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Members of the HealthFirst team and Dr. Mishcon share a friendly elbow bump in front of the new HealthFirst sign marking where Dr. Mishcon has practiced for 40 years and is turning over operations to HealthFirst Family Care Center effective April 6, 2021. Left to right in back row: Karen Lewandoski, Lisa Morrissette, Kenna Marquis; front row: Sara Morin, Dr. Nora Janeway, Dr. John Mishcon (elbow bumping) (Courtesy photo)

TILTON — After providing primary health care to hundreds of patients at his Tilton, NH practice for over 40 years, Dr. John Mishcon has been transitioning towards retirement since January, noting that he will be officially retired by late May 2021.

HealthFirst Family Care Center’s clinical staff have been working alongside Dr. Mishcon and his staff in his Tilton practice for the past few months to grow relationships and understand individual’s needs to ensure as smooth of a transition of health care possible for those patients who elect HealthFirst as their new primary care provider. Dr. Mishcon’s patients were all notified by a letter of his approaching retirement and the option to transfer their primary care to HealthFirst. Those who wish to transfer their care from Dr. Mishcon’s office to HealthFirst should contact HealthFirst at 603-934-1464, a record of request form will be completed to obtain your records from Dr. Mishcon’s office to effectuate the transfer of your medical records to HealthFirst.

A new HealthFirst sign has been hung at 243 E. Main Street marking the change that HealthFirst will be seeing patients at Dr. Mishcon’s former practice. CEO Russell Keene states, “Selecting and finding the right primary care provider can be a difficult task in the region and across the state, and HealthFirst is pleased to help Dr. Mishcon’s patients navigate that process as smoothly as possible. We are grateful to work in partnership with Dr. Mishcon and his staff to provide his patients with the care they have grown to trust in as seamless way as possible.”

HealthFirst Family Care Center is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) whose mission is to provide quality health care for the whole family, regardless of their ability to pay. HealthFirst has served the region for nearly 25 years and has facilities in two locations: 841 Central Street in Franklin and 22 Strafford Street in Laconia. HealthFirst offers comprehensive on-site services which expand far beyond primary care. They also offer on-site laboratory services, comprehensive behavioral health and substance use treatment services, internal medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, dermatology, nutrition services, on-site COVID-19 rapid and PCR testing and more.

HealthFirst and its providers look forward to taking the helm at Dr. Mishcon’s practice effective April 6, 2021. Keene continued, “Through this community collaboration with Dr. Mishcon, we believe it will serve the comprehensive health care needs of his patients while providing him with a well-deserved departure from serving as one of the region’s primary care physician for over 40 years.”

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