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Dr. Bruce Gollub

Bruce Gollub M.D

As the youngest of four children and the grandchild of the owner of a St. Louis family run department store, Dr. Gollub observed how his grandfather and uncle ran their store in a way that emphasized connection with their customers and quality service. This humble beginning fostered his drive to connect with people, even as his studies were driving more and more toward the sciences.  He found a marriage in these two interests in medicine.

After his older brother, introduced him to the world of skiing, he decided to pursue his undergraduate degree in  Colorado, where he would have access to some of the world’s most magnificent mountains.  This is not to say that he wasn’t a very focused and dedicated student, as he graduated with his B.A. in Molecular Biology Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado in 1975.  Having decided that a career in medicine would fulfill his interest in science and his wishes to interact with people, he returned to Missouri to attend the University of  Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, completing his degree in 1979.  As a fourth year medical student, he had the privilege of working in a small clinic/hospital on the Hoopa Indian reservation in northern California with 2 family physicians.  This experience cemented his desire to practice family medicine where he could develop a broad range of medical skills including obstetrics.

Dr. Gollub could not stay away from the Rockies for long.  He moved to Albuquerque to complete his residency program in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico.  During this time he also worked in rural emergency rooms in various parts of New Mexico gaining valuable experience that broadened his skill base.   He became board certified in Family Medicine in 1983.  He worked for two years in the Presbyterian and Anna Kaseman Emergency rooms subsequent to completion of his residency.  Although these years in the emergency room were very rewarding and stimulating, the lack of continuity of care with these patients in this setting reminded Dr. Gollub of his desire to have long term relationships with his patients.

In 1984, he opened a private practice (Gila Family Care) in Silver City, NM.  When he and his family decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, he worked  for Lovelace Health Systems,  for five years before opening his private practice, Isis Medicine.  He is an active member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and is excited and inspired by the organization’s unique approach to patient care which emphasizes a systems biology approach to reestablishing physiological balance.  He has completed the certification program offered by the Institute For Functional Medicine.  This approach emphasizes personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and addresses underlying causes instead of just treating symptoms of chronic disease.  Nutritional counseling is the anchor of this approach.   He has offered bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men and women for over twenty years.  Because of the high prevalence of skin cancer in New Mexico, he offers surgical management of skin cancer, which he has done for his entire career.   Lastly, he was one of the early adopters of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy approach, in 1991.  He has also taught this technique to other physicians in New Mexico.

“At this point in my career, I feel blessed to still be able to practice personalized medicine that actually helps my patients feel better and allows them to be better able to enjoy their lives.  Knowing my patients as individuals, allows me to be able to tailor their care to their specific needs.  While the trend in medicine is more and more towards a depersonalized model,  I am convinced that this type of system will only lead to more fragmented care with poorer results for patients.”

Living in New Mexico motivated him to trade his white coat and tie for a bolo tie—which you will never catch him without. In his free time, he still enjoys skiing, hiking and is often found ripping turns in the back-country.  He is also enjoys woodworking.  You will find many of his pieces adorning the office.

 

Aimee Zagon, P.A.Aimee Zagon P.A.
Aimee has been practicing in New Mexico since 1978.  She has worked in various settings including Family Practice, Adolescent Medicine, and Mental Health.  She graduated from Northeastern University School of Allied Health in Boston, MA in 1975 as part of the third graduating class of Physician Assistants in what was then a new profession.  She has also been a practitioner of Homeopathy for over 15 years.  She studied at the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Berkley, CA.

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