Greenwich OB/GYN Named Among Top Doctors in Fairfield County

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Dr. Russell Turk, a Greenwich physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, has been selected as a Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor.

Russell Turk, M.D.

This recognition is especially meaningful because physicians are selected by our peers.

Russell Turk, M.D., a Greenwich-based obstetrician and gynecologist, has been named by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor in the New York Metro area.

The 2015 edition of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area is the authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. The publication lists more than 5,600 physicians in more than 60 specialties and sub-specialties who have been nominated by their peers and thoroughly reviewed by a physician-led research team. The listing also appeared in Greenwich Magazine and several other regional publications published by Moffly Media.

“This recognition is especially meaningful because physicians are selected by our peers,” said Dr. Turk, who has been practicing medicine in Fairfield County since 2000.

He emphasized that patient satisfaction is key to practicing medicine nowadays in part because patients are so informed and play an active role in their healthcare.

“I think patients really appreciate that I spend time with them and try to get to the bottom of any medical problems they might be experiencing,” said Dr. Turk. “I also help patients weigh the pros and cons of various remedies and choices, and then put my full effort into treating the problem at hand.”

Riverside OB/GYN (http://www.riversideobgyn.com) was founded by Dr. Turk in 2004, and is part of Stamford Health Integrated Practices (SHIP), (http://www.SHIPMDs.org) an affiliate of Stamford Hospital.

About Russell Turk, M.D.: Dr. Russell Turk received his medical degree in 1990 from Cornell University Medical College and he completed his OB/GYN training in 1994 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Turk he has extensive training and interest in both high- and low-risk obstetrics (including VBACs), in-office ultrasound, minimally invasive surgery (including robotics) and menopausal consultation and treatments, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Turk's experience includes four years in private practice at The Center for Women's Health in Darien, and six years with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in Falls Church, VA. He spent four of those years as the Northern Virginia OB/GYN Chief of Service, supervising 30 physicians and 15 midwives and nurse practitioners.

Dr. Turk is an expert advisor for Babycenter.com and a former health care columnist for AOL.com, where he wrote The Dr. Is In column. He is an associate professor in the OB/GYN department of Stamford Hospital, a Columbia University affiliate, where he is also involved in resident training.

About Stamford Health Integrated Practices: SHIP is an integrated physician network that delivers healthcare to the lower Fairfield County community. SHIP aligns local physicians with Stamford Hospital to form a long-term, sustainable physician network designed to provide patients with state-of-the-art medical care in a variety of medical specialties. For more information, visit http://www.SHIPmds.org.

About Castle Connolly Ltd.: Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research, information, and publishing company whose mission since its inception more than two decades ago is to help consumers find independent, trusted information about quality healthcare and Top Doctors on both the regional and national levels. Castle Connolly currently publishes the acclaimed consumer guides America’s Top Doctors®, America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and other books to assist consumers in finding the best healthcare. Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors database is available at http://www.castleconnolly.com.

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