WDH looks to expand primary care coverage for Rochester

Rochester Voice 11:32 a.m.

WDH looks to expand primary care coverage for Rochester

Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover. (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER - Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is enhancing its primary care resources in the Rochester area, in response to an increased demand for family medicine from the community.

Wentworth-Douglass says it has four primary care providers, across three nearby locations, who are currently accepting patients.

Dr. Bhavik Bhulabhai and Stacy Stafford, PA-C are both accepting new patients at Barrington Health Center, located at 8 Century Pines Drive, across the street from the former Barrington Urgent Care; Dr. Kevin Donovan, who previously spent nearly 20 years at Rochester Hill Family Practice, is accepting patients at Adult and Children's Medicine of Dover, located at 10 Members Way; and Ricardo Plata, PA-C is accepting new patients at South Berwick Family Practice Center at 31 Colcord Street.

"We know that many residents in the Northern Seacoast area are looking for primary care providers, and we want them to know we've heard them loud and clear," said Lisa Wheeler, director of practice operations at Wentworth-Douglass. "There's a shortage of primary care providers nationwide, and all three of these locations are only a short drive for Rochester-area residents, so we want the community to know these resources are available."

Wheeler says that while no announcements are imminent, Wentworth-Douglass is committed to providing and expanding primary care services in Rochester and across the Seacoast.

"This is all a part of our nonrofit mission to elevate the health and wellness of the people in our community," she said. "You cannot underestimate how important it is to regularly see a primary care provider."

To learn more about primary care services at Wentworth-Douglass, visit: https://www.wdhospital.org/whp/primary-care.