Staff

All professionals at Fiddlehead Pediatric Healthcare maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Erika Schumacher
    Doctor

    Dr. Schumacher is a passionate advocate for child and adolescent health and wellness. She takes a holistic approach to manage 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.

    Dr. Schumacher has several special interests in pediatric medicine. In addition to her interest in pediatric behavioral health, she dedicated much of her early career to learning and practicing pediatric medicine in developing countries, including India, Cambodia, and Grenada. She subsequently directed the Pediatric Refugee Health Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT, after completing her training there. She authored the chapter on pediatric immunizations for the 2014 textbook, 'Refugee Healthcare: An Essential Medical Guide,' published by Springer.

    Dr. Schumacher is excited to have recently joined the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, in Farmington. She is also on the Board for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in Farmington, which is focused on advocating for entrepreneurial and life skill development for teens and young adults in Franklin County. They are also advocating for improved safe and affordable housing access for teens and families, as well as mental health and physical health resources for children and families in the area.

    Dr. Schumacher loves being outdoors with her kids and eating good food. She is so excited to have the opportunity to focus all her energy on delivering high-quality primary care to the deserving children and young adults of western Maine!

    EDUCATION:

    •  Yale University                                                                  BA, Psychology with honors      1997-2001
    •  University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine      MD                                                  2004-2008 
    •  Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital                              Residency in Pediatrics               2008-2011


    Work:

    • Yale-New Haven Pediatric Refugee Clinic                     Director                                           2011-2015
    • Meriden Pediatric Associates                                         Physician                                        2011-2015
    • Franklin Health Pediatrics                                               Physician                                        2015-2021


  • Hattie Houston
    Office Manager

    Hattie is a high energy, hard-working native of Guilford, Maine! She has lots of experience coaching high level youth sports (having been the associate head field hockey coach at UMF for the last 10 years), and working in the field of health care administration and customer service. Previously employed at Central Maine Medical Center in their Cancer Registry Department, Hattie also has experience working in primary care settings.

    Hattie earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health from UMF, and is looking forward to working more closely with the many community health agencies in Franklin County in her new role. Hattie lives in Lisbon Falls with her husband Nathan and their dog Stetson.

  • Kerri Podgurski
    Clinical Manager

    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.

    In recent years, Kerri has been loving *almost* every minute of parenting her 3 year old daughter, the spitfire otherwise known as Myla Mae. She also has a cat Gadfrey, who is constantly underfoot. Kerri is a lover of nature, being 'upta camp,' playing guitar and singing, and Jeeping.

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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

Sunday:

By Appointment