Our Philosophy

Society has changed greatly in the past 100 years. The average life expentancy at the turn of the century was 44 years of age — now it is 75. Medical Science has provided diagnostic and treatment advances of unprecedented significance.

Austin Geriatric Specialists know that by applying the excellent standards and advances of American Medical Care, adults are able to live longer, fuller lives. We strive to work with individuals to maintain the best possible health and the highest level of independence for as long as possible.

Peggy M. Russell DO is the founder and President of Austin Geriatric Specialists PA. In private practice in Austin, Texas since 1984, she has become a leader in geriatrics at the local, state, and national level. She is certified by the American Board on Internal Medicine with added Qualifications in Geriactrics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Russell has dedicated her practice and professional expertise to the development of high standards of care in geriatrics and improved systems of medical care.

Who Are We?

Padma Surapaneni MD received her Medical Degree at Bangalore University, India in 1991. She completed an Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Padma Surapaneni is the first Fellowship trained Geriatrician to practice in Austin.

Chris Holland RN FNP has over 23 years of experience in the nursing profession. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner with postgraduate nursing credentials. Her major emphasis and experience is in adult geriatric care.


Office Services
New Patient Evaluation
Ongoing Care
Preventive Medical Services
Exams for Special Services
Eligibility limited to patients with Medicare Parts A & B

Hospital Care
Coordination of Hospital Discharges for Optimal Recovery
Eligiblity available under select medical plans – please contact us for details

Nursing Facility Care
New Patient Evaluations
Ongoing Care
Diet Pills
Annual Exams
HGH Supplements
Periodic Visits in Accordance with State and Federal Regulations
Close Coordination of Care with the Nursing Facility Team
Eligiblity available under select medical plans – please contact us for details

Effective Communication with:
Patients & Families
Home Health Agencies
Hospice Agencies
Assisted Living Facilities

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