Dr. Marlene Rodriguez heads the new Shore Physicians Group office in Egg Harbor Township.

Business: Shore Physicians Group Family Medicine Practice

Location: 501 Zion Road, Suite 1718

Owner: Shore Physicians Group, of Somers Point

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Employees: 5

Phone: 609-365-5300

Shore Physicians Group, a multi-specialty medical group based in Somers Point, has opened a new family medicine practice in the Bargaintown section of Egg Harbor Township.

The bilingual practice, in the Harbor Village Square Shopping Plaza at Ocean Heights Avenue and Zion Road, will be headed by Marlene Rodriguez, M.D.

Rodriguez received her medical degree from Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in 1981. She completed her residency in family medicine at San Pablo Hospital in Bayamon in 1985, and her fellowship in faculty development at Recinto de Ciencias Medicas in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1986.

She is is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice, and a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners. She has practiced locally for more than a decade in Atlantic City and Hammonton.

“As a longtime, highly skilled area physician, she is the ideal choice to lead SPG’s new family medicine practice in Egg Harbor Township,” Mark Stephens, Shore Physicians Group chief administrative officer, said in a statement.

The group’s family practitioners provide advanced diagnoses, treatments and technologies, and are trained to care for the family through all the stages of life. They believe that knowing their patients and their family histories makes the best health care decisions possible, and that preventing a health problem is better than having to treat one.

Shore Physicians Group also has offices in Somers Point, Northfield and Ocean City, with providers specializing in internal and family medicine, general, laparoscopic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pulmonary medicine and gynecology.

The new practice is located at the site of the former Shore Outpatient Services (Quick Care) Center.

Shore Medical Center will continue to operate two Quick Care Centers within the Shore Emergency Department at 100 Medical Center Way in Somers Point and at 914 Haven Ave., Ocean City, as well as an Outpatient Testing Center at Shore Health Park in Mays Landing.

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