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Eastern Shore Top Docs

Oct 06, 2011 10:04PM ● Published by Anonymous


Every other year, we contact all the physicians associated with Chester River Hospital Center, Dorchester General Hospital, and Memorial Hospital at Easton (who practice in Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties). We ask them to nominate fellow physicians whom they feel are “Top Docs” in their various fields of specialty. We hope this information will be a valuable tool for our readers who may be seeking a new doctor or a referral for a particular specialist. Selecting a doctor who is right for you is a personal decision, but getting input from respected professionals in the community can be an important component in your decision-making process.

This year, physicians were asked to vote online (gaining access with their Maryland medical license number) by entering the names of the doctors they would like to nominate, using categories from the American Board of Medical Specialties as a guideline. You may notice that some of the category headings have changed and some have been omitted. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, for instance, is not among the headings used by the American Board of Medical Specialties, so it does not appear below. Because of that, the physicians honored in that specialty in the 2009 Top Docs survey will retain their Top Docs status.

The outstanding nominees are all listed below each category heading in alphabetical order; they are all Top Docs.

Additionally, we posed the following question: “If you or a family member needed care for any of the following conditions, who would you recommend?” We then listed particular conditions that might be of special interest to our readers. Those nominees are also in alphabetical order.

Please note that many fine physicians who are either new to the area or affiliated with other medical institutions may not be included. Additionally, this list represents those individuals who received the most substantial number of votes, not everyone who was nominated.

We’d like to thank all the busy doctors who took the time to respond to this valuable survey. It is appreciated by the editors and staff of What’s Up? and by our loyal readers.

Read full profiles of the Eastern Shore Top Docs here.


Allergy & Immunology
Specialized training in allergies and exaggerated immune response or reaction to substances that are without comparable effect on the average individual.
Lawrence Schieken, M.D.
Chesapeake Asthma & Allergy Center
8695 Commerce Drive, Easton
410-822-5575

Anesthesiology
Specialized training in the practice of blocking pain, discomfort, or distress during surgery or an obstetric or diagnostic procedure.
Patrick Callahan, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-6565

Ona Kareiva, M.D.
Memorial Hospital at Easton
219 Washington, Easton 410-822-1000

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Specialized training in surgery involving the colon and rectum.
Charles Di Napoli, Jr., M.D.
Divilio & Di Napoli
404 Marvel Court, Easton
410-822-4281

Gerard S. O’Connor, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-6303

Dermatology
Specialized training dealing with the skin and its diseases.
Tamy Buckel, M.D.
Shore Dermatology
250 Haacke Drive, Chestertown
419-778-0003

Michael Del Torto, M.D.
Easton Dermatology Associates
403 Marvel Court, Easton
410-819-8867; EastonDermatology.com

Emergency Medicine
Specialized training in the prompt evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries, trauma, or sudden illness.
Thomas Chiccone, M.D.
Eastern Shore Emergency Physicians Memorial Hospital at Easton
219 Washington, Easton, 410-822-1000

Deborah Davis, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown, 410-778-6565

Family Medicine
Specialized training in the primary care of individuals aged infant to senior.
Frederick Delboy, M.D.
6603 Church Hill Road, Chestertown
410-778-0300

Gynecology
Specialized training dealing with the diseases and routines physical care of the reproductive system of women.
John LaFerla, M.D.
Corsica Women’s Health
202 Coursevall Drive, Centreville
410-758-1250; Corsicawomenshealth.com

Sharon Liu, D.O.
Mid-Shore Women’s Health
401 Purdy Street, Easton
410-822-3246; Midshorewomenshealth.org

Anthony Moorman, M.D.
521 Washington Avenue, Chestertown
410-810-0767

Neurology
Specialized training dealing with the nervous system, especially in respect to its structure, functions, and abnormalities.
Terry Detrich, M.D.
140 South Washington Street, Easton
410-822-6677

Curtis Nelson, M.D.
Chesapeake Neurological Surgery
505 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-820-9117

Obstetrics
Specialized training dealing with birth and its antecedents and aftereffects.
Sharon Liu, D.O.
Mid-Shore Women’s Health
401 Purdy Street, Easton
410-822-3246; Midshorewomenshealth.org

Anthony Moorman, M.D.
521 Washington Avenue, Chestertown
410-810-0767

Ophthalmology
Specialized training dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Paul Dyer, M.D.
James & Dyer
503 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-822-7930

Derrick Shindler, M.D.
Midshore Surgical Eye Center
8420 Ocean Gateway, Easton
410-822-0424; Midshoreeye.com

Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialized training dealing with conditions involving musculoskeletal systems.
Frederick Lohr, M.D.
Chestertown Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
100 Brown Street, Chestertown410-778-3445; Drlohr.com

Richard Mason, M.D.
The Orthopedic Center
510 Idlewild Avenue; Easton
410-820-8226; Theorthopediccenter.net

Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty: Sports Medicine
Specialized training dealing with surgical treatment of injuries or illness resulting from athletic activities.
Richard Mason, M.D.
The Orthopedic Center
510 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-820-8226; Theorthopediccenter.net

Michael Ward, D.O.
Chesapeake Bay Orthopedics
401 Marvel Court, Easton
410-770-9875
508 Maryland Avenue, Cambridge
410-901-8370

Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty: Surgery of the Hand
Specialized training dealing with surgery of the hand.
Thomas Dennis, M.D.
Annapolis Hand Center
1630 Main Street, Chester
410-643-3410; Annapolishandcenter.com

