Family Medicine

Anchor Health Services

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About Us

In 2012, Anchor Health Services opened as the Crisfield Clinic,  From humble beginnings as a small rural, private family practice, we have grown to become one of Maryland's leading innovative health care providers as well as a state and national model for telehealth medicine. We focus on providing care to Maryland's rural and underserved communities. Our practice has expanded to include Addiction and Psychiatric Mental Health Services while remaining a thriving center for rural primary health care delivery, education and telehealth initiatives. 

Dr. Palakanis has served as a featured speaker at State and National programs on issues related to rural health care delivery and telemedicine.  She developed Telehealth to Smith Island and other rural underserved areas, piloted a remote patient monitoring grant program, consulted in the development of a national chronic disease management, collaborates with various companies to develop/initiate innovative programs to provide connectivity and telehealth solutions in rural areas and leads a White House backed initiative to pilot drone delivery of medical supplies and equipment to Smith Island, Maryland.  




Our primary care, addictions medicine and administrative hub is located at 4384 Crisfield Highway in Crisfield, MD.  In May, 2018, we will open the hub for our Psychiatric Mental Health practice in Salisbury, Maryland.  Telemedicine access sites are currently available in the following Maryland locations: Cambridge, Denton, Ewell (Smith Island), Princess Anne, Salsibury and Tylerton (Smith Island).  Contact our office at 410-968-1800 if you are interested in having telemedicine services added to your clinic or health care service location..

As one of Maryland's leaders in rural telemedicine in we offer cutting edge technology to connect our patients to our service sites as well as to specialists throughout the state.

Our offices operate on an electronic medical record (eClinicalWorks) that provides our patients with secure information as well as access through the client portal.