Shelly L. Gruenbacher

Family Practice, Obstetrics

Dr. Shelly was raised in Stockton, Kansas. She enjoys full spectrum Family Medicine but has special interest in obstetrics, pediatrics and women’s health. Dr. Shelly 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. She 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. She regularly mentors and teaches 1st-4th year medical students and pre-med students. Dr. Shelly received the 2010 Doug Parks, MD Community Preceptor Teaching Award. She received the 2017 Ad Astra Volunteer Faculty Award from KUMC and the 2021 KAFP Exemplary Teaching Award. She is active on the KAFP Foundation Board, serving as President since 2019 and has served on the KU Medical Alumni Board. Dr. Shelly and her husband, Dr. Doug 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. Dr. Shelly is an avid KU fan and also enjoys reading, running and skiing.


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

Nurse Contact:

(785) 754-3333


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