Edgefield welcomes Dr. John Russell

The staff at Edgefield County Hospital recently welcomed a new colleague when Dr. John Russell, OB/GYN, saw his first patients last week.

The addition of Dr. Russell’s practice, based in Greenwood, which will see Edgefield patients on the third Wednesday of each month initially, serves as an expansion of services which will allow county residents yet another opportunity to receive care at home rather than being forced to travel. “Access to health care is a big deal,” he said. “We have patients from here in Edgefield who drive to Greenwood. Now we’re coming to them. Prevention is very important.”

Dr. Russell advised that women should stop in for a checkup visit at least once per year. He said women should have annual mammograms after the age of 40.

“We’re proud to be serving the Edgefield and Johnston area,” he added. “And depending upon the response, the goal would be to expand the number of days here. That’s definitely a possibility.”

Dr. Russell graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1987 with a degree in biochemistry.

He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and did his OBGYN residency at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. Dr. Russell has been board certified in obstetrics and gynecology since 1999. He has served as department chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at Self Regional Hospital and has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the Greenwood area for the past 11 years.

Dr. Russell is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has been with Greenwood Obstetrics & Gynecology since 2003. He is interested in all aspects of gynecology. He enjoys travel, tennis, exercising, and spending time with his family. His wife is Dr. Kim Russell, a practicing physician with Greenwood Internal Medicine. They have three children, Whittaker, Dorothy Anna, and Peter.

Dr. Russell will see patients on the third Wednesday of each month. Please call (800) 922-1614 to make an appointment with Dr. Russell at Edgefield County

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