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Nicki Akstinas

Nicki Akstinas, CRNP

Nicki Akstinas, CRNP, completed her nurse practitioner studies through Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Torrance Ca., in 2005, and she brings more than 35 years of GYN nursing experience to her patients. She specializes in family planning. Ms. Akstinas has her nurse practitioner certification through the National Certification Corporation. Fluent in Spanish, she also holds a certification from the state of California for bilingual medical terminology.

Nicki provides care at the Atlantic General Women’s Health Center in West Ocean City.

Christine NetoChristine Neto, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Dr. Christine Neto, a board-certified OB/GYN with 20 years of experience, provides gynecologic services at Atlantic General Health System’s Ocean Pines Primary Care and Women’s Health office and Pocomoke Medical Center. Neto practiced in Salisbury for 9 years prior to joining Atlantic General Women's Health, and has served on various committees at Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. A resident of the Eastern Shore for over 15 years, she graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Neto provides care at Atlantic General Women’s Health Center in West Ocean City as well as Atlantic General Primary and Specialty Care in Pocomoke.

Dr. Neto is accepting new patients. To make your appointment call (443) 728-1050.


Margo Gill, MD

Dr. Margo Gill joined Atlantic General Health System in September 2021 to provide women’s health, including general gynecology and primary care, for the Berlin and Ocean City areas. Dr. Gill provides care for the range of pediatric, adolescent and adult women and has a special interest in sexual health. Dr. Gill takes a holistic and inclusive approach to patient care, with a focus on eliminating the health inequities of the more marginalized populations in our community. Her diverse experience allows her to care for a wide range of patients. She earned her medical degree at University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2005 and completed her residency in family medicine at the Barre Family Health Center, part of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health System. Prior to Atlantic General, Dr. Gill practiced medicine at Forest Lakes Family Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, and served as a faculty physician for the Family Health Center of Worcester, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Appointments can be made by calling Atlantic General Women’s Health in West Ocean City at 443-728-1050.

Melissa Braniff

Melissa Braniff, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

Melissa Braniff, CRNP, joined Atlantic General Health System in January 2020 to provide women’s health care for the Berlin/Ocean City community. Melissa was a registered nurse for six years, gaining experience in home health and emergency nursing, before earning her Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Wilmington University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salisbury University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Campbell University, in Buies Creek, North Carolina. When she is not caring for patients, Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors and with her husband, Jordan, and her two children, Gavin and Nora. Melissa is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call 443-728-1050.

Michelle G. Farlow

Michelle G. Farlow, FNP

Michelle earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University before securing her post-master’s certificate in family nurse practitioner studies. She is an experienced nurse educator, having taught nursing students in both clinical and classroom settings, and served as a public health clinician for more than five years. Michelle has been providing care to patients of Atlantic General Health System since 2012.

Michelle G. Farlow

Kerri Ellinger, PA-C

Kerri Ellinger, PA-C, joined Atlantic General Health System in February 2022 to provide care at Atlantic General Women’s Health in Ocean City. Kerri earned her degree in physician assistant studies at State University of New York at Stony Brook and has over 25 years of experience. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Kerri settled down on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2000 and since then has focused on women’s health and urology. She is passionate about helping women at all stages of life take care of themselves – physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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