Pioneering Tampa Bay Weight Loss Doctor Wins Readers’ Choice Award for 14th Year


César A. Lara, M.D. has been chosen as the best health program by Tampa Bay Magazine readers. Aaron Fodiman, Editor for Tampa Bay Magazine, noted, “Each year, we solicit votes from our readers for what they consider the “Best of Tampa Bay.” Some winners change year by year, while some others are consecutively chosen as “The Best.” Dr. Cesar Lara is one of those who has, for the past 14 years, been selected by the magazine readers for this meaningful award that relies on the opinion of a select group of knowledgeable individuals.”

In terms of winning the award for 14 years straight, Dr. Lara said, “When I look at the medical and lifestyle problems caused by obesity, I see an opportunity to help people heal. I’m always looking for cutting-edge tools to blend with my holistic approach to helping patients heal and lose weight. I’m honored that so many people appreciate my unique approach. To be recommended for and to win this award is truly an honor. It is deeply meaningful to me and my staff. Thank you.”

“I see an opportunity to help people heal from lifestyle problems caused by obesity. I look for cutting-edge tools to blend with my holistic approach to helping patients heal and lose weight. I’m honored that so many people appreciate my unique approach. This award is deeply meaningful to me.”

Dr. Lara has always been forward-thinking when it comes to the health of clients. He practiced as a family health doctor prior to specializing in medical weight loss. As a family doctor, he noted obesity as a common issue and wanted to get to the bottom of the issue. Now, at his clinics, he focuses on a positive mindset, eating whole foods, medications and supplements. His unique approach addresses the root cause of obesity. Typical results include losing weight, stopping yo-yo dieting, feeling stronger, having more energy, and looking healthier.

Patients in his 12-week program release an average of 35-40 lbs in 3 months. He is currently accepting new patients at clinics in St. Petersburg and Dunedin, FL. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lara Weight Loss and Wellness, at

About Dr. César A. Lara

Dr. César A. Lara has known since childhood that he was placed on this earth to make a difference in people’s lives. A true healer, Dr. Lara is gifted with the ability to connect with patients on a deeper level and understand the root cause of their problems. With two weight loss clinics located in the Tampa Bay area, Dr. Lara has evolved his practices into comprehensive weight loss and wellness institutes.

After graduating from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Lara ambitiously opened his medical practice with the vision of healing people and improving their lives. It wasn’t long before he began to realize some of the limitations of modern medicine. Many of his patients were suffering from conditions that were being treated but rarely healed. In his search for a more powerful solution, he realized that profound change could come through helping people overcome obesity and take control of their health.

César A. Lara, M.D Weight Loss & Wellness has locations in downtown St. Petersburg and Dunedin, FL. Virtual appointments are available worldwide in English and Spanish languages. Thousands of patients have successfully lost weight and maintained optimal health with Dr. Lara’s Awakening 12-week weight loss program, Formnovélle green laser therapy, and bioidentical hormone therapy for aging with ease.