Newport Health Center

With the closing of Newport Hospital in 1991, New London Hospital recognized the need for continuing primary care and ancillary services to Newport residents and opened the Newport Health Center. The Newport Health Center is an ongoing commitment by the Board of Trustees of New London Hospital to the Newport community. The center offers primary care, pediatrics, gynecology, podiatry, occupational health, laboratory, x-ray, mammography, and rehabilitive services. The center has evening hours, new patient care areas, and all physical therapy and rehab services in one location. The Newport Health Center offers convenient evening hours as well as same day appointments.


The following is a partial list of the services offered by Newport Health Center:

  • Allergy shots
  • Routine health care for all ages, including cancer screening
  • Pediatric care, including routine visits, immunizations and acute illnesses
  • Women's health care, including pap smears, and gynecological problems
  • Inpatient services through New London Hospital for acute illnesses
  • Occupational health screening, including DOT physicals
  • Minor surgical procedures, including removal of lesions and wart removal
  • Laboratory, EKG and hearing screening services
  • Sports physicals and minor orthopedic problems
  • X-ray, mammography and ultrasound
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • DOT Physicals
  • Coumadin
  • Diabetic Education
  • Nutritionist


Family Medicine

Oliver Herfort, MD
Medical Degree: Faculty of Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Residency: Internal Medicine: Medizinische Poliklinik of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, 2001, 2011

Benjamin Holobowicz Jr., MPAS, PA-C
MPAS: Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH
BS Keene State College, Keene, NH
Board Certified: Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Tamsen Howes, PA
BS Degree: New England College, Henniker, NH
PA Program: Franklin Pierce University, Lebanon, NH
MS Degree: Antioch University, Keene, NH

Melissa M. Nelson, MSN, APRN
MSN Degree and APRN:
Rivier College, Nashua NH
BS Degree: Granite State College,
Concord, NH

Shannon Schactner, APRN
MSN Degree: Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
BSN Degree: Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Lawrence Schissel, MD
Medical Degree: Boston University
School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Residency: Eastern Maine
Medical Center, Bangor, ME
Board Certified in Family Medicine


Rebecca L. Lozman, DNP, CPNP, MPH
CPNP Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
MSN Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
MPH Degree: Rollins School of Public Health,
Emory University
BSN Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing


Eileen Kirk, MD
Medical Degree: SUNY-Syracuse,
College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY
Residency: Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Richard “Pete” Peterson, PA -C, AT C
BS Degree: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
PA Program: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
MS Degree: Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
and the American Academy of Physician Assistants



Click here to use Google Maps to plan a route directly from your location.

Directions from Bradford, Newbury, Sunapee: Take Route 103 West to the center of Newport, around the rotary and to the left on Route(s) 103 & 10. Bear right at the traffic lights. One-half mile down on the right is Newport Shopping Plaza.

From Croydon and Grantham: Take Route 10 South to the traffic lights in Newport. Bear right at the traffic lights. One-half mile down on the right is Newport Shopping Plaza.

From Goshen, Lempster, and Washington: Take Route 10 North to the traffic lights in Newport. Bear left at the traffic lights. One-half mile down on the right is Newport Shopping Plaza.


Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Keeping working families in mind, we have extended hours until 7pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more information call the Newport Health Center at 603-863-4100.
For Sports Medicine and Therapy Services in Newport, call our direct line at 603-863-8936.


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