Marlon Russell, M.D.

Internal Medicine

I am excited about patients actively participating in their care with 24-hour access and readily available information to make informed decisions. I love to study and stay current with new innovations in medicine and talk with my patients about new recommendations and where things are heading. Getting their personal take on the subject matter helps me devise an individualized plan for them. After my grandmother’s death, I decided to become a doctor. It was her wish and she used to say to me that some people want to become doctors and some were meant to be doctors – and I was meant to be one. My hope is to reach as many people as I can and internal medicine offered just that. If I wasn’t a doctor I would probably become a writer or a farmer.

Something about me is I have an extensive imagination and a green thumb. Exercise is part of my nightly after work routine. Cooking is another one of my hobbies. I love sailing, the fine arts, and all music.

As a doctor, I am most proud of my career path. I was trained at USC – one of the best healthcare systems. I worked in the motion picture industry and served at one of the best teaching and research facilities in the world – UCLA. Now I am able to utilize those experiences at Heritage – the best medical group in Southern California’s High Desert. I have learned from my patients to always listen first. For example, I am never quick to judge and attempt to understand not just by words but by variations in cultures and non-verbal cues. My patients can expect the best care I can give, furthermore, more than ordinary care always, and to be treated like family.

Would you like Marlon Russell, M.D. to be your primary care physician?   

There is no cost. You will receive many regular benefits and you can keep your current health insurance!

Location & Contact

Barstow Location:
801 E Mountain View, Suite E & F
Barstow, CA 92311
760 553 7000 – Call for appointment

Phelan Location:
3936 Phelan Road, Suite F1
Phelan, CA 92371
(760) 868-6622 / (760) 868-2505



Medical School:
Howard University College Of Medicine

LAC + USC Medical Center

LAC + USC Medical Center


Additional Information

Age Restrictions: None

Twice a month in Phelan office

Health Insurance

Anthem- Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Care 1st
Covered California / Health Net
Health Net
Inter Valley Health
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Wellcare/Easy Choice