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R. Scott DeLong, M.D.

R. Scott DeLong, M.D., will serve as LGH’s next Geriatric Fellowship Director. He looks forward to enhancing the fellowship experience and promoting geriatric education throughout the LG Health system.

A graduate of Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. DeLong completed the LGH Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007 and the Geriatric Fellowship Program in 2008. He has practiced at multiple geriatric care sites.

Dr. DeLong replaces Christi Stewart, M.D., who will relocate to Roanoke, Virginia, after two years as fellowship director. Matthew Beelen, M.D., previously served as director for 10 years.

The fellowship was founded in 2001 to help meet the need for trained geriatricians, which is rapidly increasing as our population ages. The program’s 29 graduates now provide care in a variety of settings throughout the United States.

Recently graduated fellows include Stella Horwath, M.D., who practices with LG Health Physicians Geriatrics, and Tonye Eluchie, M.D., in her home state of Maryland. The program’s current two fellows are Rima Bishar, M.D., and Caitlin White, M.D.

Pierre A. Caron, M.D.

Pierre A. Caron, M.D., has rejoined LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Crooked Oak. A graduate of University of Montreal Medical School, he completed a residency at Ottawa General Hospital.
Dr. Caron is board-certified in family medicine. He previously practiced at Crooked Oak for 18 years and most recently at Family Health Center of Mount Joy.


Thomas J. Gates, M.D.

Thomas J. Gates, M.D., has joined Southeast Lancaster Health Services.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gates completed a residency at University of Utah Hospitals. He is board-certified in family medicine.

Dr. Gates practiced for 20 years with LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Downtown and Lancaster General Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program. He most recently worked for the nonprofit NGO Partners in Health as medical director of a community hospital in Malawi, Africa.

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