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Lawrence Dehner, MD

4.7 out of 5 (121 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 (18)

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.

  • 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.

  • Everything is fine

  • I called the office prior to my child upcoming appointment to see if we could have a Covid vaccine scheduled for that day. I was told by the person who answered the telephone that I could just walk over to the clinic and get it. That was not the case when I came to my child appointment. I had to make another appointment for him to get the vaccine. Please educate your staff on Covid vaccine clinic availability. Making sure people are able to get vaccinated when they are able is extremely important.

  • What a wonderful experience. Wonderful provider. Very detailed, very goal oriented with my child, and always tells me what kind of things that I need to strive for with my ... both children. Thank you.

  • My son feels comfortable seeing Dr. Dehner and I very much appreciate how he engages with us both.

  • Me, myself, and all four of my children have been patients at this actual doctor's office. I've never had any company problems. I've never had any issues, always been professional, very informative, and I'm very happy to give anybody the name, so they can also be seen by these providers here, because you guys are amazing.

  • I'm a homeschooling parent and feel I shouldn't be judged for that choice. Although I respect this provider and his knowledge of medical care, I don't feel he understands what my child needs when it comes to their education and do not need to be told that my child will eventually have to go back to school. My child is receiving a well rounded education. I am considering changing to a provider that does not judge a parents choice to homeschool their child.

  • I've always loved Dr. Dehner, and have no complaints.

  • Everyone is extremely courteous!!

  • The nurse that attended us during our visit was very nice and friendly and made us feel very comfortable during our visit. Dr Dehner was also very caring and considerate during our sick visit.

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