Posted on October 04, 2018
Peninsula Regional Medical Center cut the ribbon on its new Peninsula Regional Neurology & Neurosurgery office on Wednesday, October 3. The office is located at 1630 Woodbrooke Drive in Salisbury. It brings a needed neurology service back to Salisbury, in a new, 8,000-square-foot location it will share with PRMC’s established neurosurgery team, which is relocating from Snow Hill Road.
“Having both specialties in the same office is very complementary from a clinical aspect,” said Dr. Thomas DeMarco, Vice President of Peninsula Regional Medical Group. “One takes care of the surgical aspect and the other the medical aspect. It’s very convenient for the patient and the providers.”
On the surgery side, patients will see Jacek Malik, MD; Andy Pierre, MD; Bothwell Lee, MD; or Sophia Shakur, MD. Neurologists include Robert Baumann, DO; Channaiah Mysore, MD; and Muneshwar Tiwari, MD, who will join the team in September.
According to Tom Anderson, Executive Director of Facilities Management for PRMC, the new space will make it easier and more convenient for patients to receive care.
“Accessibility was difficult for some patients at the Snow Hill Road office,” he said, noting Woodbrooke’s convenient location off Route 50.
And with additional square footage, PRMC is able to offer blood draws inside the office, saving patients time and effort.
“This new building is essentially a neurosciences center designed for the comprehensive care of patients with neurological diseases,’ said Dr. Shakur. “I am absolutely excited.”
It’s not the first new space Peninsula Regional has invested in for the care of neurosurgery patients. In February, PRMC opened a brand-new operating room that integrates medical imaging to allow physicians to perform minimally invasive neurosurgery – the first room of its kind in the region. The closest similar hybrid operating room is located in Philadelphia.
Dr. Mysore, a neurologist who was previously seeing neurology patients only after they were admitted to Peninsula Regional, is looking forward to being able to extend that care into the community. “My colleagues and I are pleased that we are able to offer this needed service,” Mysore said.
The office will have neurology providers; three physicians will split their time between the office and the Medical Center.
The neurosurgery team, which includes eight providers, is anticipating the new space and services they will be able to offer. Said Dr. Pierre, “The staff, my colleagues and I are excited about moving the practice to the new location. The new building will be a positive change for our patients.”
His colleague, Dr. Malik added, “The new building reflects our commitment to the community and to our patients. We are looking forward to working at our new office space.”
In the photo, members of the PRMC leadership and clinical teams cut the ribbon October 3 on their new PRMC Neurology and Neurosurgery office in Salisbury. In attendance were, from the left, Muneshwar Tiwari, MD, Kelly Caple, Office Supervisor, Bothwell Lee, MD, Robert Baumann, MD, Channaiah Mysore, MD, Jacek Malik, MD, Sophia Shakur, MD’ Julius Zant, MD, Maryland Senator Addie Eckardt, Steve Leonard, President/CEO, Peninsula Regional Health System, Maryland Senator Jim Mathias, Thomas DeMarco, MD, Vice President, Peninsula Regional Medical Group and Herb Geary, Chairman Peninsula Regional Health System Board of Directors.