R. Maurice Bonilla, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, Geriatrics
Dr. Maurice Bonilla was born in Colombia, South America. He is bilingual in Spanish and English. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Bonilla completed his medical studies in Mexico, at Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero in 1981. He completed a three year residency in internal medicine at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan as well as a one-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at Wayne County General Hospital, (affiliated with the University of Michigan). He worked as an Emergency room physician at various hospitals prior to opening his private practice.
Dr. Bonilla relocated to Tampa in 1985 where he began his private practice. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Obesity Medicine. As a pioneer in weight management, he has helped thousands of men and women to lose weight and keep it off. Formerly Chief of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital, he has been honored to appear in various publications such as Top Doctors In America, U.S. News and World Reports’ Top 1400 Internists, Best Doctors in Florida, and Guide to Top Doctors.
Following a thorough clinical evaluation, Dr. Bonilla creates an individualized weight management plan that combines diet, medication, exercise, and behavior modification along with individualized counseling and encouragement. He emphasizes portion control, proper food choices and pays particular attention to helping patients learn to be accountable to themselves so that they can keep their weight off successfully.
“I found myself faced with a serious health health issue. What I found was a fantastic Doctor who truly cares about his patients.” Joe V. 40 lbs. 4 months