Dr. Tyler Cooper grew up at the renowned Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, which was founded by his father, Kenneth H. Cooper, just eight days before he was born. After graduating from Baylor University with a bachelor's of business administration, Tyler worked abroad in business development for Cooper Aerobics for several years before deciding to follow in his father's footsteps and enter medical school. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio and a master's of public health from Harvard University. He was named CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises Inc. in 2007. Two years later, he founded Cooper Consulting Partners, which provides strategic health risk management and consulting to improve executive and employee health, helping companies achieve maximum benefit with minimum impact to the bottom line.

Preventative Exams Can Help Save Not Only Lives, But Money

This year, 635,000 Americans will have their first heart attack or die from coronary disease—many with no previous symptoms. These Americans could be your employees, customers, or suppliers. Stories in the news recently about prominent community leaders who have experienced cardiac events tend to make us re-examine our own health and that of our organizations. The economic implications of cardiovascular disease are just as serious as the health consequences. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, costs the United States $312.6 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity. Addressing cardiovascular disease is… Full Story

Healthy Leaders, Healthy Businesses

A company is only as healthy as its employees. This is a scary reality, as employee health is declining and healthcare costs are at an all-time high, posing a serious threat to the ability of U.S. businesses to compete in today’s global marketplace. The benefits of getting and staying healthy are well established. In order to promote wellness in the workplace, company leaders have to be willing to lead by example. It is critical for company leaders to take healthy lifestyle principles and apply them to maintaining a healthy business. Most business leaders now know that the indirect costs of… Full Story

A New Look at Preventive Medicine

Most people go to their doctor when they’re ill. I prefer to see patients when they’re feeling healthy. That way, I can identify any early signs of underlying medical issues. If so, most of the time the problem is preventable and even treatable before any long-term damage occurs. Yet this concept—the practice of preventive medicine—is still not widely known by patients or supported among mainstream primary care settings. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is trying to help fix that. The Task Force makes recommendations about which preventive services, such as screenings, counseling services or preventive medications, should be incorporated… Full Story