Bonilla, Dr. R. Maurice

Founded 1985 • Angie's List since October 2008

A Rated | 49 Reviews

Description

Dr. R. Maurice Bonilla was born in Colombia, South America. He is bilingual in Spanish and English. He is married and has three children. As Medical Director of St Joseph Hospital’s Weight Management program for over twenty years, Dr. Bonilla has been a pioneer in the relatively new medical specialty of Bariatrics or Weight Management. As a practicing Internist, he has seen firsthand the ravages of obesity while treating diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. He has devoted his career to treating and preventing obesity. In his private practice and at the hospital, he has helped thousands of men and women to lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Bonilla specialized in Internal Medicine at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan for three years. He completed a one-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at Wayne County General Hospital in Westland, Michigan, affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Bonilla came to Tampa in 1985 to begin his private practice. He is Board Certified in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Bariatrics, and Geriatrics....

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03/13/2017

Dr. Bonilla has an excellent manner, he is very honest with his patients about results and level of commitment. Lost 35 lbs and more to go!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Weight loss program

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01/09/2016

Negative experience overall ? Dr. Bonilla, while personable and friendly, institutes a no-refund policy and requires pre-payment of services a full month in advance.  If you leave the weight-loss program, his practice does not refund the pre-paid amount. In addition, the weight-loss program?s stringent dietary restrictions were unrealistic.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Weight-Loss

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SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

I apologize that you are unhappy with our financial policy. We are clear and upfront in our paperwork, website and initial office visit, that we do not issue refunds for the monthly program. We feel strongly that if a patient cannot commit to at least a month in advance, his or her chances of success are doubtful. We offer the option to pay for the month on the second visit so the patient has a fu...
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12/23/2015

I chose a plan with regular food and Dr. Bonilla own food that he sells at his office. You can also receive B12 shorts as well.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Weight management program.  After blood tests and EKG and blood pressure, you are given instructions what to eat to begin losing weight.

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SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate the input!
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11/26/2015

Not for me. I really did not like the eat packaged food but more important was that after paying over $600 (first visit, food for 1 week and 1 month of 4 visits up front) and never going back after the first appointment they never showed any real interest. They called the first week to confirm my appointment and when I told them I really did not like the packaged food they said they had alternativ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Weight loss

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SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

We are so sorry that you felt neglected by us. When people "drop out" or "quit" our program, we try to maintain contact and fix whatever was not working. However, when a patient fails to follow up with us, there is no way to fix the problem. We certainly do not want to harass or bother people who have decided our program is not for them. Perhaps you would reconsider coming back for a follow up vis...
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03/15/2015

I wanted to lose weight and after 3 months of coaching and treatment I lost over 60 lbs. he's the real deal

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I wanted to lose weight and after 3 months of coaching and treatment I lost over 60 lbs. he's the real deal

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SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

So proud of your hard work and success! Keep up the good work! Dr.Bonilla

Services Offered

Internal Medicine, Diagnosis & Treatment - Chronic Diseases, Primary Care, Weight Management, Weight Loss Physician, & Geriatrics.

Services Not Offered

Bariatric Surgery

General Information
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Check
Emergency Service
No