Connection. Discovery. Treatment. Education.

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

Functional and Integrative 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. As such we will no longer be taking in-person appointments, or seeing new patients during this time.

You may still pick up supplements, new procedures below, and call in to make telemedicine appointments.

Call: (706) 769-0720

Picking up supplements

To pick up supplements, during this time, you must first order and pay for your supplements. We will then hand the supplements out to patients on Tuesday and Friday from 2:00-2:30PM, in front of the office.

If you'd like your supplements mailed to you, we can accommodate.

Call: (706) 769-0720

Our Professionals

Our People

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Telemedicine appointments

Setting up a telemedicine appointment is very easy.

Steps for setting up your appointment:

  • Call to make an appointment at (706) 769-0720
  • Fill out our Telemedicine consent form found here
  • Submit your forms to news.noaw@gmail.com, an hour before you appointment
  • Be prepared and waiting in the digital lobby, 15 minutes before your appointment. Use the links below.

COVID-19 Testing Priorities

From Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)


     The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing, which includes:
          • Putting distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community
          • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
          • Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly
     The most important step in containing the disease is that people who are sick with any mild respiratory symptoms (low grade fever, mild cough) should stay home and isolate themselves from others until after the symptoms have resolved.
     As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe and throughout communities across Georgia, we must take measures to slow the spread of the virus in order to protect those that are most vulnerable to severe outcomes from the disease, and enable our healthcare system to deliver care to those in need.

     Laboratory testing is also an important step in containing the disease and protecting both the healthcare system and vulnerable populations, but not everyone with respiratory symptoms needs to be tested.

Most people who are mildly or moderately ill with “cold-like”symptoms do not need to be tested.

The majority of people with COVID-19 can safely recover at home with self-isolation and symptomatic treatment, and diagnosis through laboratory testing does not change the care they would receive. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 and should always consult their healthcare provider if sick.

ATHENS AREA DRIVE THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING CENTERS

     DPH is also establishing drive-through collection centers at various locations across the state.The purpose of these centers is to collect specimens from mildly ill people who do not require medical care or hospitalization and fall into one of the other prioritized groups.
     Per DPH and federal guidelines, the people prioritized for testing at these remote Specimen Collection Centers include:
          • Healthcare workers and other first responders who are critical for caring for our nation during this epidemic, and who frequently interact with vulnerable populations.
          • People working with and caring for vulnerable populations, such as long-term care facility staff.
          • People living in congregate settings where the disease can spread rapidly.

PLEASE NOTE:  Only individuals who have been evaluated by a healthcare provider and assigned a PUI #number will be referred to these drive-thru sites.

     Our Doctors can issue these PUI numbers once they have evaluated patients through our TeleMedicine portal.
     We are attempting to help our patient population experience the below "Flat Curve" Pandemic experience, as noted below.

USING PROTECTIVE MEASURES WE CAN FLATTEN THE CURVE AND SAVE LIVES!

Our telemedicine links

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

Kirk A Melville, MD

Practicing medicine for 40+ years

Find more about this doctor, here.

Specializes in:

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

Elizabeth L Schultz, DO

Practicing medicine for 50+ years

Find more about this doctor, here.

Specializes in:

  • Gynecology
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Functional Medicine
  • Bale/Doneen-Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention
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