New Weight Loss Office Now Open in the South Hills

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We have some very exciting news!  We are opening our new (fifth!) office location in Pittsburgh’s South Hills!  Our new office is located in the Shoppes at Caste Village plaza in Whitehall.

We are accepting new and returning patient appointments starting this Friday, 11/16/2018.  B-12 shots will be available a couple days earlier starting this Wednesday, 11/14/2018.  If you’ve been waiting for us to make it to the area, make sure to come and see us by scheduling below:

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & MorgantownBook an appointment using SetMoreGreen Tree: 2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh (412) 458-5042  
North Hills: 1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh (412) 847-8083
South Hills: 5301 Grove Rd., Pittsburgh (412) 819-4614
Weirton: 241 Three Springs Dr. (304) 914-3112
Morgantown: 5004 Mid Atlantic Dr. (304) 777-2640
 ⇒ CONTACT US HERE FOR QUESTIONS/CONCERNS 

 

 

 

Fall Is Here!

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Fall is here! As we welcome to shorter days, crisp air and colorful leaves, we should think of the new season as a chance for a fresh start to your healthy habits.  As we pack up our swimsuits and flip flops and bring out those sweaters and toboggans, let’s not use the change in wardrobe as an excuse to forget our fitness goals. Some of us tend to gain weight in the summer even though we seem to be more active thanks in large part to, barbecues, graduation parties, weddings, and other gatherings. Fall, however, is the perfect time to undo the damage, since while Summers tend to stay busy Fall affords many of us more opportunity to slow down and refocus on our health and our families.

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Below are a few Fall tips for getting the most out of the season:

  • Pumpkins aren’t just for decorating–they are rich in phytosterols, and loaded with vitamins A and C. Some studies show that adding pumpkin into an already balanced diet can lower cholesterol.
  • Don’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  Your skin will thank you and so will your immune system especially in the cool windy weather.  Probiotics have been known to boost our immune system which seems to always be worse in the fall.  You know another source of immunity booster? Pumpkin!
  • Turn the computers off and put your sneakers on and go outside.  Nothing is better than walking with the crisp air and fall foliage.  Spending time outdoors have been known to improve your concentration and your mood, especially as the daylight hours diminish.
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  • If you must perform yard work, you can also use that as an alternative to a workout in a pinch.  For a 150 pound person, 30 minutes of raking leaves, or planting/weeding, or playing with the little ones can each easily burn up to 150 calories. (Just wait until you see how many calories you can burn shoveling snow in a few months)
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  • Autumn veggies are filled with heart-healthy vitamins.  Try roasting fall veggies with a little oil and salt & pepper, the extra fiber will also help avoid the urge to overindulge in all of the pumpkin spice treats we get surrounded by this time of year.

Fall doesn’t have to be the season that we dread just because it gets colder and grayer.  With these tips, we can make fall a fun, healthy time of year.

Checking In On Facebook

We have had many people confused on how to “check-in” on Facebook and be entered into our $50 Amazon gift card drawing.  We want to make it clear that when you check in on Facebook, you will be posting your name on our website saying that you are there. If you prefer not to share such information we completely understand, however, if you don’t mind sharing your visits with us it goes a long way to help us improve and continue to offer to our patients the best service that we can.

The following steps will help you check in on Facebook:

Go to Facebook on your phone

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Directly under “What’s on your mind?” is the Check-In button. Press that Button.

 

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Next, select the Elevation Medical Weight Loss Clinic at which you wish to Check In.

 

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THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT:

MAKE SURE THAT UNDER NEWS FEED IT IS SET TO “Public” If it is not set to Public we will not be able to see it and you will not be entered to win the drawing.  It does not make your Facebook page public, just this check-in.

 Lastly, you just need to share, and just like that, you are entered to win a $50 Amazon card.  It is as easy as that!

Once again, “checking in” constitutes consent to publish your name in connection with the drawing. If you win, your name will be posted on our website/Facebook page. 

Our 1st and 2nd-week winner is Aimee M.  from Weirton.  She is on a roll!  🙂 Thank you to all who checked in. Check in each week for a chance to win! As you can see, you can win more than once.

Good luck!

