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Our mission and commitment

At CardioMender, MD Weight Loss Specialists, our mission is to improve the long-term health and wellness of our patients through safe, medically supervised weight loss.

We treat each patient as an individual, providing customized, medically supervised weight loss solutions to achieve a healthier lifestyle, including disease prevention and regression. We strive to be a trustworthy resource by offering weight loss education about diet, nutrition and realistic, sustainable lifestyle changes. We pride ourselves on providing medically supervised weight loss support and inspiration in a caring, professional, ethical and respectful manner.

Our valuable team members

Barry Schiff, MD

Barry H. Schiff, MD is proud to serve as our weight loss program’s Founder and Medical Director. His interest in weight management evolved from observing his patients experience the vicious cycle of recurring health issues.
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Felix Baez Alonso, FNP-C

Felix Baez Alonso, FNP-C, brings years of experience in the medical field. He will deliver to our patients the best practice medical treatments and weight loss strategies as part of a holistic, healthy weight loss program.
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Gloria Arias, FNP-BC

Gloria Arias, FNP-BC, attended Florida International University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2015. She has a background in adult medical-surgical cardiovascular care, newborn intensive care, and adult-gerontology primary care.
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Shari Unger

Shari Unger has provided over twenty-five years of high-quality management in the healthcare and banking industries. She is highly focused on ensuring the customer experience is always the highest quality possible.
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Jannara Stevenson

Jannara always wanted to help others feel great about themselves and live a healthier life. Working at CardioMender, MD has been the perfect place to help patients achieve a better life as a result of a healthier lifestyle.
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Moises Hernandez

Originally from Cuba, Moises was educated in Florida and has worked in the medical field for over 15 years. His experience is in renal care, HIV care, mental health and elderly care.
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Julie Barrera

Julie’s passion for health care has led her down many paths in the health and fitness industry.
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Jonathon Zigler

​Jonathon was born and raised in South Florida. He graduated from FIU after double majoring in Biological Sciences and Natural & Applied Sciences. Now he seeks his Medical Assistant license to work as a Physician Assistant.
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Jose Farfan

Jose was born in Ecuador but raised in Queens, New York, and moved to South Florida when he was twenty years old.
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Nicole Zigler

Nikki was the first of her Venezuelan family to be born in the United States. She is happy to be part of the CardioMender team, where she supports people on their weight-loss journeys and makes their lives healthier.
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Omar Longa

Omar was born in Venezuela and moved to Miami with his family at the age of two. He has one…

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Jannelle Gratereaux

Jannelle was born in Miami, Florida but her family’s roots are in the Dominican Republic where she lived from the age of 2 to 6.
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Ashley Mendoza

Ashley was born in Pembroke Pines, Fl, where she has lived her whole life. Her family is originally Colombian and have always taught her the importance of working hard.
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