Meet Your Providers
Dr. Donovan Christie MD, Founder, and Medical Director
Dr. Donovan Christie, MD is the founder of ANWAN Wellness Medical Center P.C., the ANWAN Regenerative Center and the Picture of Health Foundation Inc since 2000. He is passionate about preventive medicine as the practice focuses on integrative and functional medicine utilizing practical lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, spirituality, natural neutraceuticals, hormone replacement, stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapy, detoxification, intravenous nutritional infusions, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, and pellet therapy. Dr. Christie received his MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, his Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency from Columbia University and his anti-aging, integrative and regenerative fellowship from the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine.
He founded the Picture of Health foundation Inc, a non-profit organization that focuses on short term medical outreach locally and internationally and wellness education and health screens nationally. He is an author, educator and assistant professor of Medicine at the Ross University school of Medicine.
Dr. Shannon Christie, APRN, FNP-C
Dr. Laronda Ward, DC
Dr. Ronda Ward DC, is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and Naturopath. She graduated from Life University and Trinity School of Natural Health with extensive research in Functional Medicine and nutrition. Through proper correction of nutritional deficiencies and mal alignment of the spine, Dr. Ward aids the body in restoring health. To facilitate wellness, she utilizes a variety of Chiropractic techniques in concert with Applied Nutritional Analysis, Kinesio-testing, neuro-modalities, and Iridology. Every day the body undergoes an infinite amount of mechanical, emotional, environmental, and chemical stressors that contribute to disease. Dr. Ward’s extensive training allows her to employ homeopathic medicine, herbs, and therapeutic grade supplementation to assist the body in resolving fundamental deficiencies to reverse chronic disease states.
Dr. Ward is proud to serve the athletes of the Special Olympics of GA. She is a community advocate, serving, volunteering, and lending her knowledge, support, and expertise on a host of community boards, nonprofit organizations, and healthcare forums.
Christina Smalls Physician Assistant
Dr. William Dufour Physician’s Assistant
After graduating high school in metro Atlanta, I attended the University of Georgia to earn my Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. I then continued my studies at Augusta University to complete my Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. I began my career at an urgent care in Augusta, Georgia and am excited to be back home in the Atlanta area. My hobbies and interests include soccer, basketball, volleyball, traveling, and medical mission work.