April 25, 2016
Walterboro, S.C. – Drs. Riddick Ackerman, III, and Trent Cannon have announced they will retire from active practice with Walterboro OB/GYN and Colleton Medical Center effective June 30, 2016. Both Drs. Ackerman and Cannon are highly-respected physicians, who have served Colleton and the surrounding counties since 1983, caring for generations of families and delivering more than 10,000 babies.
On May 1, 2016, they will welcome Dr. Todd Allen to the practice. Drs. Ackerman and Cannon, with assistance from Colleton Medical Center, will be transitioning the practice to Dr. Allen. In addition, the remainder of the Walterboro OB/GYN team, including Christy Martin, RN, FNP, will be staying with the practice to continue caring for its patients. CMC also intends to recruit a second OB/GYN physician to join the practice later this year.
Dr. Ackerman completed his medical training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Dr. Cannon at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. They met while doing their residencies at Greenville Memorial Medical Center, then returned to Colleton County to establish Walterboro OB/GYN.
“Drs. Ackerman and Cannon are looking forward to a well-deserved retirement that will enable them to spend more time with family,” said Colleton Medical Center CEO Brad Griffin. “We are all so pleased that Dr. Allen will be joining the practice and ensuring the continuation of their legacy of excellent care for the women of our community.” A retirement celebration for Drs. Ackerman and Cannon will be held later this summer.
Dr. Allen joins us from Statesboro, Georgia. He has been a practicing, board-certified OB/GYN since 1996 specializing in minimally-invasive surgery, adolescent gynecology and infertility. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and his OB/GYN residency at Oakwood Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Allen then worked at the Charleston Naval Hospital as the Officer over the Department of OB/GYN, where he formed a partnership with Trident Health. He subsequently practiced at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn and at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. In addition to practicing, Dr. Allen has taught medicine and surgical techniques to young medical residents. Dr. Allen and his wife, Patti, will be relocating to Walterboro along with their 10 children.