MetabolicMD is a medical weight loss practice providing physician-supervised, nutritionist-supported, individualized care.
Dr. Paul Kolodzik, MD, FACEP, FASAM, has provided weight loss and wellness services to patients for the last decade. Our practice provides evidence-based, scientifically proven, technologically-driven weight loss and disease management solutions. This treatment approach not only propels patients toward the ideal weight they desire, but also prevents and reverses selected disease processes such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, hypertension, high cholesterol, and fatty liver disease. No supplements, medications, or meal replacements are required. The CGM diet is a drug-free approach to weight loss and physical well-being.
Get to know the MetabolicMD Team.
Paul Kolodzik, MD, FACEP, FASAM, MBA
Dr. Kolodzik graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and attended the Wright State University School of Medicine. He then completed the WSU Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine in 1987, serving as chief resident in his final year. He finished a Fellowship at the Miami Valley hospital in 1988, and received an MBA from the University of Dallas in 1996. He has served as clinical faculty at the Ohio State University School of Medicine and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at Wright State University since 1989. He is Board Certified by The American College of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr Kolodzik served as Medical Director of Integrated Wellness Solutions, a national provider of employee wellness programs, between 2010 and 2016. Dr. Kolodzik is also Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. For the past five years, in addition to helping patients succeed at losing weight and reverse chronic disease, he has treated patients with drug, alcohol, and food addiction conditions.
Dr. Kolodzik has had a passion for health and wellness for over 30 years. This was manifested initially as participation in athletics, and subsequently by pursuing personal fitness with a focus on diet and exercise. He believes that for most people a regimen of limiting carbohydrate intake and frequent physical activity are the keys to weight loss, wellness, and disease avoidance. He practices the lifestyle he prescribes for his patients.
Krista Bolanger, PA-C, MPAS
Ms. Bolanger earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska and her Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Kettering College of Medical Arts.
She has been practicing as a physician assistant since 2004. Krista’s undergraduate education was a dual major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. She enjoys helping people learn to eat healthily and stay active. She also enjoys integrating complementary energy medicine with her medical background to help with stress reduction, relaxation, and overall mind, body, and spirit health. In her spare time, Krista enjoys RVing, camping, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Stevie Nickole Duncan
Director of Patient Care, Behavioral Services and Marketing
Ms. Duncan has worked in the health wellness industry for over a decade. Her practice setting background includes a focus on addiction and mental health disorders, preventive medicine, hormonal balance, food addiction, and weight loss. Her clinical responsibilities have included working closely with physicians providing patient care coordination and continuum of care integration between weight loss clinic services and primary care physician practices. Ms. Duncan has an extensive history in private medical treatment, the field of addiction medicine, and holds a license in chemical dependency counseling.
Stevie is responsible for the operational management at MetabolicMD, and focused on promoting and marketing our program, which includes working with referring physicians, the local communities and social media.
Ms. Duncan, originally from Cincinnati, studied visual communications and fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. A chance encounter upon moving back to Ohio prompted a career change into the medical field. Stevie is still just as fashionable as ever, and now enjoys cooking and making new recipes with focus on low carbohydrate recipes and substitutions. She is deeply interested in helping people understand the importance of optimal metabolic health through education and consulting. When she is not working in one of the many practices she oversees, she enjoys rollerskating, shopping, riding motorcycles, seeing live music and spending time with her 7 year old daughter.
Nutrition & Fitness Coach
Coach Rhett has been a Gym Owner and Fitness Trainer for over a decade. His certifications include a CrossFit Level 2 and The Active Life Immersion. He is focused on getting clients out of pain, back to performing and living the lives they always dreamed of, and solving the traditional problems that can’t be solved at a traditional gym through proper diet and fitness. Whether it losing weight, improving metabolic health, increasing athletic performance or changing body composition, Coach Rhett believes a simple consistent plan is better than an overly complex and unsustainable plan.
Coach Rhett’s responsibilities include bi-weekly touch points with each client to review diet/nutrition protocols as well as go over exercise and fitness related information. These touch points can include reviewing nutrition markers, food journals, and assisted with fitness and exercise related treatment goals.
When not working out or helping clients, Coach Rhett enjoys movies, cooking and hiking with his girlfriend and their black retriever Luna.
Patrick Rowe, Ph.D
Florida Director of Operations
Patrick graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science in Biology and then completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine and Translational Science at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. His dissertation research focused on cardiovascular complications caused by diabetes. Patrick then completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida studying type 1 diabetes at the UF Diabetes Institute. While Patrick loves research, after his postdoctoral fellowship, he realized he is passionate about communicating knowledge of disease processes to help others make health and lifestyle decisions. With this in mind, he completed his Master of Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University of Florida and is a certified Health Coach.
Patrick has lived with diabetes himself for over thirty years and is very familiar with the use of continuous glucose monitoring technology. In Patrick’s daily life, his CGM informs many in-the-moment decisions about food choices, exercise, and insulin dosing. The use of his CGM has allowed him to better control his blood sugars and improve his overall health. Patrick is also very passionate about nutrition and lives by the idea that low-carbohydrate food should be tasty and satisfying.
When Patrick isn’t helping clients meet their metabolic health goals, you can find him exploring the outdoors through hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and road biking. Patrick also enjoys low-carb cooking and baking and spending time with his wife, two kids, and dog.