All professionals at Southern Podiatry Group, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Timothy E. Pitts:
Timothy E. Pitts, DPM is a native of Valdosta. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Valdosta State University in 1985. In 1989, Dr. Pitts received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine Degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He continued his training by completing a three-year surgical residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. The residency program located at Dekalb Medical, founded in 1969, was the first 3-year podiatric surgery training program in the United States. Dr. Pitts was surgically trained by many prominent foot and ankle surgeons including nationally and internationally recognized Dr. E. Dalton McGlamry, Dr. John Ruch, and Dr. Alan Banks. Dr. Tim Pitts is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and is a Diplomat of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. In 1992 Dr. Pitts joined the faculty of the Podiatry Institute; a non-profit educational foundation that has achieved national and international recognition for its leading role in developing and advancing the standard of care in podiatric medicine and surgery. He served on the board of the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association from 2006-2010. Dr. Pitts, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association, has also co-authored several journal articles as well as a chapter in the 2nd Edition of the “Comprehensive Textbook of Foot Surgery.
Dr. Rodney A. Raker:
Rodney A. Raker, DPM is a native of Newnan, Georgia. Dr. Raker received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Valdosta State University in 1995. Dr. Raker attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 1999. Dr. Raker continued his training by completing two years of residency at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Raker is also Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Wiregrass Technical College.
Dr. Raker's professional interest is in biomechanics, diabetic wound care, prevention, and non-surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. Dr. Raker is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association.