George N. Merritt, DPM, MS

Dr. Merritt has been in practice in Tallahassee, Florida since 1981. He completed his undergraduate degree in premedical biological science, with a minor emphasis in physics. He graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1979. He completed his postgraduate surgical training at the California College of Podiatric Medicine and Hayward Vesper Hospital, where he served as Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident in 1980-81. Dr. Merritt is Board Certified in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. His hobbies include weight training, running and tennis.

Russell W. Rowan, DPM, MS

Dr. Rowan, a native Floridian, graduated from Florida State University in 1981 with a degree in Biology/Chemistry. He then earned a Master's degree in exercise physiology from FSU in 1983. Dr. Rowan went on to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1987. He completed his podiatric surgical residency in Orlando in 1989 at what is now Florida Hospital, where he served as Chief Podiatric Resident from 1988 to 1989. Dr. Rowan is Board Certified in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He has practiced in Tallahassee since 1989. Dr. Rowan started running in 1983 while earning his master's degree in exercise physiology at FSU. He's still running, just at a little slower pace. He also enjoys golf, tennis, and kayak fishing.

Bryan A. Spooner, DPM

Born in Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Spooner was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in Florida for over thirty years. In 1992, he graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He went on to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the University Of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, where he was a member of the Pi Delta Podiatry National Honor Society in 1997. Following graduation, he completed a two-year podiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Spooner has been with Tallahassee Podiatry Associates since July 1999. Dr. Spooner is Board Certified in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Spooner is on staff at both Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Capital Regional Medical Center. He performs surgeries at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Capital Regional Medical Center, and Red Hills Surgical Center.