Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dr. Russell Roloff has Practiced at the Baldwin Clinic for Three Months

Dr. Russell Roloff at right is pictured with his wife Nicole and week old daughter Edith.

Dr. Russell Roloff started his medical practice at the Baldwin Area Medical Center clinic on August 24 of this year.

"I'm enjoying it thoroughly," said Dr. Roloff. "The doctors have been very supportive." He added that he's also been busy at the clinic.

Dr. Roloff and his wife Nicole, also a physician but not practicing, have two children, a son Owen who is 21 months old and a new baby girl, Edith, who is a week old.

Family medicine is Dr. Roloff's area of practice, and he said he enjoys obstetrics and pediatrics areas of practice. With his own children he is learning more about kids all the time, he said.

Dr. Roloff also has a strong interest in overseas medical mission work and spent two months in Kenya over the summer.

Dr. Nicole Roloff has an interest in public health and is pursing a masters degree in that field.

An Illinois native, Dr. Roloff moved at an early age to south-central Wisconsin. He graduated from High School in Baraboo and his parents and his sister currently reside in Reedsburg.

After high school Dr. Roloff attended Judson College in Elgin, Illinois and received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry. He then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and that's where he and his wife met. She is from Janesville.

Dr. Roloff did his residency at Columbia St. Mary's in Milwaukee in family medicine and finished in June of this year.

Working with the Office of Rural Health was the impetus for Dr. Roloff to locate at the Baldwin Area Medical Center, because this is considered a underserved area. Also, the Public Health Department of the University of Minnesota, through which Dr. Nicole Roloff is pursuing her degree, is nearby.

Outside interests of Dr. Roloff include his family and children. He said he used to run and would like to start again but that takes a lot of time, which is at a premium at present. As a family the Roloffs like to canoe and camp. Dr. Roloff also enjoys working on his house and has re-done the bathroom, refinished floors and painted.