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.