Rita Wizman, MBA
Rita has graduated Keller Graduate School of Management with Masters of Business Administration and joined the team of Bariatrix Florida in 2010. She manages different aspects of the practice including provider relations, health insurances contracts, supplier and facilities relations, online presence, marketing and advertising, credentialing, and electronic medical records.
It is incredible to see the transformation of our patients!
Roxann has been a part of this surgical practice since 2000. She has tremendous experience working with bariatric patients. She maintains overall responsibility and accountability of all office employees as well as coordinates all scheduling of procedures. Roxann tracks and collects all pre-operative clearances for patients scheduled for surgery and assists patients with financial needs.
I enjoy being part of their new life journey!!!
Scott Hoffman, PA-C, RD
Scott graduated with a dual degree in both dietetics and exercise science from Florida State University. He went on to complete his Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from FSU as well. He has been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist since 2006. He worked as a dietitian for a number of years in a variety of settings. He went back to school and completed his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University in 2013. Following graduation, Scott worked in orthopedic surgery for 2 years. Scott has always wanted to integrate his nutrition and health knowledge in his practice as a physician assistant and therefore Scott joined Bariatrix Florida in 2015. He works closely with Dr. Wizman to bring the highest level of knowledge and care for Dr. Wizman’s patients.
My passion is to be able to help each patient succeed in their weight loss journey and educate them on nutrition and exercise in order for them to maintain their weight loss and live a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery.
Our Medical Assistant Latoya works closely with our Physician Assistant Scott as well as Dr. Wizman. She assists them in preparing for patient visits, their preoperative education, gathering medical lab reports as well as communicating with patients and helping them though the weight loss surgery process.
The best part of my job is seeing each one of our patient walk out with a smile on their face, providing excellent service to everyone
Our Front Desk Receptionist Tamia greets everyone with a smile. She answers incoming calls, greets you at the window and assists the office with patient visits, scheduling and other day to day tasks.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.
Tatiana is the newest member of our team and has years of medical office experience. She handles incoming calls, manages front desk, prepares the paperwork, verifies insurances, and makes sure that each patient coming though the door is welcomed and taken care of.
I always greet a patient with a smile even if they are having a bad day!
Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, CLT
Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Lillian has been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian for more than 10 years and holds a Doctorate in Health Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. She coaches our patients on bariatric nutrition, educates them pre and post operatively as well as hosts our monthly “Nutrition Nights with Lillian” lectures on various bariatric nutritional topics. She is very interested in bariatric research and her doctoral dissertation focused on interdisciplinary collaboration of bariatric health teams. She continues to practice as a Bariatric Nutritionist and she has had much success with assisting patients with their nutritional and weight loss goals. Lillian keeps herself very involved in the field of bariatrics, and you will often find her as a guest speaker both nationally and internationally.
Iona has been working with Dr. Wizman since 1998, long before Bariatrix Florida was established. She has tremendous experience and knowledge of coding and billing as well as the ability to explain health insurances bills to patients.