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. My 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.

Danielle Rothacher Phlebotomist 

Danielle graduated in 2017 from Phlebotomy Training Specialists as a Certified Phlebotomist. Danielle also helps triage patients as well as assist with wellness consultations.

Victoria Streza Advanced Licensed Esthetician

Victoria graduated in 2018 from Brown Aveda Institute as an Advanced Licensed Esthetician. As a skincare provider, Victoria will be able to figure out the best treatments for her patients specific needs so they can achieve healthy, glowing skin. Victoria is also currently in school to become a Registered Nurse.

Jessica Kirallah RN

Jessica graduated in 2020 from Cuyahoga Community College as a Registered Nurse. Jessica is currently continuing her education with Ohio University to receive her BSN. Jessica specializes in laser hair removal and assists with the weight loss program.

Hillary Verlato, LMT

Hillary graduated in 2013 from the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage. Every massage she does is customized to an individuals specific needs (deep tissue, sports massage, prenatal, etc).