Joel Lazar, MD
Welcoming New Patients
I feel fortunate to have served patients and families in diverse communities and clinical settings and I enjoy bringing both my experience and my enthusiasm to Dartmouth Health Connect. My special clinical interests include promotion of wellness through preventive health activities, integration of physical with emotional and behavioral health, and team-based management of chronic illness (with patients themselves at the center of the team). I believe strongly in empowering individuals to make informed decisions that honor their own health needs and priorities.
I trained in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed my Family Medicine residency in 1993. I then moved to the southwestern United States to serve as a family physician with the Indian Health Service. In 2003 I came to VT, and was privileged to serve for 8 years as a family physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Family Medicine in Hanover, NH.
When not caring for patients, I enjoy time with my wife and our two growing boys. I love hiking, cooking, reading and writing. I feel especially passionate about music, and sing regularly with the Dartmouth Handel Society here in Hanover.
Welcoming New Patients
I grew up in New England and went on to attend Dartmouth College where I majored in History. It was not clear to me that I would enter medicine as a career and upon graduation, I moved to Park City, Utah. I worked in the ski industry, skied as much as I could, and spent the warmer months exploring the West. In the hopes of becoming a primary care physician, I returned to school and attended the University of Utah for my pre-med coursework. I returned to Dartmouth College for medical school and ever since, my husband and I have been lucky to call the Upper Valley home. Prior to joining Dartmouth Health Connect, I worked as a primary care physician in New London, NH, and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. I still love to ski, and other interests include hiking, backpacking, running, and triathlons – but my favorite part is sharing these activities with our two kids.
As a lifelong New Englander, I have lived in five of the six states in the region – all except for Maine! The Upper Valley has been my home for the past fifteen years and I love being part of the greater Dartmouth community. My passion is for working with people, connecting them with resources, and supporting individuals in making informed decisions. My favorite pastimes include camping with my family of five, walking with our border collie on local trails, experimenting in the kitchen, knitting, and reading as many books as I possibly can. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University, I went on to explore a professional career in mediation and conflict management, as well entrepreneurial experience in several food businesses. I am excited to be working with the Dartmouth community to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals.
Victoria joined Dartmouth Health Connect from our sister practice in Colorado, where she was also a Health Coach. She became interested in holistic health approaches early in her life and pursued a masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. After being in private practice she saw the gaps in care that many of her clients experienced and became impassioned to figure out ways to improve relationships and the delivery of medicine to patients. Her many interests include a love for swimming, biking, cooking, nutrition and contra dance. She is thrilled to lay down roots in the Upper Valley and be a part of the empowerment and care of the community.
Bryn is a native to the Upper Valley, having grown up in Lebanon, NH. She has always had a passion for athletics and living an active lifestyle, which led her to pursue and complete a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition at the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH she was also a member of the Track and Field team. After graduating, Bryn returned to the Upper Valley where she worked at a local physical therapy clinic, which helped her discover her true interest in overall health and wellness. Bryn is excited to be part of the Dartmouth Health Connect team, helping patients meet their wellness goals while promoting active and healthy lifestyles.
Bryn enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as running, hiking, and cooking.
Randy Snelling was born and raised here in the magnificent region of Lyme, New Hampshire. He spent his early years learning how to farm, and learned to appreciate the importance of locally grown food. Randy has always loved being immersed in nature and enjoys the simplicity of walking his Golden Retriever through the woods. He has always thrived in the wilderness, and he can be found on an early Sunday morning fly fishing. After graduating from Thetford Academy, Randy obtained his Wilderness EMT certification in the great White Mountains of North Conway, New Hampshire. Randy then worked full time for a local ambulance company while completing his degree at Lyndon State College.
He always knew of his desire to help people, but solidified his passion while on an ambulance crew. While Randy loved helping people in their most immediate time of need, he strived to help people on a more personal level and wanted to promote long term personal wellness. As a Health Coach, Randy hopes to help individuals set goals and assist them in every step of way.
Ray is a lifelong resident of the Upper Valley. He grew up in Enfield, NH with his eight siblings and lived there for over forty years. Ray worked for Dartmouth College in various departments prior to joining Dartmouth Health Connect. His latest position was as Finance Specialist at the Geisel School of Medicine. In his 36 years at Dartmouth College he has come to know many people where a number of them are patients at Dartmouth Health Connect. He hopes this will make his work as Operations Assistant a little easier.
In 2004 he married the love of his life and he and his wife now live in Piermont, NH. He really enjoys time with his two grandchildren. During the winter, Ray loves to snowshoe and go for long walks. He is also an avid woodworker.
Behavioral Health Specialist
I knew from an early age that I wanted to be in a profession that would allow me to support people in reaching their goals and maintain their wellness. As a New Hampshire native, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining Dartmouth Health Connect, my work centered on supporting individuals with co-occurring disorders where I had a broad range of experience working with individuals on issues of thought and mood disorders, substance use, anger management, and trauma. I love outdoor activities and enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends and my two Labrador retrievers. I am excited to be a part of the Dartmouth Health Connect team and I look forward to building relationships with the Dartmouth community.
Clinical Team Manager
Dave has many years of experience in health promotion, and is especially drawn to Dartmouth Health Connect’s mission to provide high quality relationship-based care to patients. With a background in Health Coaching in both clinical and non-clinical settings, Dave’s experience working with patients positively contributes to the development of a high-performing clinical team. As a long time resident of the Upper Valley, he loves working amongst his community at Dartmouth Health Connect.
When he is away from the clinic, Dave enjoys spending time with his family and can often be found coaching youth sports or cheering for his two children in sport or dance competitions.