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Practitioners Bios
Gary Huber, D.O.

Dr. Gary Huber is President of the LaValle metabolic institute. He spent 20 years as an Emergency Medicine physician before joining Jim LaValle in the practice of Integrative Medicine here at LMI. Dr. Huber is an Adjunct Professor teaching Integrative Medicine practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy as well as a clinical preceptor for pharmacy students. Dr. Huber also lectures on hormone replacement therapies and integrative care for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine for the University of South Florida. He has developed the Metabolic Code® Professional Weight Loss Program that is proudly offered here at LMI.

Dr. Huber has a long held interest in nutrition and human physiology as it relates to wellness and longevity.  He has served as medical director for the Flying Pig Marathon and is presently on the board of directors for Loveland’s Amazing Race, a local charity event.


  • Medical school – Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Residency – Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio – Board certified in Emergency Medicine.
  • Integrative Medicine training – American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, University of South Florida
  • Clinical Professor and Preceptor - University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy
  • Author of “Breast Health – You Are In Control”, an e-book offering women guidance on breast health to avoid breast cancer
  • Co-Author of neutraceutical data base for Integrative Health Care physicians.
Penny Krebs, M.A.

Penny Krebs is a Registered Medical Assistant who’s prior experience included working in an active OB/GYN practice. She has extensive phlebotomy experience and is also a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Penny is the director of our weight loss program and coordinates our patients experience ensuring that each individual gets the personalized attention they need to find success. She works closely with Dr. Huber, our medical director to continually develop and redefine the application of our program to net the best outcome in promoting true health. Penny is a born teacher and leader who believes that anyone can find their best health and achieve their ideal weight.

Jodi Westfall, N.P.

Having entered healthcare more than 15 years ago, Jodi Westfall has studied and practiced medicine with an interest in restoring true health. Going beyond the limitations of traditional western medicine, Jodi began utilizing physiological and emotional heath as well as energetic healing techniques in order to provide a model of health care she could believe in.

She is currently certified in Family Medicine, Psychiatric Mental Health and Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner. As a Nurse Practitioner she has worked the last 9 years specializing in Dermatology. Observing the effects of inflammatory biochemistry and autoimmune disease expressing itself through skin changes and skin disease, she changed her practice to work towards healing the body from the inside out.

An interest in supporting healthy physiology and healing the body through nutrition and lifestyle was something she engaged personally before adding it to her professional pursuits. Personally seeing effects of emotion and stress as well as benefits of whole food nutrition in the care of cancer, her interest in true healing started. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and has completed the Institute's Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice course and advanced practice modules as well as a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Chelsea Caito, R.D., L.D.

Chelsea Caito is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky. She was the lead dietitian for Lifetime Fitness in Ohio for 2 years before joining our practice. Chelsea has presented educational programs for large corporate clients such as Proctor & Gamble and Pepsi Company. She also has experience working with professional and high level collegiate athletes to enhance performance and accelerate growth potential.

Chelsea’s patients find optimal health through integrative nutrition coaching while learning to make changes to their metabolism, mindset and environment. She has experience and extensive knowledge in nutritional supplements and metabolic efficiency. Chelsea implements personalized nutrition plans for patients and empowers them to make lifelong behavior changes while specializing in weight management, elite sports nutrition and restoration of proper bowel function. With the core foundation of education, proper supplementation, exercise and accountability, Chelsea firmly believes all of her patients will find success.