Our practice has been serving the tri-city area of Dover, Somersworth, and Rochester for over 20 years. We offer top quality health care provided by family doctors and nurse practitioners who care deeply about their community and the patients they serve. The recognition we value most comes from our patients, who consistently praise the attention and care they receive from our providers.
Family practice is the medical specialty concerned with the total health of the individual and family. It involves the integration of the biological, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences. Our family physicians and practitioners are equipped to handle the vast majority of health care needs that you or your family may require, including: preventive care, well child exams, school physicals, gynecological care, assistance in orthopedic needs, treatment of skin conditions, and management of chronic and acute illnesses. Where specialty care is required, we will coordinate and assist you in receiving these services.
Salmon Falls Family Healthcare was founded in 1987, when Dr. Edwin Charle and Dr. Patrick Clary, who date their friendship back to their family practice residencies in Brooklyn, New York, moved their families to New Hampshire and took over an existing family practice. Dr. Clary left Salmon Falls after 17 years to dedicate himself full-time to hospice care.
Claire Menard joined us in 1992 after practicing locally in Dover for seven years. Marge Pelletier started at Salmon Falls in 1997, followed by Katrina Diederichs in 2002 and Dr. Bert Cole in 2009.
In 2016 we’ll be celebrating our 29th year of serving the primary care needs of our community, at the same Somersworth location where we first opened our doors in the fall of 1987. To better serve our patients, Salmon Falls opened a second location at the Beane Farm in Newington in 2014.