About Health First

Health First Medical Center is a multi-specialty medical clinic in Gahanna, Ohio providing many different services ranging from regenerative medicine, weight loss, travel vaccine clinic, and pre-op physicals.  Health First Medical Center is led by Dr. Stephen Canowitz and Angela Hoff, Family Nurse Practitioner.  Our goal is to help you look and feel younger and healthier while putting an emphasis on healthy lifestyles.  Health First Medical Center offers many services including:

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Weight loss
  • Travel Clinic
  • Pre-Op Clearance

Providing you with the best clinicians for the best care

Stephen Canowitz, MD

Stephen Canowitz, MD has been in private medical practice in Columbus, Ohio for over 20 years.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine taking care of people 18 years and above.  He is also Board Certified in Pediatrics seeing patients under the age of 18.  He has had training in Regenerative Medicine including stem cell and PRP injections to help delay or prevent surgery, improve pain and functionality in those joints that can benefit from such injections.

Angela Hoff, DNP, APRN, CNP

Angela Hoff is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner. She owns and operates At Your Door Visiting Healthcare Services, a large visiting primary care practice that serves facility patients. Dr. Hoff earned her nursing degree at Mount Carmel School of Nursing before pursuing her education at Capital University to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing. She then went on to receive a post-master’s in nursing with a certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Later Dr. Hoff attended the University of Alabama where she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Hoff is excited to start Health First Medical Center with Dr. Stephen Canowitz in addition to running her visiting primary care practice.

Gerald M. Rosenberg, MD, MBA

Gerald Rosenberg graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He did his orthopedic surgical residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, and then completed a Fellowship in hand and upper extremity at the esteemed Hospital Special Surgery / Cornell Medical Center in New York City. More recently Dr. Rosenberg attended the OSU Fisher College of Business, completing his MBA degree.

Dr. Rosenberg’s thirty-year surgical practice focused on joint reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, as well as knee. He is now concentrating on non-surgical ‘regenerative orthopedic medicine.’ This rapidly evolving science provides an additional treatment alternative for patients. His extensive surgical experience gives Dr. Rosenberg an in-depth understanding of joint anatomy, function, and the various conditions that cause pain. Likewise, he has a surgeon’s skill to deliver injections to specific anatomical targets.

Throughout his career he genuinely enjoys getting to know his patients, and creating unhurried, trusting relationships. He communicates clearly to help patients choose which mode of treatment is the best fit. As a lifetime athlete of many sports, he appreciates how joint pain impacts our lives and activities.