Russell Medical is proud to provide obstetrical and pediatric services for our youngest community members. Recently, Children’s of Alabama presented the Master Pediatrician Award to Arnold Tauro, M.D., FAAP, a physician  at Pediatric Associates of Alexander City. The presentation was made during the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting.  

The Master Pediatrician Award is an annual honor given to a pediatrician who has contributed to the quality of life of children in Alabama. Dr. Tauro earned his medical degree from Government Medical College in Bellary, India, where he completed his internship. After his residency at NHL Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India, Dr. Tauro worked as a pediatrician in India and Saudi Arabia before moving to New York and completing an additional residency at the Bronx Lebanon Medical Center. 

He joined Pediatric Associates of Alexander City in 2004, where he has been practicing for 15 years. In addition, Dr. Tauro serves on the Russell Medical Board of Directors. Along with Dr. Tauro, local pediatricians Dr. Eric Tyler and Dr. B. B. Sellers have previously been recognized as Master Pediatricians by the Academy.  Russell Medical is proud of these pediatricians and the nurturing, extraordinary care they give children in the community. 

Switching gears here, do you think you may have a hernia? What are the different types, and how are they treated? Russell Medical general surgeons will answer these questions and many others during two community seminars on Tuesday, June 18. 

Dr. Matthew Knight and Dr. Ryan Cowley will discuss hernias during two sessions: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Professional Building. They will discuss surgical options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery. Visit the mobile robotic unit that will be showcased in the Community Room throughout the day. These sessions are free to the public, but reservations are required and can be made by calling Cory Clark at 256-329-7827. 

Summer is in full swing and with that comes many visitors to the Lake Martin area. If you are a visitor or summertime resident, we want to welcome you to our corner of the world. We hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful area. If you need medical assistance, Russell Medical’s emergency department is open 24/7, and an Urgent Care facility on campus is open seven days per week. For additional information, follow Russell Medical on Facebook or visit  

~ Susan Foy is marketing director for Russell Medical.