She also believes that patients benefit from Family Medicine Clinic’s personalized approach to health care. Everyone at FMC, from doctors to all the other staff members, works toward the same goal: doing what is best for patients.
She loves medicine and has the goal at the end of the day to take the best care of people that she possibly can.
As a small practice, Family Medicine Clinic gives its physicians a lot of independence, which improves the quality of care patients receive. Dr. Gruen appreciates the fact that as a family practice physician, she can provide holistic care and deal with a variety of medical issues.
She wants to take care of the whole person, not just a piece of a person, which influenced her decision to become a family physician.
Dr. Gruen enjoys getting to know patients and their families. She often works with multiple generations of the same family and appreciates the personalized side of medicine that physicians in big cities do not often get to experience.
Medicine has been a lifelong fascination for the Lampasas County resident. She always wanted to be a doctor.
A Houston native, Dr. Gruen completed her undergraduate studies in 1991 at Texas A&M University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1995.
Dr. Gruen then worked in residency at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital until 1998. While working as a medical resident, Dr. Gruen also “did a lot of moonlighting” in several Houston clinics and emergency rooms.
Seeking a good place to rear a family and practice medicine in a small town setting, Dr. Gruen moved to Lampasas County in 1998.
Dr. Gruen was ready to be part of a small community and to enjoy the outdoors. She also relished the professional opportunities of practicing at Family Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Gruen remains one of the few female physicians to serve the rural area and provides a significant amount of women’s health care.
In addition to her practice at Family Medicine Clinic, Dr. Gruen served for several years on the Lampasas Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Council, along with Amanda Allen, a nurse practitioner at FMC.
Dr. Gruen has served as past secretary and president of Lampasas Association for the Arts, and she serves on the board of Cooper Spring Nature Park. She is Medical Director for two nursing homes, Lampasas Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Spring Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and for New Century Hospice.
Dr. Gruen has two daughters, Claire and Emily.
Dr. Gruen finds it fulfilling to live and work in Lampasas County and feels blessed to be able to do her job, to love what she does, to love coming to work, and to love the people she has met.
Dr. Robin Gruen’s CV
- Family Practice Residency — 1995-1998
UT Memorial Hermann Southwest Residency Program, Houston, Texas
- University of Texas Medical School at Houston — 1995
Doctor of Medicine
- Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas — 1991
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
- Family Medicine Clinic, Lampasas, Texas — 1998-present
- Industrial & Family Medicine Clinic — 1996-1998
Hugo R. Gonzales, MD, Julian J. Gonzalez, MD & Associates, Houston, Texas
- Memorial City Hospital Fast Track, Houston, Texas — 1996-1998
- McGregor Medical Association, After Hours Clinic, Houston, Texas — 1996-1998
- Rollins Brook Community Hospital, Lampasas, Texas
- Metroplex Health System, Killeen, Texas
- Seton, Harker Heights — courtesy privileges
- Cooper Spring Nature Park, Board of Directors — 2012-present
- Lampasas Association for the Arts — 2009-2015
- Lampasas Association for the Arts, Secretary — 2009-2014
- School Health Advisory Committee, President — 2014-2015
- Lions Club, Copperas Cove Chapter — 1998-2001
- Curriculum Committee — 1995-1998
- Bioethics Committee Memorial Southwest Hospital — 1996-1998
- National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine Volunteer
- AAFP/National Congress of Family Practice Residents Forum
MEDICAL SCHOOL HONORS
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Family Practice
- College Scholarships: Academic Incentive Awards
- Lechner Merit Award
- Dean’s Honor Roll — 1989, 1990, 1991
- Distinguished Studnet — 1987
- Honor Societies: Phi Delta Epsilon Secretary, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Signa
- Faculty/Student Relations Committee — 1991-1995
- Graduation Committee, 1995
- Family Practice Club — 1991-1995
- Family Practice Club Executive Organization Committee — 1993
- Ethics Lecture Series — 1992
- Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Service Fraternity — 1991-1993
- Retreat Committee: Co-Chair Sophomore Advisors Committee — 1992
- Student Tour Guide: Hermann Hospital — 1994
- Student Representative at Orientation for Parents and Spouses — 1994
- Work at 1993 Salute to Texas Medical Center Volunteers
- Organized Student Led Tours MD Anderson Hospital — 1992-1993
- Student Tour Guide, MD Hospital — 1991-1992
- Work in Health Adventure Van — 1991-1992
- American Board of Family Physicians, Board Certified — 2014
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Texas Medical Association
- Lampasas/Burnet County Medical Society
- Texas Academy of Family Physicians
- Outdoor enthusiast, fishing, travel, ballet, theatre, and needlepoint