Robert R. Cawley, D.O.
Dover, NH 03802
A new healthcare experience awaits, centered on your safety and superb clinical care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed all our lives. Here at Wentworth-Douglass, we turned our world upside down and inside out to care for the most vulnerable in our community. Thankfully, the Seacoast has not experienced the same level of threat from COVID-19 as other areas. Wentworth-Douglass did not have the surge of patients that we expected and planned for. While future indictors predict a minimal number of COVID-19 cases moving forward, we still have processes in place to quickly react should a COVID-19 surge present in our community. Our team remains ready to respond.
Thank you to those who postponed surgeries, tests, and appointments to allow us to address the unknown crisis and protect the health of the community.
Additional thanks to all who provided countless donations and gifts for our care team as we dealt with the most anxious time in our history.
While our services have remained available for urgent needs throughout the crisis, we have resumed scheduling many time-sensitive surgeries, procedures and appointments under our new infection prevention protocols.
Following guidance from the state of New Hampshire, we are safely seeing patients across our service lines.
You will notice differences when you visit our facilities. We have established new protocols to prevent the spread of illness, including enhanced cleaning methods, limiting visitors, screening anyone enter our buildings, including staff, asking everyone to wear masks, re-arranging waiting areas to accommodate social distancing, and implementing new testing procedures to identify and isolate suspected COVID-19 patients.
This page provides service updates, as well as information about what changes you can expect to see and experience as we work to protect the health and safety of patients, our staff, and the entire community.
Surgical Services (OR & Endoscopy)
Infusion Treatment Center (non-oncology)
We are pleased to offer virtual appointments using a “HealthCare Secure” version of Zoom developed by Partners HealthCare. This service is available with most Wentworth Health Partners physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives, behavioral health therapists, rehab therapists, nutritionists, diabetes educators, nurses, and others.
Call your provider’s office to find out if you are a candidate for virtual care.
If you are experiencing symptoms that need urgent medical care, our Emergency Department, Express Care and Portsmouth Prompt Care locations are ready to provide expert care. Separate Respiratory Illness Clinics have been established to diagnose and treat patients with symptoms of COVD-19, flu or other respiratory illnesses
We are also continuing to offer virtual appointments using a “HealthCare Secure” version of Zoom developed by Partners HealthCare. This service is available to patients of most Wentworth-Douglass providers.
Many surgeries and procedures and some testing will require patients to have a COVID-19 test prior to their appointment time. These tests will take place at our Pre-Procedural Testing Center at 10 Members Way in Dover, NH.
We have planned this phased opening following guidance from the state New Hampshire and with the ability to deliver safe and effective health care in accordance with:
Patient safety has always been at the heart of our mission – and now more than ever we continue to engage in vigilant prevention measures to reduce the risk of any infection while implementing additional protocols in response to the pandemic.
These measures are in place to reduce the risk of spreading any infectious disease, including COVID-19:
Anyone who enters Wentworth-Douglass Hospital or any of its facilities with walk-in services will be screened upon entry. We will be asking a few simple questions and you may be asked to return home depending on the circumstances.
Everyone in our facilities, both staff and patients, will be wearing procedural masks to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. You will be provided a mask upon entry and are asked to wear it throughout your visit.
Anyone entering out buildings will be asked to sanitize their hands. Hand sanitizer stations are also available throughout our buildings.
We ask everyone to help us practice good physical distancing -keeping at least 6 feet between yourself and others. You will notice change to our waiting rooms and other commons areas to help encourage this separation.
We are continuing our aggressive cleaning and disinfecting protocols, but are adding additional safeguards to prevent the spread of infection:
We are currently not allowing any visitors to come to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. This includes members of the public visiting the hospital cafeteria or public spaces and anyone under the age of 18.
There will continue to be exceptions to this rule, including caregivers who are escorting patients to their appointments. Other exceptions include:
To support these new guidelines, some entrances at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will be closed. Please use the Main or Emergency Department entrances.
Visit our COVID-19 Updates page for facts about coronavirus, how to receive care and testing, how to protect yourself, and more.Learn More
If you have questions about an upcoming appointment, please contact your provider's office.
For other questions, you may call the Community Relations Department at (603) 740-2818.
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your doctor or the WDH COVID-19 Community Hotline at (603) 609-6000.
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