About Us

Dr. Dwayne L. Watkins – CEO & Medical Director

Dwayne L. Watkins MD, board-certified physician, received his Bachelor’s of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas Pharmacy School. He later went on to attain his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School and completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center.

Dr. Watkins is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, American Board of Internal Medicine and has received specialized training in laser liposuction. He is currently CEO and Medical Director of Heartland Healthcare, Total Body, and Heartland College Park. Dr. Watkins is happily married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys training his youth in sports, traveling, and actively working as a member of his church.

Crystal – Practice Manager

Bio coming soon…

Beth Sykes – Nurse Practitioner

“My name is Beth Sykes, and I am currently a nurse practitioner for Total Body. I studied at Emory University and graduated with a Masters in the science of nursing 22 years ago. I have been with Total Body and Heartland Healthcare for two and a half years. My passion is helping people be in the best possible health as well as helping patients overcome obstacles in their weight loss journey.”



Melissa Riley – Medical Assistant

“My name is Melissa Riley. My position at Total Body is a Certified Medical Assistant. I received my medical assistant diploma in 2000 at Savannah Technical college located in Savannah, Georgia. I have been a medical assistant for over 17 years and have been working for Dr. Sandra Wordlaw-Watkins for 8 years and have also been assisting with Total Body for one year. I love my role here as a strong outgoing team player and I also enjoy nurturing a warm and safe environment for my co-workers and patients. My job every day is to wake up and ask God to give me the knowledge, understanding, and tools I need to perform each task that is set before me. My number one goal is to bring the best quality service to our patients and to make sure that their healthcare needs are met in a timely manner. My personal slogan is to be happy, be humble and to love. I am married with four kids and one granddaughter. My passions include my family, cooking and going to garage sales.”

Sheric Price – Medical Assistant

“My name is Sheric Price. I am a medical assistant at Total Body Atlanta. I studied at Flint River technical college located in Thomaston, GA and graduated in June 2009. I have been a nurse with Heartland Healthcare and Total Body for 6 years. My Passion for my patients and their health makes me love what I do every day.”