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At VRH, you are at the center of our coordinated care system, where efficient, effective services are tailored to your needs by providers you know and trust.

Our staff strives to provide compassionate, affordable, high quality care in our community.

Hand Surgery/Therapy


243 Elm St
Claremont, NH 03743


Mon-Fri: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm





Hand Surgery/Therapy

Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Whitney Hilton, together with a team of speciality trained therapists are here to diagnose, treat and care for conditions of the hands, wrists and elbows.

From fractures, sprains, arthritis, to sports injuries, we are prepared to determine the best treatment plan and help you regain full use of your hand. Our goal is to help people return to the level of function they had before their problem arose or their injury occurred. We care about you and your complete return do doing what you love.

Our Approach

We take the time to know you and what you are aiming for in terms of outcomes. Each patient receives personalized care and attention from our team. We take the time to explain your condition and educate you as to the non-surgical and surgical options. 

Our rehabilitation team works with pre- and post-surgical patients, sports injuries and performance enhancements.

Services include:

  • Surgery
  • Bracing
  • Injection Therapies
  • Dry Needling
  • Custom-made Splints
  • Strengthening & Stretching
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Ultrasound, estim, and iontophoesis
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Edma Management
  • Soft Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Release
  • Pain Management Strategies
  • Fine Motor Coordination


For appointments, referrals or consultation, please call (603) 542-7666

Fax Number: (603) 542- 9312

Meet Our Providers

Whitney Hilton - Orthopedic Surgeon

Whitney Hilton, DO

  • Board Eligible: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship: University of Massachusetts • Worcester, MA
  • Internship & Residency: Franciscan Health • Olympia Fields, IL
  • DO: A.T. Still University of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine • Kirksville, MO
  • BS: Cellular Biology • University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Professional Affiliations: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Candidate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Osteopathic Association, and AO Trauma Foundation
Felicia Bickford Butler

Felicia Bickford Butler, PA-C

  • MPAS: MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown MA
  • BS: Medical Biology, University of New England, Biddeford ME
  • AA: Dance, Dean College, Franklin MA
  • Certificate: Orthopaedic Technology, NHTI, Concord NH
  • Member: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, America Academy of Physician Assistants, New Hampshire Society of Physician Assistants

Hand Surgery/Therapy Team

Caryce Casey, DPT, CMTPT
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2017
Areas of practice focus:Dry Needling, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services
Felicia Bickford Butler, PA-C
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2020
Areas of practice focus:Orthopaedic Surgery
Dana Tinker, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2022
Areas of practice focus:Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Services
Whitney Hilton, DO
Valley Regional Hospital
Joined VRH: 2022
Areas of practice focus:Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Orthopaedic Surgery