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 with the exception of Obstetrics.
After graduation from Bandys High School, Dr. Story continued his education at Lenoir-Rhyne University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Chemistry minor. After graduation from Lenoir-Rhyne he enrolled in medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 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 Physician as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Story’s medical interests include care for infants, children, teenagers, adult, and geriatric 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/illness including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal sprains or strains, lacerations/injuries, rashes and other dermatological conditions.
His interests also emphasize the yearly preventative exam for adults age 18 and older 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 to discuss age appropriate laboratory evaluation and cancer screenings and specific preventative care for men and women at each stage of life.
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 uses the Bright Futures program for well child exams and developmental tracking.
In addition to the practice of medicine, Alan enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, bee keeping, camping, and fly fishing. He attends Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church and is one of the leaders in his local Boy Scouts of America troop.