January 2015 NewsFlash

Hamlin Family Health Center Adds New Physician

The Hamlin Family Health Center, part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), welcomes Board Certified Family Physician Hortense Russell, DO to its staff. Dr. Russell will be one of three providers offering primary care by appointment and walk-in care for urgent needs at the facility located at 543 Easton Turnpike.
“After meeting the medical team at WMCHC it was clear that we have the common goal of working together as a team to provide the best patient care,” stated Dr. Russell regarding her decision to continue her career with WMCHC.
Dr. Russell received her degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stratford, NJ. She is also a graduate of Queens College City University of New York, Flushing, NY. Dr. Russell was most recently employed by the Rowan University School of Medicine where she acted as a primary care physician in Stratford, NJ. Her additional roles at the University included assistant professor and college physician.
As a Family Medicine physician, Dr. Russell treats all ages from newborn to adult. Educated in osteopathic philosophy which emphasizes that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health, she treats the whole person and not just a specific condition. Thus, Dr. Russell offers osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT) for various musculoskeletal and medical problems. Dr. Russell joins David Wood, DO and Norina Manassy, PA-C at the practice in Hamlin.
The Hamlin Family Health Center is currently open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm for primary care. Additionally, laboratory services are available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. General X-ray services are performed between 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Expanded hours and days of service are expected to begin in January, 2015.
To make an appointment with Dr. Russell or for more information on the Hamlin Family Health Center, please call 570-689-9965.
WMCHC is a federally qualified health center clinically affiliated with Wayne Memorial Health System, Inc. For more information on all services, call 570-253-8390 or visit

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