Helena, MT 59601
About Helena Pediatric Clinic
Our goal at Helena Pediatric Clinic P.C. is to offer specialized pediatric care for newborns, children, and adolescents with both acute and chronic illnesses.
Daytime appointments are generally made for both well-child and sick visits. Evening and Saturday appointments are best used for sick visits.
We strive to have all children seen as close to their appointment times as possible, but acute illnesses and hospital emergencies can occasionally cause delays. Please help us by appearing on time and notifying us if you must cancel.
We understand that children can become ill during any time of day. We therefore will always have a pediatrician "on call" after office hours for emergencies and serious illnesses. You can reach the "on call" pediatrician by calling (406) 449-5563 or
In the event of a LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, call 911 or go directly to the emergency room at St. Peters Hospital. The staff there can begin treatment while awaiting our arrival.
ABOUT THE PRACTITIONERS
Erin M. Keefe, M.D.
Dr. Erin Keefe is board certified with the American Academy of Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree from Boston University. Dr. Keefe completed her Pediatric residency at Stanford University. Dr. Keefe has been with the Helena Pediatric Clinic since 1988.
Dr. Keefe and her husband James have three grown children. She enjoys tennis, hiking and spending time with her family.
Blayne L. Fritz, M.D.
Dr. Blayne Fritz is a board certified pediatrician. He earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Fritz completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dr. Fritz joined the Helena Pediatric Clinic in 1995. Dr. Fritz and his wife Jennifer have a combined family of five children, four boys and one girl.
Teresa Augustine, M.D.
Dr. Augustine joined the Helena Pediatric Clinic in April 2005. Dr. Augustine earned her MD at the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry, India. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She served as a volunteer physician for two years in India and in Kenya, Africa.
Prior to coming to Helena, she worked at a pediatric clinic in Ohio for five years. She served as a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Ohio. Her duties included training of medical students, interns and residents in pediatrics.
Dr. Augustine is board certified in Pediatrics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of its subcommittee on International Child Health. Dr. Augustine and her husband Dr. Palcisko have three children.
Michael Palcisko, M.D.
Michael PalciskoDr. Palcisko joined the Helena Pediatric Clinic in March 2005. Dr. Palcisko earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency training at the University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He served as a volunteer physician for two years in India and in Kenya, Africa.
Prior to coming to Helena, he worked at a pediatric clinic in Ohio for five years. He also served as the clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Ohio where he taught medical students, interns, and residents and received the prestigious preceptor of the year award.
Dr. Palcisko is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Palcisko and his wife Dr. Augustine have three children.
Callie Riggin, M.D.
Dr. Riggin joined the Helena Pediatric Clinic in August 2012. Dr. Riggin was raised in Eastern Montana in a farming and ranching family and attended Carroll College for her undergraduate degree. She earned her Medical Degree at the University of Washington and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She is excited to return home to Montana and looks forward to caring for the children of Helena. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, reading, and watching sports. Dr. Riggin is now accepting patients. Call the office today to schedule a visit.
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