Beebe Medical Group Welcomes New Primary Care and Family Medicine Providers

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Beebe Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of three new primary care and family medicine providers who practice as part of Beebe Medical Group. Focused on the continued advancement of healthcare for local families, these providers are committed to delivering comprehensive, outcomes-based care for patients of all ages with a diverse range of medical needs.

Erin Royal, MD, is a family medicine physician who sees patients at Beebe Family Practice King Street Row. She offers treatment for acute and chronic illnesses, as well as preventive care services. Dr. Royal is a valuable resource for women in the community as they aim to improve their overall health and wellness throughout the phases of their lifetimes. She provides contraception options and education, guidance on long-acting reversible contraception, and women’s preventive healthcare exams.

Dr. Royal is a graduate of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She went on to complete the ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency Program, where she served in several leadership roles including Chief Resident, Recruitment Committee Chair, and Wellness Committee Chair. Dr. Royal is also a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies through the Medical
Scholars Program.

She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research, and the Delaware Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa’s Academic Honor Society.

Dr. Royal’s robust medical training gave her well-rounded and diverse clinical experience in adult and pediatric hospital settings, outpatient practices, nursing homes, and women’s health clinics. While pursuing her medical degree and family medicine residency training, Dr. Royal completed the American Academy of Family Physicians’ leadership program for chief medical residents, as well as the Achieving Competency Today (ACT) and Leadership Excellence Education (LEED-R) programs. Additionally, Dr. Royal was an active participant in several clinical research projects and served as a resident instructor for Thomas Jefferson University.

“It is a true honor to work for Beebe Healthcare, not only because of the excellent care provided to the community but also because this is where I was born,” said Dr. Royal. “I am excited to return to Sussex County and provide primary care services in the community that I care passionately about.”

Candace Conaway, FNP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at Beebe Primary Care Millville, working with individuals across their lifespans to promote health and well-being. She treats acute injuries and illnesses and helps patients with the management of chronic health conditions.

Conaway is a graduate of the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing and obtained both her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees from Wilmington University. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Salisbury University. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

Prior to joining Beebe, Conaway worked at both Atlantic General Hospital and TidalHealth on medical, surgical, and telemetry units. Additionally, she served as a relief charge nurse and precepted new hires. Conaway also worked as a case manager for Delaware Hospice, Inc.

“Seeing a great need for advanced practice nurses in the region’s rapidly expanding communities, I am excited to be a part of Beebe’s commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered, and holistic care,” Conaway said.

Stacy Thomas, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CPN, is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who works at Beebe Primary Care Long Neck. She provides comprehensive family medicine services for pediatric, adult, and
geriatric patients. In addition to assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients for a wide range of medical conditions, Thomas is a proven leader in disease management, case management, policy implementation, and quality improvement, while advocating for patient education and preventive health in the clinical care environment.

Thomas earned her Master of Science in Nursing and is currently in pursuit of her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duke University School of Nursing. Additionally, she is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Thomas is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Society of Pediatric Nurses, the Society of Air Force Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau.

A 23-year military veteran with a passion for working in a dynamic, fast-paced healthcare environment, Thomas worked for more than 10 years as a clinical nurse for the United States Air Force. During her years in service, she worked in medical-surgical, pediatrics, and family health clinical environments, often serving as a team leader for other nurses and medical technicians.

“I am a native of the Eastern Shore and am grateful to have the opportunity to provide world-class healthcare to my hometown community,” said Thomas.

Royal, Conaway, and Thomas are employed by Beebe Medical Group, which includes 20-plus specialty offices in more than 40 office locations throughout Sussex County. Practices include the specialties of: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General and Bariatric Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Neurology, Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders, Surgical Oncology, Urology, and Women’s Healthcare. Four Walk-in Care Centers serve the community in Rehoboth Beach, Georgetown, Millsboro, and Millville from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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