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.  

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Danal Snyder, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from North Carolina University and received medical degree at the Brody School of Medicine in North Carolina. She completed her residency in Family Medicine and also did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Medical Center of Eastern Carolina. Dr. Snyder is board-certified in Family Medicine. Prior to moving to Soldotna to work at Central Peninsula Family Practice, Dr. Snyder practiced medicine in Denver, Colorado and in North Carolina. Dr. Snyder enjoys hiking, camping and being outdoors.

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Brandon Hall, MD earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Zoology from Brigham Young University in 1997 and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2002. He completed his Internship & Residency in full spectrum family medicine at Utah Valley Medical Center in 2005. When Dr. Hall is not practicing medicine, he enjoys almost any outdoor activity as well as running, weight training and woodwork. He is active in scouting and loves doing humanitarian medical missions as often as he can. He had the privilege of being one of the first responders after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.



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Christine Babcock, ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) earned her Master in Adult Health in 1986 at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon and her Post-Master Certificate in Pediatrics in 2002 at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to moving to the Kenai Peninsula in 2003 and joining Central Peninsula Family Practice, she lived in the Bristol Bay Region of Western Alaska. She initially moved to Bristol Bay in 1989, where she worked for the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. While with BBAHC, she initially worked in Togiak and later at their hospital in Dillingham. In 1997, she was the proud recipient of the State of Alaska Award for Excellence in Healthcare from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner's. Christine enjoys traveling the world and learning about new cultures and countries. (photo coming)