About Calla Slimspa Medical Weight Loss Center in Orlando

Not Your Typical Weight Loss or Doctor’s Office

For most people, weight loss is a battle that isn’t easy to win. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you’ve been struggling with weight loss programs that work for a while only to fail in the end, then chances are you haven’t had the tools you need to succeed. Calla Slimspa offers weight loss programs that deliver real results so you can take control of your weight once and for all. 

Calla Slimspa was opened in 2008 in the heart of beautiful Winter Park, Florida. ​This medical weight loss center has helped thousands of people from all over Central Florida achieve results when they could not find success on their own or with the many other programs and fad diets out there! We have become the leader in weight loss for all of Orlando and Winter Park. Our plan helps your body burn fat rapidly, decrease your cravings for sweets and starches, all while feeling great and having energy.

Welcome to Calla Slimspa

​The experience when you visit Calla Slimspa is not like your “typical” doctor’s office or weight loss clinic experience. From the minute you walk in to the time you check out, we strive to provide you with great service, a friendly and knowledgeable staff that gets to know you and eventually feels more like family in a modern, clean and comfortable environment.

We are EXCLUSIVELY committed to weight loss and physicians guide our weight loss programs so you can feel confident that your diet plan is safe. Having physicians on staff also means you have access to both natural and prescription weight loss products. We only use FDA-approved weight loss medications and tailor your weight loss program specifically to your needs.

Our programs incorporate healthy, easily accessible foods which include lean proteins, healthy fats and low-glycemic carbohydrates for the right balance of nutrition. To spur your weight loss, you receive a combination of appetite suppressants, weekly vitamin injections and supplements. All weight loss programs are personalized based on your weight loss goals as well as your health history.

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“I understand you have many options when it comes to weight loss in our area but at Calla Slimspa you have the support of someone who is not only a trained doctor but who also understands first hand what it is like to be overweight and personally succeed with this very same program! I understand what my patients are going through every step of the way.

I know what it’s like to “fall off the wagon” and how to motivate myself and others to get back on the right track. Much of the staff at Calla has either done the program or is currently on it. This makes us very well equipped to help and understand, not only professionally but on a personal level as well.

This is what makes us different … and for me there is no greater satisfaction than helping others achieve the same success!”

– Dr. Suzanne Gil

Meet Our Doctor and Leadership Team

Suzanne Gil, M.D. dr suzanne gil orlando weight loss doctor

Dr. Gil was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Following graduation from medical school she moved to Orlando in 1987 where she completed her residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Board Certified in Pediatrics, she practiced in this field until 2005 when she became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons and developed an aesthetics practice. After years in both areas of medicine, the need for assistance with weight related problems became a huge priority.

Dr. Gil obtained advanced training in bariatrics (weight loss medicine) and opened Calla Slimspa in 2008. She is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and dedicates 100% of her professional time to helping as many people as possible achieve their weight loss goals and improve their health and lifestyle. She believes prevention is the key to a healthy future!

Unlike many other weight loss doctors, Dr. Gil knows first hand what it is like to lose weight and has done the Calla Slimspa weight loss program herself. She understands the struggles associated with weight loss and has tailored Calla’s programs to be easy to follow while getting amazing results!

Desiree Reynolds, FNP-c, APRN desiree calla slimspa nurse practitioner

Desiree is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 2005.  After obtaining her Master’s degree in Nursing with education as a focus she worked at Advent Health as an emergency department nurse educator, emergency nurse internship program coordinator, and hospital orientation specialist. After several years working as an educator and trainer for Advent Health she returned to school to obtain her Family Nurse Practitioner degree and became board certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Once obtaining her FNP-c she has worked in Family Practice diagnosing and treating diverse and complex medical conditions.

During her time in family practice she found that healthy lifestyles and eating are her passions.  She now dedicates her professional time to helping others achieve their weight loss goals and having been a patient of Calla Slimspa in 2009 she brings her personal weight loss journey experience to help others achieve their weight loss goals.

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Having personally experienced weight loss as a patient through Calla Slimspa and being able to achieve my goals with the guidance of Dr. Gil and the staff I am very honored to be a part of this great team that made such a difference in my own life and in the life of so many others.  I sincerely look forward to meeting everyone and being there to assist you on your journey.”

Linda Whittaker, Executive Director linda whittaker calla slimspa executive director

Linda Whittaker or more lovingly known as Chef Linda in the office and at home, has been an integral part of Calla Slimspa since 2008. Originally from Pittsburgh, Linda is no stranger to the medical field. With a medical career spanning over 25 years, Linda has extensive medical office knowledge.

She serves as executive director of Calla Slimspa but also moonlights as one of our chefs for Calla cooking classes. Her passion for cooking helps create new healthy, yet delectable, Calla-approved dishes. Linda runs the day to day activity of the business, heads the Human Resources Department and is a great leader and motivator for both Calla Slimspa staff and patients.

In her spare time, when she’s not at Calla or cooking for her family and Calla team, Linda enjoys going to the gym, traveling and spending time with her husband and dogs, Guinness and Shibby.

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