2018 Holiday Hours

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All of our offices will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will be open for regular hours starting Wednesday, December 26th,  2018.

Our office will also be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019, for New Year’s Day.

We would like to thank all of our patients for making 2018 a phenomenal year.  In 2018 we added 3 locations and helped hundreds of new patients.  Together we lost thousands of pounds and we know 2019 will be even better.

We at Elevation Medical Weight Loss would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019!

2019

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
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 **Please note that medications cannot be dispensed during general office hours, but only during physician hours or by appointments**

 

What to Expect During Your First Visit

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2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 304-2016  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112

We all know that carrying extra weight often comes with emotional baggage, which can include depression, low self-esteem, social isolation and more. This is among the many reasons many want to start a weight loss regimen. The first step is often the hardest, sometimes walking through the door looking for help is very scary.

We, at Elevation Medical Weight Loss, know that sometimes you just need a place to go where you can find non-judgemental, empathetic people who want to see you lose excess weight as much as you want to lose it.  Congratulations! You have found us and we are here to help you on your way to your goals!

To make getting started as convenient as possible, we offer both appointment and walk-in hours. If you are a walk-in patient, please expect to wait. Hopefully we can fit you in without delay, but we always prioritize our appointments first so please understand if we have to ask you to wait. *Shots and weigh-ins NEVER have to make an appointment.*

Our prescribers are usually not here every day.  We have several offices between which they have to travel.  The ONLY time you can get a refill on your medications is when a prescriber is present in the office.  There are NO exceptions.  Shots and weigh-ins are every day, and any time we are open.

Let us walk you through your first visit so you will know just what to expect.

Paperwork 🙁 Everyone’s favorite! Yes, but it’s not too much. Most of it is just consent forms. Two pages, front and back.

Photo ID – We need a photo ID on just your first visit. We will make a copy of it for your chart.

After all of the paperwork is done, you will be asked to go into the room and the first thing we do is weigh you (to get that part over with), after that is done we will ask you if you would like any injections. We offer B12, Fat Burner, Energy (with Anti-Inflammatory), B-Complex shots. These are weekly injections. You can choose to get them as you come or buy them by the package. We will take a waist measurement also. We also may take a blood pressure and heart rate. It’s very easy and only takes a minute.

When that is done you will be sent to the prescriber. Our prescriber will go over all of the plans with you and you and she will decide what is best for you according to what you want to lose and all the information that you give her. She will tell you exactly how to take your medications or to use your injections, whatever you choose. You will leave with paperwork and all of the necessary things you will need to start your weight loss program.

Once all of your decisions have been made you will come out to the reception area. Any program you choose, you will leave with. Payment will be required when you leave.

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We accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARD, CASH, CARE CREDIT
*We do NOT accept Checks

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Now you will be on your way to start your new adventure and we will be there for you every step of the way! We encourage you to weigh in once a week. We understand some of our patients live very far away and are unable to do that. We still would like to keep in touch with your progress and so we ask our patients who are not local to email us with their progress.

There you have it. Now you know what to expect when you come in for the first time. Now don’t be a stranger!

 

Bring a Buddy!

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2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 304-2016  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112

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Our “Bring a Buddy” incentive program was a huge success in January! Thank you to all who participated.  We had two winners from our two locations, Green Tree and Weirton. They were Kristen from Steubenville and Jennifer from Pittsburgh.  Congratulations to the both of them!

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Don’t forget, our incentive program is still going on through February and March!

Here is a reminder of some of the details:

WHO CAN APPLY:

  • Anyone, whether current or new patients, may apply.
  • If you are a returning patient, you must be due for a refill on your medications.
  • BOTH buddies must physically be present and be seen together (don’t worry, your buddy doesn’t have to see your weight)
  • You BOTH must get a prescription for medications, HCG or sermorelin.

YOUR INCENTIVES:

  • Each buddy will get $10.00 off of their medications.
  • Each buddy will receive a complimentary B12 metabolism injection.
  • You will each get put into a drawing to win credit for a free month of medications and B12 & Fat Burner injections (1 of each injection per week for 4 weeks). PLUS you get a weight scale like the ones in our office! (over $220 value for the entire prize).*

*There will be 1 winner from each clinic location (Weirton & Green Tree in Pittsburgh).  There will be drawings on the last day of January, February, and March.  The winners’ first names will be posted on the website and Facebook page.  All offices will be included in this incentive program. No cash or cash equivalent will be substituted for the end of month awards.  If you do not want the injections, there will be no credit or cash given. You can not “give” or “transfer” them to someone else.

