spare time Dr. Elissa enjoys picnics at the park, cooking, hiking, water sports, and snowboarding. During the summer time you may find her with her family out on the lake!
As a parent to three young children, Dr. Elissa understands the need to provide high quality personalized whole child healthcare to the children and the whole family. She was motivated to provide a new experience for families after she was unable to get same day healthcare for her child. When she first moved to the Austin area her infant daughter was sick with 105F for a few days with no other symptoms. Dr. Elissa had all of her medical supplies packed up and wanted to establish care with a pediatrician in town. She called around to multiple pediatricians who were unable to see her, the urgent care was unable to provide pediatric specific procedures to test urine and she was directed to the children’s ER. She immediately unpacked her medical bags! After this she was inspired to save families visits to the hospital and urgent care centers especially in the time of the pandemic for simple tests and evaluations.