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4 out of 10 adults have prediabetes

and 90% don't even know they have it.

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We provide metabolic evaluation

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Cooper Center for Metabolism

The Cooper Center for Metabolism (CCM) is a clinical facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of underlying metabolic causes of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and infertility.

February 2022: Exciting Practice Expansion – Accepting New Patients!

From Medical Director Emily Cooper, MD:

As we enter year three of the pandemic, the need for high-quality care that targets metabolic function and reduces preventable disease risk is more important than ever.

Kristen and I are so grateful to finally open our door to those on our waiting list, who were referred by friends, family members, and local healthcare practitioners.

I am excited to announce that we have added two excellent medical providers who share our mission and enthusiasm for the Cooper Method of evaluation and treatment of metabolic dysfunction. Daphne Carballo, Physician Assistant, and Alisha Boxley, Nurse Practitioner, have joined our practice.

In addition to the training that I have already provided to Alisha and Daphne, we will continue to collaborate and operate as a unified provider team under my direct supervision, implementing my evaluation and treatment protocols.

Thank you to our patients for their ongoing patience, kindness, and support!

Emily Cooper, MD

Current clinic precautions in response to Covid-19 (as of April 2023)

The safety of our patients and staff is our priority. While we are conducting all provider appointments via telemedicine to minimize traffic in our clinic, we encourage you to visit our clinic for your pre-appointment labs and vitals. All provider appointments will be conducted via telemedicine or phone until further notice. 

We have implemented several measures to ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff. We enforce the following protocols, based on CDC guidelines:

  • All patients and visitors must wear well-fitting masks (in place of loose cloth and surgical masks) at all times while onsite, except when eating or drinking. If you do not have a well-fitting mask, we will provide you with one.
  • We perform temperature checks on staff and patients upon arrival at the clinic.
  • We will provide you with individually-wrapped disinfectant wipes, pens, and utensils for meal tests.
  • Seating distance provides a minimum of 6 feet between individuals.
    • No more than 2 people should use the kitchen at a time.
    • No more than 8 people should use the conference room at a time.
  • We deploy portable high-filtration air filters, high-filtration HVAC, and UV disinfection around the clinic.
  • Our staff disinfects lab surfaces regularly with a 10% bleach solution and all other areas with a 70% alcohol solution and follows thorough cleaning processes.
  • Clinic traffic is limited to essential staff members and a small number of patients with lab or vitals appointments. No one may accompany a patient in the clinic unless they are a child or otherwise require assistance.

Before your appointment, you will receive a message with further information about preparing for your visit. If you have any additional questions, please reply to that message.

We appreciate your cooperation as we ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff.

SPM Staff

New Patient Inquiries

Did you know that your brain and body communicate through hormone messengers to control your metabolism, body weight, and appetite?  The study of metabolism, appetite, and weight regulation is one of the most exciting areas of medicine today, and the scientific discoveries of the past two decades bring increasing clarity and promise to the treatment of patients with obesity.

Elevated cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar, high body weight, and infertility frequently share an underlying metabolic cause. In fact, obesity is now categorized by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association as a “multi-metabolic and hormonal disease state” because scientists have found multiple imbalances in key metabolic factors, hormones, and neurotransmitters in those who are affected.

Dr. Emily Cooper is the Founder and Medical Director of CCM, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Obesity Medicine. She and her team are committed to providing the highest level of individualized patient care possible. Through science-based medical diagnosis and treatment, patients experience regression of harmful disease processes while developing and maintaining as healthy a metabolic system as possible.  

For more information about our facility, maps, and driving directions, please see our Office Location and Directions page.

Emily Cooper, M.D.: Why Diets Don’t Work

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The Metabolic Storm 

In the second edition of The Metabolic Storm, Dr. Cooper presents science that obliterates myths about diets and obesity. She explains that the metabolic system is extremely complex and profoundly affects other body systems such as reproduction and fertility. The Metabolic Storm explains why weight issues are not the result of laziness, lack of commitment, or absence of willpower. It introduces the breakthroughs and answers discovered, but never properly disseminated, through more than 100 years of scientific research. Once you understand the metabolic system, you will never want to diet again.

All proceeds from book sales are donated to the Diabesity Institute, a nonprofit founded by Dr. Cooper and dedicated to increasing access to effective medical care for those suffering from diabesity by advancing the science of metabolism.