Good luck!

Stay Healthy this Winter

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241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112

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Immunity is winter’s magic word.  When temperatures drop and windows and doors stay shut, viruses can fester.  If your immune system is down, you’re more likely to catch the latest bug which means less energy and generally feeling awful.  Winter germs are lurking everywhere so use some of these useful tips to avoid illness this winter.

-Getting the flu shot before the winter season starts can reduce your risk of illness by 50-60%. Family physicians, health departments, and even your local pharmacies offer them, often for free.
-Research has shown vitamin C to be one of the most powerful immune boosting vitamins available. This water-soluble vitamin can be found in oranges, orange juice, broccoli and in other fruits and vegetables as well as in high-quality multi-vitamins. Chewable or liquid vitamin C is also available in most health food stores. Ester C (a unique form of vitamin C that is buffered with calcium to increase absorption) is also available in several multi-vitamins or as a single supplement.

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-Buy plenty of hand sanitizer.  Using sanitizer can reduce your exposure to germs immensely.  Try to find one that has at least 60% alcohol, or make your own by using this recipe:

  • 3 oz. filtered water
  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 10 drops clove essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil

Mix ingredients in a 4 oz spray dispenser and shake gently. Spray into hands 3-5 sprays and massage for 5-10 seconds.

-Drink lots and lots of water. Eight to 10 glasses a day is recommended, especially during the winter (though our doctor would prefer you drink more like 15 glasses). You’ll feel loads better when you are hydrated and if you have already gotten a cold, keeping hydrated has been shown to be an important part of the illness battle.

-Avoid overdoing it on refined flours or sugars. Too much white sugar and flour will not only contribute to weight gain, but can also crash your immune system.

-Staying active will help promote bone and muscle health, control weight, and improve sleep patterns, leading to an overall healthier lifestyle throughout the year. And the stronger you are in general, the stronger your body will be to fight off illnesses – or recover in case you get sick despite your best efforts to avoid it.

-Wash hands…..a LOT.

– And get plenty of sleep!

One Day or Day One…You Decide …And Bring a Buddy!

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241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112

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Every January most of us resolve to start the new year by changing ourselves for the better in some way.  The number one New Year’s resolution is…you guessed it…to get in shape and/or lose weight.  69% of us make that same resolution every year. How many times have you made that promise to yourself,?

If 2018 is the year that you want to lose weight and get healthier, we at Elevation Medical Weight Loss are here for you! We are excited to announce that we have some incentive programs in store for you to make it just a little easier for your journey to a healthier you.  We know it can be hard sometimes to lose weight and the right support system can make a world of difference.  To help you strengthen and grow your own support system, we are offering a “Bring a Buddy” plan for you with some exciting incentives.  Here is what you need to do:

  • Be a former or a new patient, it does not matter.
  • If you are a former patient, you have to be ready for a refill on your meds or HCG.
  • Both people must physically be present and seen together for the appointment.
  • Bring a buddy with you, you both must get a prescription for meds, HCG, or sermorelin

YOUR INCENTIVES:

  • Each person will get $10.00 off of their medications
  • Each person will get a complimentary B-12 metabolism injection
  • Both of your names will get entered into a drawing at the end of the month to win a free weight scale (the same model as our in-office scale) and a credit toward a month of medications and B-12 and fat burner shots ($183 value).*

*There will be 3 winners from each clinic location (Weirton & Green Tree in Pittsburgh).  There will be drawings on the last day of January, February, and March.  The winners’ first names will be posted on the website and Facebook page.  All offices will be included in this incentive program. No cash or cash equivalent will be substituted for the end of month awards.

One day or day one?  We will decide…This is your DAY ONE!  Make it count…with your buddy!    

Karen’s Weight Loss Story

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Growing up I was always naturally athletic, and never really struggled with my weight.  When I had my first child, however, everything changed.  I was young and wanted to make sure my baby was healthy, so I ate whatever my body craved, which also led to a 65-pound weight gain.  Throughout the next 30 years (and another baby) I struggled with increasing weight gain. As a mother, I sacrificed a lot for my children and family, and unfortunately, my weight was one of them.

Not long ago, my husband decided that he wanted to lose weight so that he could play with our new grandbabies and I witnessed him lose over 100 pounds with the help of Elevation Medical Weight Loss.  After seeing his results, I felt I owed it to myself to try to get on a plan that would assist me in my new outlook on a healthier, happier life with my husband. Currently, I have lost over 80 pounds and feel better than I have in decades.  Although I was extremely happy with my weight loss, it also left me with a substantial amount of excess skin.  The skin became so much of a hindrance to me that I had no other choice but to have a procedure to have it removed.

