Meet Our Team

Taking the first step in getting heroin addiction treatment isn’t always an easy decision. It’s comforting to know that you have the right people on your side. It’s also important to us that you feel comfortable with your treatment providers and the facility you’ve chosen. We want you to know you’re in good hands at East Indiana Recovery.

Opiate & Heroin Addiction

and Alcohol Dependence

Treatment From Caring Professionals

Paul Kolodzik

Paul W. Kolodzik, MD, MBA, Founder, Medical Director

Dr. Kolodzik is the Medical Director of East Indiana Recovery.  His 20-year tenure as an emergency physician has provided him extensive experience in caring for patients and families impacted by opiate addiction.  His experience in the emergency room motivated him to support patients through a practice of addiction medicine beginning in 2015. Since that time he has cared for hundreds of patients seeking opiate and heroin addiction treatment.

Dr. Kolodzik is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, the Wright State University College of Medicine, and the WSU Residency in Emergency Medicine.

Wade Smith

Wade D. Smith, DO, FACEP, Physician

Dr. Smith is a 1997 graduate of Kansas City University College of Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Wright State University in 2000. He has practiced in various ED’s in the Dayton area for over 18 years. He approaches each patient with compassion and empathy, and his goal is to work with his patients to help meet their goals while maintaining sobriety and recovery.

Christopher Howell, DSc, MSc, MPAS, PA-C, MBA, FAAPA

Christopher Howell completed his Doctorate in Physician Assistant Studies through Baylor University and his PA residency in Emergency Medicine at San Antonio Uniformed Service Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) at Brooke Army Medical Center; both in Texas. In addition, he has been awarded his Master of Military Strategic Operations Arts and Science degree from Air University’s Air Command and Staff College, Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, and a Bachelor in Organizational Leadership and Master in Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University, in Oklahoma. He is a twenty-year veteran of the United States Air Force, where he held many leadership and clinical responsibilities, including clinical practices in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and most recently Emergency Medicine. He currently has clinical privileges in Emergency and Addiction Medicine and serves as an associate professor in medical education.