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  • Dr. Erika Schumacher
    Doctor

    Dr. Schumacher is a passionate advocate for child and adolescent health and wellness. She takes a holistic approach to managing all patient concerns, no matter how small. She is passionate about the rights of children and young adults to live safe, healthy, and productive lives.

    Dr. Schumacher has practiced medicine in Farmington since 2015, after leaving her positions at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Meriden Pediatric Associates, in Connecticut. Her husband is a native of Cornville, near Skowhegan, and she has loved being closer to family and friends again! She has two children, Elsa (age 8) and Sigrid (age 5). They are both students in RSU 9. Dr. Schumacher and her family live at home in Farmington with their two 'COVID kitties,' Chocolate and Coconut. 

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  • Kerri, MA
    Medical Assistant

    Kerri is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a passionate and active member of our community. Kerri is a graduate of Mt Blue High School and has been employed by both LEAP (as a direct support professional for adults with developmental disabilities), and Franklin Memorial Hospital, working almost her entire career in the outpatient pediatric setting. She earned her Certificate in Clinical Medical Assisting in 2017 and is constantly looking to expand her knowledge base and skill set, in order to offer her patients the highest level of pediatric care available in Franklin County.

  • Ashley, MA
    Medical Assistant

    Ashley is also a lifelong resident of Franklin County. She is a skilled and compassionate medical assistant who specializes in pediatrics. Previous to working with Fiddlehead Pediatrics, she was employed at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

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  • Tips for Parents of Adolescents: Common Concerns

    Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about common concerns during adolescence. ...

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  • Temper Tantrums

    It's hard for young children to hold strong feelings inside. When they feel frustrated or angry, they often cry, scream, or stomp up and down. This is a temper tantrum. Temper tantrums are a normal part of your child's development. They usually begin around age 12 to 18 months, get worse between 2 and ...

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  • Home Drug Testing: What Parents Need to Know

    Remember that your teen’s doctor can help assess whether your teen has a drug problem and a laboratory test is not always needed. However, if a drug test is recommended, your teen should know about it. The American Academy of Pediatrics opposes drug tests without a teen’s knowledge and consent. ...

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  • Steroids: Play Safe, Play Fair

    You’re an athlete. You play to win. You’re always looking for a way to get an edge over your opponents. Steroids and performance enhancers aren’t the answer. The best athletes rely on practice and hard work. Here is information from your doctor to help you stay healthy. ...

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  • Sinusitis and Your Child

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the nose and sinuses. It is a very common infection in children. ...

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  • Sleep Apnea and Your Child

    Does your child snore a lot? Does he sleep restlessly? Does he have difficulty breathing, or does he gasp or choke, while he sleeps? If your child has these symptoms, he may have a condition known as sleep apnea. ...

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  • A Parent's Guide to Teen Parties

    As a parent, you know the importance of your teen's social life and that parties are a way to socialize and relax. But an unsupervised or poorly planned party can result in unwanted or even tragic consequences. However, parental responsibility is the key to a fun and safe party. ...

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  • Pneumonia and Your Child

    After an exam, the doctor may order a blood test or an x-ray. These tests can help your doctor decide how to treat your child's infection. If your child needs medicine, be sure you know the right amount, when to give the medicine, and if you should give food with it. If you forget or don't understand ...

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  • Middle Ear Fluid and Your Child

    The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum that is usually filled with air. When a child has middle ear fluid (otitis media with effusion), it means that a watery or mucus-like fluid has collected in the middle ear. Otitis media means middle ear inflammation, and effusion means fluid. ...

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  • Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in young children. These infections can lead to serious health problems. UTIs may go untreated because the symptoms may not be obvious to the child or the parents. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about UTIs—what they are, ...

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Fiddlehead Pediatric Healthcare

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment

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