Dr. Russell has been our pediatrician of choice for over 8 years. Both of my children love her, and as a mother, I love her, too. She's down to earth, efficient, very friendly and conversational, and has always been up-to-date with the latest medical news regarding my sons' conditions. I breastfed both my children when they were babies, and Dr. Russell was very supportive. She recommended breastfeeding as long as it was working for us, but only until age 1. This was fine with me, as I am not an advocate of breastfeeding toddlers. Dr. Russell's office staff has always been expectionally friendly and accomodating. From time to time over the years, we have had to endure quite a wait to see the doctor, but once she makes her appearance, she takes her time and never rushes us out the door the way so many physicians do these days. I would strongly recommend her to any one seeking an experienced, friendly pediatrician who puts the health of the children above all else. In fact, I have recommended her to many friends with children.
Pros: experience, friendliness, dedication, location, competence, staff, free parking
Cons: no-frills ambience, occassional long wait time