Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
The first of its kind in our region, the Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, sponsored by Shore Medical Center, provides a much needed resource for our community, expanding available expertise in cognitive neurosciences and provide a streamlined approach to diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
This Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders:
- Ensures communication and coordination amongst care providers, family and caregivers; including guidance to patients and families in need of medical, social and outreach services.
- Provides local access and guidance on specialized diagnostic measures and interventions, including access to clinical trials.
- Offers local education for clinicians, caregivers, families and the community, including medical management care methods, methods of successful aging
Neurologist David Roeltgen, MD of Shore Physicians Group serves as the Medical Director of the Center. Dr. Roeltgen has 35 years’ experience in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s and related disorders. He served as a Neurological Associate at the Memory Disorders Center of the Neurology Department at Georgetown University. He is an adjunct Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry.
Dr. Roeltgen received degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University. He trained in Internal Medicine and completed a residency in Neurology at The Hershey Medical Center and obtained a Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at The University of Florida.
Dr. Roeltgen is currently providing Cognitive Diagnostic evaluations at Shore Physicians Group, Marmora Office, located in the Marmora Shoprite Shopping Plaza.
An Advisory Board will be established and will include representatives from the Masonic Lodge, the medical community and the community at large.
A Special Thank You
The Ocean City Masonic Lodge No. 171 has donated $500,000 to Shore Medical Center in the name of Flora Baker to establish an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Center. The program is made possible by a gift to the Ocean City Masonic group from Flora Baker and her husband Benjamin G. Baker, both deceased, who were residents of Ocean City from 1954 until their passing. During their lifetime, the Bakers, local hotel owners and operators, were great benefactors of Shore Medical Center. In honor of her husband Benjamin, Flora Baker made an endowment gift to the Masons earmarked for Alzheimer’s treatment.