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51 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Physicians Cited as Top Doctors in NH

March 22, 2012
Lebanon, NH

2012 Top Doctors

New Hampshire Magazine recently named 51 Dartmouth-Hitchcock physicians, spanning 40 different specialties, to its list of the leading physicians in New Hampshire, in the magazine's April edition, on newsstands now.

Earlier this year, New Hampshire Magazine distributed surveys to every physician licensed to practice in the Granite State, asking them to nominate specialists in 45 different categories whom they would recommend to friends and family for treatment. The surveys were then compiled and the top vote getters named as the top doctors and leading physicians in their respective specialties.

The 2012 edition of "Top Doctors" also features Q&A sessions with and cover photographs of six New Hampshire clinicians, including three from Dartmouth-Hitchcock - neonatologist William H. Edwards, MD, ophthalmologist Susan M. Pepin, MD, and pulmonologist William H. Goodman, MD.

Asked about the most rewarding aspect of his work, Edwards recalls recent visits from former child patients now grown. "I had 18-year old twins stop by our Intensive Care Nursery on their way back from college application visits," says Edwards, one of whose two daughters collected her MD from Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) in 2011. "They were born at 24 weeks and weighed roughly 500 and 600 grams at birth. They are articulate and charming young women. (And) a 25-year old previous patient asked to see me when she was visiting her niece who was a patient in our unit. The impact we have on lives is for life - it is humbling." About his selection by fellow neonatologists, he adds, "Recognition by one's colleagues and peers is a high honor for any physician. I am extremely proud of our commitment for nearly 40 years to provide support for high-risk obstetric and newborn care throughout the state. My neonatal and maternal-fetal medicine colleagues share in this recognition."

In her response on the rewards of her profession, Pepin cites "helping a patient to better understand what is going on with their health (or) symptoms, even if it can't be fixed." And she describes that understanding as a two-way street: "Medicine has limitations in what it can do. Sometimes we may fall short of their expectations - not due to any particular failings, but due to the fact that although we can try to improve quality of life, none of us will live forever."

On the subject of the "patient-doctor equation," Goodman says, "I find that the patients who achieve the best outcomes are those that ask questions about their tests and treatments. Following through with a treatment plan is also very important. In addition, I let my patients know that our relationship continues between office visits and how important it is that they provide updates on an ongoing basis." For his part of the equation, Goodman adds his motto: "Be the doctor you would want to care for your own family."

Here is a complete list of New Hampshire Magazine's 2012 Top Doctors and Leading Physicians from Dartmouth-Hitchcock, listed in alphabetical order of medical specialty. Note: The magazine recognized three D-H practitioners in two specialties each: Emily R. Baker, MD, in "Fetal Care" and "Obstetrics," Leslie R. Demers, MD, in "Gynecology" and "Gynecological Surgery," and Karen E. George, MD, in "Gynecology" and "Obstetrics."

Allergy/Immunology
Steven R. Grandgeorge, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Specialty Care at Bedford Medical Park
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Derry
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Breast Surgery
Kari M. Rosenkranz, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Cardiology
Andrew T. Torkelson, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery
Lawrence Dacey, MD, MS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Anthony W. DiScipio, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Colon/Rectal Surgery
Jeffrey Harnsberger, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Dermatology
M. Shane Chapman, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Stephen Del Giudice, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
Benoit J. Gosselin, MD, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Emergency Care
Scott W. Rodi, MD, MPH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

End of Life Care
Ira R. Byock, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Endocrinology
Richard J. Comi, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Fetal Care
Emily R. Baker, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord
Gary E. Kaufman, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua
Michelle R. Lauria, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Gastroenterology
Timothy Scherer, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

General/Family Practice
Jonathan B. Thyng, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Gynecology
Karen E. George, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Leslie R. DeMars, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Gynecological Surgery
Leslie DeMars, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Hematology/Oncology
Marc S. Ernstoff, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Hospitalist
Timothy French, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Catholic Medical Center
Edward J. Merrens, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Internal Medicine
W. Blair Brooks, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Neonatology
William H. Edwards, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Catholic Medical Center Special Care Nursery

Nephrology
Clay A. Block, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Neurology
Keith J. McAvoy, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

Neurosurgery
David W. Roberts, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Obstetrics
Emily R. Baker, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Karen E. George, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Ophthalmology
Susan M. Pepin, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Rosalind A. Stevens, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Optometrists
Peter G. Lapre, OD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Rocco R. Addante, DMD, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Pain Management
Gilbert J. Fanciullo, MD, MS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Thomas G. Provost, DO
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene
Michelle C. Parra, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Pathology
Alan R. Schned, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Pediatrics
Todd M. Poret, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Podiatry
David D. Court, DPM
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Psychiatry
Christine T. Finn, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Pulmonary Diseases
William Goodman, MD, FCCP, MPH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Harold L. Manning, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Radiation Oncology
Alan Charles Hartford, MD, PhD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Radiology
Daniel J. Abbis, DO
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

Rehabilitation/Physical Medicine
Nancy A. Bagley, MD

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Reproductive Medicine
Paul Manganiello, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua
Misty Blanchette Porter, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord

Rheumatology
Lin A. Brown, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
John H. Yost, DO
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Urological Surgery
John D. Seigne, MB
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Vascular Surgery
Richard Powell, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Wound Care
Joseph R. Snow, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord
Concord Hospital
Maureen P. Knepp, PA-C., MS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in evidence-based and patient-centered health care. The system includes hundreds of physicians, specialists, and other providers who work together at different locations to meet the health care needs of patients in northern New England. In addition to primary care services at local community practices, Dartmouth-Hitchcock patients have access to specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at Dartmouth Medical School and centers such as The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI).

Dartmouth-Hitchcock includes
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire's internationally known and nationally ranked academic medical center
  • The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, a network of more than 900 primary and specialty care physicians located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, with major community group practices in Lebanon, Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Keene.
  • Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), New Hampshire's only children's hospital
  • Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.

For more information contact David Corriveau at (603) 653-1978.

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