Dr. Anthony Russo MD

Telemedicine Urgent Care Physician

Tony is an experienced and pragmatic emergency physician whose practice style is exemplified by “if it doesn’t change your treatment, don’t order the test.” Having over 60,000 patient encounters under his belt, he recognizes the financial cost and the cost of side effects of excessive/unnecessary treatment. His journey into healthcare began as an EMT while in college, and a stint in nursing school before medical school. The variety of emergency medicine had great appeal and led to residency training in EM and maintenance of board certification for over 25 years. Over the past 6 years he shifted over to urgent care and acted as medical director for two clinics.

Tony enjoys skiing and snowboarding with his wife and three children, fitness (he’s CrossFit Level I certified), and metal work. He’s currently trying his hand at kiteboarding when able to get to tropical waters. He’s also a damn fine cook and mixologist!

Anthony’s Philosophy of Medicine

My philosophy of medicine has evolved over 30 years and is simply, less is more; less testing, less pharma. Everything we order, whether it is lab, imaging, or medications, has the potential for unintended consequences.

BS zoology university of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1984
MD medical college of Wisconsin 1991
Emergency medicine residency university of Illinois illegal of medicine- Peoria 1994
Emergency medicine board certification ABEM 1995 (active)

Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Why?
Daylight, outdoors is my happy place, nothing better than long pnw summer days outside

If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
Early 40’s, old enough to have some experience young enough to really enjoy it

Which is your favorite way to dance: with others or alone?
With others

What superhero do you most resonate with and why?
The hulk, mild mannered scientist turns into badass

If you were a vegetable, which one would you be and why?
Tomato, is it a fruit or is it a vegetable, the debate rages on

If you were to geek out on something, what would you geek out on?
Metal work/sculpture