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About Us

Vitality Health is a group of clinicians who are devoted to helping our patients achieve wellness. While we specialize in weight loss and hormone therapy, we also offer anti-aging, pro-energy, and a variety of other aesthetic therapies. We are unique in that we offer all of these services in one location, under the direct care of a board-certified physician and certified physician assistants.

We are a proud member of the Obesity Medicine Association. We use only the highest quality products and equipment for our patients. Every one of our treatments is supported by science and backed up by studies in the well-respected medical literature. Together we can lose weight, feel great, and achieve fulfillment!

Our Vision

  • Develop a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss that includes medications, nutrition plans, and pro-energy therapy such as B12 injections

  • Work with men of all ages to measure testosterone levels and treat them with testosterone therapy if they are symptomatic

  • Help our patients feel great with anti-aging therapies such as Botox and Juvederm

  • Offer the highest quality skincare products and services such as laser hair removal and spider vein treatment


Our Team

Alana Mercer, PA-C
Alana Mercer, PA-C, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biomedical Sciences from Missouri State University. She completed her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Cleveland State University/Tri-C in 2009. Certified national health coach by the NSHC. As a physician assistant, she has practiced emergency medicine, obesity medicine, and men’s health. She is an active member of the Obesity Medicine Association as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2012, she became certified in aesthetics as an adjunct to anti-aging, health and wellness therapies.

Dr. Ross Henschen
Dr. Ross Henschen, Graduated from North East Ohio University College of Med in 1981. Residency trained ER, Fellowship trained in CC med. Practiced ER med at Akron City Hospital for 29 years. Boarded ER. Professor of Clinical Medicine, Retired at NEOMED. Ongoing interests include Obesity care and treatment, PTSD, and Addiction. Dr. Henschen's goal is to help people lead a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. John Parente 

Dr. John Parente, D.O. graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in Biology before furthering his education at Ohio University Med School earning his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine advanced degree. Dr. Parente completed his residency at Akron City Hospital and has worked in a number of the best E.R.s in Northeast Ohio. Through his education and experience, John brings with him a world of knowledge and has really excelled at implementing processes and procedures to ensure patients are provided with efficient and effective care in an environment conducive to optimum healing.

Krystina Jacobs, Nurse Practitioner

Krystina graduated from Cleveland State University in 2014 with her Bachelors in Nursing. She worked as a emergency nurse for six years before achieving her Masters Degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. Krystina works as one of the weight loss providers here at Vitality Health. She has always had a passion for aesthetics and loves helping others look and feel like the best versions of themselves. 

Stephanie Russell, Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie graduated with her Masters Degree in 2019 to become a Nurse Practitioner. She has over 3 years of Urgent Care experience as an NP. Stephanie works at Vitality Health as one of our weight loss providers. She enjoys helping people to reach their goals and feel their best. 

Lauren Piper, Office Manager 

Lauren is the Office Manager at Vitality Health. She assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies, programs and practices within the Company. She graduated from Cleveland State in 2022 with a Bachelors of Psychology. Lauren loves promoting a strong team dynamic in the workplace to be able to provide the best possible experience for our patients here at Vitality Health.

Kora, Licensed Practical Nurse

Allison, Certified Medical Assistant  

Allison graduated in 2017 from Ohio Valley College of technology as a certified clinical medical assistant and phlebotomist.  

Victoria, Advanced Licensed Esthetician & Licensed Practical Nurse

Emily, Advanced Licensed Esthetician

Emily graduated from Brown Aveda Institute in 2015 as a Licensed Esthetician. She has a passion for skincare, body waxing, and all things lashes and brows! Emily loves helping people to feel comfortable in their own skin. She is eager to assist her patients in learning how to best care for their skin based on each individual’s needs. Emily cannot wait to work with you and help you to reach all your skincare goals!

Hailey, Receptionist 

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