Joins AGH

Dr. David Wanalista has joined Atlantic General Health System to provide rheumatologic care at Atlantic General Rheumatology in Berlin, and Atlantic General Specialty Care in Ocean View, Delaware.

Wanalista has 14 years of clinical experience in private practice and has also spent the last three years teaching the next generation of physicians as a clinical professor of internal medicine at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, New Jersey.

He earned his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at Scranton-Temple Residency Program in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He completed his fellowship in rheumatology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Wanalista is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with certifications in internal medicine as well as the subspecialty of rheumatology.

Wanalista is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Atlantic General Rheumatology, in Berlin, at 410-641-9482 or Atlantic General Specialty Care, in Ocean View, at 302-541-9690.

New coordinators

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore announces the addition of their two new Community Outreach coordinators serving the lower four counties, Claire Otterbein and Caroline Phillips.

Otterbein, raised in Ocean City, is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in art history. She brings over 15 years of nonprofit experience, including executive leadership with the Julia A. Purnell Museum, Worcester County GOLD and the Crisfield Heritage Foundation before joining the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Currently, she serves on the board of directors at the Julia A. Purnell Museum and the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project.

Phillips earned a degree, while playing Division I Field Hockey, in political science from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Before joining the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore to serve her home community, she served at both the Ronald McDonald House Charity and the Development Office at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Now in its 74th year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 80 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties.

United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain educational success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, financial stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and good health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services.

United Way provides over $1.6 million to community programs, impacting one of every three individuals on the lower shore. For more information, visit

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