251 S. Bohemia Ave., PO Box 669, Cecilton, MD 21913
Phone: 410-275-8156 | Email: info@chesapeakewellnesscenter.org
Call: 410-275-8156

About Us

Providing Family Oriented Care with a Focus on Holistic Wellness

At Chesapeake Wellness Center, you’ll have access to a caring staff of medical professionals. We provide the health-oriented interventions, personal care, and medical services to help you maintain optimum health. Our first priority is to deliver exceptional medical care to each of our patients.

We strive to make each patient encounter exceed your expectations and a sense of trust between you and our staff.

Give us a call. We look forward to serving you.

For your convenience, we accept all insurance plans as well as medical assistance (Medicaid) and Medicare.


Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement

At Chesapeake Wellness Center, our family medical practice will focus on the overall wellbeing of our community. That focus starts with preventative care and continues through treatment plans enabling patients to function at their fullest level of health.

Vision Statement

Chesapeake Wellness Center will improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

Value Statement

The values of Chesapeake Wellness Center guide our medical practices. The primary values include compassion, quality, and respect.

Compassion is being aware of another person’s obstacles and finding a way to assist them to achieve balanced living.

Quality is setting higher standards for medical care to provide a smarter, faster, more efficient organization that delivers exceptional care to the community.

Respect is demonstrated by professionalism and treating each patient with caring consideration.


Our Staff

Dr. Paul Katz, DO

Dr. Paul Katz, DO specializes in Primary Care and Addiction Medicine. His vast skill set and experience includes managing primary care patients, providing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, providing DOT physicals and treatment of Substance Use Disorder with its varied co-occurring conditions at Chesapeake Wellness Center.  Dr. Katz is a Board Certified Family Physician, Board Certified Doctor of Addiction Medicine, Fellow of American Board of Addiction Medicine, Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Fellow of the American College of Anesthesiology, a current Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration Certified Medical Examiner and Medical Review Officer.

Dr. Katz has been a family practitioner for more than sixteen years. He was in active duty with the military from 1962 until 1979 when he was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Katz then served in a variety of roles at numerous hospitals. In 1993 Dr. Katz completed his residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  From here, Dr. Katz worked as Medical Director and a Primary Care Practitioner, as well as teaching faculty at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  In May 2000, Dr. Katz established the independent practice now known as Chesapeake Wellness Center.

Dr. Katz prides himself on his personable approach to medicine, as well as his meaningful relationships with his patients. Dr. Katz’s goal is to maintain a constant focus on educating himself, his staff and his patients to provide the best medical care.

Patricia Powell, Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Powell is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She graduated from Delaware State University with her BSN. She began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse in the hospital setting located in Northern New Jersey. She later moved to Delaware and continued her nursing career at Christiana Care Hospital where she gained most of her clinical experience on a Cardiac Care Step Down unit. She decided to further her nursing career after spending 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Nurse Practitioner degree from Wilmington University and obtained her Nurse Practitioner licenses in 2013. She is the newest member at Chesapeake Wellness Center and she brings a friendly dynamic to our practice.

Carol Sise, Nurse Practitioner

Carol Sise is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her medical career began 23 years ago as a graduate from the Nursing Department of Cecil College. While working as a Registered Nurse, she continued with academia, completing both her BSN and MSN from Wilmington University. Her nursing career has included multiple experiences: hospital (both medical/surgical and critical care), home care, education, and leadership roles, just to list a few. She has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2016 in both in-patient and urgent care settings. She is excited to join the Chesapeake Wellness Center and brings with her a compassionate approach, along with a passion for holistic care for each patient.

Tara Spencer, MA

Tara is our Clinically Certified Medical Assistant. She is certified for medical assisting through the NHA (National Health Association) and a graduate from Davin Career Institute. Tara has over 20 years experience in the health care field as a CCMA in Family Medicine, Cardiology, and Podiatric Medicine. She is very caring and compassionate about the patients and takes pride in here work ethic. She displays fluent communication and organizational skills, all while being proficient and time effective in accommodating patients care. Tara adds a friendly energetic dynamic to our practice.

Reanea Nunley, MA

Renea’s passion has always been to help others, so she started her career in Health Care and has been in the Medical Field since. She started her career working in Pediatrics and continuing into Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. She then took her career path into Pain Management. Since then she has been working as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with Primary Care and Substance Abuse Disorder at the Chesapeake Wellness Center. Renea looks forward to growing with Chesapeake Wellness Center as it allows her passion for helping others grow.

Donna Ditzel, Office Manager

Donna is the Office Manager at Chesapeake Wellness Center. She is a very important member of our team.  She is the first person to greet you upon your arrival.  Donna works diligently to take care of your scheduling needs, answer your phone calls, communicate with insurance companies, and many other daily responsibilities.  Donna very effectively keeps the office running smoothly and will address any concerns you may have.  Donna’s goal is to make your visit a pleasant experience each time you walk through the door.

Linda Katz, Practice Manager

Linda Katz is the Practice Manager of Chesapeake Wellness Center and the wife of Dr. Paul Katz. She has a friendly and energetic personality which helps create a welcoming atmosphere. Her contributions to the practice allow us to provide excellent medical care to our patients.  Her hard work keeps the business running smoothly and effectively.  Linda is great with organization and planning which is an important aspect of managing a growing medical practice.  Being an integral part of the team, she is always available to help the staff complete tasks in a timely manner.  Linda’s goal is to provide a business with outstanding medical care for the community.


Also Located in the Same Facility

Nova Care also provides professional services at the same facility at 251 S. Bohemia Avenue in Cecilton.

Nova Care

Whether you are seeking to improve your daily life, enhance your sport performance or recover from an injury or surgery, the therapists at Nova Care work with you to understand your unique circumstance and design a customized care plan that enables you to live better, work smarter and play harder.