Russell Medical is happy to announce the arrival of Dr. Adrian A. Cargill, Jr. to Tallapoosa County and the Russell Medical family. Dr. Cargill is a specialist in pulmonary medicine, and he looks forward to establishing his practice in Alexander City. 

Dr. Cargill grew up in the Bahamas and came to the States to attend college at Tuskegee University, where he fell in love with Alabama. He earned a master’s degree in analytical chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of the West Indies. He has spent the most recent years completing residency and fellowship programs at State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn. 

As a pulmonologist, Dr. Cargill treats a broad spectrum of diseases and conditions affecting the chest, lungs and bronchial tubes including COPD, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic cough, shortness of breath, sleep apnea and complicated chest infections – such as pneumonia and emphysema. 

Dr. Cargill and wife, Christie, are the proud parents of daughters Christina and Christin. We can all breathe easier knowing Dr. Cargill is available five days per week at the Pulmonary Clinic at Russell Medical, and he said he is eager to take care of patients’ pulmonary needs. For appointments, please call 256-215-7474. 

In other news, cancer survivors throughout the Lake Martin area were treated to a delightful and motivational evening featuring Auburn University’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bruce Pearl during the recent cancer survivors’ dinner hosted by UAB Medicine – Russell Medical Cancer Center. Pearl is the co-founder of AUTLIVE, a foundation established to focus on the needs of cancer patients. He and his wife, Brandi, started AUTLIVE at Auburn in 2015 and modeled it after a similar program they had established while at the University of Tennessee. AUTLIVE currently works with nine community cancer centers to provide money to help patients and their families with miscellaneous needs, including transportation, prescriptions, prosthetics, etc. 

We are extremely grateful for the commitment the Pearls have made to improve the cancer journey for patients as they fight throughout their treatments. When it comes to fighting cancer, we are all on the same team. 

~ Susan Foy is the marketing director for Russell Medical.