The timeline of Christiana Care’s Greenville campus development on Kennett Pike tells an encouraging health care story for patients, physicians and Christiana Care Health System.
The Greenville location helped redress “a scarcity of doctors’ offices on Route 52, which is a strategic passage leading right to Wilmington Hospital,” according to Robert Bycer, vice president and executive director of the Medical Group at Christiana Care.
Now, between the campus’s two adjacent office buildings at 3706 Kennett Pike, patients can:
- Visit the Primary and Specialty Care Medicine Office for primary care (internal medicine).
- Schedule a consultation with pulmonary and dermatology specialists.
- Visit an OB/GYN specialist.
- Make an appointment to see a specialist in women’s health.
The Center for Women’s Health and Timothy Langan, M.D.’s internal medicine practice opened in 2009. Maria R. DeJoseph, M.D., will join Dr. Langan part time this summer. The Center for Women’s Health offers care for some of the most difficult gynecologic health issues.
For example, Richard J. Derman, M.D., Christiana Care’s chair of OB/GYN, and William Hohman, M.D., treat patients who have complicated problems with menopause, while Babak Vakili, M.D., specializes in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. In addition, Gretchen Makai, M.D., Christiana Care’s director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, sees patients at both the Greenville location and at MAP 2, suite 2103, where she has a high-tech facility equipped with miniature cameras, fiber optics and high-definition monitors at her disposal.
Christiana Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, a practice including Kirsten Smith, M.D., and Julia Powell, M.D., opened in 2010, providing well-women visits and some procedures usually performed in surgicenters, such as endometrial ablation for treating heavy menstrual cycles.
“Many patients find this very convenient,” Dr. Powell said. She and Dr. Smith will welcome a third partner, Jessica Apel, D.O., in September.
Recently, pulmonary disease and dermatology specialists are proving to be another good fit at the Greenville site, including:
• Dermatologists Jonathan Zieff, M.D., and Dawn Ellen Hirokawa, M.D., MPH.
• Christiana Care Pulmonary Associates’ John Chabalko, M.D., Joseph “Ted” Kestner, M.D., Donald S. Collins, M.D., and Farid Moosavy, M.D.