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Wound Care Center Opens

BERLIN Atlantic General Hospital announced recently the opening of its new Wound Care Center.

Located at 10231 Old Ocean City Boulevard in the new James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, the program specializes in the treatment of problem wounds, a growing concern spurred by an aging US population and the increase in diabetes. Approximately 18.5 million American have diabetes and, of that population, about 1.8 million will suffer from a problem wound.

While these statistics are startling, in Worcester County and the surrounding areas the prevalence of diabetes is nearly double the national average, making wound care an especially crucial service to the local population.

The Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center is an out-patient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician, serving as a supportive service for the referring physician and specializing in the treatment of problem wounds.

Thomas Lubeski, DO, will serve as the medical director of the program. Lubeski will be assisted by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced physicians, including vascular surgeon Alae Zarif, M.D., podiatrist Craig Haueisen, D.P.M., and Bridget Rose, C.R.N.P. The physicians will coordinate an overall care plan for each patient, working in partnership with the patient’s referring physician.

“We are excited to be able to provide this much-needed service to the community,” said Lubeski. “Our entire team of physicians and nurses are trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care to heal these wounds as quickly as possible.”

For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The professional and caring staff at the Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center offer hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing.

“Our program is completely devoted to healing problem wounds, and helping our patients reclaim their quality of life,” said Geri Rosol, program director of the Wound Care Center.

OP Office Addition

OCEAN PINES – Jeffrey R. Scheirer, DO will be joining the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Primary Care Network’s Ocean Pines Family Medicine office with associate staff membership with clinical privileges in Ambulatory Primary Care at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Scheirer specializes in Family Practice and is board-certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia and completed both his internship and residency at St. Lukes Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Scheirer also served as the Family Practice Residency Director at St. Luke’s Hospital and has been practicing Family Medicine in Allentown for the past 12 years.

Scheirer will be joining Dr. Lorren Donmoyer and Maria Garde, PA-C at Ocean Pines Family Medicine, located at 10514 Racetrack Road in Berlin, beginning Dec. 12.

New Staff Member

OCEAN CITY – Elizabeth S. Gregory, CPA, CGA, ABV and Phillip J. Cheung, CPA have announced that Jeffrey Milcarek has joined the staff of E.S. Gregory & Associates, LLC.

A 2007 graduate from Eastern University with a major in Accounting and Finance, Milcarek will be assisting clients with tax and accounting projects and accounting software consulting. He currently resides in Ocean City with his wife, Sheri.

Appreciation Expressed

OCEAN PINES – On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial Foundation hosted an appreciation party for those who have been extraordinary volunteers for the Veteran’s Memorial this year.

Peter Copenhaver, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ocean Pines office, was presented a certificate for generously allowing the Foundation to use the CBRB Ocean Pines facilities for meetings and events throughout the year.

While accepting the award on behalf of CBRB, he said, "we are pleased to be able to offer our facilities to community organizations with which our agents are affiliated."

Sharyn O’Hare, a sales associate with the Ocean Pines office and president of the foundation, proudly presented her boss with the award, stating, "Pete has gone above and beyond in making the Foundation welcome in the CBRB offices on a regular basis for the past four years. We are deeply grateful."

Office Leaders

OCEAN CITY – Ed Wehnert, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 52nd Street office, has announced that for November, Scott Murrell was the top individual sales associate and Jenny Cropper-Rines and JoAnn Cropper were the top selling sales team.

Cathy Vlcek was the top individual listing associate. Scott Murrell was the top individual settlement associate, and Rick Meehan and Katy Durham were the top settlement team.

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