Dr. Cruz is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Cruz completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship at Seton Hall University in South Orange New Jersey and then went on to complete an intensive Internal Medicine Review Course at the prestigious Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cruz has been serving the Central Florida area since October of 1995 as a primary care physician, during his years of practicing medicine he has come to see the direct link between weight issues and overall health. Dr. Cruz is very happy to introduce Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss Program to help combat the growing problem in our community and provide people with the necessary tools to achieve their weight loss goals, both safely and quickly.
· Dr. Cruz was born in Long island, NY and has lived in the Greater Orlando area since 1971
· Dr. Cruz has earned privileges at all hospitals in the Orlando area and is the official hospitalist for UCF.
· Dr. Cruz is married with 4 children and his hobbies include tennis, racquetball, snow skiing and staying active in his church.
Emely – COO/Director – Emely was born and raised in central Florida and true Orlando native. She has been working with Dr. Cruz since he opened the practice in February of 1999 and has seen the practice grow from day one. As a Certified Medical Manager she is passionate about her work and makes it a priority that patients are treated like as if they were a family member. Emely does not see her work as a job but more like a place she comes to assist patients with the medical and weight loss concerns. She has an open door policy for her staff as well as her patients so come by and say hello anytime.
Katie Lisbon – My journey started back in 2010 when I decided to make the “Big Change.” I had struggled with my weight my whole life, until I finally decided my obesity was not going to take my life. I successfully lost over 100lbs by creating a lifestyle and have maintained this weight loss till this present day. It was this experience that ignited my undeniable passion for nutrition and wellness. But most importantly helping other reach their fullest potential. After obtaining Bachelor’s in Alternative medicine I became a Certified Life Coach and have been working side by side with hundreds of individuals pursuing their own weight loss success story. I’m always asked why I’m always smiling, how could I not?, I get to be the witness to so many individuals changing their lives for the better just as I did all those years ago.