Meet Our Staff

Our bariatric team is instrumental in helping you lose weight and they are here to guide you on your journey to a healthier life.

In this video, Dr. Stelios Rekkas, Director of our Bariatric Program, gives you a tour of our facility and discusses the benefits of weight-loss surgery.

Stelios Rekkas

Stelios Rekkas, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Director of Bariatric Program

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Our surgeon, Dr. Rekkas, graduated from the University of Florida, then attended medical school at Florida State University. He completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery at Jackson Hospital in Miami. In his free time, Dr. Rekkas can be found fishing, boating and traveling.

Julie Chorley

Julie Chorley, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Julie received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Tampa. She lives in Parrish with her husband, son, dog and cat, and enjoys traveling, boating and reading in her spare time.

Jennifer Moriarty Loeven, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Andreia Silva, MPH, RD

Registered Dietician

Candy Ramirez

Dulce “Candy” Ramirez, CMA

Patient Advocate

Advocating for our patients, Candy assists Dr. Rekkas with his weight-loss patients and supports them in preparing for the procedure by organizing their weight-loss pathway to complete the requirements for surgery. Candy has been an employee of our larger multi-specialty physician group, Manatee Physician Alliance, for 12 years. She enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her three beautiful daughters and husband, and attending her daughter’s soccer games.

Cate Roskind

Cate Roskind, RN, CBN

Bariatric Coordinator

Kim Cummings

Kimberlee Cummings, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Kim has been an LPN for 17 years! Her role in our office is to greet patients, answer medical questions, facilitate medication refills, assist with in-office procedures and so much more. In her free time, Kim enjoys going to the beach and traveling with her two daughters.

Edith Zarza

Edith Zarza

Bariatric Surgery Scheduler

Kelly Stephenson

Kelly Stephenson, MA

General Surgery Scheduler

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For more information on how to lose weight with Manatee Weight Loss Center, complete our Patient Interest Form or call 941-254-4957

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