Medical Biography

University of Virginia
Medical School:
University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University - Family Medicine
Board Certified:
Family Medicine

Letter to Our Patients

from Dr. Catherine DeLuca, MD,
Medical Director of Primary Care

Welcome to Primary Care at Atracare!

I love the positive energy here at Atracare!  I can’t wait for our patients to come in and see for themselves.

I am so proud to be joining an innovative, talented team of individuals whose vision and mission is to bring unequaled medical care to our citizens here in Sussex County.  Not only is our gorgeous brand-new medical facility modern and fresh, so is our mindset.  We aspire to deliver care that is top-quality and comprehensive, and we are dedicated to making it accessible, convenient and easy to navigate for your whole family.

I came to Lewes to practice family medicine in 2006 after visiting my parents who had retired here and becoming smitten with the region and the community.  My journey prior included an undergraduate engineering degree and medical training at the University of Pennsylvania (now the Perelman) School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University Family Medicine residency program, the combination to which I attribute my problem-solving and diagnostic skills.  I then spent over 6 years in rural Iowa during which, out of necessity, I acquired a wide range of general medicine skills and practical knowledge.  My time there included many hours as the only physician present in the ER or ICU setting.

I am so fortunate to have had the training and experience to be your advocate in health.  I regard my relationship with a patient as a partnership that promotes wellness and mitigates risk factors for disease.  Of course I don’t like to find ailments such as heart and lung disease and cancer; however, I’m particularly passionate about finding these conditions early so that my patients will have the best possible outcomes.  I have years of experience in managing hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and other adult medicine challenges.

I hope you share my passion for staying well and my excitement about Atracare…I’ll see you there!!

Dr. Catherine O DeLuca, MD
Director of Primary Care