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Moby Parsons, MD graduated with honors from Georgetown University in 1992. He completed medical school in 1996 at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was awarded the New York Orthopaedic Hospital Award. His orthopedic training commenced with residency at the University of Pittsburgh and he went on to pursue specialty training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Sydney in Australia. In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious Charles Neer Award for excellence in clinical research in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery. His work has fostered numerous publications and presentations at national and international meetings.

Dr. Parsons' practice is divided between the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries and the treatment of arthritis conditions of both the upper and lower extremities including joint replacement procedures for the hip, knee, shoudler, and elbow. He has particular interest in arthroscopic approaches to treatment and in the treatment of complex reconstructive problems including primary and revision joint replacement and failed prior surgery.

Dr. Parsons is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is on staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH and Frisbie Memorial Hospital.


  Robert Harrington, MD graduated with a bachelor's degree from Boston University in 1975 after which he attended the University of Vermont School of Medicine. He served his internship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California and subsequently completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, he was a clinical instructor in surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Following completion of his tour with Navy, Dr. Harrington joined Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

Dr. Harrington is on active staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH and Frisbie Memorial Hospital. Dr. Harrington is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire. He is the team physician for the men's hockey team at the University of New Hampshire and participates as a team physician for several area schools. Dr. Harrington is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedics Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.




Peter Dirksmeier, MD is extensively trained in the operative and non-operative management of all developmental, degenerative, pathologic and traumatic conditions of the spine. A native of New England, Dr. Dirksmeier attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusettes on a ROTC Scholarship. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and served as a marine aviator and intelligence officer before earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Dirksmeier completed a general surgical internship and an orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh where he developed an interest in spinal surgery. He remained at the university and completed an orthopedic spinal surgery fellowship under several nationally known experts in the field.

Dr. Dirksmeier has been involved in spinal surgery outcomes research and has published technique articles in subspecialty journals describing his minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member of the Seacoast Spine Study Group, the New England Spine Study Group, the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons where he is a fellow. Dr. Dirksmeier's elective practice is devoted to evaluating and treating spine problems. He is on staff at Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital where he serves on the Board of Trustees.


David Thut, MD completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester, New York. He then dedicated seven years to practicing general orthopedics between the Naval Hospitals in Charleston, South Carolina where he was medical director, and Bremerton, Washington where he was department head of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Thut returned to New York in 2008 to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. While in New York, he was involved with the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries working with such world-renowned dance companies as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Board certified with a subspecialty in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Thut treats all orthopedic conditions and specializes in sports medicine. He has privileges at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester.









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789 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 742-5252
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