Pineland Associates is comprised of Pieter J. Ketelaar, M.D. and Theresa R. Benecki, M.D., both board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Ketelaar started practicing obstetrics and gynecology in 1976, and joined Pineland Associates in Ocean County, New Jersey. Dr. Benecki later joined the group in 1982, and became the first American-trained woman to practice obstetrics and gynecology in Ocean County. After delivering thousands of babies each, we decided to retire from obstetrics in 2002 and concentrate entirely on the gynecologic aspect of our practice. Because there are only two of us, the care we provide is more personalized, and you are certain that your appointments will be only with physicians. Our practice includes patients of all ages, and for your convenience, we participate with most insurances. We were the first gyncecologists in the area to provide electronic prescriptions, and also among the first physicians to adopt comprehensive electronic medical records which integrate direct laboratory test reports and now radiologic reports.

We pride ourselves in making our patients feel at ease and, most importantly, we take the time to “listen” to you. We provide what we feel are the three most important components of a successful patient-doctor relationship – mutual respect, age-appropriate education and, of course, thorough gynecological care. Our office staff is caring and sensitive. Special care is taken to see you on the same day you call for an appointment if either you or we feel it is urgent. We are fortunate to have a network of highly skilled subspecialists in the area, and do not hesitate to refer you to one if you desire or require a gynecologic oncologist, urogynecologist or infertility specialist.