Thomas Stauch, M.D.
The Orthopedic Center
510 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-820-8226; Theorthopediccenter.net

Michael Ward, D.O.
Chesapeake Bay Orthopedics
401 Marvel Court, Easton
410-770-9875
508 Maryland Avenue, Cambridge
410-901-8370

Otolaryngology
Specialized training dealing with the ear, nose,and throat.
Timothy Schneider, M.D.
29466 Pintail Drive, Easton
410-820-9119

Pediatrics
Specialized training in the medical sciences dealing with children.
Freddy O. Araujo, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-1420

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialized training dealing with nerves, muscle, and bone for the treatment of injuries or illness that affect how we move.
Damean Freas, D.O.
Advanced Pain Management
120 Sallitt Drive, Stevensville
410-604-2203

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Subspecialty: Pain Medicine
Specialized training dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.
Y.R. Ding, M.D.
29466 Pintail Drive, Easton
410-822-0695

Damean Freas, D.O.
Advanced Pain Management
120 Sallitt Drive, Stevensville
410-604-2203

Psychiatry
Specialized training dealing with the science and practice of treating mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
Anthony Drobnick, M.D.
411 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels
410-745-0375; Ajdrobnickmd.com

Radiation Oncology
Specialized training dealing with the use of radiant energy in the treatment of disease.
John Mastrandrea, M.D.
509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-820-6411

Radiology, Diagnostic

Specialized training dealing with the use of radiant energy, such as X-rays or ultrasound, in the diagnosis of disease.
Antonio Nelson, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-3300

Surgery, General
Specialized training dealing with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures.
Brooke Buckley, M.D.
Shore Surgical Care
505 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-822-4553

Charles Di Napoli, M.D.
Divilio & Di Napoli
404 Marvel Court, Easton
410-822-4281

Gerard O’Connor, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-6303

Surgery, Thoracic
Specialized training in the repair of organslocated in the thorax or chest.
Paul R. Johnson, M.D.
400 S. Cross Street, Chestertown
410-778-0088

Urology
Specialized training dealing with the urinary or urogenital organs.
John Foley, M.D.
Shore Comprehensive Urology
505 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-820-0560

Christopher Runz, D.O.
Shore Comprehensive Urology
505 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-820-0560


Internal Medicine Subspecialties

Cardiovascular Disease
Specialized training in the study of the heart, its actions and diseases
Juan M. Cordero, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-6565

Bruce Helmly, M.D.
Chesapeake Cardiology Clinic
522 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-822-5571; Chesapeakecardiologyclinic.com

M. Christadoss Rajasingh, M.D.
Chesapeake Cardiology Clinic
522 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-822-5571; Chesapeakecardiologyclinic.com

Gastroenterology
Specialized training in the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines.
Michael Fisher, M.D.
Digestive Health Associates
511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-822-6005

Volkan Taskin, M.D.
Digestive Health Associates
511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-822-6005

Hematology
Specialized training dealing with the blood and blood-forming organs.
David H. Smith, M.D.
Bay Hematology/Oncology
8221 Teal Drive, Easton
410-820-5945

Medical Oncology
Specialized training dealing with the treatment and management of cancer.
David H. Smith, M.D.
Bay Hematology/Oncology
8221 Teal Drive, Easton
410-820-5945

Nephrology
Specialized training dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the kidneys.
Christina Turner, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-3300

Adam Weinstein, M.D.
Kidney Health Center
609 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-820-9823; Khcmd.com

Pulmonary Disease
Specialized training dealing with diseases of the lungs.
William Trainor, M.D.
122 Speer Road, Chestertown
410-778-0200

Rheumatology
Specialized training dealing with rheumatic diseases or any of the various conditions characterized by inflammation or pain in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissue.
Edmund MacLaughlin, M.D.
10 Aurora Street, Cambridge
410-228-0556

Sleep Medicine
Specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disturbances and disorders.
William Trainor, M.D.
122 Speer Road, Chestertown
410-778-0200
Peter Whitesell, M.D.
505 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-822-8930


If you or a family member needed care for any of the following conditions, who would you recommend?

Condition: Asthma
William Trainor, M.D.
122 Speer Road, Chestertown
410-778-0200

Peter Whitesell, M.D.
505 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-822-8930

Condition: Cancer-RelatedBreast Surgery
Susan Forlifer, M.D.
522 Cynwood Drive, Easton
410-822-5600

Gerard O’Connor, M.D.
Chester River Hospital Center
100 Brown Street, Chestertown
410-778-6303

Condition: Excessive Snoring
William Trainor, M.D.
122 Speer Road, Chestertown
410-778-0200

Peter Whitesell, M.D.
505 Dutchmans Lane, Easton
410-822-8930

Condition: Fibromyalgia
Edmund MacLaughlin, M.D.
10 Aurora Street, Cambridge
410-228-0556

Condition: Knee Pain
Damean Freas, D.O.
Advanced Pain Management
120 Sallitt Drive, Stevensville
410-604-2203

Richard Mason, M.D.
The Orthopedic Center
510 Idlewild Avenue, Easton
410-820-8226, Theorthopediccenter.net

Condition: Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Michael Fadden, M.D.
302 Collins Avenue, Hurlock
410-943-8763

Condition: Migraine Headaches
Terry Detrich, M.D.
140 South Washington Street, Easton
410-822-6677

Condition: Varicose Veins
Kelly O’Donnell, M.D.
The Vein & Wellness Center
110 South Piney Road, Suite 100, Chester
410-643-1999; Veinandwellness.com

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