About Us

Founded in 1969, DFES arose from a desire to provide Delaware and the surrounding regions with superior emergency care.  Through the years, we have built a reputation as both a regional and national leader in emergency medicine. Few, if any, private democratic emergency medicine groups have existed for as long as DFES. Our longevity results from obtaining and nurturing high-quality providers who strive for excellence in all aspects of Emergency care.

DFES takes a ‘family first’ approach to employment, ensuring both our physicians and physician assistants obtain a high quality of life through excellent compensation, extensive benefits, and flexible scheduling. A multi-decade career is the normal path for members of DFES, with many physicians employed in excess of thirty years.  Most members of DFES enhance their career by exploring one of our many additional career opportunities in areas such as resident education, EMS, ultrasound, and administration.