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Meet The Holistic Bio Spa Team

With over 150 years of combined experience, our alternative medicine team of doctors and health practitioners at Holistic Bio Spa are equipped to provide the specialized care, gentle treatment, and effective results any health-seeker could dream of. Get to know us below!
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The Best Alternative Medicine Team In Mexico

What do medical doctors, neural therapists, martial arts specialists, and yoga masters have in common? Click on our faces to view our qualifications! Just go easy on the clicking - we value our faces.
Zoli Hargitai ND, MD, owner of Holistic Bio Spa
Zoli Hargitai, ND

Alternative Cancer Treatments & Stem Cell Therapy Expert 

Zoli has been helping people heal with natural methods for over 35 years.

  • Naturopath
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist
  • Quantum Biofeedback Specialist
  • Colon Hydrotherapist
  • Yoga Master
D. Basso, MD
D. Basso, MD

Dr. Basso graduated from Medicine from the Federal University in Santa Catarina, Brazil in the year 1983. Here are a few of his many known credentials:

Master’s degree in Geriatrics and Gerontology from the Pontificia Catholic University of Río Grande do Sul, Brazil 1991.
Master’s degree in Nutrition by the Brazilian Society of Nutrition. São Paulo, Brazil, 1993.
Scientific Director of the East Private University of Medicine in Paraguay, 2016.
Scientific Director of Medical Research Institute for Degenerative and Autoimmune Diseases. Paraguay 2011-2018.
Member of the Latinoamerican Society of Stem Cells.
Member of the European Society of Stem Cells.
Dr. Basso has also been a guest speaker during several conferences that research stem cell therapy and how they help degenerative, autoimmune diseases and new ways to address cancer.
He continues to stay up to date with his medical education currently at Harvard University.
He is currently a member of the Scientific European Society of Stem Cells.

Do you like what you do? “Yes, I love what I do.”

What do you like doing in your spare time? I like studying technical books, also read and watch about the second world war history and gardening.

Essaú Gutierrez , MD
Essaú Gutierrez , MD

Essaú, MD, was a physical therapist while studying medicine. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara with postgraduate in family medicine, family therapy, regenerative medicine, and bioidentical hormone therapy. Currently, he is certified in BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support), and ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support).

How do you think your fellow team members see you? “In the beginning, I think they are afraid, but with time, people feel more comfortable. I believe that the key to success with human relationships is showing respect to others and oneself.”

Do you like what you do? “Absolutely! I believe I was a Doctor in another life. I enjoy knowing that my work improves the lives of others.”

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? “When I can raise awareness with a patient and they make changes in their habits to stay healthy and when they prove to themselves the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.”

What do you like doing in your spare time? “Rest and enjoy my pets at home. I love cooking new things and try to make restaurant recipes based on how they taste. I love watching movies and having people over. (Someone has to eat my kitchen experiments! LOL) You can’t put a price tag to an evening with good friends!”

What would you sing at Karaoke night? “My way and New York, New York -Frank Sinatra, Callejero -Alberto Cortez, Someone like you –Adele.”

Alicia-Partida, Co-founder, Public Relations and Health Coach of Holistic Bio Spa
Alicia Partida, PR

Co-founder, Public Relations & Health Coach

Described as “the heart of the Holistic Bio Spa”, Alicia co-founded our company with Dr. Zoli and she is the Head of Public Relations. She fulfills a leading role in how we care for and pamper our guests on their healing journey. She is known for always going above and beyond to make sure you are happy, at peace, and comfortable at all times.

Coming from a line of healers, her mother, Elisa Partida, was a Sobadora (a Mexican old traditional hands-on healer) and herbalist gardener and chef. Her mother passed on her skills to all the women of Alicia’s family.

She took up studying about natural healing in her teens and has not stopped since. She has worked closely with and studied after Stanley Weinberger (author of Healing Within) and Dr. Elson Haas (owner and director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, CA), a pioneer in holistic practices and health education. She was also the co-owner of an all-women’s fitness center in San Anselmo, California.

