Anthony Perella, MD

Anthony Perella, MD

New addition

Atlantic General Hospital recently announced that Anthony Perella, MD has returned to full-time practice on the Eastern Shore.

Perella is a board-certified pulmonologist with more than 18 years of experience in inpatient critical care as well as treatment of acute and chronic lung conditions in the office setting.

Perella joined the medical staff of Atlantic General Hospital in 2006 to provide intensivist care and outpatient pulmonary care, serving the Pocomoke community on a part-time basis for the past nine years. In June, he joined Atlantic General Primary and Specialty Care in West Fenwick, Delaware, and will provide care in both locations going forward.

Perella earned his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara. He completed a pulmonary and critical care fellowship and his residency in internal medicine at Cooper University Hospital through the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, New .Jersey

Perella is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Critical Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.

He is board certified in internal medicine, critical care and pulmonology. He is currently accepting new patients in his office at Atlantic General Primary and Specialty Care in West Fenwick, providing treatment for unexplained shortness of breath or cough, difficult-to-control asthma, COPD, sleep disorders, and interstitial lung diseases as well as screening for lung cancer.

Perella also sees patients one day a week at Atlantic General Health System’s Pocomoke office. Appointments can be made by calling 302-564-0004.

Ribbon cutting

My Backyard and the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m.

The next day, My Backyard will have a grand-opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. My Backyard is a new business located in Manklin Square shopping center, 11312 Manklin Creek Road, in the South Gate of Ocean Pines.

The shop offers wild bird seed, a large variety of feeders, bird baths and houses. In addition, it carries garden flags, wild honey, all-natural soaps, books and gardening supplies, among other items.

Members of the community who are interested in learning more about My Backyard are invited. Refreshments will be served both days. Door prizes will be given away hourly on Saturday, Aug. 25.

For more information, contact Maureen Kennedy at My Backyard, 410-208-1479.


Maryland Capital Enterprises is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The awards presentation will be held at Maryland Capital Enterprises’ annual celebration, Thursday, Nov. 15, at Salisbury University in the Assembly Hall of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Building from 6-9 p.m.

Nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

The winner will receive the Maryland Capital Enterprises Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a check for $2,000. Two runners up will each receive $500.

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