Meet Our Team


Emily Beaulieu, RN, APRN, CDE
Family Medicine
Emily graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 2000. She is an Advanced Nurse Practicioner and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She provides health care for the whole family with an emphasis on prevention and education. She specializes in the education and treatment of patients living with diabetes. Medical work in Haiti rounds out her very busy life.
Judith Brewster, PA-C
Walk-in Clinic
Judith has been with Saco River Medical Group since 1999 – working in our Walk-In clinic – providing urgent care and occupational health to our community and visitors. She graduated from Dickinson College, then George Washington University in D.C., where she received her PA certificate. Judith started her career in emergency / urgent care in Baltimore, before settling here with her husband and daughters, and enjoys boating / skiing and time with her family.
Ross Emery, MD, FAAP
Dr. Emery is President of Saco River Medical Group. Ross was born and raised in New England before going to McGill University for college. He later worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he met his wife, and attended Jefferson Medical College. He received his pediatric residency training at Maine Medical Center, and particularly enjoys newborn care and sports medicine. Dr. Emery also enjoys mountain biking with his two sons, coaching youth lacrosse and playing hockey.
Earl "Bud"Freeman, DO
Walk-In Clinic and Family Practice
Many people from the Conway area will remember Bud from his years practicing in Fryeburg. He grew up in Kennebunk, Maine, and after the University of Maine in Orono, got his medical education at the Kirksville (Missouri) College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine in Portland. He was one of the founders of the Saco Valley Clinic in Fryeburg, and was there for 20+ years. Due to medical issues in the family, he returned to his home town and practiced in Kennebunk for another 20+ years. He and Dr. Hubbell have talked for years about working together; Bud joined SRMG in early 2013. He provides primary care, walk-in and osteopathic manipulation in our Spine Center, licensed in New Hampshire and Maine.
Kenji Fukunaga, Lic. Ac
Kenji studied Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for six years in both Japan and China. He has worked in hospitals, clinics and sports facilities and brings many years of experience to our group. He is licensed to practice acupuncture in New Hampshire, Vermont and Japan.
Cynthia Holloran, APRN
Adult Internal Medicine
Cindy spent most of her professional life working in Critical Care before graduating from the Acute Care/Primary Care nurse practitioner program at Northeastern University in Boston. She enjoys practicing in Internal Medicine because it allows her to treat a variety of conditions while developing long term relationships with her patients. A longtime resident of the valley, she enjoys gardening, photography and sailing when she isn’t working.
Frank Hubbell, D.O.
Walk-in Clinic
Frank is a third-generation Conway native who practices in the urgent care center when he is not directing SOLO, the largest wilderness and pre-hospital emergency care educational program in the world. After founding SOLO in 1974, Dr. Hubbell attended osteopathic school at the University of New England and interned in Portland, Maine before returning to our community. At SRMG, Dr. Hubbell provides Walk-In care and osteopathic manipulation in our Spine Center. He also works to develop health care in several African countries.
Abel Jarell, MD
Abe joined us in September, 2011 upon completing his tour in Afhanistan. A graduate of West Point and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Jarell then completed a year of surgery training at the University of Washington, followed by a residency in dermatology at Harvard Medical School and a dermatopathology fellowship at UC San Francisco. He is Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and is presently on active duty in the US Army. We are delighted to offer his broad range of services in medical and aesthetic dermatology – including Botox, fillers, peels, etc.
Jerry Knirk, MD
Spine Center
Jerry graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1978 and did his orthopedic surgery residency there. He practiced at Harvard Vanguard in Boston from 1984-2007 – specializing in spinal disorders – and was on staff at Beth Israel and Brigham & Woman’s Hospitals. Jerry is now a vital member of our Saco River Spine Center. He no longer performs surgery, but will assess spinal disorders, work-up and refer patients for surgery when indicated, and is a proponent and manager of non-operative treatment.
Rich Laracy, DO, FAAP
Rich completed his BS in Biology at Ursinus College before obtaining his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. After serving his pediatric internship in the Navy, Dr. Laracy completed his pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland before joining SRMG in 2002. He enjoys living in the Valley with his wife, Julie, and their twin boys keep him in shape with their athletic pursuits.
Geraldine Lau, MSN, APRN
Walk-In Clinic & Family Medicine
Prior to joining Saco River Medical Group n 2003, Geraldine practiced a community health clinic, urgent and acute care, and geriatrics. She also taught at Regis College and continues to teach nurse practitioner students. As a family nurse practitioner, Geraldine cares for clients of all ages and promotes a team approach to health care – encouraging patients to advocate and participate in their health plan. She is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles including healthy diets and smoking cessation.
Sarah Duplinsky, APRN
Family Medicine
Sarah Duplinsky, Family Nurse Practitioner, joined Saco River Medical Group in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine. She works in our urgent care department providing episodic and acute care. She is also working in Family Practice partnering with Geraldine Lau, coordinating care for patients of all ages and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Gretchen Lockard, MD
Family Practice
Gretchen Lockard, MD, FAAFP, a Kennett grad, comes back to the Valley from Edmunds, Washington where she practiced family medicine for 10 years.  She received her bachelor of science degree from Goucher College, then completed the Brown – Dartmouth Medical School program.  Her residency in Family Medicine was completed at the University of Washington in 2002.  Gretchen takes a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics.  She works at both our Conway and Glen offices.  Gretchen, her husband, Dan, and daughter live in Jackson.
Nicole Maher-Whiteside
Mental Health
Nicole Maher-Whiteside has Masters Degrees in Counseling Psychology with concentrations in substance abuse, addiction, and holistic psychotherapy, as well as Psychiatric Nursing. She has 20+ years of experience in Community Mental Health. Her advice is “Stay true to yourself while doing more of what works and less of what doesn’t.” She has interests in the New England Transendentalists and Mindfulness Stress Reduction, as well as herbalism and the visual arts.
Suzanne Reid, NP-C.
Walk-in Clinic
Suzanne is a Nurse Practitioner and has a BS in Exercise Science from Johnson State College, completed registered nurse training and earned her MS degree in Science and Family Nurse Practitioner from the Univ. of Southern Maine. Having previously worked in emergency / urgent care, she joined the SRMG Walk-In Clinic in 2006. Special interests in medicine have an urgent care focus, such as acute infections and sports injuries. She lives in Conway with her husband and dogs and can be found outdoors gardening, skiing, biking, and hiking.
Heidi Root, MD
Internal Medicine
Heidi is a Board-certified internist, specializing in the primary care of adults. Focusing on the out-patient needs of her patients allows her more time to attend to their day-to-day needs. Born and raised in up-state New York, she attended Syracuse University, NYU Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Vermont. Heidi is a Saco River Medical Group “original”, having worked in the Mount Washington Valley since 1993. She is well-known in the community and serves in Haiti during her “free time.” Children, grandchildren, gardening, reading and knitting fill her off-hours.
Robert Rose, M.D.
Walk-in Clinic
Dr. Rose practices in our urgent care center. Dr. Rose founded Geo-Med, a non-profit organization that helps organize public health and primary health care programs overseas. He also works with Meds & Food for Kids – a nutrition program in Haiti. In his “spare time”, he runs Physician Engineered Products, a medical manufacturer in Fryeburg, Maine.
Margaret Scrimger, APRN
Walk-in Clinic
Margaret joined SRMG part time in July, 2013 and is working in the Walk-In in Glen.  She lives in Madison and also works at a community health center in Maine.  Margaret is originally from Michigan and earned her BS degree in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University and her master’s degree in Nursing at Michigan State University.  She has experienced rural medicine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and “bush” Alaska where she has provided care across the lifespan.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking.