Melanie Turner is a Licensed Esthetician who graduated top in her esthetics class at Gadsden State with a 4.0 GPA in 2014. Melanie is happily engaged to her fiancé, Seth Lancaster, and is soon to be married. She received her Esthetics License from Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering certified as an esthetician. As a former acne sufferer, she understands the challenge this skin type can face and has an interactive approach to her treatment plans. Through each treatment she strives to give her clients the results they are seeking, while promoting deep relaxation. She specializes in skin treatments including microdermabrasion services, chemical peels, and facial waxing. Feel free to contact Melanie for any of your skincare needs!

Dr. Charles (Chip) H. Griffith, Jr

Deedra has been with New Image Weight Loss since we opened in October of 2011. She has been in the medical field for many years and has focused solely on weight loss and wellness for the last ten years. She is our Office Manager and is always eager to help new and established patients with any questions or concerns they have during their weight loss journey. She is happily married to her husband Bryant and they have two kids, Zack and Allie. 

Welcome to New Image Weight Loss!

​Our goal is to help you become a healthier, happier, new you! We strive to serve you with fast and friendly service. During your visits we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and you may call us at any time should you need any additional assistance.

We hope you find our products and service to be more than satisfactory.


Thank you for taking interest in letting us help you become the "new you" you want to be!


New Image Weight Loss Staff

Deedra Clonts

1956 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden AL 35901

​​Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-2pm

Doctors Hours
Tuesday's 9-12, Wednesday's 12-2, Thursday's 2-6

Melanie Turner

Born in Etowah County, Dr. Griffith attended Hokes Bluff & Gadsden schools, graduating from Gadsden High School in 1957. He completed his BA at Vanderbilt University in 1961 & Vanderbilt Medical School in 1964. Internship & first year residency in Pediatrics were at Vanderbilt & 2nd year residency was at University of Kentucky. He served in the US Army attaining the rank of major for 2 years. He returned to Gadsden & founded Gadsden Pediatric Clinic with Dr. Hilmon Holley. Practicing for 36 years at Gadsden Pediatric Clinic, he retired in 2007. He has been on 25 international medical missions. He is currently the director of the Etowah Free Medical Clinic and our Physician here at New Image Weight Loss. He is an elder of Rainbow Presbyterian Church. He has been happily married for 55 years to his wife Willene & together they share 2 children & 4 grandchildren. His oldest son, Charles III (Chipper), is the vice dean of University of Kentucky Medical School. His youngest son, Christopher, is a lawyer in Etowah County. Dr. Griffith currently resides in Rainbow City. 

Lauren Palacios has been with New Image Weight Loss for 3 years now. She has been in the medical field for 5 years. Lauren is our Medical Assistant & she greatly enjoys being one while working in the weight loss field. She is always happy & willing to help anyone with any questions or concerns when it comes to weight loss & is excited to help you feel confident about yourself again. Lauren is happily married to her husband Luke Palacios & greatly enjoys spending her free time with him, & their fur-babys Coosa & Groot, outdoors camping or hiking!

If you have any questions, Lauren can help!

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
Doctors' Hours
Tuesday 9am-12pm
Wednesday 12pm-2pm
Thursday 2pm-6pm

Call us today at 1-(256)-438-5839

Lauren Palacios