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Hospital Welcomes New Physician
May 8, 2009

David Lee Bollig, M.D. will begin practicing medicine at Clay Center Family Physicians on Monday, May 11, 2009.  Clay County Medical Center CEO, Ron Bender said, “We are extremely pleased to announce Dr. Bollig has chosen to further his medical practice with us here in Clay Center.  He is an experienced and well-regarded Family Practice physician.  He is board certified in family practice and is looking forward to serving people of all ages in this community.”

Dr. Bollig received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Hays State University and graduated magna cum laude in May of 1980.  He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School Of Medicine in Wichita, KS in May 2003.  Dr. Bollig completed the Wesley Family Practice Residency Program at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.  Dr. Bollig was previously acquainted with Dr. Tim Penner from his time in Residency and was in the same graduating class as Dr. Susan Thompson.

Dr. Bollig spent his childhood in Plainville, KS where he worked in his father’s shoe repair business.  His father Elmer “Cap” Bollig is deceased and his mother, Norma lives in Hays, Kansas.  He has an older brother Jerry, who is a chemistry teacher in Silverlake, Kansas and a sister Sandy, who is the office manager for Fort Dodge, Dodge City, KS.  Dr. Bollig served Hays Medical Center as an emergency room physician from 1993-1996 and most recently worked as a family care physician for Wakeeney Family Care and Trego Memorial Hospital.  

Doctor Bollig is married and his wife; Debrah is a semi-retired Registered Nurse.  Debrah has two children, a daughter Paula who is a molecular biologist working in cancer research and a son Jason who is a computer analyst.  Both children live in Phoenix, Arizona.  Dr. Bollig has four children.  Dianne is a nursing student at KU Med Center and his son Craig is a junior at Kansas State University.  His daughters attend school in Abilene where Hannah is a freshman in high school and daughter Maggie is in the 7th grade. 

Dr. Bollig and Debrah live in Manhattan where they are close to the college and can easily attend the children’s school activities.  Coming from Western Kansas, Dr. Bollig is not a stranger to commuting.  He looks forward to enjoying the scenery on his daily drive.  He was raised in a rural community and enjoys practicing medicine in a small town.  He has particular interest in emergency care and sports medicine.

Dr. Bollig is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Kansas Medical Society.  He is a La Leche League Advisor and a lifetime member of that organization.  He enjoys jogging, playing guitar and gardening with his wife, Debrah.  He also enjoys writing and is a published author. 

Working as partners with the hospital board has once again proven successful by recruiting Dr. Bollig." said Roxanne Schottel, CCFP clinic manager.  Dr. Bollig is joining our group with 21 years of family practice experience.  He will be a great, needed addition to our practice."