She stays on top of what’s new in the wellness industry with her sister, Liliana Partida C.N. who works at the Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California with owner and director, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy M.D. (author of the Cancer Revolution).

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? “ I love helping people and inspiring them to be more proactive in their own health care seeing the positive results. ”

Where can we find you when you’re not working?“ Out in nature (one of my favorite spots: Vallarta Botanical Gardens) or at home cooking gourmet nutritional meals. ”

What would you sing at Karaoke night? “ Alicia Keys – This girl is on fire.”

When are you the happiest? “ All the time.”

Alejandra Nava, Registered Nurse at Holistic BIo Spa
Alejandra Nava, RN

Certified Registered Nurse

Alejandra  loves using her abilities as a nurse to be able to help others feel better.

How do you think your fellow team members see you? “As a very sociable and friendly person. These personality traits help me to bond with patients and give them more personalized attention.”

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? “To see my patients get better and go back home with a smile on their face.”

What do you like doing in your spare time? “Going to the beach with my kids and my husband. I also love traveling, going to the movies, and listening to music.”

What would you sing at Karaoke night? “Hermoso cariño- Vicente Fernández.”

Aaron, Licensed and certified nurse Therapist
Aaron, CN

Certified Nurse

Aaron chose to become a nurse because his mom is a nurse too, and seeing her example inspired him to want to help others also.

Do you like what you do? “Yes. Iove my career.”

What would you sing at Karaoke night? ”El hijo desobediente.”

What do you like doing in your spare time? “Spend time with my family.”

Martín  Hernández , RN at Holistic Bio Spa
Martín Hernández , RN

Certified Registered Nurse

Martin is an experienced and certified nurse. He was part of a study interchange student program where he was able to live abroad and experience a new culture. He enjoyed living in Canada.

Martin speaks French, English, and Spanish.

What do you like doing in your spare time?
“Spending time with my family, they are my world.  I also enjoy watching TV every now and then!”

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
“A Mariachi song.”

Carolina, RN at the Holistic Bio Spa
Carolina, RN

Certified Registered Nurse

Carolina studied at the University Center La Costa UDG. She has experience as a nurse in different medical specialties such as pediatrics, ER, NICU, gynecology, and internal medicine.

Carolina loves to learn and believes in constant self-improvement in order to give the best service to her patients.

What is one thing that you would be unable to give up?
“My short-term and long-term goals.“

Where can we find you when you are not working?
“At the gym! I love working out!”

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
“Anything from Coldplay!”

 

 

Antonio, Chef of Holistic BIo Spa
Antonio, Chef

Chef

I love being honest and not giving up on my dreams and aspirations. I’ve always continued to have short-term and long-term goals in order to continue to grow both professionally and personally.

How do you think your fellow team members see you?I feel they see me as part of the high-performance team.”

What would you sing at Karaoke night? “Anything, from a romantic ballad to a good rock song.”

Where can we find you when you are not working? “At the beach, I love walking by the seashore while I admire the beautiful paradise where I currently live in. I also enjoy drawing and spending time with my family.”

Sandra, Receptionist at Holistic BIo Spa
Sandra Torres, RECP

Receptionist

Sandra has experience coordinating patient care. She loves providing patients with good experiences.

Sandra is not a quitter! She loves learning new things and strives to be better to leave a good heritage for my children.

What would you sing at Karaoke night? “I will survive by Donna Summer.”

Where can we find you when you’re not working? “Spending a day out with the family, going to new places and exploring nature.

Ana, Office Manager of Holistic BIo Spa
Ana Cordero, OM

Office Manager

Ana is the link between the outside world and the administrative aspects of the Holistic Bio Spa. She thrives on anything related to organization and finances.

She helps care for our patients and guides them through their appointment scheduling and payment plans.

What is one thing that would be impossible for you to give up? “To give my kids a good education.”

What would you sing at Karaoke night? “First, classic ranchera songs like Las Jilguerillas, Mercedes Castro, Rocio Durcal. Then, maybe some pop from my days: Menudo, Timbiriche, Flans, Gloria Trevi.”

