About Our Providers

Dr Smith
Allison Smith, MD earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biology, summa cum laude, at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. She went on to attend the Medical College of Georgia, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Smith is a board-certified Family Physician and prior to joining Central Peninsula Family Practice & Pediatrics, she practiced Family Medicine through Peninsula Community Health Services in Soldotna. She also worked part time at Providence Seward Medical and Care Center. When not providing outstanding family medical care, Dr. Smith enjoys wilderness medicine, backpacking, camping, hiking, and photography.

Dr Russell
Alex Russell,  MD attended the Medical College of Georgia, earning his MD in 1964. After graduating, Dr. Russell spent three years in the US Navy before returning to Georgia to complete his pediatrics residency at Emory University in Atlanta. After completing his residency, Dr. Russell moved to Anchorage, AK and began practicing family medicine. He briefly returned to to Atlanta in 1970 to complete more pediatrics training, returning to Anchorage in 1971 to work in pediatrics at The Children's Clinic until 1975. In 1976, Dr. Russell moved to Soldotna and has provided outstanding pediatric care on the peninsula ever since!

Dr Walden
Rachel Walden, MD received her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she also completed her pediatrics residency. She then completed a fellowship in neonatology at Brown University/Women and Infant's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. After completion of training, she worked for five years as a critical care physician with Pediatrix Medical Group in Dallas, TX. She then practiced general pediatrics for four years with John Peter Smith Pediatrics in Fort Worth, TX prior to joining the group at Central Peninsula. Outside of work, she enjoys running, knitting, gardening, and camping with her husband and two children.