Before coming to the Elevation I felt stuck.  I dreaded traveling far due to the constant fear of not fitting on a plane seat.  Even though I know it was not the case, I felt like every other traveler was watching me and waiting to watch the spectacle of me trying to squeeze into a seat designed for a person half my size. Even if I avoided flying, I was never comfortable and lost all joy in traveling. I was always “on edge” thinking people were looking at me.  Now I can fly without hesitation and get to watch my grandchildren experience the world without worrying about “Nana’s problem” getting in the way.

Since my procedure, I feel I can now follow the doctor’s advice and start exercising.  Although I do not enjoy it, I feel it has really changed the way I feel.  I am starting to feel more confident in my own body again and play with my grandkids in ways that might have put me at risk for serious injury prior to my losing the weight.

I’ve tried to lose weight before with limited success, but having my new-found motivation, and the information that Elevation has provided me with has really simplified the whole process and has made all the difference. I still have a lot of work ahead of me to keep the weight off and live a healthier lifestyle, but I’ve been able to learn so much already about how different foods affect my body and what kind of diet makes it easier to maintain my new weight.  Elevation has provided me with the tools to continue my maintenance.

Thank you so much for the Elevation Medical Weight Loss staff and doctor for helping me reach my goals, and set new ones. I feel like I have many more fulfilling years left to spend with my family.

Holiday Hours 2017

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2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 304-2016 
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112

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We will have the following changes to our hours during the holiday season. All of our offices will be CLOSED on Monday, December 25th 2017 and Monday, January 1st 2018 for Christmas Day and New Years Day.  Besides that, our normal office hours will be:

PITTSBURGH/GREEN TREE HOURS & INFO
 2350 Noblestown Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
 412-304-2016
PITTSBURGH GENERAL OFFICE HOURS (shots and weigh-ins) **PITTSBURGH PHYSICIAN HOURS** (weight loss consults & medication refills)
Monday  – 10am – 4pm
Tues: CLOSED
Weds – Fri: 12pm – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm
Weds: 10am – 1pm
Fri: 3pm –6pm

Sat: 9am –1pm
Walk-ins are always welcome during these hours

**Please note that medications cannot be dispensed during general office hours, but only during physician hours**

and for Weirton:

WEIRTON HOURS & INFO
Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Weirton 
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062
304-914-3112
WEIRTON GENERAL OFFICE HOURS (shots and weigh-ins) **WEIRTON PHYSICIAN HOURS** (weight loss consults & medication refills)
Mon- Thurs: 11am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 2pm
Sat: 11am – 5pm
Tues: 2pm – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 1pm

Sat: 2pm – 5pm
Walk-ins are always welcome during these hours
**Please note that medications cannot be dispensed during general office hours, but only during physician hours**
Our team at Elevation Medical Weight Loss wishes you a wonderful and happy holiday season!
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How 15 Minutes of Walking a Day Can Change Your Life

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We all know how important exercise is and the impact it has on our mental, physical and emotional health.  So often we at Elevation Medical Weight Loss hear that people can’t exercise for one reason or another.  Some think they are too large, too old, too feeble, the list goes on and on…excuses, excuses. Thankfully, there is something most of us can do and we do it every day, without even thinking…WALKING.

Did you know that walking at least 15 minutes every day can add up to 7 years to your life?  We suggest if you are able to do more, challenge yourself with a vigorous walk whenever you can.  If you have trouble physically walking for a while, just getting up and moving can make a difference!

Here are some benefits of walking every day:

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  • Walking boosts your mood.  Walking just 12 minutes results in increase attentiveness
  • Walking can improve cognitive performance
  • Walking can lower your blood pressure
  • Walking can help prevent or control diabetes.  Women, in particular, who walk at least 30 minutes daily decrease their risk of diabetes by 30%.
  • Walking has proven to be effective at shrinking dangerous abdominal fat linked to diabetes.
  • Walking can help reduce pain and improve mobility

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When you are walking, here are some tips to make the most out of your stroll:

  • Swing your arms. Bend at 90 degrees and pump from shoulders. This allows for a quicker pace and provides a workout for your upper body.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.  Look for flexible soles and stiff heels, or any cushioned, lightweight, and low-heeled shoe.  Try to avoid stiff-soled shoes that don’t bend.
  • Make sure your posture is correct.
  • Pick the right pace.  To burn more calories, you should be walking at least 3-5 mph.  Take smaller, faster steps to speed up.
  • Try small hills, up and down steps for a more fat-blasting workout!

