Frank A. Schuler III, M.D.

Dr. Frank A. Schuler III

Dr. Frank A. Schuler III, began his plastic surgery practice in Newport News in 1980. He has been dedicated to serving the community with excellent, timely, and compassionate patient care. Over the years he has mentored other plastic surgeons in the community and shared his knowledge, helping them to develop their skills. Dr. Schuler is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a member of numerous nationally recognized professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Lipoplasty Society of North America, the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His focus on cosmetic surgery has enabled him to meet the special requirements to receive the certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the Aesthetic Society. Dr. Schuler was initially attracted to plastic surgery because of it’s reconstructive aspects whether from congenital deformities, accidents or disease related. Through the years, Dr. Schuler has increasingly found satisfaction in cosmetic surgery. He enjoys improving people’s appearance and bringing it into line with their view of themselves.

Key Staff


Juli Lewis is a Newport News native. She graduated from Riverside School of Surgical Technology in 1991. The past 20 years she has specialized in plastic surgery at area hospitals and private practice. She graduated from American Spirit Institute in 2004 becoming a licensed Master Aesthetician. She is currently Dr. Schuler’s Surgical Assistant, and provides aesthetic skincare and laser services to his patients.


Lucy Adkins has been a Registered nurse for more than 30 years, focusing on Plastic Surgery for the past 18 years, since she came to the Peninsula and joined Dr. Schuler’s practice. She has worked in the operating room, recovery room and the office setting with Dr. Schuler. She is currently his Practice Administrator and Patient Coordinator, and is looking forward to providing personal attention and support for his patients in order to help them achieve their goals.

Shari Primm-Melillo, LMA, CLT

Shari Primm-Melillo is a Licensed Master Aesthetician and Certified Aesthetic Laser Technician and has over 12 years experience in medical aesthetics. She has helped countless patients achieve healthier, radiant skin through laser and light therapies, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, medical grade skin care programs and corrective cosmetics.