Meet Our Team
Michael Carroll, M.D.:
Dr. Carroll is the medical director of the Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Program at Southern Maine Health Care. He is certified by the American Board of Surgeons and is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Carroll is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has practiced in Maine since 1996 and has been performing bariatric surgery since 2003. He currently performs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Laparoscopic gastric banding and Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
Shannon Wickman, RD, Bariatric Program Coordinator:
Shannon Wickman is a licensed bariatric dietitian and the Bariatric Program Coordinator here at SMHC. Through her role, she coordinates the care of patients who undergo weight loss surgery. Shannon attends all informational seminars and support groups, answers questions about insurance coverage and guides patients through the program. She is available for advice and support through the entire surgical process. She brings 10 years of experience working with the bariatric population through nutrition and weight management counseling. She is a strong advocate for her patients and is passionate about helping people reach their health goals through nutrition education and support. Shannon enjoys good food, music of all kinds, hiking, dancing and spending time with her family.
Devin Cain, LCPC:
Devin Cain is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Southern Maine Health Care. Devin completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Maine in Orono. She then continued her education at William James College in Newton, Massachusetts. Devin graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in Behavioral Health and Medicine. While in graduate school, Devin discovered her passion for working with bariatric patients, interning for a full year at a large Bariatric Surgery facility in MA. During this time, Devin was certified as a My Hungry Head facilitator and a FreshStart Smoking Cessation facilitator. Devin conducts behavioral health assessments for the bariatric program and provides patients with counseling and additional support services as they progress through the program. Devin enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, video games, hiking, and other outdoor activities during the summer.
Chelsea Ferk MS, RD, LD
Chelsea is a Clinical Dietitian, specializing in bariatric nutrition, at Southern Maine Health Care. Chelsea completed her undergraduate studies in Dietetics at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Chelsea was then accepted into the dietetic internship program at the University of Maine in Orono, where she also earned a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Currently, she is entering her third year of helping patients achieve their nutrition and weight management goals. Outside of the hospital, Chelsea enjoys synchronized skating, downhill skiing, cooking and spending time outdoors.
Our program uses a team approach to ensure success and long-term weight control. The primary player in this team is the patient. We take a team approach before, during, and after treatment with surgery. However, no operation alone is a cure for obesity. The operation gives most patients better control of their food intake for the rest of their lives. We expect our patients to stay in touch with us and involved in the program during the 12 months after surgery and then annually. The Weight Loss Surgery Team consists of the patient, dietician, psychologist, nurse, surgeon and the patient care coordinator.
For more information, please call (207) 284-2630.