Alan W. Story, MD
Dr Alan Story is a Catawba County native, who joined the practice of Newton Family Physicians in August, 1999. He lives in Newton with his wife and children and enjoys practicing the full spectrum of Family Medicine.
After graduation from Bandys High School, Dr Story continued his education at Lenoir-Rhyne University earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a Chemistry minor. After graduation from Lenoir-Rhyne he enrolled
in medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and there in 1996 earned the degree of Medical Doctor. After graduation he entered into
residency training at Greenville Hospital Systems in Greenville, S.C. where he completed his Family Medicine training. He is fully Board Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and is a full member
in good standing with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr Story’s medical interests include care for infants, children, teenagers, and adult patients. He is particularly focused on disease prevention and well care. Several common medical conditions that he treats
extensively include hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and lipid disorders.
He also provides acute care for sickness/illnesses including infectious disease. His interests also emphasize the yearly physical exam where the doctor and patient have the time to discuss in detail
their health status and ways to prevent illness and develop healthy habits. This is also a great chance for screening tests to be performed to identify health problems in their early stages.
Dr Story is also a provider for well child exams and offers and recommends childhood vaccination as outlined by the American College of Immunization Practices.
Dr Story also has an emphasis on Men’s health. There are several conditions that men are more prone to. The very important issues of diet, exercise, disease prevention, and disease screenings are all an
important part of maintaining men’s health.
Women’s health is also a very important component of Dr Story’s practice. There are unique screening tests and medical services that are essential for disease prevention and screening in female patients
including yearly mammography after the age of 40, yearly pap smears starting at the age of 21, diet and exercise counseling, and routine yearly physical’s with laboratory evaluation.
In addition to the practice of medicine, Alan enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, and fly fishing. He attends Mt Ruhama Baptist Church and is one of the leaders in his
local Boy Scouts of America troop.