ChristianaCare Opens Two Primary Care Offices in Rehoboth Beach

The opening of two ChristianaCare primary care practices in one easy location already has residents of Sussex County, Delaware, buzzing about having direct, local access to the most dynamic health system in the First State.

“When you opened your facility here, I was overjoyed. The Sussex County retiree population is growing by leaps and bounds, and I expect you will develop a large and loyal clientele in a very short time,” wrote one Lewes resident in a letter about David Trinkley, M.D., after her first visit with him.

ChristianaCare Primary Care at Rehoboth
18742 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

ChristianaCare My65+ at Rehoboth
18742 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

“I do not think I have ever met a physician who is so thorough, so kind and patient, and who has such a great sense of humor.”

While ChristianaCare primary care is new to Sussex County, the health system already has a large primary care network in the northern Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, operating nearly two dozen primary care practices throughout the region.

“It is a privilege to be part of the community in southern Delaware,” said ChristianaCare President and CEO Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH.

“We recognize the growing need for primary care and other health care services in southern Delaware, and we’re growing to meet that need.

“ChristianaCare is Delaware’s largest and most advanced health system. Our expert providers, guided by our values of love and excellence, are here to deliver innovative, effective, affordable and equitable care.”

Conveniently located on Coastal Highway near Tanger Outlets (Surfside), the two new practices occupy the building that was formerly Pier 1.

ChristianaCare at Rehoboth

ChristianaCare at Rehoboth offers primary care for ages 18 and up. Dana Newswanger, D.O., and Priyal Desai, M.D., provide primary care, including annual wellness visits, preventive screenings, immunizations, acute illness care and more, with ChristianaCare’s hallmark high quality and friendly service.

ChristianaCare My65+

Priyal Desai, M.D.

The new ChristianaCare My65+ primary care practice, led by Trinkley, in the same location offers personalized care tailored to adults age 65 and older. In addition to general primary care services, the My65+ practice provides medication management, nutritional guidance, specialist coordination, additional provider consultation time and other support specific to the needs of older adults.

The practice also includes an embedded pharmacist and behavioral health specialist and, coming soon, a physical therapist, who can work with patients in the facility’s gym.

Easy connections with ChristianaCare specialists

Rehoboth patients will also be able to connect virtually with top specialists throughout ChristianaCare’s network of services.

The Rehoboth practice is part of a broader ChristianaCare effort in both Sussex and Kent counties to improve access to care and create health so that every person can flourish.

The practice includes an embedded pharmacist and behavioral health specialist and, coming soon, a physical therapist who can work with patients in the facility’s gym.

The need for primary and specialty care services in southern Delaware continues to grow. By 2025, Sussex County is projected to have approximately 256,000 residents, and nearly 77,000 of those will be 65 or older (30% versus 17% nationally).

“I’m excited and grateful to be a partner in better health for our neighbors at the Delaware beaches,” Trinkley said. “From high blood pressure control to diabetes management to cancer screenings and more, we are here to help our patients live their healthiest lives.”

Find a ChristianaCare primary care provider near you or call for an appointment at 302-777-0643.