Our Professionals

Our People

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NEWS

Our Promise

Our promise is to help each individual, be they women or men, young or old, rich or poor to maintain Continuous Health and Optimally Age.

             NEWS is an independent medical office that believes, if guided wisely, "Continuous Health and Optimal Aging" can be attainable by almost everyone who tries.  
             We don’t believe "Chronic Illness" should be the accepted norm as we age and have dedicated our lives to helping our patients attain and maintain Wellness.

             Dr.Schultz, in 1994, became the FIRST FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN IN GEORGIA when she graduated from Dr Jeffery Bland's pivotal "Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice" class offered in Gig Harbor, Washington. As an aside, Dr. Mark Hyman graduated with her in that initial class. A year later, Dr Melville became the SECOND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN IN GEORGIA when he graduated from the same course. Together they have clinically been offering Functional Medicine to the Southern states for the last 25 years.
             Dr. Melville and Dr. Schultz were among the founding contributors to the first ever published Textbook of Functional Medicine and supported IFM in the early years, all the while maintaining their goal of "Continuous Health and Optimal Aging".  They realized that instead of applying the usual and customary" drug or surgery used for a particular diagnosis, Functional Medicine allowed them to dig for the "triggers" of disease and help people walk back out of those triggers.
             As Functional Medicine has become boutique and a financially rewarding avenue among physicians, the allopathic health systems have started to ingress into Functional Medicine. Today with the advancements in genetics, digital wearables and bio-hacking, NEWS’s belief in "Continuous Health and Optimal Aging” is poised to take advantage of it all.
             Functional Medicine, Bale/Doneen Method, the Bredesen's Dementia Protocol along with Fit-bits, iPhone watches, Oura Rings, and Bulletproof Coffee are all “tools” in NEWS's "toolkit" of applicable therapies to help patients stay Healthy and Optimally Age.
             Together, Dr. Schultz and Dr. Melville have over 90 years in medicine and over 50 years applying Functional Medicine. No medical practice in Georgia can offer this level of expertise.  Since they are physicians first, they have refused to transform their practice into a boutique practice and continue to offer their services to Medicare patients, some insurance companies and self-pay patients.
             They are here to help you get to the bottom of your health problem or better still, avoid one altogether. By educating you in these Optimal Aging Principles and utilizing traditional medicine when necessary, a 21st Century paradigm of 'Individualized Wellness and Health" can be attained.
             Their vision of "Continuous Health and Optimal Aging" until you just wear out, "all at once and nothing more" is what NEWS is about.

Our Professionals

Kirk A Melville, MD

40+ Years as a Medical Professional
Specializes in:
Internal Medicine
General Medicine
Functional Medicine Practitioner since 1994
Bale/Doneen-Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Practitioner since 2016
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Elizabeth L Schultz, DO

50+ Years as a Medical Professional
Specializes in:
Office Based Gynecology
Hormone Replacement for Men and Women
Functional Medicine Practitioner since 1994
Bale/Doneen-Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Practitioner since 2016
Functional Medicine Practitioner utilizing Dr. Bredesen's Protocol for Dementia since 1994, understanding it since 2018.

Our Process

Connection



We believe that understanding our patients on a personal as well as a professional level, betters our direction of their health and wellness.
OFFICE FORMSEnd-of-Life Directives

Discovery

We believe that employing advanced lab testing, utilizing neutraceuticals manufactured for physicians and employing digital wearables allows for a more personalized direction in understanding each person's individual health.
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Treatment


We believe that balancing your body in all areas of health leads to personalized wellness, and that by networking the best healing methods we aid you in achieving this balance.
Services Available @ NEWS
Bale/Doneen Method
Bredesen Dementia Protocol4KscoreIf you have an elevated PSA and are facing a biopsy.

Education


We believe that taking the time to teach our patients a deeper understanding of their personal health they can can more easily maintain a healthier lifestyle through out their entire life.
Student Assistants
How to "Head Off" DementiaKetoFlex 12/3
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