Dr. Linette Rivera and Dr. Pina Panchal are co-owners of Bella Mia Medical. They came together with a similar vision on what a medical aesthetics clinic should be. They wanted the ability to treat the "whole patient" so that they can be happy both on the inside and out.
Their vision was to create not only a modern and upscale clinic, but also a place were patients would feel at ease, knowing the services they are receiving are all performed by certified physicians. Dr. Rivera is a double board certified physician both in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Panchal is board certified in Family Medicine. Together they provide their patients with innovative tools to feel and look their best.
Bella Mia Medical strives to enhance one's natural beauty. We believe that age is just a number and that with the right hormonal balance, lifestyle changes and self confidence, patient's can feel their best and live a better quality of life.
Dr. Linette Rivera is an Endocrinologist in the Tampa area with a passion for Bioidentical Hormones and Aesthetic Medicine. She is Double Board-Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism as well as Internal Medicine. Being born in Puerto Rico she is fluent in both English and Spanish. She graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s in Science and then pursued a degree in medicine, completed at UCC School of Medicine in 2009. While in medical school, she always knew she wanted to become an Endocrinologist with a different approach to hormones and patient’s health. She did her Residency in Internal Medicine and her Fellowship training in Endocrinology at the University of South Florida.
She specializes in Bioidentical Hormones, Medical Weight Loss, Testosterone Replacement and Thyroid Dysfunction. Dr. Rivera is a caring and compassionate physician who takes the time necessary to educate and discuss her patient’s concerns. She wants her patients, not only to feel better, but also to learn and understand their medical conditions. Each patient is different and that is why she provides each one with a comprehensive customized treatment plan that suits their needs and concerns. What makes Dr. Rivera unique is her combination of conventional Endocrinology training and her extensive training in Alternative Medicine, which allows her to design a treatment plan that will combine the best of both worlds.
Dr. Rivera also has a passion for Aesthetic Medicine and has multiple certifications in Neuromodulators, Dermal Fillers and Laser therapies, including treatments for skin resurfacing, stretch marks, scars, melasma and Anti-Aging Laser therapies. She has worked with multiple companies and has experience in a wide variety of products like Botox, Xeomin, Juvederm, Radiesse, Kybella, Belotero, among others. She combines these treatments with top of the line skincare products to enhance one’s natural beauty by maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance.
Dr. Linette Rivera strongly believes the secret to achieve a healthy lifestyle and a better quality of life is restoring hormone balance and preserving beauty and confidence at any age.
Dr. Pina Panchal was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She completed her Bachelors in health sciences at the University of Western Ontario. She completed her Medical Degree at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. Completing her medical residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia followed this. She is board certified in Family Medicine. She is fluent in English, Guajarati, and Hindi.
Dr. Panchal held a position of Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Georgia following her residency. She enjoyed working with medical students and residents in a teaching capacity.
Along the way she has always had a strong passion for working with women. She believes strongly that a woman is at her best when she feels her best. Her interest in aesthetics medicine arose from this overall concept of feeling healthy, happy and confident in all elements of life. She takes pride in her patients and helping them feel and look there very best.
Dr. Panchal is trained in a variety of aesthetics services and has certifications in a variety of procedures and treatments such as neuromodulators, fillers, Kybella, laser skin treatments, medically managed weight loss and management of hormone deficiencies and treatment plans.
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J.T. Tapias has a B.S. in psychology with a master’s in Neuro linguistic programming and cognitive processes. J.T. holds multiple certifications in fitness and personal training, nutrition, and life coaching. Among his accreditations are ACE, IFPA, NASM, IPEC Certified Professional Life Coach (with specialization in health and wellness), and he is a Certified Health Counselor.
Bella Mia Medical is excited to partner with FIT Method 4:13 to help our clients maintain their weight loss and also develop Lifestyle modifications for long term fitness, activity, nutrition, and healthy weight management.
"There's not a body without a mind or a mind without a body. They both work together in direct correlation and harmony. I believe that this is the missing link to fitness. Most trainers focus too much on the physical aspect, but neglect the significance of nutrition, and more importantly, totally ignore the mind. It is critical to recognize what is keeping your client from following a diet program or showing up for a scheduled session."