Check-in With Us!

Let your friends know you are here by checking in with us.

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After your initial visit, we like for you to drop by for weekly weigh-ins and to assess how you are doing. When you are here, you can check-in via Facebook once per week and be entered to win a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

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Check into Green Tree Click here
Check into North Hills Click here
Check into Weirton Click here
Check into Morgantown Click here

We will put all check-ins from all locations together and draw 1 winner per week.  The winner is to be announced on our Facebook page 🙂

Giving Back to Our Community

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We would like to take a moment to thank our community for providing us the opportunity to reach out to others and make positive changes in their lives. In an effort to give back, we would like to support our community by starting a program that will donate to various local charities every month.

If you have a positive experience with our services, please share your feedback to our Google Review or Facebook Review Page.

For September and October 2018, we will donate $3 for each review in support of:
Brooke County Animal Shelter   The money will go to buy supplies for the shelter so our fur friends can be comfortable
Hancock County “Shop with a Cop” Program Police officers take children who are in need to buy coats and necessities

Weirton Review Link
Morgantown Review Link
Green Tree Review Link
North Hills Review Link

We hope that we have the support from you to continue this charitable program indefinitely!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Labor Day

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All of our offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day.  We will open regular hours on Tuesday, except for Green Tree, which will reopen on Wednesday in accordance with our regular schedule.

We all hope you have a great and safe weekend!

Morgantown Sign is Up! Also, New Hours

The Morgantown, WV sign has arrived!  We are official.  We have also extended some of our provider hours so that we can be more available for patients trying to fit an appointment into their busy schedules.

Our NEW days and hours for providers are:

Mondays: 2pm – 5 pm
Thursdays: 10am- 1pm
Fridays:  by appointments

We will continue to be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for shots and weigh-ins.

Reminder: The only time medications can be distributed, are when the providers are there.

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STOP IN AND SEE US!

 ** Our Morgantown office is located directly off I-68 Exit 7 (Airport/Pierpont Rd) by the Amedisys Home Health **

Increase Your Protein Intake to Lose More Weight

Frequently we will have clients come to us with questions regarding how to lose weight more quickly or to continue losing when they have hit a stand-still.  As previously discussed in our article, 7 Tips on How To Break the Weight Loss Plateau, one of the easier options is just to increase your protein consumption.

If your physician has medically cleared you to consume more protein, you may want to replace a 300-400 calories meal with a side of green vegetables and several ounces of very lean meat (turkey breast, chicken breast etc.) OR 2-3 scoops of a lean protein powder.

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Look at how slim we are, and we just take pictures with the protein

We have personally taste-tested and reviewed in detail nutritional information on more than half a dozen protein powders.

Our personal top pick is OPTIMUM NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN
Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder
Double Rich Chocolate or Vanilla flavor
5 Pound for $58 at GNC stores or Amazon.com *

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Remy + Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein

When you drink 3 scoops of protein mixed with cold water, you are consuming 360 calories and that has 72 grams protein & 9 grams carbs. This will serve as a meal replacement for your busy schedule and help you get more protein in your diet.

*We have no affiliation with the manufacturers of any reviewed products. All product reviews are opinions and should not be taken as medical advice.*

Green Tree Office Phone is Temporarily Down

UPDATE 8/9/18 @ 6 pm:  All of our phone lines are now in proper working order. Thank you for your patience!

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Hi,

It has come to our attention that our Green Tree phone line is experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to remedy this problem, until then you can contact us at 412-847-8083.

There will be no interruption of service, but be sure to mention that you are calling about our Green Tree location so that we can schedule your appointment accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding.

Morgantown Office Has Opened!

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We are proud to announce that our Morgantown, WV office is up and running! (a proper sign is in the works)

We are located at the Mid Atlantic Plaza  5004 Mid Atlantic Drive.

Our Morgantown office currently takes appointments two to three days a week with more days in the near future.  Our clinic opens Mon- Tues 11a-5p and Thurs-Fri 11a-5p for weigh-ins and B-12 shots.

We offer all the services that we have in our Pittsburgh and Weirton offices.  You can transfer your chart from one location to another. We are here for your convenience.

Stop in and take a look at our new office