Dr. Savage was born just outside of Minden, Louisiana and spent the majority of his early childhood in the back of his father’s pharmacy. His family moved to Heber Springs, Arkansas when he was eight, and this is where he graduated from high school and as previously mentioned, met his wife, Mindy. Dr. Savage obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He joined the Army just before starting medical school (and just before September 11th), accepting a scholarship to help pay for his medical school training. Dr. Savage completed residency training while on active duty at the San Antonio Military Pediatric Consortium and was then assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana where he served as a general pediatrician, caring for the children of soldiers stationed there. While at Fort Polk, Dr. Savage deployed to Iraq where he served as physician for the 3rd Squadron, 1st US Calvary Regiment.
Dr. Savage and his family have called Northwest Arkansas home since the summer of 2012.
Dr. Savage and Mindy will celebrate 15 years of marriage this summer. They have three children: Abby 10, and twins Emma and Hayden, 7. They have two chocolate labs, Max and Lefty, and one cat, Whiskers. Dr. Savage enjoys hunting, fishing (especially fly fishing), woodworking, spending time with family, grilling, and drum corps. Dr. Savage and his family are members of First Baptist Church Bentonville.
Meet Dr. Tate
Dr. Tate is a native of Pensacola, Florida and was raised as the second of five children for Harold and Lynna McGhee in rural Alabama. She is a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of south Alabama.
After high school, she attended the University of Alabama spending summers in programs at the University of Oklahoma, and Yale University medical school as well as a patient care assistant for pediatrics at the University of Alabama’s Capstone clinic. She earned her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2005 spending summers in pediatric rheumatology research. She has two first author publications for this work including one in the peer reviewed journal, Pediatrics. Dr Tate completed her pediatrics training at St Louis Children’s hospital with her outpatient clinic in Maryville, IL.
Dr Tate’s out of state medical education was offset by a scholarship from the Indian Health Service. After training, her first job was with Choctaw Nation as the first pediatrician for their clinic in McAlester, OK. It was then that she met her husband, Matt.
After 4 years practicing in Oklahoma and with a then 6mo daughter, the Tates moved to Northwest Arkansas in the summer of 2012.
Dr. Tate and Matt will celebrate 7 years of marriage this summer. They have one daughter, Mattylyn 4. They have a Belgian Malinois named Storm. Dr Tate enjoys hiking, kayaking, swimming, reading, and traveling. Dr Tate and her family are members of First Baptist Church Rogers.