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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Marketing and Communications

Stephanie D. Shearer Joins Suburban Community Hospital’s Medical Group

East Norriton, PA (September 1, 2021) – Stephanie D. Shearer, DO, board-certified in family medicine, has joined Suburban Community Hospital’s Medical Group.

She most recently practiced at Detweiler Family Medicine in Lansdale, PA. The practice services Montgomery and Bucks counties. Dr. Shearer focuses on comprehensive general medical care to individuals of all ages, with a continuous emphasis on prevention and early detection of disease. Additionally, Dr. Shearer was involved in clinical research trials at Detweiler Family Medicine.

Dr. Shearer has more than 14 years of family medicine experience. Her area of interest is in diabetes education and empowering patients to take control of their medical outcomes.

“Being a primary care physician allows me to deliver high quality care to the community by providing all ages at different stages of life with the knowledge, guidance, and support they need to achieve a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Shearer.

Dr. Shearer graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a bachelor of science in Biology in 1999. She then obtained her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in Philadelphia in 2003. Her family medicine internship was at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2004 and her residency in family medicine was at St. Luke’s in 2006.

Her memberships include Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Shearer is also certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Shearer to Suburban Community Hospitals Medical Group,” said Dorothy Patzek, chief operations officer at Suburban Community Hospital. “She provides a great blend of top-notch clinical care, and it is important that our practice have physicians, like Dr. Shearer, who are passionate about providing education, guidance and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care.”

Dr. Shearer is currently accepting new patients at Bridgeport Family Practice M-F from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The office is located at 700 Dekalb Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (610) 277-6200.

About Suburban Community Hospital – Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospitaland a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit