Savannah – MidTown Clinic
902 East 67th
Savannah, Georgia 31405
Phone: (912) 353-WEST (9378)
Fax: (912) 353-9232
Meet Our Midtown Savannah Staff
Office Manager: Tanika Anderson
Matt Merritt, PT, DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2011
Why did you choose Physical Therapy as your profession? It seemed to fit my personality best: allowed me to meet new people every day, utilize my interpersonal skills, integrated my love for sport, as well as provided me with an intellectual challenge.
Why WEST? West provides a family-oriented environment. Not intimidated to approach the top of the food chain or chain of command with any problems or questions that I might have.
Why should a patient choose you as their PT? I believe that I act as both an advocate for the patient as well as a knowledgeable clinician with a strong orthopedic background. Plus, my intentions are to achieve best functional outcomes while making rehab fun.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself: I love to mountain bike, and I’m not a big fan of chocolate
Elizabeth Pennington, PTA
Graduated from South University – 2015
Why did you choose PT(A)/OT/ST as your profession? I chose to become a PTA after seeing many friends as well as myself get injured while dancing in our performing arts high school. I’ve danced all my life and now with the knowledge I’ve gained from the PT field, I have a way to ensure that I will always be able, to not only keep myself dancing but also those who share a passion for it as much as I do.
Why WEST Rehab? WEST rehab is well known for their positive atmosphere and patient care. I wanted to be a part of something that could make a difference.
Why should a patient choose you as their PTA? Patient care is something very important to me. My favorite thing about becoming a therapist is creating the relationship only a patient and therapist could have. I will be there when you feel down and when you feel on top of the world. I will be your number one fan. Helping people is what I’m passionate about, and by being my patient you’re helping me do what I love.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself? I am a professional dancer with Savannah Ballet Theatre, you might have seen me in of our many productions such as the annual Nutcracker in Savannah performed at the Lucas Theatre. Dancing is my artistic outlet and first love, I owe everything I am to dance, becoming a PTA included.
John R. Oviedo, MSPT, CDN
East Carolina University 2000 B.S. Exercise and Sports Science
East Carolina University 2002 M.S. Physical Therapy
Why did you choose Physical Therapy as your profession? As a young athlete, I found the physical therapist role in the recovery of injury to be fascinating. What is more, the profession is ever changing and I am constantly learning innovative ways to provide quality care in today’s fast paced and high tech world.
Why WEST? Their longstanding history as a company and involvement in the community for 25 years speaks volumes. Small business survival within a very competitive market isn’t easy, particularly for a physical therapy company with the ever changing healthcare system, so they must be doing something right.
Why should a patient choose you as their PT? As a therapist, the patient is my top priority and I truly enjoy helping them overcome the adversities associated with physical injury and serving as an advocate.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself: The list of sports I have played in my lifetime: Soccer, Track, Football, Gymnastics, and Jujitsu. What can I say, I am constantly in motion!
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