Meet Your Weight Loss Team!

Our mission and commitment

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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

<strong>Trish Bell, FNP-C</strong>
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

<strong>Shari Unger</strong>
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. To find out more about Shari, click here

<strong>Darren Roberts</strong>
Darren RobertsPatient Ambassador / Procurement Specialist

Darren believes that working at CardioMender, MD is the perfect place for him to get a great deal of satisfaction from helping others get in shape and feel better about themselves. He is currently enrolled at Broward College majoring in physical therapy. For more information about Darren, click here

<strong>Rider Rivera</strong>
Rider RiveraWellness Support Coach

Rider is a Medical Doctor, born in the Dominican Republic. He moved to Santo Domingo to embark on a career in medicine, graduating 5 and a half years later with honors from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. At the moment Rider is in the process of preparing and polishing his knowledge and skills to obtain his practice licensure and be able to put them in service within the US healthcare system. To find out more about Rider, click here

<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>Luis “Luchy” Huertas</strong>
Luis “Luchy” HuertasWellness Support Coach
Luis “Luchy” Huertas is a Certified Registered Medical Assistant (CRMA) with an Associate’s Degree in nursing. He has numerous years of experience at Memorial Regional Hospital in the Division of Neurosurgery. For more information about Luchy, click here
<strong>Felicia Harmon</strong>
Felicia HarmonWellness Support Coach

After spending 25 years in the Retail Loss Prevention industry, Felicia obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management, following her heart to become a Medical Assistant. She graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from American Institute To find out more about Felicia, click here

<strong>Amanda Rodriguez</strong>
Amanda RodriguezWellness Support Coach
Amanda has achieved her Associates of Science degree as a Registered Medical Assistant. She has numerous years of experience working in the industry, primarily in the cardiac field For more information about Amanda, 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>Miriela Rojas</strong>
Miriela RojasPatient Care Specialist

Miriela was born in Key West, FL and raised in Hialeah. She is currently working at CardioMender, MD (CMMD) full time and … For more information on Miriela, click here.

Our caring weight loss doctors

<strong>Dr. Barry Schiff</strong>
Dr. Barry 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 almost 30 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.
To find out more about Dr. Schiff, click here

<strong>D. Allen Young</strong>
D. Allen YoungWeight Loss Physician
Dr. Allen Young, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Young is very passionate about helping his patients fully understand their conditions and the potential complications that obesity can create. He wants to help his patients remain compliant with their program so as to not only improve the quality of their life but improve the quantity of their life. To find out more about Dr. Young, click here