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Robert McLellan, MD, MPH

Section Chief, Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Board Certifications
Occupational Medicine; Family Medicine

Functional restoration, work-related musculoskeletal
disorders, permanent impairment ratings, disability management,
work reintegration

At Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2003

Meet Your Doctor

What led you to work in health care?
A long line of physicians in my family combined with a desire to improve the health of communities. In particular, I have been fascinated by the impact that work has on health and that health has on work. This led me to specialize in occupational medicine.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
The most rewarding aspect of my work is the personal relationships I form with my patients in helping them navigate complex medical and vocational decisions.

In your opinion, what is the most important factor in your relationship with patients?
The importance of listening to the specific concerns a patient has, answering their questions and understanding their values.

What are your top priorities for every patient you see?
Listen to their concerns; provide comfort; give education and answer their questions; assist them in making treatment decisions appropriate to them as individuals; and help them stay or return to work and other social priorities.

Patient Stories

I was surprised by how big and inviting Dartmouth-Hitchcock is. We were very impressed and will return for any medical reason even though it is almost a three hour drive from our home. Thank you.

I was treated above and beyond better than I have ever been by a physician, staff and hospital. Your hospital is outstanding and so are all of the people who work there. Thank you for treating me with dignity and courtesy, for your amazing care, for treating me as a human being and not as a number.