Business: Shore Physicians Group, Ocean City

Location: 3320 Simpson Ave., Ocean City

Doctors: Ulices A. Perez-Feliz, M.D., and Aixell J. Mercedes, M.D., of Linwood

Employees: 4

Phone: 609-814-9550

A husband and wife team of Shore Physicians Group doctors has taken over the Ocean City family medicine practice of Dr. Frederick Heggan, who is retiring.

Ulices A. Perez-Feliz, M.D., and pediatrician Aixell J. Mercedes, M.D., are practicing at 3320 Simpson Ave.

Mercedes said that she first came to the area while completing her residency in pediatrics.

"I've looked forward to a time when I could call the South Jersey shore my home," she said in a statement. "I'm thrilled that my family is putting down roots in a community that I have grown to love, and we are excited to have the opportunity to care for local families as Ulices and I raise our own family."

Perez-Feliz received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed his internal medicine residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.

Board certified in internal medicine, Perez comes to Shore Physicians Group from Dodge City Medical Center in Dodge City, Kan.

Mercedes received her medical degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo in Santo Domingo. She completed her residency in pediatric medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, Passaic County. She is board certified in pediatrics.

Married seven years, Perez and Mercedes live in Linwood and have three daughters and a son.

The doctors are bilingual and are accepting same-day appointments.

Office hours for internal medicine are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. For pediatrics, hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Shore Physicians Group is a multi-specialty medical group created in 2012 with physicians, advance practice professionals and clinicians who provide care in a variety of medical fields.

Business editor Kevin Post