Meet the Doctor: Richard T. Schones, D.C., F.I.C.P.A

I was born in Newport Beach California and raised in Costa Mesa California. I graduated from Costa Mesa High School, where I enjoyed both Football and Baseball. I received my Doctorate in Chiropractic from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1998. Right out of Chiropractic college I went into practice with my cousin and together we owned Broadway Chiropractic in Costa Mesa for fifteen years.


I was first introduced to chiropractic when I was five. I had a list of medical problems such as A.D.D., allergies, asthma, anxiety and bed-wetting. A week was not complete without several trips to the principles office and early dismissals from school for poor behavior related to the A.D.D. I would also be in the nurse’s office due to Asthma symptoms and I was usually sent home. All this for a kindergartner. My mom had been under chiropractic care following a car accident. She liked the gentle and effective care she was receiving and asked the doctor what he thinks she should do for me. She knew she did not want to put me on Ritalin or steroidal inhalers, but did not know any other options. He said; "Lets try adjusting him and see what his body can do". That night was my first full night of sleep in months, I was not sent to the principles office as often, my asthma and allergies never bothered me again and I never wet the bed again. From that day on I knew what I wanted to be. In high school, I had another chiropractor that would keep me healthy, but the main thing was he always had the door open for me. Now I know how I wanted to be. I want to give the gift of health to all through chiropractic and always have my door open.

Currently, I have been married to my best friend and beautiful wife Wendy since December 1997. We have FOUR precious gifts from God, Sarah, Hannah, Emma and Luke. I had the pleasure of delivering Hannah, Emma and Luke to ensure a trauma free birth. Each one was adjusted immediately after birth, and has never had any shots. I am proud to say that the girls have only been on 1 round of antibiotics in their life. Their health is optimal because they get adjusted at least once a week.

We felt led to move out of California and began looking in Georgia in 2013. We felt the Lord guiding us and were able to meet Dr. Alan Anderson here at Savannah Hills Chiropractic and Massage in 2014. We arrived in Georgia at the end of August 2014 and took over Savannah Hills Family Chiropractic in September 2014.

 

Meet Our Staff

Our staff is dedicated to giving our patients the best care possible while encouraging them to live a pain and drug-free life. We believe the One who made the body heals the body, and we are committed to helping our patients find that healing as we promote wellness through chiropractic, nutrition, and exercise.

 

 

Dr. Rick Eltz

Dr. Rick Eltz earned his BS in Biology from SUNY Cortland. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life University in 1983. He received his GA Chiropractic license that same year and has been in practice in Woodstock, GA since 1984. Dr. Eltz has been a part of the SHFC Family since June of 2006. Dr. Eltz has been trained and is proficient in a variety of Chiropractic techniques including the following:

  • Cox flexion-distraction
  • Gonsted
  • Diversified
  • Activator

He is a Medicare provider who has studied pediatric adjusting with Dr. Larry Webster as well as sports chiropractic with Dr. LeRoy Perry. Dr. Eltz is a lifelong athlete himself. He still hikes, bikes, swims, trampolines, and pumps iron. He has coached baseball, football, soccer, ice and roller hockey, and therefore, has a great understanding of the mechanisms of traumatic injuries.

In 2002, Dr. Eltz (and his son) helped start the Etowah Lacrosse Club, and Dr. Eltz served as the assistant coach. In 2006, he served as head coach and led the team to a 12-1 record and the NGLL Championship. In 2007, lacrosse became a varsity sport at Etowah, and Dr. Eltz stayed on with a community coach.

Dr. Eltz is engaged to Ellen Castillo and has one son, Seth Michael along with 3 cats. He is a member and part-time usher at Hillside United Methodist Church.

 

Kathy Kinsey
LMT, NCBTMB, MLD

GA License # MT000166

Kathy is a graduate from the Atlanta School of Massage, 1996. Her core training is in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, Pregnancy, Reflexology, and Chair Massage. After many years of spa experience, she was led to a clinical setting working cooperatively with chiropractic. She has been with Savannah Hills Family Chiropractic since 2002.

Kathy has specialty training in the following techniques:

  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Yoga Postures from Thai Massage
  • Craniosacral
  • Post-Injury Rehabilitation

Kathy will individualize each massage to meet your needs. It is her belief that when you add massage to your Total Health Plan, you will find a better quality of life both physically and mentally. It is her intention to give you the best care possible.

 

Rhonda House
Office Manager

Rhonda is a Certified Medical Assistant who spent three years in the medical industry before finding her home at Savannah Hills. She has been with the practice 10 years. She is a loving wife to Michael House and the mother to two beautiful daughters, Taylor and Jaden.

"After working three years in the medical industry, never seeing anyone experience relief, I decided to give chiropractic care a try. Since moving over to the chiropractic field 10 years ago, I now have the privilege of seeing people get better faster and stay better longer!"