“The key is proactive medicine rather than reactive. Using aggressive screening measures, we are able to detect risk factors for chronic disease states at earlier ages, thus giving us the opportunity to prevent progression of these diseases. This gives us a better chance of maintaining a patient’s health for longer durations rather than having to react to a chronic condition that’s irreversible or has been in place for some time.”
- Lucio Gonzales, Director-4The Health of It
Lucio earned a bachelor’s degree in biology/psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1999, then received his master’s degree in Anatomy/Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of North Texas. In 2001, he he obtained his degree as a physician assistant from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. Lucio has over 12 years of experience in family medicine and the last 10 years have been in a preventive, primary care environment. He has worked extensively with indigent patient care and education, and has driven the creation and operation of previous preventive medicine clinics. Trained in the Bale/Doneen Method, his expertise is in prevention and treatment of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. He has also completed clinical research and published “Clinical Management of Type II Diabetes by Physicians/PA’s vs the ADA guidelines”.
In his spare time, Lucio enjoys all things sports and spending time with his family.
Dr. LeJeune is a 2003 graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. Over the course of his career, he has taken a special interest in both chronic disease management as well as preventive medicine using both evidence based medicine as well as lifestyle interventions to accomplish that goal.
In his spare time, he enjoy spending time with his wife and kids and training and racing triathlons.
In order to prevent chronic illness and promote healthy living, our mission is to change the approach of traditional clinical medicine from reactive to proactive. Our goal is to emphasize and advocate preventive medicine, promote wellness concepts of healthcare using advanced screening, and to encourage holistic lifestyle modification for longevity and quality of life. We strive to provide patients proactive ongoing health management, customization of care, and access to state of the art health management tools.
We are a group of like-minded individuals with a passion for implementing prevention medicine for primary care. Together, we offer over 15 years of expertise and experience in preventive medicine and primary healthcare. Our team is led by Lucio R. Gonzales Jr., who is trained in the Bale-Doneen methodology for Heart Attack, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention. Through our focused efforts, extensive expertise, and advanced testing, we hope to improve our patients' overall health and wellbeing.
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