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Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care in Berlin, Maryland is a comprehensive primary care and wellness practice that provides our patients with quality preventative care and management of acute and chronic conditions. Our practice is dedicated to providing our patients with the care, support, and resources they need to achieve their optimal health and wellbeing.


Our team stays up to date with the latest techniques and research to provide our patients with the best care possible. We believe in the value of preventative care and work closely with our patients to develop personalized wellness plans that promote healthy habits, stress reduction, and disease prevention. 


Our providers have extensive medical background and experience and are equipped to help you manage both acute and chronic conditions. At Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care, our patients are more than just a number. We are committed to building strong, meaningful relationships with each of our patients and are committed to providing our patients the compassionate care and support that they need to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. 

We are proud to be a part of the Berlin, Maryland community, and have partnerships with local wellness businesses to bring the highest level of care and expertise to the community we call home.



Melissa Emmerich MSN, RN

Chief Operations Officer, CEO

Melissa has tremendous experience in healthcare ranging from critical care to pediatrics and rehabilitation. Melissa is also founder and CEO of SeaRenity IV Hydration, a local mobile hydration company.

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Melissa Youtz MSN, CRNP, FNP, ENP

Primary Care Provider

Melissa is a graduate of Millersville University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and completed post-master’s studies to obtain board certification as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has extensive experience working in the Emergency Department for over 16 years. Additionally, she has experience as a Nurse Practitioner in cardiothoracic surgery, urgent care and has worked at the academic level as a professor in the Nurse Practitioner Program at Millersville University before relocating to the Eastern Shore. In Primary Care, she is eager to cultivate trusting relationships with her patients while working cohesively on preventative care and treatment of chronic illnesses. Melissa enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and 3 dogs; Oliver, Lucy and Benny!

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Amanda Prather, PA-C

Primary Care Provider

Amanda Prather is an experienced Physician Assistant who graduated with honors from Jefferson University. With 9 years of emergency medicine experience Amanda has an extensive medical knowledge base and is experienced in treating a vast range of chronic and acute conditions. Between her own personal experience and working in the emergency department Amanda brings with her the unique ability to help patients navigate the complicated health care world and takes pride in advocating for her patients. Amanda understands the burden medical conditions can have on someone’s life and is passionate about providing patients and their families the tools and knowledge they need to manage their conditions and improve their quality of life. In primary care Amanda is excited to create long term relationships with her patients while providing preventive care as well as management of acute and chronic conditions. In her free time, Amanda devotes her time to her two young children and husband. They enjoy time together at the pool, going for boat rides, and camping.

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