About The Staff

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.

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Kristan Dixon

Bio coming soon…

Karen Columbus, LME, ACLP - Practice Manager and Aesthetic Provider

Karen is the daughter of a Notre Dame Professor, and Author/Mother, raised in a variety of cosmopolitan cities. At the age of 21, she married her high school sweetheart and traveled back to the south to discover her southern roots. Working
under the direction, tutelage, and training of Birmingham and Atlanta Physicians, Karen has over 23 years practice in the industry.

Karen’s celebrity clientèle has boasted a list among clients from the Atlanta Falcons, recording artists, Mrs. Georgias, Playboy Models, and CNN Correspondents. As an Educator, Karen has trained hundreds of Atlanta’s and Alabama Aestheticians. Karen’s recommendations and advice are the results of years experience, study and research through thoughtful professional judgment.  Her ongoing commitment to staying abreast of recent advancements and technologies keeps her on the cutting edge of Aesthetic Medicine.

Nominated Best Medical Aesthetician in Atlanta, Karen holds Instructor's, Laser and Master Cosmetology Licenses, as well as Aesthetic and European Aesthetic Degrees.

Karen comes to the practice with decades of management and administration as well as clinical aesthetic interventions
in cosmetic surgery, dermatology, wellness and medical aesthetics arenas.  Karen's contributions to the practice not only includes the day to day overseeing of business, but Karen expresses her care, love, and personal touch to each and every patient she encounters, as she strives to make all feel welcome, loved and supported.

Karen specializes in pan facial rejuvenation and volumization, and clinical skin aesthetics for all skin types. Some of her other skills include:

  • Dermal Subcision/Needling
  • Ethnic skin solutions
  • Advanced Injectables
  • PRP
  • PRF, Advanced
  • Chemical Peeling
  • numerous Laser modalities
  • Difficult to Treat Skin problems such as Melasma
  • Acne Treatment and Management

Her intense training and focus also include medical weight loss, bio-identical hormone therapy and hair restoration.

Melissa Riley – Medical Assistant

Melissa Riley profile“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

Sheric Price profile“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.