Our Team

César A. Lara M.D.

Dr. César A. Lara has been practicing medicine for 26 years and is a true healer. With just one meeting with him, you will feel empowered and ready to make a change. Dr. Lara’s life is dedicated to improving the lives of others, and he brings this passion with him to his practice every day. Dr. Lara received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). OMA fellowship is an honor that is awarded only to physicians who fulfill advanced requirements and continue through education and participation to work on the forefront of obesity medicine. In addition, he has an Advanced Certification in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and regularly attends conferences around the world to stay up to date on the latest medical breakthroughs.

William Maistrellis M.D.

Dr. Maistrellis is inspired by the significant health improvements he sees in his patients who lose their excess weight. Dr. Maistrellis received his Medical Doctorate from New York Medical College. He trained in general surgery for six years at the Harvard Surgical Service at Boston City Hospital, and completed a one-year fellowship at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been practicing medicine for 45 years.

Stanley Rosewater M.D.

Dr. Rosewater is happy to be practicing medicine, and he is empowered to help his patients achieve their weight loss goals to reach optimal health through Dr. Lara’s medical weight loss program.  Dr. Rosewater received his Medical Doctorate from Ohio State University Medical School, and is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been practicing medicine for 45 years.

Clifford Thacker M.D.

Dr. Thacker practices what he preaches about health, and strives to educate and empower each patient. Dr. Thacker received his Medical Doctorate from St. Louis University Medical School. He is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has been in practice for 26 years.

Lewis Auerbach M.D.

Dr. Auerbach knows the critical role obesity plays in the development of disease, and hopes to provide guidance and support to assist each patient in achieving his or her goal.  Dr. Auerbach received his Medical Doctorate from New York Medical College, and earned his Fellowship in Oncology Hematology at the University of Mssachusetts. Dr. Auerbach has over 25 years’ experience in Oncology Hematology, and he has taught residents at the USF Medical School. In 2006, he received the Chairman’s Award from the Florida Board of Medicine for “Outstanding Medical Care” to the residents of Florida.

James Vogler D.O.

Dr. Vogler loves to teach and to see each patient succeed on their way to a better and healthier life. Dr. Vogler received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the Midwestern University of Osteopathic Medicine, and is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecological Surgery, as well as Advanced Operative Laparoscopy. Dr. Vogler has been practicing medicine for 35 years.

Connie Reyes A.R.N.P

Connie, a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, has been practicing with Dr. Lara for 22 years, and is deeply committed to improving her patients’ health and lives. She received her training in Oncology and Critical Care at Morton Plant Hospital, and earned her Masters in Nursing at USF. Connie also has an Advanced Certification in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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