Coastal Direct Primary Care (Coastal DPC) is your home for family medicine, offering quality healthcare for patients of all ages. We use old-fashioned care and listening to provide you with the current best practices in medicine. We strive to provide outstanding healthcare when you need it and how you prefer it, taking advantage of modern technology to be easily accessible to you. While some patients prefer to come to the office for their care, others find it more convenient to call, text, email or use telemedicine to address their health needs. All of this is possible when we become your medical home. We even do house calls! At Coastal DPC we work directly for you, not for an insurance company, to provide the healthcare that best suits you.
Christine Degnon, MD, MPH graduated from Bucknell University with degrees in Biology and Religion, then spent over two years serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya. She obtained her Medical Degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania and then completed the Family Medicine Residency Program at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina. She also earned a Master in Public Health degree at Boston University. Since completing her training, she has practiced in both urban and rural settings, and for the last decade has been involved in medical education, most recently at the University of Texas. She now looks forward to caring for patients the way she has been teaching medical students and residents to do it for years, the right way, and finds that Direct Primary Care provides the ideal setting for such care. Growing up in Northern Virginia, “Dr. Chris” has been spending time in the Lewes-Rehoboth Beach area for nearly 4 decades and is excited to now call it home.
“I have been a family doctor in many different settings and, regardless of the location or the practice structure, what I love most about being a family physician is the ability to develop meaningful relationships with my patients. I have taken care of up to five generations in the same family and felt like a member! It is through strong interpersonal relationships that I can best help my patients achieve their health goals and maintain wellness. As a medical educator and proponent of evidence-based medicine, I am committed to staying current with best practices in medical care and sharing that knowledge with my patients. I believe strongly that family medicine is meant to be delivered in a caring, unhurried setting, and that’s what we strive to provide. My goal is to partner with my patients to make health a priority. I believe in patient-centered care and shared decision making, which means I will listen to you and work with you to develop your health and wellness goals, as well as a strategy to meet them.”