Where can we find you when you’re not working? “At the beach, at the movies, or anywhere else enjoying the day with my family.”

Patient Coordinator Megan at Holistic Bio Spa
Megan Morelos, PAT

Patient Coordinator

Already one of our best Patient Services representatives, Megan has since been promoted to Patient Coordinator to work along with our Patient Advisor Team (PAT). She is the hands and ears behind the team ensuring that our scheduling and availability meets the needs of our visiting patients along with those that have made Puerto Vallarta their home as well. Megan is a licensed massage therapist and is always there to help others above and beyond.

Do you like what you do? “I love what I do because it’s a peaceful environment and it contributes to the wellbeing of others.”

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? “Seeing patients happy after receiving their treatments and how they benefit from them.”

What do you like doing in your spare time? “I enjoy spending time with Friends, my family, and my pets. I also love reading, painting, traveling, and photography.”

Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Daniel Sanelli, CCN at Holistic Bio Spa
Daniel Sanelli, CCN, PAT

Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Professional

Daniel Sanelli is an experienced Clinical Nutritionist and is certified in Functional Medicine protocols.

After establishing his own practice in San Francisco, California for several decades, he decided to make Puerto Vallarta his home. We are grateful to have his expertise and support as another experienced health care professional with whom our patients may consult directly.

Daniel also helps with our more elaborate treatment plans, explaining and assisting with new patients. Daniel Sanelli is a firm believer in educating and coaching clients to optimal health through the use of a whole foods approach and supplementing with professional-grade products to support the additional medical-grade treatment protocols our other doctors may prescribe.

Carley Simandl at Holistic Bio Spa
Carley Simandl, PAT

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Besides being able to assist and guide our patients in determining and fully understanding their treatment options, Carley is a dynamo of a woman. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Godessa Beauty and her “Be Your Own Friend” personal development program for women through self-love. 

Carley is also a highly experienced Yoga Instructor and guides several retreats throughout the year in Mexico and other countries. We are thankful to have her now living full time in Puerto Vallarta and being an ambassador to our incoming patients seeking to embrace our wellness philosophy and approach.

Aleska Baricelli at Holistic Bio Spa
Aleska Baricelli, GM, PAT

General Manager & Patient Advisor Team

Aleska has been quickly assimilating her role as General Manager for Holistic Bio Spa.

Under this role, she has oversight of all of our patient services and staff, and as well now, the Patient Advisor Team in order to ensure that our patient experience excels from the point of the first contact with us all the way to when treatments are completed.

Originally from Venezuela, she has lived in Panama and now Aleska is with us in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. She loves helping others and caring for her two cats.

Natan, IT Manager at Holistic Bio Spa
Natan Coats, IT

IT Manager

Natan’s role touches everything about the perfect patient experience. From communications, scheduling, inventory, and comforts, he is the go-to guy for many of our team to get whatever they need to communicate and organize treatments with our patients. 

What do you like about working at Holistic Bio Spa?
“The sense of teamwork and collaboration that help move our company forward. Being a member of that team and contributing to its success is important to me. Communication, discipline, and teamwork is what I ask from those I value most: my coworkers.”

What is one thing that you would be unable to give up?
“The love for my children and family. No matter how far or near, it’s a constant.”

Where can we find you when you are not working?
“I can be found spending some me time in front of the computer or with my love at the movies or watching a good TV series.”

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
“There is a song by Reily that can always relax me and reconnect me with myself and humanity. It’s called ‘Calma’.”

Your Health, Our Priority

Holistic Bio Spa is a medical center; therefore, your consulting doctor is responsible for your diagnostic/protocol. Consulting doctors listed on this website are not employees of Holistic Bio Spa. Our on-hand staff will always be attentive to your needs and follow the indications of your physician of choice and make you comfortable while you heal.

Book your next spa and healing journey in Puerto Vallarta with us! As your alternative medicine team in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, we are your trustworthy experts and we love assisting medical tourism with accommodation and vacation recommendations.

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