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   Todd Bickmore, MD


Although his career in medicine spans over 25 years, Dr. Bickmore began his career as an electrician. He realized that helping others was his calling after saving a coworker’s life by performing CPR until paramedics arrived and were able to revive him. Inspired by his experience, Dr. Bickmore enrolled in an EMT course before eventually becoming a paramedic, and later, a firefighter. However, he decided to return to school to become a physician’s sssistant, and graduated from Quinnipiac University with his Masters in 2003.

While continuing to work as a physician’s assistant, Dr. Bickmore enrolled in the University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine, from which he received a Doctor of Medicine in 2009. He then began working as a resident physician at Altoona Family Physicians in Altoona, Pennsylvania before taking a position as a physician at Healthwise Medical Associates in Vernon. Since then he has continued to engage in his passion for medicine and helping others as a member of Eastern Connecticut Family Medicine Residency Program Physician Staff.

Dr. Bickmore’s diverse medical background also includes teaching experience, including a stint as an adjunct professor at Gateway Community College in New Haven.

 

Cesar Fuentes, MD

 

Dr. Fuentes began his education by receiving a degree in Computer Science, but not long after devoted himself to helping others. He received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rosario School of Medicine in Bogota, Colombia. He then served as a Research Intern at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts before complete his residency at the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (University of Connecticut School of Medicine) in Hartford.

After spending time as a Research Fellow at the Boston University School of Medicine, and as the Webmaster for the American Laryngological Association in Washington D.C., Dr. Fuentes
returned to the University of Rosaria School of Medicine in Colombia as a Clinical Instructor to guide and assist a new generation of medical professionals. In addition to teaching, he has also contributed to a number of peer-reviewed publications.

Since returning to Connecticut in 2009, Dr. Fuentes has served as a Hospitalist for ECHN Health Services. He has also taught others as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and as an Assistant Director of Curriculum for the Eastern Connecticut Family Medicine Residency Program, both at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

 

Remi Mathews, MD

 

Dr. Remi Mathews began her studies at the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Coimbatore, India before coming to the U.S. to complete her residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington in 2004. After her residency she spent time as a Research Associate at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

In 2007 Dr. Mathews joined ECHN as a Primary Care Physician. She also spent time working in Wound Care and Hyperbaric treatment at Manchester Memorial Hospital. In 2013 Dr. Mathews became an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine in the ECHN Family Medicine Residency before becoming the Medical Director of ECHN’s Family Health Care Center.

Dr. Mathews is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as the Connecticut Osteopathic Medical Society. She has also dedicated her time as a Volunteer Physician at Manchester Community College.

 

 

Katarzyna Pomianowski, MD


After graduating from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland, Dr. Pomianowski completed her Family and Community Medicine Residency at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Hershey Medical Center (Pennsylvania State University). She then completed her graduate studies at the Boston University of Public Health, as well as a Family Medicine Academic and Faculty Development Fellowship at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Pomianowski first began her career as an Attending Physician at the Duncannon Family Health Center in Duncannon, Pennsylvania. She also spent time in that position at US Health Works in Carlisle, Pennsylavania, Hebron Family Physicians in Hebron, and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown before joining ECHN.

In addition to her work as an Attending Physician, Dr. Pomianowski spent three years as an Urgent Care/Fast Track Attending Physician for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She also has experience in teaching and faculty development, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

Erica Waddington, DO


Before attending medical school, Dr. Waddington worked as a Registered Nurse at Women and Infants’ Hospital in Providence Rhode Island. She later received her M.A. in Biology from Rhode Island College before completing her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirsville, Missouri.

Dr. Waddington completed her residency at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville and then moved onto a Maternal Child Health Fellowship at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine). She joined ECHN in 2014 as an Assistant Director of Maternal Child Health Services.

Throughout her career, Dr. Waddington has collected a number of honors and awards, including an award for Resident of the Year in 2013 and multiple awards for House Staff Professionalism. She also has a plethora of teaching experience in positions ranging from tutor to adjunct faculty.

 

 Michael Waddington, DO


Dr. Waddington completed his undergrad studies at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania before receiving his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He also completed his Fellowship Training at Kirksville College before moving onto an Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

After returning to Kirksville to complete his residency at the Northeast Regional Medical Center, Dr. Waddington joined the Clinical Faculty, lecturing on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He then became a Staff Physician working in Memphis and Unionville, Missouri before joining the staff at ECHN as a Family Practice Physician.

Dr. Waddington has earned a number of honors and awards in his career, including the Thomas
M. Funk, D.O. Award for excellence in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He also has an amplitude of research experience, having contributed to multiple peer-reviewed publications.