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Lawrence Dehner, MD

4.7 out of 5 (118 Ratings)



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About Lawrence Dehner

Dr. Dehner is a board certified pediatrician in practice at Southcoast Primary Care in North Dartmouth, and he is on the medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He also completed a two-year fellowship in neonatology at the University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals and the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Dehner is board certified in Pediatrics.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Pediatrics

49 State Road, Nauset Building
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-9240

Get Directions 41.6371798 -70.96395610000002

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (20)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • All staff are kind ans friendly. The doctor as always takes the time to listen and suggest ideas to help. The provider does not push you out of the office and lets you know they are listening. These are some of the things that are important for me and my child. I have been coming to this office for 27 years and have always been happy with the service. The other wonderful thing is that the office is very clean and tidy. Thank you Dr. Dehner's whole office for all you do for our children and families. Keep up that great work!

  • Hello, I had a great experience as always, Dr. Dehner is very well, informed educated and made it very clear, simple and answered all my questions, clearly, and I could understand everything. So, I was all together, satisfied with my busy and I appreciate you guys.

  • Always very polite and attentative.

  • Amazing provider who cares about my child and her development. Great, friendly staff.

  • Listened well to my daughter. He had to see her because her NP didn't have any opening for 2 months in that office and my daughter needed a mental health meds check that could most definitely not wait for 2 months.

  • Always treat parents and kids with respect and compassion. Very grateful for Dr Dehner

  • Dr. Dehner and [Name] have cared for my children for my four children and now my grandchildren over 37 years! I could not ask for better doctors anywhere!! Love them like family and both generations have stayed healthy thanks to them! God Bless them and Thank You!

  • Dr. Dehner is amazing. He is intelligent and makes the child feel heard and understood.

  • Everything was done well.

  • Love how thorough he was and his energy was spot on with my son. So calm and confident and spoke to my young child with care and respect.

  • I was able to make an appointment within an hour of calling for my sick child. Everyone in the office was very nice.

  • Dr Dehner was great! Thanks alot!

  • Dr. Dehner is a delightful man with a wonderful bedside manner. He was informative and efficient but not at all making us feel rushed out.

  • Placed in room quickly and provider was in very quickly.

  • I think it would be nice to have SOMETHING in the waiting room to entertain the kids while we wait. They DO play music on a TV screen, but I think it would be a lit better if they either played the music videos TO the childrens' songs that are playing, and/or have a separate TV that is playing some kind of kid show for the kid(s) to watch. They even have a TV playing cartoons in my ADULT Dr. Office waiting room.

  • Dr. Dehner is a wonderful pediatrician. My 4 year old daughter is very shy and was quite nervous to see him today. He spoke to her softly and gently and let her know what he was doing. He's compassionate and does what he can to make all of my children comfortable whenever they have a visit. He's informed and up to date with modern practices but is also able to give you time tested, tried and true advice. He is an asset to this practice.

  • Dr Dehner and staff are awesome!

  • Very good

  • The visit went well. My son is a fearly new patient, the doctor doesn't know him well enough for me to answer these questions. All in all everyone was nice.

  • Dr Dehner is A+ in every way. The office could not be better.

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