Connection. Discovery. Treatment. Education.

Here at N.E.W.S. we promise to help each individual to live a healthier and longer life.

Functional, Integrative and Traditional Medicine with over 90 years of combined experience.

Call: (706) 769-0720

Our response to COVID-19

As our office responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our patients and employees are our top priority.
Currently we are making TeleMed appointments for our established patient base and performing
healthy "socially distancing" in-office appointments for Annuals and Physicals.
We have had to limit new patient appointments due to the time it is taking us to attend to our current patient population.

Operating Hours:
10:00AM - 04:30PM | Mon, Tue, & Wed
CLOSED THURSDAYS
10:00AM - 2:00PM  | Fri
Please call the office at 706-769-0720 to schedule telemedicine or in-office appointments.

Current patients may pick up supplements on Monday, Wednesday from 10 AM until 4 PM & Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Processing is quicker if you call the office and pre-order.

See our COVID-19 Info

Current Office Hours

Please be aware that NEWS is still under COVID masking and social distancing mandates. If you are sick, have been exposed to COVID and have not quarantined for 14 days you need to reschedule any appointment you have with us. Do not come to the office sick. We do not have PPE to deal with that level of care. GO instead to your local Emergency Room or Urgent Care Facility.

Dr. Schultz is in-office for in-person scheduled appointments only on Mondays from 10 AM until 4 PM. Her TeleMed appointments are on Wednesdays from 10 AM until 4 PM.

Dr. Melville is in-office for in-person scheduled appointments only on Fridays from 10 AM until 2 PM. His TeleMed appointments are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM - 4 PM and Tuesdays from 10 AM- 2 PM.

Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) are scheduled in-office only on Tuesdays from 10 AM - 4 PM.


We answer phone calls Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10 - 4 PM and Friday from 10 AM - 2 PM.

IF YOU CALL AND WE DON'T ANSWER, LEAVE A MESSAGE. 
If it is an emergency, call 911 or seek care at your local Emergency Room or Urgent Care Facility.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BECAUSE OF COVID, WE ARE BEING 
INUNDATED WITH PHONE CALLS. 
WE TRY OUR BEST TO ANSWER EVERY CALL BUT WE NEED 
YOUR HELP BY LEAVING A MESSAGE OF WHAT YOU NEED 
SO WE CAN RESPOND APPROPRIATELY.
GIVE US 24HR TURN AROUND ON WEEKDAYS. WEEKEND CALLS WILL BE ANSWERED MONDAY DURING  OFFICE HOURS.

OUR OFFICE REMAINS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS.


Call: (706) 769-0720

Picking up supplements

Current patients may pick up supplements on Monday, Wednesday from 10 AM until 4 PM and Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Processing is quicker if you call the office and pre-order.
Once you arrive for supplement pickup, stay in your car and call the office.
Someone will come out to process your order [if you have not pre-ordered], take your credit card for charges and return with your supplements, receipt, and credit card.
We can mail supplements, for a shipping & handling fee, if you wish.

Call: (706) 769-0720

Telemedicine appointments

If you have an emergency, please seek help at your local Urgent Care or Emergency Room facility in your community.

Steps for setting up your appointment:
Setting up a telemedicine appointment is very easy.

  • Call to make an appointment at (706) 769-0720
  • Fill out our Telemedicine consent form found here
  • Submit the Telemedicine consent form to news.noaw@gmail.com, as soon as you complete it and before your appointment.
  • The day of your appointment, take your temperature, blood pressure, pulse, weight and pain score. Have them ready to give to the physician.
  • Also have your form of payment handy and ready to give to the physician.
  • Be prepared and waiting in the digital lobby, 10 minutes before your appointment. Use the links below.

Our telemedicine links

Please use the following links to join your telemedicine session.
For help, please visit Doxy.me patients page here.

Our doctors

With a combined 90+ years experience, we're here to help you.

Kirk A Melville, MD

Practicing medicine for 40+ years

Find more about this doctor, here.

Specializes in:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Functional Medicine officially since 2000
  • General Medicine
  • Bale/Doneen-Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention since 2016
Call: (706) 769-0720

Elizabeth L Schultz, DO

Practicing medicine for 50+ years

Find more about this doctor, here.

Specializes in:

  • Ambulatory Gynecology
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for women & men.
  • Functional Medicine officially since 1999
  • Bale/Doneen-Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention since 2016
Call: (706) 769-0720

Our process

We believe in a multi-level approach when it comes to your health. Through our process,we treat and educate our patients, so that they can maintain their health and live longer lives.

Connection

We believe that knowing our patients, helps better our care for our patient's health and wellness.

Discovery

We believe that employing modern methodologies allows for a better understanding each patient's health.

Treatment

We believe that balance in our patient's treatment leads to optimized wellness, and a longer healthier life.

Education

We believe in educating our patients to help them understand what to do to maintain their health and well-being.

Ready to live a healthier life?

Call: (706) 769-0720