Dr. Joel Bonzo was born and raised in Los Angeles (where his family still owns a Mexican restaurant) and then moved to the central mountains of Colorado.
Dr. Bonzo’s previous career was in music where he worked as a professional classical and jazz musician for many years. Despite having a busy and successful career as a musician, Dr. Bonzo knew that there was much more that he wanted to do in life. As he researched other possible careers, he found himself called to the field of medicine. Medicine would offer the opportunity to work in his two most favorite arenas: science and people.
Dr. Bonzo knew from the beginning of his medical education that Family Medicine was where he belonged. He believes that the best health care involves a whole person approach with an emphasis on prevention and health maintenance. Dr. Bonzo believes that this should be available to everyone, regardless of their background or economic status.
In his free time, Dr. Bonzo enjoys: cooking, motorcycling, guitars, basses, and anything outdoors. But, most of all, he loves to spend time with family, friends and, in his words, “my too-good-for-me wife, Camilla.”
Rocky Vista University of Osteopathic Medicine
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
Valley-Wide Health Systems
San Luis Valley Health