Dr. Robert Adkins, Who Started ER at PRMC, Dies at 83

Oct 18, 2013 -- 10:27am

The well-known doctor who was instrumental in starting the emergency room at Peninsula Regional has died.

Those who lives he touched -- and there were many -- are mourning the death of Dr. Robert Adkins. The 83-year-old Ocean City resident died Wednesday. He is known for helping to start the emergency room at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. In the late 1960s, it was called the accident ward. Adkins was part of a group of doctors who started Emergency Service Associates. That serves not only PRMC, but also Atlantic General in Berlin and McCready hospital in Crisfield.

Adkins was known as Doc, and recognizable by his every-present bowtie. He retired in 1994, and the emergency room at PRMC was named for him.

A memorial service for Adkins will be held on November 2 at Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City.

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