The Department of Family Medicine provides care for people of all ages, from birth to seniors. We offer comprehensive, coordinated care to individuals and their families with an emphasis on the whole person and the role of family in health and illness.
Family Medicine care includes:
- Preventive medicine such as physical exams, immunizations, and routine screenings
- Treatment of short-term injuries or illnesses
- Treatment of chronic illnesses like diabetes
- Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth
- Nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and other special programs
As a Family Medicine patient, you will select one of our providers to be your family doctor (primary care provider, or PCP). Your PCP will coordinate your care, arrange for consultations with other qualified professionals if necessary, and welcome your participation in their plans of care. When he or she is not immediately available, you will be cared for by another member of your Family Medicine care team.
Finding a provider
We can help you find a primary care doctor, for every member of your family, close to home. Call our Choose a Primary Care Provider number. We can tell you which providers are accepting new patients, and who may be right for you and your family.
Please have your health plan insurance card available when you call. We recommend that you call us first before contacting your insurance company.
Our Family Medicine providers are part of Dartmouth Health, a regional, integrated, comprehensive health care system. Dartmouth Health has over 1,200 primary and specialty care physicians located throughout New Hampshire and Southwestern Vermont.
Family Medicine providers have access to specialists in almost every area of medicine, including the Children's Dartmouth Health Children's and Dartmouth Cancer Center, as well as world-class research at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and centers such as the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.
The collaborative relationship among our providers across these locations allows all Dartmouth Health patients to receive nationally-recognized health care.