|Dr. Daniel Gonzalez
diseases and other body ailments are wide spread among children and
adults, doctors are in great demand in Belize. Especially on an island
like Ambergris Caye, it is crucial that physicians be readily available
during emergencies, not only for residents, but for the increasing number
of tourists who visit every year. For this reason and more,
The San Pedro Sun is happy to feature
Doctor Daniel Gonzalez, a fine physician and the proud owner of Ambergris
Hopes Clinic and Pharmacy.
Daniel Benjamin Gonzalez was born on December
30th, 1965, on the
beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, to parents Matilde Valdez and
Secundino Gonzalez. Growing up with three sisters and two brothers,
Daniel attended San Pedro Roman Catholic School until 1978. After
graduating from San Pedro High School in 1982, he studied for two years
in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In 1985, Daniel received a Bachelor's Degree in
Science and Agriculture.
The following year, Daniel decided to pursue a
career in medicine and began his education at San Carlos University in
Guatemala. In 1993, after studying in Guatemala for five years, Daniel
came back to Belize with a Degree in General Medicine and went to work at
the Corozal Hospital for one year.
In 1994, Daniel returned to his birthplace, as a
medical practitioner, providing health services for the community out of
a private clinic at the Island Plaza. Only one thing seemed to be missing
in his life and that void was soon filled with the birth of his son,
Daniel Alberto Gonzalez, who is presently five years old.
In 1998, after four years of delivering babies
in San Pedro, Daniel decided that he wanted to specialize in this
particular field of medicine. He spent the first two years in Mexico City
and then continued his education in Merida, Mexico, where he focused his
studies on gynecology and obstetrics. Daniel also spent one year training
in the fields of gynecology, oncology, prenatology and fertility in
Guissen, Germany. All the years of study finally paid off in March of
2003, when he was able to introduce himself as Dr. Daniel Gonzalez,
14th, 2003, Daniel
Gonzalez opened his own private clinic, Ambergris Hopes Clinic and
Pharmacy, in San Pedro Town. Daniel commented that he chose the name
because "it is providing hope to the people who are sick." Besides
obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Gonzalez continues to practice general
When he is not working, the doctor's hobbies
include reading, playing football and going fishing. Daniel also
volunteers his time with the San Pedro SeaHawks semi-professional
football team and on the San Pedro Lands Committee.
Dr. Daniel Gonzalez has returned to stay, and
dedicated his life to alleviating suffering and preventing the spread of
disease. For his commitment to providing first-rate health care in "La
Isla Bonita," locals and visitors alike are pleased that "the doctor is
in" - "Our Community."