By the time Anthony Moorman, MD, had completed his military service as an army OB/GYN, he had spent his entire life in cities. But he was drawn to the sense of community that came with practicing in a rural town.
So, when he discovered Chestertown, Md., Dr. Moorman decided to make the move and open his own practice. “There was a need for maternity care and gynecological care here and I liked the comfort and familiarity that comes with practicing rural medicine. It allows me to follow patients over time,” he says.
Indeed Dr. Moorman has been able to watch the generations turn over as many of the babies he delivered two decades ago have grow to adulthood and become new patients. As his practice grew, he brought in a partner, Dr. Katherine Webb in 2008.
Prior to opening Chester River OB/GYN in 1994, Dr. Moorman had completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
He says the greatest rewards of working on the Eastern shore come from the relationships he builds with patients. “Of course, it’s wonderful to be able to deliver all the babies I’ve delivered here, but my personal rewards come from seeing how much the community cares for me as their physician.