Gwinnett County is the Fortunate Home to Two Remarkable Healthcare Practices
Dr. Kerith Powell and Dr. Belinda Millington both grew up in the US Virgin Islands. They each saw the need there for general healthcare practitioners and decided to pursue that as their life’s mission.
Dr. Millington got her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University, with a major in chemistry and minor in biology. She attended graduate school to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic and a degree in Anatomy.
She continued her training and obtained an MD degree and Master's in Clinical Sciences from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
“I trained at Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, one of the nation's elite teaching hospitals.” Grady is also one of only two Level 1 Trauma Centers in Atlanta.
Dr. Powell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Powell and Dr. Millington practiced in Chicago from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Millington served as Medical Director for a multi disciplined practice. Both doctors became frustrated with two facets of the practices where they served. Patients were not encouraged by others in the practice to get off of prescription medications. Emphasis was on treating the most patients possible to maximize revenue - not treatment that was best for patients.
Physicians would not reduce medications for symptoms they treated such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.
In 2006 Dr. Powell accepted a faculty position at Life University in Marietta, GA, the world's largest chiropractic university.
While on faculty at Life University Dr. Powell was invited by Governor Nathan Deal’s office to represent the chiropractic profession at the Georgia State Capitol. He and Governor Deal's staff agreed on the need for chiropractic care in far more medical facilities across Georgia.
In 2015 Dr. Powell purchased Dr. Chris’ Natural Remedies.
That same year Dr. Millington opened Lifestyle Pain Management & Wellness Center.
Both practices are based in Snellville, now next door to one another.
Each doctor focuses on “dis-ease” - not to be confused with disease. There are three causes of dis-ease: trauma, toxins and negative thoughts. Each of these can also cause misalignment in the vertebrae. The doctors’ comprehensive treatment approaches address physical, mental and spiritual wellness. The result is alternative complementary care that is both effective and affordable.
The doctors offer perspective in terms of “health percentage” over the course of a person’s life. Our health is 100% at birth, 0% at death.
Most physicians only treat patients in the 0% to 20% health range. In other words, those at severe risk of death. Unfortunately, healthier patients are often admonished to “Come see us when it gets worse.”
Dr. Powell and Dr. Millington treat those in the 80% to 20% health range. With such care patients need not approach the 20% point so early in life.
No two patients are alike, and no two office visits for that patient at Dr. Powell’s or Dr. Millington’s practices are alike. One visit might address chiropractic. The next might address naturopathic. The next exercise and/or diet, and so on based on a patient's unique needs.
Dr. Powell states, not entirely in jest, “The more people we can treat, the less likely patients will be aggressive behind the wheel, the more pleasant they will be at the grocery store, and the nicer their kids will be to other kids at school.”
He makes no claim to cure notorious Atlanta road rage, but we can no doubt agree that is a lofty goal and would be a delightful outcome. What other healthcare professionals that you know of aspire to such a result that benefits the entire community?
Dr. Powell continues, “Taking medication for pain is like applying tape over a car dashboard warning light. The problem condition still exists though the patient may think it does not.”
Dr. Millington recently saw a patient with what she called a “widowmaker”, a heart condition without symptoms the patient might notice, but a condition that often causes instant death. She was able to quickly diagnose it and got the patient immediate life saving care.
Patients routinely travel long distances to the practices, with many even residing out of state.
The practices treat a large number of patients they never see. They recently completed a series of phone consultations with a patient in London, England and got that patient off of their prescribed medications.
While physical exams can not be done by phone, Dr. Powell and Dr. Millington evaluate many conditions by analyzing x-rays and lab reports, making test kits available and more.
Dr. Powell does not accept insurance, as that would in fact drive up costs to patients. Insurance companies only pay a percentage of costs, so practices sometimes inflate those costs across the board, causing higher fees for patients who opt to pay cash or whose insurance does not cover treatment. Further, there is significant expense to a practice in administering insurance claims.
Dr. Millington focuses on primary care, pain management, personal injury and addiction. She accepts insurance for all services except addiction treatment. For addiction patients this assures a higher level of privacy, as insurance records are often shared with employers and others.
Other specialists on staff at Dr. Chris’ Natural Remedies include:
Dr. Chris Greene - nutritional response testing, Chinese medicine
Dr. LaRonda “Ronda” Ward - applied nutritional analysis, iridology
Dr. Jared Friebel - sports chiropractic
Shelves at the combined practices display over 2,600 products, such as whole food supplements, pharmaceutical grade vitamins, glandular, botanical and homeopathic treatments.
A Google search for “kerith powell belinda millington” reveals a remarkable 5 Star rating with over 285 reviews on Demandforce.com. Any business with a 5 Star rating and over 50 reviews is doing something special.
The practices serve patients of all ages, except Dr. Millington does not see pediatrics.
What we have not yet shared is that Dr. Powell and Dr. Millington are husband and wife, having married in 1994. This engenders further accountability to their patients. They seamlessly refer patients to each other’s practices, with full disclosure, to assure that care is available and provided in the most expedient manner.
Contact Dr. Powell or Dr. Millington to get on the road to wellness today!
To learn more or schedule an appointment:
Dr. Kerith Powell
1982 Main Street East
Snellville GA 30078
Dr. Belinda Millington
1982 Main Street East
Snellville GA 30078