Primary Care

Primary Care

The primary care provider (PCP) is a central figure in your overall medical care, with specialties in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. All PCPs are trained and experienced in making an initial diagnosis. Maintaining a comfortable, ongoing relationship with a primary care provider who knows you and your health needs is important for your overall care.

Whether your concern is a regular check-up, an acute problem, or routine follow-up for a chronic condition, it is your PCP who will first evaluate, treat or refer you for testing or specialty care. Under all HMOs and managed care plans, you must see or consult your primary care provider first, unless you are having a medical emergency.

New London Hospital’s staff of primary care providers is conveniently located in New London and Newport, with full supporting laboratory, diagnostic imaging, and physical therapy services in the New London and Newport locations.


New London Hospital

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday

24-hour access to provider on-call

Newport Health Center

8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

8:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday and Wednesdays

24-hour access to provider on-call

Location and Contact

New London Hospital

Medical Group, Level 2

273 County Road

New London, NH  03257

(603) 526-5544

Newport Health Center

11 John Stark Highway

Newport, NH 03773


Medical Staff

Family Practice

New London Hospital

Christine Dube, MS, APRN

Brian Frenkiewich, DO

Griffin Manning, APRN

John Malcolm, MD

Newport Health Center

Benjamin Holobowicz, JR, MPAS, PA-C

Lawrence Schissel, MD

Melissa M. Nelson, MSN, APRN

Shannon Schachtner, APRN

Internal Medicine

New London Hospital

Elaine Silverman, MD

Rebecca Wood, MD

Newport Health Center

Oliver Herfort, MD

Appointment Scheduling  

If you or a family member is ill, please call as early in the day as possible so that we can assess your needs. We will accommodate you with a same day appointment if at all possible.

Checking in for Appointments

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete necessary paperwork. If your insurance has a co-pay, it will be collected at this time.

Cancellation and Late Policy

Please contact the office as soon as possible to cancel a scheduled appointment. By doing so, we can then offer this appointment to another patient.   Please know that a missed appointment is considered a no-show if you cancel or reschedule without at least a 4 hour notice.  If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment. We will make every effort to have you seen on the same day, but this may not be possible.

Prescription Refills

In order to provide quality care, prescription refills are best addressed at the time of your visit. This allows you to update the provider and to plan any necessary change in your medication or to schedule testing that may need to be done. We do understand that sometimes this is not possible. Please call your pharmacy directly for routine prescription refills. Routine refill requests are handled Monday through Friday. Please allow 48 – 72 hours or three business days for processing. Our office will only call you back regarding your prescription renewal if you have completely run out of your medication or you need to see your provider prior to the prescription being renewed.


Most health plans require your primary care provider to refer you to specialists or facilities for certain services within your network. To avoid having your insurance company deny benefits, call our office before obtaining medical care elsewhere unless you believe you have a life-threatening emergency. When you need a referral, allow 7-10 business days for us to process the necessary paperwork. As always, you should check with your insurance company to determine what your benefits are, since referrals do not guarantee payment.

After-Hours and Emergency Care

When our office is closed, a designated provider is on-call to answer your questions and guide you to appropriate care. If your problem is not life-threatening, call our office at (603) 526-2911.