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Our mission and commitment

Doc, Julio And Yanara Aug 2023 FINAL

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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Julio Crespo, FNP-BC

Julio is a Cuban trained Medical Doctor specializing in Family Medicine and Intensive Care. He has worked as a Primary Care Physician in many countries, from South America to Pakistan as part of the International Contingent of Doctors, and specialized in Disasters and Serious Epidemics as a member of the "Henry Reeve Team".
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Yanara Diaz, FNP-BC

Yanara is a Cuban trained doctor with more than 15 years of experience in patient care. She graduated in 2005 as a Doctor in Medicine from Superior Institute of Medical Sciences in Villa Clara, Cuba.
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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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Angel Kirschweng

Angel has two Bachelor's degrees, one of them is a Bachelors of Science in Allied Health Sciences and the other is a (BSIS) Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration in Health Science and Psychology. She is a Certified Master Trainer, Certified Spartan SGX Trainer, and is Nationally Certified in Nutrition and Lifestyle Management.
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Anabel Zaldivar

Anabel was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to the US at 12 years old. She’s been serious about her studies ever since, and received her AA at the MDC Honors College before transferring to the University of North Carolina, where she got her BS in Biology.
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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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