John Kocka, MD, is the Medical Director and Center physician at Cenegenics Columbus. Dr. Kocka trained at the Cleveland Clinic where he completed his residency in Family Medicine with special training in Preventive and Sports Medicine. Prior to founding Premier Health Clinic as a family practice, sports medicine, and wellness physician, he was the medical director at the Twinsburg Urgent Care and Twinsburg Health & Wellness Center. Dr. Kocka has previously served as the Medical Director of NASA’s medical clinic and fitness center.
In addition to his board certification in Family Medicine, Dr. Kocka is board-certified in Age Management from the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Age Management Medical Group, and physician-certified by Cenegenics. He is a member of the International Hormone Society, the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force reserve and served as the Chief of Medicine with the 910th Medical Squadron.
Dr. Kocka offers unique knowledge and experience outside his physician experience. With his interest in combat sports, he has been a ringside doctor for the Ohio State Athletic Commission, including a physician for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has won multiple natural bodybuilding and martial arts competitions and is a former Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts coach.
Dr. Kocka stopped competing, but his passion and commitment to weight training, functional training, exercise, nutrition, and health remain an example to his patients. Dr. Kocka believes in practicing the medicine and lifestyle he preaches to his patients.