Dr. Samuel J Hess, M.D.
State of Florida - ME93944
As Liquivida Lounge's medical director, Dr. Hess is responsible for updating and implementing all standard operating procedures and staff training programs for Liquivida's flagship and integrated locations. Through Dr. Hess's leadership, all certified IV therapists, pharmaceutical operations, and patient processes adhere to Florida laws and regulations, including FDA, OSHA and HIPPA.
Dr. Hess is a practicing orthopedic surgeon with over 16 years of experience, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and is currently the medical director for the Florida Spine and Joint Institute.
Dr. Robert D. Willix, MD.
State of Florida - ME40254
Dr. Robert D. Willix Jr. is a former board certified cardiac surgeon who pioneered the first open heart surgery program in South Dakota. He has been a practicing physician since 1969 and also served as associate professor of surgery at South Dakota Medical School. After graduating from Boston College, Dr. Willix engaged in medical research at Seton Hall University. He did his M.D./Ph.D. program and earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri Medical School.
Dr. Willix completed his surgery internship, general surgery and cardiovascular surgery study at the University of Michigan Medical School. In 1975, he became board certified in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Dr. Willix served as an associate professor of surgery at the University of South Dakota Medical School and was recruited to serve as director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Human Performance program for the North Broward Hospital District in Florida. He was founder and director of the Willix Health Institute, dedicated to preventive and sports medicine, and he formerly served as Chief Medical Officer of Cenegenics Elite Health. He is a former team leader for the U.S. Olympic Committee and is one of 300 physicians in the country who is trained in pulse diagnosis and Ayurvedic medicine.
While in private practice, Dr. Willix was awarded the Kaul Foundation Award for Excellence for his international newsletter, Health and Longevity, as well as outstanding achievement as a medical doctor in the field of preventive medicine. He is the 2009 recipient of the Alan P. Mintz award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Age Management Medicine Group and a member of TEC - Chief Executives Working Together. Dr. Willix is dedicated to changing the paradigm of medicine from a disease-oriented system to a proactive, preventive health approach. Dr. Willix became certified in Age Management Medicine, AMA/PRA Level 4 Classification, Parts 1 & 2. He has completed 14 marathons, over 100 triathlons and the 1984 Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. An accomplished author of five books and hundreds of articles, Dr. Willix has traveled around the country as a sought after speaker.
Dr. Howard Newman, DC.
State of Florida - CH4797
Originally a Chiropractic Doctor from Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Howard Newman is a functional medicine expert who has spent the last seven years on age management and micronutrient testing. He now specializes in helping people absorb the right nutrients to avoid health issues later in life.
Dr. Newman is a member of the Academy of Anti Aging and is president of East West Physicians in Coconut Creek, FL. He is also former president of the Broward Chiropractic Society and the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, which covers North Broward. He holds certifications in strength and conditioning, acupuncture, and manipulation under anesthesia, among others.
Dr. Leo Reyes, MD.
State of Florida - ME85999
Dr. Leo Reyes joined Liquivida Lounge in Coconut Creek when the company was initially testing its business model with Dr. Howard Newman.
He now practices Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology and also oversees the standard operating procedures and training programs for all IV therapy and intramuscular nutrition practices at our Coconut Creek location. His specialties includes pain management, hormone replacement, in addition to designing weight loss programs including approaches, such as lipotropic injections, HCG diets, and B12 shots.
Dr. Leo Reyes studied medicine at Santiago University of Technology ( also known as UTESA) in Dominican Republic and has over 20 years of medical experience.
Mary Elisa Strennen, PA-C.
State of Florida - PA9105214
Mary Elisa Strennen, PA-C is a Medicare enrolled, surgical physician assistant who oversees all medical aesthetics procedures at Liquivida Lounge. She specializes in helping clients maintain healthy and beautiful skin by combining anti-aging solutions with facial and neck transformations using laser treatments, Dysport® and Restylane®, as well as nutrient IV therapy and advanced glutathione skin treatments.
Elisa works on all skin types, representing all age groups and ethnicities. She has extensive experience in restoring skin from visible signs of aging, bruising, sunburns, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
Elisa graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 as a general surgery medical student and has over 10 years of experience as a medical aesthetician. She is also a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.