meet team

Meet our team of dedicated and compassionate providers who are committed to the highest standards of patient care.


Dr. Lopina was born the 6th of 8 children into a loving family in a small, rural town in Wisconsin. He spent most of his young life in Winston-Salem, NC. In 1992 he graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School, where he was Valedictorian, Student Council President and Co-Captain of the varsity soccer team. Dr. Lopina has two degrees from UNC Chapel Hill. In 1996 he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with highest distinction. In 2000 he received a Doctorate of Medicine. In 2003 he completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he received two teaching awards. Since joining Newton Family Physicians in 2003 he has served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Catawba Valley Medical Center, provided free medical care at St. Joseph’s Good Samaritan Clinic in Newton and volunteered as team physician for the Newton-Conover High School varsity football team.

Dr. Lopina practices full service Family Medicine, with the exception of Obstetrics. He cares for newborns, children, adolescents, and adults. He performs minor surgical procedures in the office. His specific area of interest is Pediatrics.

Dr. Lopina lives in Newton with his wife and 3 children. He and his family are parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Newton. He has been a leader for Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout Troop 383 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover since 2011. He was Cubmaster from 2017 to 2019 and has been Assistant Scout Master since 2019. He enjoys playing and listening to music, staying fit, spending time outdoors, and, most of all, spending time with his family.