Dr. Vanessa Russell is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years. She finished undergraduate at Xavier University in New Orleans and graduated from Meharry Medical College in May, 2000. She then finished her residency in Family Medicine at LSUHSC in Lafayette, LA. She received her MBA from Auburn University in 2015. Dr. Russell has worked in the community health center setting providing continuity of care and overseeing many administrative duties. Dr. Russell has a background in traditional family medicine, urgent care and emergency medicine, pain management, and Suboxone treatment for opioid dependency.
She is a supporter of continuing education at all levels because it provides opportunities for personal and professional growth, life-long learning at its best. She is passionate in prevention, wellness, and total patient care “from the womb to the tomb” to improve the quality of life. Her philosophy of the practice of medicine is deeply rooted in the principles of agape love, demonstrated by Jesus. This is the highest form of love between deity and mankind, expressing love in spite of. At Thomas Family, patients will find a place of compassionate care, peace and love.
Carmelita Bartush, Medical Billing Specialist
Joycelyn is nationally certified as a medical assistant. She has over 7 years of healthcare experience in phlebotomy and medical assistance in family, pediatric, and obstetrical medicine.