Delaware’s most dynamic health system brings exciting, new options in primary care to Delaware’s beach communities
(REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – January 30, 2023)
The opening of two ChristianaCare primary care practices in one easy location already has Sussex County residents 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. “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 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.
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.
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 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.”
ChristianaCare Primary Care at Rehoboth
18742 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
ChristianaCare My65+ at Rehoboth
18742 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Both practices are currently open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.
ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.