Meet Your Weight Loss Team!

Our mission and commitment

CardioMender MD

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 Cardiologist Weight Loss

Dr. Barry H. SchiffDirector of Medical Operations
Barry H. Schiff, MD is proud to serve as our program’s Medical Director. Dr. Schiff is a physician leader who has practiced both Cardiology and Internal Medicine in our community for over 35 years.

Dr. Schiff’s interest in weight management evolved from years of observing his patients experience the vicious cycle of recurring health issues which were direct consequences of being overweight. His current work directly confronts the subject of being overweight and obese, both of which can have serious health consequences.

Trish Bell, FNP-C
Trish Bell, FNP-CFamily Nurse Practitioner - Certified

Trish brings years of experience in Medically Supervised Weight Loss, Family Practice and Rheumatology to her Nurse Practitioner role at CardioMender, MD. Born and reared in Williamsburg, Virginia, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. To find out more about Trish, click here.

Felix Baez Alonso, FNP-C
Felix Baez Alonso, FNP-CFamily Nurse Practitioner - Certified
Felix is an experience Nurse Practitioner able to delivery best practice medical care and weight loss counseling strategies as part of a holistic, healthy weight loss program. Felix is a foreign trained doctor from Cuba with more than 12 years of experience in medical care, specializing in Family Medicine and General Surgery. To find out more about Felix, click here.

Shari UngerDirector of Center Operations
Shari Unger has provided over twenty-five years of management in the healthcare and banking industries focused on ensuring the customer experience to be the highest quality possible.
<strong>Jannara Stevenson</strong>
Jannara StevensonWellness Support Coach

Soon after high school, Jannara enrolled at the School of Health Careers in Fort Lauderdale to pursue her aspirations of becoming a Medical Assistant. After graduating, she spent five years as an MA at an Internal Medicine practice in Margate, Florida. To find out more about Jannara, click here.

<strong>Sigal Tsur</strong>
Sigal TsurWellness Support Coach

Sigal was born in Israel and came to the US at the age of 21, after having served in the Army for two years. She started working at Cardiomender, MD in November 2018 and feels very passionate about working at a Wellness Center due to her own struggles with weight. For more information about Sigal, click here.

<strong>Hilda Zamora</strong>
Hilda ZamoraWellness Support Coach

Hilda is a Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist and Registered Cardiac Sonographer who has worked for Holy Cross Hospital Medical Group, with an Internal Medicine practice and in a Cardiology office. She is now part of the CMMD team and believes in preventative medicine. To read more about Hilda, click here.

<strong>Danell Tucker</strong>
Danell TuckerWellness Support Coach

Danell is a Nationally Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through NAHP/NHA and a Certified Phlebotomist through ASCP. Having previously worked closely with a Diabetes Prevention Program, her passion for Healthcare was ignited. To learn more about Danell, click here.

<strong>Aslaam “Azzy” Nasirudin</strong>
Aslaam “Azzy” NasirudinWellness Support Coach

Azzy is a South Florida native who has been working in the health care field for over seven years. He is currently working toward getting his Masters as a Physician Assistant. To learn more about Azzy, click here.

<strong>Moises Hernandez</strong>
Moises HernandezWellness Support Coach

Moises has worked in the medical field for over 15 years, and his experience has taught him the importance of healthy weight. Working at CardioMender, MD is giving Moises an opportunity to learn more and continue to help others. To read more about Moises, click here.

<strong>Maxbel Dotel</strong>
Maxbel DotelPatient Care Specialist
Maxbel is a Medical Doctor, having graduated with honors from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic in October 2012. At the moment, Maxbel is a certified medical assistant working to obtain her medical license in the US. To find out more about Maxbel, click here.
<strong>Mariana Caraballo</strong>
Mariana CaraballoPatient Care Specialist

Mariana was born in Dominican Republic and the first person in her family to graduate from high school. She came to the US when she was seven years old and briefly lived in Missouri before permanently settling in Hollywood, Florida. For more information on Mariana, click here.

<strong>Brittany Gooden</strong>
Brittany GoodenPatient Care Specialist

Brittany grew up in Miami, Florida then got her Medical Assistant license in 2011 after attending school at Miami Central and training at ATI College of Health. To find out more about Brittany, click here.

<strong>Zachary Abecassis</strong>
Zachary AbecassisPatient Care Specialist
Zach’s interests are mainly in business and helping people. He is a native of Hollywood, Florida. To find out more about Zach, click here.