Our physicians are experts and great people too! Meet
Laine Russell, DO, CCH's December 2016 Provider of the Month.
Dr. Russell is Board Certified in Family Medicine and joined the medical
staff in 2007. She was a homemaker and realtor before deciding to go to
medical school, a little older than the average medical student. She had
always been good at science and liked being able to help people, graduating from the
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.
She calls Family Medicine ‘eclectic’, choosing that specialty
because physicians see all ages and types of patients with many different
illnesses and conditions. A native of Sheridan, she came home to Wyoming
to complete her residency in family practice at the
University of Wyoming Family Practice Residency program in Casper.
One of the biggest changes Dr. Russell has seen since she’s been
practicing is the trend toward medical specialties. One positive example
is the growth of hospital medicine, or hospitalists. Because of hospitalists,
primary care physicians don’t have to see patients in the hospital
on nights and weekends and be on a call rotation after a day of seeing
patients in their clinic.
She remembers the primary care physicians who trained her doing almost
everything in their practices—from emergency care, to delivering
babies, to performing surgery. Even though that gave the physician a total
connection to their patients, it was very hard on their family and personal life.
Dr. Russell practices in Wright at the Campbell County Medical Group
Wright Clinic and Occupational Health, and likes the fact that she knows her patients and the community very
well. According to Dr. Russell, even though it is small, Wright is a tight-knit
community with good resources and public support.
When she’s not practicing, Dr. Russell describes herself as an outdoor
person, enjoying rock hunting, gardening, fishing and her horses. She
also likes hanging out with her husband Danny Gorgol, daughter, two sons
and four grandchildren.
Thank you Dr. Russell, for providing our patients with excellent care.