Russell Smidt - MD

Russell Smidt - MD

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My Areas of Practice

 I am a general pediatrician with an interest and special background in mental health issues including ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, and OCD.

 My patients range in age from newborns to college students.

 In 2016 I became certified in Family Life Coaching through North Carolina State University

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

1885 Plaza Drive
Eagan, MN 55122

Education & Certifications

Undergraduate: Central College
Pella, IA

Medical Degree: University of Iowa School of Medicine
Iowa City, Iowa

Pediatrics: University of Wisconsin Hospitals
Madison, WI

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
1991, 1998, 2008, 2017

Professional Associations & Awards

Adjunct professor University of Minnesota Medical School; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics


I enjoy being a pediatrician. It is great fun helping my fellow parents care for their children. There is a mountain of child care information available and my primary role is often to find the right information for each individual child for prevention, guidance,and treatments.

My hobbies include woodworking, oil painting, cross country skiing, biking and hiking.  My leisure reading includes mystery novels, historical biographies, old medical books and occasionally religious philosophy..

Susie and I were married in 1986 and celebrated 30 years of marriage in 2016 and hope to reach 50 plus years together like both of our parents. We have three children, a son in law and a daughter in law. We are expecting to be new grandparents this summer (2018). We've lived in Apple Valley, MN since 1996. May you be blessed as we've been blessed in your family.