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dren’s Care practice, is originally from Orlando, Florida, but moved to Lyons at age 10. His family still lives in Toombs County.
Dr. Pittman earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Georgia State University, a master’s degree in medical sciences, and a medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine.
“At one time I thought I might go into internal medicine, but I gravitated toward pediatrics. I enjoy being around kids and it is a perfect fit,” said the doctor who has two brothers and a sister, and an extended family who enjoy gathering for special occasions.
The bachelor is active in the community. He remains involved in the Young Black Professionals of Savannah which aims to connect people and help them build rapport with the community. He volunteers for and is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Toombs County. He also worked with Project Alpha to increase awareness about sexual health.
He is enthusiastic about the Mercer-Children’s pediatric healthcare project in rural Georgia. His alma mater, Morehouse, has a similar objective to Mercer’s for building a team of pediatricians to serve rural Georgia. “We had rural rotations while I was in training at Morehouse,” he said.
The Clinic has already partnered with the Medical College of Georgia to offer pediatric training rotations and is now partnering with Mercer on a childhood obesity grant pilot project which will recruit the families of local patients to participate.
Most of the clinic staff have strong ties to the surrounding community. Physician’s Assistant Archie Kirkley is from Johnson Corner. Nurse practitioner Courtney Ragan is from Claxton. Another nurse practitioner, Sarah Toler of Reidsville, has been associated with the clinic since 2010, when she worked there as an LPN. She went back to school to earn her RN and nurse practitioner degrees and rejoined the staff. Office Manager Michelle Maybin, a former school teacher who decided to change her educational career for health care, has been with the clinic for 10 years.