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Robert R. Cawley, D.O.

Dover, NH 03802

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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.

We are ready to care for you.

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.

Service Updates (as of June 22)

Primary Care & Specialty Care 

  • All Wentworth Health Partners (WHP) practices have resumed routine scheduling and appointments. 
  • Virtual visits are also available with many WHP providers. 

Surgical Services (OR & Endoscopy)

  • All patients scheduled for a surgery or procedure will need a COVID-19 test two days before their procedure. Testing will take place at our testing site at 10 Members Way in Dover.

Center for Pain Management

  • Procedures and office visits now available. 

Imaging Services

Cardiology & Vascular Care

  • Our Cardiology and Vascular offices in Dover and Portsmouth are open. 
  • We will be offering our usual testing, continuing to prioritize urgent/time sensitive requests.

Lab Services

  • All of our Patient Testing Centers are open for your needs. View our hours and locations
  • Social distancing rules should be followed in our waiting areas, so you may be asked to wait in the lobby or outside. Afternoons tend to be less busy with shorter wait times. 

Rehabilitation Services

  • Outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech is open in Dover, Portsmouth, Durham, Somersworth (The Works), and Lee.
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab is open. 
  • Integrative Therapies - All outpatient appointments available

Diabetes Services

  • Diabetes Education visits are available. 

Nutrition Services

  • All outpatient services available
  • Also offering Telehealth appointments. 

EEG/Sleep Lab 

  • Now offering EEG, Home Sleep Testing, and In-Lab Diagnostic Sleep Studies.

Wound Healing

  • Currently providing in-person, telehealth appointments, and home visits for new and established patients.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is also open.
  • Foot Care will resume in June. . 

CHaD

  • Beginning to re-opening to non-urgent cases slowly. This is a vulnerable population and we want to assure that both patients and staff are as safe as possible.
  • All specialties have been, and will continue to, participate in Telehealth conferencing. 
  • Established patients can call directly if having new symptoms, otherwise, we will be contacting them for their regular follow up visits as scheduled. 

Infusion Treatment Center (non-oncology)

  • Offering all services.

Pulmonary Medicine/Pulmonary Function Testing

Virtual Visits

We are pleased to offer virtual appointments using a “HealthCare Secure” version of Zoom developed by Mass General Brigham. 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.

Immediate 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. 

We are also continuing to offer virtual appointments using a “HealthCare Secure” version of Zoom developed by Mass General Brigham. This service is available to patients of most Wentworth-Douglass providers.

Read more about Immediate Care options

COVID-19 Testing

Wentworth-Douglass now offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing by appointment only for patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms and for pre-procedural testing requirements.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your provider’s office for guidance on where to receive the necessary care and testing. If you have a scheduled surgery or procedure, you will be contacted to make testing arrangements.

If you do not have a Wentworth Health Partners PCP, you can also visit Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s Express Care locations. Please call first Dover (603-609-6700) or Lee (603-868-8507) – open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 


Safe Care Commitment

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:

Screening

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. 

Masks

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.

Hand Hygiene

Anyone entering out buildings will be asked to sanitize their hands. Hand sanitizer stations are also available throughout our buildings.

Social Distancing

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.

Cleaning

We are continuing our aggressive cleaning and disinfecting protocols, but are adding additional safeguards to prevent the spread of infection:

  • Waiting rooms chairs will be sanitized throughout the day
  • High-touch items such as magazines, puzzles, toys, coffee/snack stations, etc., have been removed from common areas.
  • Inpatient rooms, emergency rooms, exam rooms, and ORs are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between patients, using CDC-approved methods, including the use of UV light robots.

Download Patient Information Flyer (PDF)

Patient Information (Spanish)

Patient Information (Indonesian)


 

Visitor Guidelines

We are currently not allowing any visitors to come to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. 

There will continue to be exceptions to this rule, including caregivers who are escorting patients to their appointments. Other exceptions include: 

  • End-of-life care
  • Two parents or guardians are allowed for each pediatric patient
  • One consistent adult visitor, caregiver or support person is allowed for admitted patients. View Inpatient Visitor Guidelines (PDF)
  • One adult visitor allowed for labor & delivery patients. 

To support these new guidelines, the Garrison Wing entrance is closed. Please use the Main, South or Emergency Department entrances.

COVID-19 Updates

Visit our COVID-19 Updates page for facts about coronavirus, how to receive care and testing, how to protect yourself, and more.

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Contact

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

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