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Meet Laine Russell, DO, CCH's December 2016 Provider of the Month

Meet Laine Russell, DO, CCH's December 2016 Provider of the Month

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.