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  • Written By: Jamie Donahue

Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital is pleased to announce that local gastroenterologists Lee Klepper, MD, and Jonathan Bell, MD, have joined Atlantic General Health System and will continue to provide care to diagnose and treat conditions of the digestive tract for residents of Worcester County and the surrounding area.

“We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Bell and Dr. Klepper,” said Tim Whetstine, vice president of practice administration for Atlantic General Health System. “We are extremely pleased to have these two physicians join the AGHS team. “Their commitment to delivering excellent patient care is exceptional.”

Drs. Bell and Klepper have served the communities of the lower Eastern Shore for more than 10 years.

Bell earned his medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, and completed fellowship training at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology.

Following graduation from Sackler School of Medicine, Klepper completed his residency at the University of Buffalo and then completed his fellowship training program in gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology.

Bell and Klepper will continue to provide procedures at the Atlantic General Endoscopy Center and Atlantic General Hospital. To schedule an appointment, please call Atlantic General Gastroenterology at 410-629-1450.

Caption: From left: Dr. Jonathan Bell and Dr. Lee Klepper in the Atlantic General Endoscopy Center.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit