Meet The Team

Dr. Bryan Stepanenko

Lead Physician & Practice Developer

MD, MPH, FAAFP, IFMCP

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Dr. Bryan Stepanenko is board certified in family medicine and is a functional medicine practitioner and educator. He had a career as a firefighter and paramedic for five years before his military medical career in the Army treating conventional and elite Warfighters, Veterans, and their family members. Dr. Stepanenko is passionate about helping high performers heal faster and be unbreakable by leveraging personalized lifestyle, nutrition, and integrative modalities to optimize their physiology and physique. He focuses on understanding each person in context and over time, including their lifestyle habits, life events, health events, and environmental exposures. He then identifies and addresses root causes of dysfunction to help patients recover their health, navigate injuries, and optimize performance and recovery. 

Practice Attributes:

  • Works to identify what factors have set the stage and triggered your root causes of dysfunction.
  • Educates on how what you do, think, and eat modifies your biology and how you can leverage that to achieve your health or performance goals.
  • Specializes in the full scope of civil and military service professionals (police, fire, military, government); athletes of any sport or caliber; and performance-minded individuals of any age.
  • Works with you, your support system, and an amazing health coaching and administrative team to help you develop and execute a health optimization plan.

Training:

  • Muscle-Centric Medicine®
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL (MD/MPH)
  • Family Medicine Residency at FT Benning, GA 
  • Certified practitioner from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP)

Colleen Johnson is a functional medicine practitioner with a master’s in Physician Assistant studies.  She has been caring for patients for years with an emphasis on overall wellness, body composition, health optimization, and longevity. Colleen uses a holistic approach to implement individualized treatment plans for her patients. She focuses on finding the root cause of ailments or diseases and incorporates movement, nutrition, self-care, and proper sleep to balance hormones and metabolism. 

Practice Attributes:

  • Works to find answers and will not stop until we have figured out what others have not been able to. 
  • Guides you to become the best and healthiest version of yourself.
  • Works with you as your teammate and part of a vast healthcare team.
  • Utilizes peptides, supplements, and additional modalities to find the ideal treatments for each individual.
  • Creates actionable tasks for patients to implement in their lives for long-term benefit.

Training:

  • Muscle-Centric Medicine® 
  • Master’s in physician assistant studies at Touro College
  • Has practiced in Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Pain Management,
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy, Obesity Medicine, and Functional Medicine.
  • Licensed massage therapist

    Colleen Johnson

    Lead Physician Assistant

    PA-C, MPAS

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    Alexia Belrose

    Executive Assistant & Health Coach 

    INHC, CPT

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    Alexia’s health coaching program bridges the gap between implementing your physician’s recommendations and your wellness goals. She will focus on your main health concerns, from nutrition, environmental health, self-care, physical activity, relationships, and more! This type of preventative care will allow you to access the tools for a lifetime of personal growth and balance.

    Practice Attributes: 

    • Discover the areas in your life you would like more balance and guidance.
    • Set attainable goals and actionable plans to get you out of the “all-or-nothing” mindset.
    • Learn the full scope of health beyond nutrition.
    • Leverage your strengths to support your weaknesses.
    • Explore your nutritional needs. 
    • Personalize your exercise program. 
    • Build resiliency to succeed in your health journey despite the circumstances.

    Training: 

    • Muscle-Centric Medicine® 
    • Institute for Integrative Nutrition 
    • NASM certified personal trainer with a specialty certification in pre and post-natal training 
    • BFA Pace University NYC

    Peter has honed his nutritional expertise and coaching skills over decades of working with integrative primary care, concierge care, and women’s health clinics. He has consulted with some of the biggest names in the functional medicine space. His passion for using food and nutrients as medicine even led him to a successful venture owning and operating an organic grocery store and deli where he also conducted life-changing nutritional consultations. He ran this business until joining forces with Gabrielle full-time and has been running her clinical practice as manager of operations and ensuring optimal patient and client experiences ever since. 

    Practice Attributes:

    • Experienced and knowledgeable in supporting personalized concierge care for any patient at any age. 
    • Helps patients confidently navigate complex care plans by simplifying and reinforcing the why with patient education.
    • Addresses your priorities and ability to solve problems first.

    Training:

    • Muscle-Centric Medicine® 
    • Thousands of real-world internship and employment experiential training hours supporting integrative and functional medicine practices 
    • Long Island University & Stony Brook University

    Peter Roth

    Manager of Medical Operations & Functional Nutritionist

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    Kylie Fagnano

    Wellness Representative & Registered Dietitian

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    Kylie is an Integrative and Functional Registered Dietitian. She has been caring for her clients, specializing in the gut and digestive health and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Having had her own experiences struggling with autoimmunity and gut issues, she can connect and relate to you as a unique individual to help guide you back to health using food, supplements, and lifestyle variables. 
    Practice Attributes:

    • Listens and identifies where you need the most guidance and works as your partner in your nutritional care. 
    • Empowers you and teaches you tools so you can implement them for long-term success.
    • Focuses on what makes you as a unique person feel well, empowered, and capable.

    Training:

    • Muscle-Centric Medicine®
    • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner from IFNA 
    • Masters in Nutrition, Marywood University
    • Certified Leap Therapist
    • BS Psychology, Misericordia University