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Jeannie Betten Jeannie BettenBetten joins RE/MAX Crossroads team

Susan Megargee, broker/owner of RE/MAX Crossroads at the Beach, has announced that Jeannie Betten has joined the

RE/MAX Crossroads team.

A consistent top producer, Betten has experience in sales, finance, customer service and public relations. She specializes in resort and residential properties on the shore, and she has a strong track record in closing short sale transactions.

Betten lives in South Point, with her husband, Dave. She also owns an Ocean City condo, where she enjoys walking her rescue dogs, Bailey and Skittles. For information, call 443-365-7021 or 410-723-3600, or e-mail JeannieSellsOC.com.

Four join staff at Berlin hospital

Atlantic General Hospital recently appointed the following to its medical staff:

¦ David Vitberg, M.D., received his medical degree from Upstate Medical University College of Medicine in Syracuse, N.Y. Vitberg completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, and his fellowship in critical care medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. He will be joining the telemedicine team.

¦ Rabindra Paul, M.D., specializes in medical oncology and hematology. Paul is board certified by the American Board of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. He sees patients at his office located within the James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, and oversees chemotherapy treatments at the new Outpatient Infusion Center at Atlantic General Hospital. He is accepting new patients for oncology and hematology.

¦ Michael Vest, DO, FACP, FCCP, received his master of medical science from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass., his doctor of osteopathic medicine from the University of New Englad in Biddeford, Maine, and his internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joins the telemedicine team.

¦ Mithil Gajera, M.D., received his medical degree from B.J. Medical College in India, and completed his residency and fellowship at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J. He is cer- tified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joins the telemedicine team.

Dodson receives RCE designation from NAR

Sheila Dodson, executive director of the Coastal Association of REALTORS is being honored by the National Association of REALTORS with the REALTOR association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts made by the REALTOR association executives.

Dodson is one of 416 REALTOR association executives in the country who have achieved this mark of excellence. Local and state association executives who hold the RCE designation represent more than 750,000 REALTORS® in 51 states/territories.

She will receive an award plaque from representatives of the Maryland Association of REALTORS during an upcoming event.

Twigg achieves Certified Diabetes Educator status

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators has announced that Geoff Twigg, board certified ambulatory care pharmacist at Apple Discount Drugs, achieved Certified Diabetes Educator status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators.

Currently, there are more than 16,600 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.

Twigg, with his new certification, joins John Motsko, certified diabetes educator, to help diabetic patients have a better understanding of their condition and how to improve their quality of life.

“Too many times patients with diabetes don’t understand the drugs they are prescribed,” said Twigg, who works in Berlin and Fruitland. “I will inform diabetics about the effects, side-effects or interactions they may have with their medications to offer a more comprehensive plan for managing their disease.”

For more information, e-mail Twigg at Geoff@appledrugs.com.

Harris named chief of anesthesiology at PRMC

Dr. Courtney Harris or Berlin has been promoted to chief of the anesthesiology department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The announcement was made by Sheridan Healthcare, Inc., the leading anesthesia services provider in the country that provides anesthesia services at PRMC.

In his new position, Harris is responsible for ensuring the quality of the anesthesia and surgery departments, educating and developing the operating room staff and performing administrative duties.

Harris has been the director of obstetric anesthesiology at Peninsula Regional Medical Center since 2009, and in 2011 was named vice chief of the anesthesiology department by Sheridan Healthcare.

He completed his residency, internship and obstetric anesthesiology fellowship at Barnes- Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Ala. and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology and Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Harris also is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

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