Douglas J. Gruenbacher

Family Practice, Obstetrics

Dr. Doug was born and raised in Andale, Kansas. Dr. Doug has a special interest in EGD, colonoscopies as well as general adult medicine. Dr. Doug has practiced in Quinter, Kansas since 2002 as a partner at Bluestem Medical and now as a medical staff member at Gove County Medical Center. He is a preceptor for University of Kansas Medical Center in Northwest Kansas preceptorship program and other rural programs associated with medical education in this area. Dr. Doug was selected by the AAFP to be the family physician Torchbearer in the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay in England. He is the recipient of the 2010 University of Kansas Preceptor of Year Award. Dr. Doug was the 67th president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and continues to serve as a state delegate and advocate for Family Medicine. Dr. Doug and his wife, Dr. Shelly Gruenbacher have four children and are involved in various youth sports, church, 4-H and many other community events. They were a vital part in the building of a community wellness center that supports their love of exercise and pursuit of advocating healthy lifestyles. In 2022, Dr. Doug finished the Leadville 100 mile train race and continues to participate in mountain trail races in Colorado.


Kansas State University 1995 University of Kansas School of Medicine 1999 Residency UKSM-W Smoky Hill Family Practice Salina, Kansas in Family Medicine 2002 Board Certified 2002.

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(785) 754-3333


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