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Appointments and Referrals

We work with you and your provider team to help specifically with your condition. In most cases, your doctor will refer you to us for consultation or to receive a specific procedure. Patients can also schedule an appointment directly.

New patients

At your first appointment, we will ask you questions designed to evaluate your symptoms and discuss your goals. We may also perform tests to make an evaluation of your condition. You may meet with more than one provider, depending on your specific clinical situation.

Our consultation with you may include reviewing films, test results, treatment options, a discussion of medication management, physical therapy, and patient education.

Insurance and billing questions

Some health insurance policies require that you have a referral from your family doctor (primary care provider, or PCP) to make an appointment. Please review your health insurance coverage before calling for an appointment. For billing questions, please contact our Billing Office.

Returning patients

If you are a returning patient, you may use myD-H to communicate securely with your providers, request or change appointments, review your medical record and more.

Log in or learn more about myD-H

For referring physicians

To refer a patient for consultation, contact the DHMC Physician Connection Line at 866-DHMC-DOC (866-346-2362). You also may contact our department directly at 603-650-8010.

Location and contact information

The Hernia Surgery Center is located on Level 4 of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, at Reception Desk 4L.

Bring to your appointment a list of the medications that you are currently taking, including dosage amounts. Your PCP may ask you to bring reports, X-rays, or test results to your appointment with the Hernia Surgery Center.

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