General Information for Referring Physicians

Our Philosophy

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is one of the oldest multispecialty physician group practices in the country. We were founded on the concept of physicians from diverse specialties working as a team to serve the patient's best interests - this has been a core value since our start in 1923.

It is Lahey's guiding philosophy that coordinated care by multidisciplinary teams of physicians is critical to patients' outcomes and long-term wellbeing. We fully appreciate that this team extends beyond our walls and includes the many physicians from our community, New England and throughout the world who honor us by asking us to participate in the care of their patients.

"Thank you for allowing Lahey to care for your patient. Please be assured that we will provide you with timely communication regarding care and with direct access to our specialists for any questions or concerns."

Howard R. Grant, JD, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Lahey Health  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Referring Physician Relations?

The Department of Referring Physician Relations is here to ensure you receive the reliable assistance, high quality service and timely communications you need when one of your patients is seen here at Lahey. We work with all of Lahey's medical and administrative departments and are here to facilitate any request or assist with any challenges you may encounter.

What do I do if I don't know whom to call or I am unable to reach the department?

Referring Physician Relations will assist you. Please call 781-744-2835 or e-mail us at 

Who do I contact if I need reports or information on my patient?

You may call the department directly or contact Referring Physician Relations by phone at 781-744-2835 or via e-mail at 

Who do I contact for a copy of Lahey's physician directory?

You should contact Referring Physician Relations by phone at 781-744-2835 or via e-mail at 

How can I arrange to speak with a Lahey specialist who is treating my patient?

You may contact the specialist's department directly. If you would like assistance, please contact Referring Physician Relations by phone at 781-744-2835 or via e-mail at Be sure to let us know how (e.g., phone, e-mail) and when you would prefer to be reached.

Educational Opportunities for Medical Professionals 

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has regularly scheduled classes for physicians, nurses and clinical support staff. Choose from the categories below for current educational offerings, including registration information.