The smallest of things can help you walk more.  If you have to take public transit, get off before your destination and walk the rest of the way.  If you can, try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk after lunch instead of sitting and chatting with co-workers. Walk your dog or a friend’s dog.  Put your phone in the next room so that you have to get up to answer it.  Same with the remote, put it by the TV.

The benefits of walking daily are astronomical, as it positively effects both your mental and physical state, leaving your mind and body happier and much healthier.

So grab your sneakers and your music and start moving those legs! Your body will thank you!

 

 

 

 

Donna’s Weight Loss Journey from March 10, 2017 to September 2017

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Dear Dr. Cooper,

I wanted to share with you my weight loss story which would have never been possible without you and your amazing staff at Elevation Weight Loss of Weirton.

I came to you on a Friday afternoon in March of 2017 (the 10th).  I was so discouraged after having tried everything from Weight Watchers to a personal nutritionist and trainer and spending an amount of money that I do not care to remember.   My weight on March 10, 2017 was 206 pounds.  I was exhausted all of the time, depressed, and very uncomfortable.

On previous programs, I would loose a little bit of weight, even up to 30 /35 pounds and then quicker than I lost the weight, it would come right back.

I decided after speaking with a few people that your program might be a final chance for me.  I was embarrassed with my situation, as a teacher and educated woman, that I could not conquer this weight issue on my own.

I can honestly say that you and your staff made me feel so comfortable and listened to my story with so much compassion and understanding.

I started with the HCG Diet injections.  Within the first weeks I was seeing weight loss.  After two months on injections, I switched to the Diet Medication and I continued to see the pounds drop.

I additionally came in for the B12 injections to help with my inflammation and this was finally a program that was successful for me.

The nutritional guidance that Dr. Cooper and her staff gave to me was invaluable.  Combining the programs medication, nutritional program and the exercise guidance, I was finally in control of my weight.  By mid April I had lost 25 pounds and was down to 178.  By June I was 160 pounds and today I am maintaining at 3 pounds below my goal weight at 142 pounds.   64 pounds and nine (9) inches less in my waist later plus  six (6) months of hard work, dedication and amazing support and I feel fantastic.

I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be back in control of my life.  I recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain and walked an average of 25 miles each day.   I bicycled along the Mediterranean for two (2) hours and never was even out of breath or tired.  I am enjoying shopping for clothes again and I have regained my confidence.

Thank you doesn’t seem enough for all that you have done for me and my family.  I cannot ever thank you enough.  I continue to visit Elevation for B 12 shots to be sure that I am staying on my maintenance program.  I cannot stress enough that it was a challenge, however, one that was well worth achieving.

If anyone is in the situation that I was in March, I would encourage them to come to Elevation and Dr. Cooper and trust in this program.

Thank you,
Donna

Tips on How to Be Healthier in the Fall

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Summer is coming to an end and cooler weather is just around the corner. With the temperature drop usually comes less outdoor activities and the inevitable cold and flu season. Here are some tips for enjoying a happy and healthy fall this year. Pumpkins, for instance, are good for more than just carving as they are jam-packed with immune-boosting vitamin A, and are a low-calorie and low carb snack. They can be roasted, mashed, turned into soup and baked. Fall veggies, like fiber packed beets and vitamin  packed Brussel sprouts, can also add a healthy bump to your diet.

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  • Avoid the Pumpkin Spice Latte trap! You know it’s fall when Pumpkin spice drinks make its debut. Although they may make you get into the fall spirit, they are sky-high in sugar and fat, which adds up to hundreds of calories. Make drinks healthier by choosing non-fat milk instead of whole, no whipped cream, and ask for less syrup. Cinnamon is great fall spice and a better substitute for sweetener.
  • Get a flu shot! The flu shot can cut your risk of getting the flu by up to 60 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These natural immune boosters can help you stave off the virus as well as recover more quickly if you do get sick.
  • Even if everyone around you is sniffling, you should still take steps to protect yourself. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands regularly. get plenty of rest, and eat a healthy diet.
  • Fall also means Halloween, which means candy. The best advice for buying Halloween candy is to buy candy that you do not like. Sounds simple, but it will work.
  • Even though there is less sunlight, try to keep the same routine. Your body will thank you.

These are just a few of the things you can do to stay healthy during this jam packed season, but same as the rest of the year we can’t overstate the positive effects of a properly balanced diet and regular exercise.