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Ribbon Cutting Opens Doors to New Bayhealth Family Medicine Practice
The ribbon cutting and official opening of the new Bayhealth Family Medicine practice in Dover gives community members access to caring, compassionate providers who are accepting new patients. Better yet, the practice can see entire families and offers services that are much needed, like prenatal care and delivery, medication assisted therapy for addiction, and mental health counseling.
Kent and Sussex counties are health professional shortage areas with less than one primary care physician for every 2,000 people. Bayhealth is passionate and innovative when it comes to closing this gap. In fact, the new practice is home to Bayhealth’s Family Medicine Residency Program which welcomed eight, first-year resident physicians who will work alongside seasoned physicians to provide care to patients.
“We wanted to create a place where all people were able to access excellent care,” said Brintha Vasagar, MD, a primary care physician in the practice and medical director of Bayhealth’s Family Medicine Residency Program. “From delivering babies, helping them grow as healthy children, caring for parents and grandparents, and everything in between, we are excited to fill that need. We love partnering with our patients and helping them tackle all of their health goals.”
“Bayhealth prides itself on meeting the current and future healthcare needs of our community,” said Bayhealth Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Gary Siegelman, MD. “In the next few years, when this practice is at full capacity, it will provide more than 30,000 patient care visits per year.”
The resident physicians are passionate about the roles they’ll play in the practice and community. “Most of us arrived in Delaware only a few weeks ago, but we are already caring for and connecting with patients of all ages to help them live happy and healthy lives,” said Eric Moseley, MD, first-year resident. “I hope that as residents we will not only be leaders and advocates for our patients in central and southern Delaware but also bring a part of ourselves that will enhance the overall community with a lot of young energy and new ideas.”
Bayhealth Family Medicine, Dover welcomes new patients to call 302-725-3200 to make an appointment or to learn more about the practice. Patients of all ages are welcome, including those who are planning to become pregnant or soon-to-be moms, and newborns to elderly.
Learn more about the practice by visiting Bayhealth.org/Family-Medicine-Dover or call 302-725-3200.