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Dr. Kristin Oja is the Founder and CEO of STAT Wellness, a one-stop wellness shop that focuses on both functional medicine and movement. Dr. Oja obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice and MS in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus from Georgia College & State University. She’s an entrepreneur and nurse practitioner, and her mission is to transform healthcare one patient at a time.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What is STAT Wellness, and what do they do?
  • Dr. Kristin Oja talks about how she got into the wellness space
  • What you need to know about supplements
  • Prebiotic-rich foods to consume
  • The supplements kids need — and how to lower their cholesterol
  • How to get your kids to eat healthier
  • Healthy smoothie recipes to try
  • The importance of looking at the whole person (and not the number on the scale)
  • Dr. Oja’s experience with treatment-resistant Crohn’s disease
  • Menopause and its implications
  • Managing work, business, and kids

In this episode…

The food quality of a typical American diet is grounds for health concerns. We are getting a lot of high fructose corn syrup and sodas, which makes our fat cells very plump and impacts how our pancreas makes insulin and how our body stores fat.

These days, we’re much more sedentary, and our energy, carbohydrates, and glucose exceed what we can fit into our cells. Instead of pushing glucose into muscles, which happens in an active state, we’re pushing it all into our fat cells. We’re also beginning to store this fat around our liver and kidneys. More concerning is that we are seeing this in children as well. So what can we do?

Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder and CEO of STAT Wellness, Dr. Kristin Oja. They discuss what you need to know about supplements (and supplements for kids), tips for eating healthier and lowering cholesterol, healthy smoothies to try, and more!

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Episode Transcript

Jeremy Weisz  0:19

Dr. Jeremy Weisz here Founder of where I talk with inspiration entrepreneurs Leader’s today is no different. I have Dr. Kristin Oja, of STAT Wellness. And before I formally introduce Dr. Kristin, I want to mention other episodes people should check out of the podcast. You know, Dr, Kristin, both of us geek out on health related topics. i Dr. Scott Gray talked about the power of regenerative medicine. He’s got clinics across the US. So check that episode out. I have I have some of my favorite products on here. So I had the founder of Wild Tonic, Kombucha. I love Kombucha. That was, you know, amazing episode I had the founder of Truth Bar, which is a bar that has a lot of probiotics in it. Rusty Jones, co founder of Hello Water. Also we’re talking about supplements. Roy Krebs started natural stacks, and he talks about his journey of growing that supplement company. So check that out. And there’s so many great healthcare ones Dr. Michael Fossel talked about he wrote talks about telomerase therapy and longevity. He’s an MD PhD. You know, MD from Stanford taught at Michigan State. Pretty smart dude. And Pete Cunningham is also from the marketing side of things CEO of Evolve healthcare marketing, he basically helps grow clinics by patient acquisition for chains and clinics. So check those episodes out lots of good stuff and This episode is brought to you by Rise25. At Rise25 we help businesses give to and connect to their dream 100 relationships and partnerships. And how do we do that we actually help you run your podcasts are an easy button to launch and run your podcast. You know, for me, Dr. Kristin, you met my business partner John Corcoran, the number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships. I found no better way to do that than a profile that people and companies I most admire in this planet and profile them and shout from the rooftops and everyone can learn what they’re working on. So if you’ve thought about podcasting, you should be have questions go to and learn more. I’m excited to introduce today’s guest, Dr. Kristin Oja, and she’s the CEO and founder of STAT Wellness, and it’s a one stop wellness shop in Atlanta and Roswell and growing from there. By the time you listen to this, they may have three, four more locations. And they focus on both functional medicine and movement. And she’s an entrepreneur, nurse practitioner, most impressive. I don’t know how you do this, she’s Superwoman mom of two right now under two. And her mission is transformed health care, putting the emphasis back on health, one patient at a time. So Dr. Kristin, thanks for joining me.

Dr. Kristin Oja  3:11

Thank you so much for having me on here. And I think you just gave me a lot of listening while I run this week. I look forward to hearing those podcasts.

Jeremy Weisz  3:19

So tell us about STAT Wellness and what you do.

Dr. Kristin Oja  3:23

So we opened in 2019. So right before the pandemic and at our one year party, I found out I was pregnant with baby number one. So you can imagine opening in 2019, having two kids and doing a pandemic life has been crazy the past few years. January will be our fourth year open. But we started as the nation’s first as you mentioned medicine and movement practice. And my big goal was starting South wellness is to really build relationships with my patients outside of there once a year, twice a year medical visit. So under our roof, we have health coaches, we have dieticians, we have physical therapists, we have personal trainers, we do IV therapy, we do sick visits, we do well visits. So you know we really get a lot of these touch points with our patients throughout the year. And we do ala carte and we do memberships and our ala carte is just pay as you go. So we have some patients that just come in when they need us and our bread and butter is our memberships and so our memberships are based on a one year time period. And our goal is that we really want you to look at your health as a journey and a marathon and not a sprint you know we never want to put false you know expectations with our patients that like hey, it’s gonna be two visits and you are going to be the best version of yourself. Our goal is you want we want these little by little a little becomes a lot changes that are going to make you the best version of yourself over time. So that’s kind of a little bit about us and we want to stay our big mission to is to really stay you know, I know the word affordable is relative have, but we want it to be something that is accessible to the masses. Because there’s a lot of great concierge providers out there. But you know, some people can’t afford that. And then primary care, we know those visits are less than seven minutes with your health care provider. And you cannot get through a whole health timeline in a seven to 15 minute period. So our new patients are one hour long with a provider, not you know, a nurse working you up and then the provider coming in like we are with you for an hour, and we started your birth, we want to know, Are you a vaginal delivery or a C section? What was your mom’s health? Like when she was pregnant? Was she going through a traumatic divorce while she was pregnant? You know, what was your upbringing? Like? What was your diet, like, at a young age? How many antibiotics were you on? You know, these are the things that we ask and want to know, in our visits, because that’s how we get to know you. And that’s how we started to uncover what some of the root causes to your imbalances are.