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St. John’s Health welcomes new physicians, expanding services in Pulmonology and Internal Medicine


This month marks the arrival of Dr. Jonathan Boltax, the first full-time pulmonologist to be recruited to the St. John's Health (SJH) medical group. “Enhancing access to select medical specialties is a priority of our Strategic Plan,” noted SJH CEO Jeff Sollis. “We are pleased to be able to grow our pulmonology program to better meet the needs of the community.”

Dr. Boltax, board certified in pulmonary and critical care, will see patients at St. John’s Health Pulmonology. After medical school at Temple University, he completed his residency and a fellowship at the University of Utah. Driven by a passion to help people in distress — and a profound fascination for the ways in which lungs work and support every other body system — Dr. Boltax has a particular interest in patients with interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis, as well as pulmonary function testing. He loves getting to know his patients and their families, helping them cultivate an understanding of their disease or illness and improving both their breathing and overall health. Outside of the hospital, he can be found reading, traveling, playing guitar, enjoying the mountains or improving his Spanish language skills.

Internal Medicine, Wilson

Internal Medicine physician Dr. Christina Gallop joins the busy SJH Internal Medicine practice in Wilson on November 15th. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Gallop completed medical school at Temple University before undertaking a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California at UCLA. Dr. Gallop will be available to see adult patients for the full range of Internal Medicine care. She enjoys working with patients with women’s health needs and issues related to aging. She is also interested in caring for patients struggling with substance use disorders and addiction.

Dr. Gallop believes it is a privilege to work with patients from all walks of life and to partner with them, cultivating mutual respect and improving their health and wellbeing. When she’s not working with patients and their families, Dr. Gallop loves to travel, listen to and play music, and spend time outdoors. In addition to English, she speaks both Spanish and French.


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