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.
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, PA-C
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
Andreia Silva, MPH, RD
Dulce “Candy” Ramirez, CMA
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, RN, CBN
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.
Bariatric Surgery Scheduler
Kelly Stephenson, MA
General Surgery Scheduler