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.

Lauren Piper, Office Manager 

Lauren is the Office Manager at Vitality Health LLC. 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 is currently going to school for her Bachelors in Psychology from Cleveland State and is expected to graduate in 2022. Lauren loves promoting a strong team dynamic in the workplace to be able to provide the best possible experience for all of our patients here at Vitality Health.

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. 

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 & Licensed Practical Nurse

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.

Molly Rehker, Registered Nurse

Molly graduated from Miami University in 2011 with a double major in Education and Health Studies. After teaching for 6 years, she completed the accelerated nursing program at Baldwin Wallace. Molly has been a RN for 3 years with experience in labor and delivery. Molly specializes in vitamin infusions and the weight loss program. Molly loves seeing people grow in their knowledge of self-care and says that nothing is more exciting than when her patient's reach their personal goals!

Tracey Caine, Registered Nurse

Tracey graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Bowling Green State University. Tracey worked in the wellness field before deciding to continue her education in nursing. In 2014, she graduated with her nursing degree from Cuyahoga Community College. Tracey has experience in critical care, emergency medicine and hair restoration. In 2020, Tracey started performing aesthetic injections and is currently working towards a Masters degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. 

Allison Farner, Medical Assistant  

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

Jessica Kirallah, Registered Nurse

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.

Amber Lynch, Registered Nurse

Amber graduated from Ohio University in 2009 with her degree in Marketing and Web Design. She soon after went back to school and received her degree to become a Registered Nurse. Amber has experience in emergency medicine and cardiac care and at Vitality, she specializes in laser hair removal and the weight loss program. Amber loves helping patients feel more confident in their own skin along with restoring their confidence. 

Julia Sherrill, Receptionist 

Julia is currently a student at Baldwin Wallace University studying to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Julia is the receptionist here at Vitality Health and also oversees the social media accounts. Julia loves to help out around the office wherever she is needed to improve patient experience and loves to create a welcoming environment for the patients. 

Jamie Mueller, Advanced Licensed Esthetician

Jamie graduated from Brown Aveda Institute in 2007 as an Advanced Licensed Esthetician. Jamie is able to provide customized skincare treatments for all of her patients and is also a waxing expert!