Dr. Robert Russell, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL EAR NOSE 1404 Eastland Dr Ste 209 Bloomington, IL 61701 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Russell, MD

Dr. Robert Russell, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Bloomington, IL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Russell is affiliated with OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center and Advocate Bromenn Medical Center.

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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Lexington, IL |
Dt. Russell has performed a tonsillectomy and bilateral Myringotomy (ear tubes) on all three of my children. We've had great results. He has always been professional and very helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.
Bloomington, IL |
I recently brought in my 4 year old daughter to see Dr. Russell about having her tonsils removed. He was kind, patient, professional, knowledgeable and very easy going to boot. He also removed my son's tonsil back in 2009 and was just as pleasant and professional. I am a nurse practitioner and have referred many patients to him and have never had a complaint.
in Pontiac, IL |
Dr. Russell provides excellent care to his patients! I have known him since the early 1990's, and he has always given me practical, helpful advice. He recently solved a seasonal allergy problem which often left me with laryngitis that my family doctor had been messing with for over 20 years! He never offers to do extra procedures that you don't need (like some of the local ENT's do).
in Farmer City, IL |
I have a long history with DR. Russell. Dr. Russell has always been very professional, but also very easy to talk too. I trust him with his decisions. He has always included me in any care plan. I would have no problem recommending him.
in Springfield, IL |
I have been a patients of his since 1997. He is very compassionate and truly cares about his patients. His front end staff are sometimes abrasive, but don't let that stop you from a very competent physician and surgeon.
in Normal, IL |
Don't bother with this dr office. Never met the doctor. Rude staff person up front. Older lady so she should've known better. Never apologized for giving me the wrong directions. My appointment time came and went and she was calling back patients who came in after me, and after my asking each patient, my appointment was first. I asked the lady up front and she just walked off. I yelled that it was unacceptable to be like that and she got really chippy with me. wasted time!
in El Paso, IL |
I was referred to Dr. Russell by a nursing friend. I had an overall great experience in the office and for my surgery. It was a clear success!
in Bloomington, IL |
I would not recommend Dr Russell. This was our very first visit. The staff was rude and inconsiderate. They were talking rudely about patients within ear shot of other patients, very unprofessional. When Dr Russell finally came into the room he never introduced himself, started examining my daughter, and then tried to leave without any explanation of information being given! I was amazed he said NOTHING! I felt the entire experience was unprofessional and lacked necessary communication!
in Bloomington, IL |
Dr. Russell fixed my deviated septum. I had a really hard time breathing at night. As soon as the surgery was done even with the gauze over my nose I could breath so much better.
The first visit was very brief. Although it was a consultation about a tonsillectomy it wasn't very informative. He also did not mention taking my adnoids out which others have said would have been necessary. My second visit after my surgery, I waited in the waiting room for a half and hour after my appointment was scheduled because he was late.
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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Il Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    So Il University School Of Med

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair