With over 150 years of combined experience, our team of medical experts and holistic therapists 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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Zoli Hargitai, ND | Alternative Cancer Treatments Expert
Zoli has been helping people heal with natural methods for over 35 years.
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.”
Juan Ortega, MD | Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon | Acupuncture Expert
Juan Ortega, MD is an experienced certified plastic surgeon in Puerto Vallarta who works with us here at the Holistic Bio Spa.Among his many known credentials, you will most likely notice his continued studies overseas to learn the most innovative, safe, and holistic techniques for his patients:
Juan Ortega is a man of core values and interests rooted in the human potential for natural healing, art, classical music, and nature. He forms a part of the Holistic Bio Spa family because he loves to help people be the healthiest, most beautiful version of themselves with natural and holistic methods.
Ricardo Chavez, MD | Acupuncturist | Anesthesiologist | Colon Hydrotherapy
Ricardo Chavez, MD, has over 20 years of experience in using colon hydrotherapy and vitamin C IV treatments to help people heal. His goal has always been to be a healer with integrative medicine, instead of just prescribing medicine to cope with the symptoms.
He has had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Hal A. Huggins (an expert in toxicity) and Dr. Thomas E. Levy (one of the leading vitamin C experts in the world) at the Center for Progressive Medicine for many years. He also studied abroad and became a Fellow of a teaching hospital in China.
What is something that most people don't know about you? “I believe in the history of the Christ.”
What would you sing at Karaoke night? “You've gotten a friend, like a rolling stone, the answer is blowin in the wind.”
What’s your favorite way to spend a relaxing weekend? “Going out with the family or with friends.”
Alicia Partida, Detox Therapist and Coach | Colon Hydrotherapy | Organic Cook | Lineage Healer Masseuse | Public Relations
Described as "the heart of the Holistic Bio Spa", Alicia 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.”
Luz Garcia, RN, Certified Registered Nurse | Psychological and Pediatric Health Care | Colon Hydrotherapy
Luz has been in the healthcare industry since she was 14 years old and made volunteering at her local Red Cross Hospital her life passion.
She believes in the power of education, so with a spirited approach, she helps everyone who is willing to learn how to take care of their health and how our natural and holistic medical alternatives work in the body. Her specialized training with suicidal and mentally unstable patients, as well as training in pediatric health care by the American Heart Association, echoes her empathetic and kind approach when assisting our patients.
How do you think your fellow team members see you? “As the newest member of the Holistic Bio Spa team.”
Do you like what you do?“I love what I do because it's a privilege to serve others with what I have learned.”
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? “Seeing patients regain their health and have a better quality of life.”
What do you like doing in your spare time?“Fishing, reading, swimming, spending time with my family, and traveling.”
Alejandra Nava, RN, Certified Registered Nurse | Basic Life Support | Colon Hydrotherapy
Alejandra is a certified registered nurse. She 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."
Erik Martinez, Certified Surgical Assist Nurse | Colon Hydrotherapy | Hemotherapy
Erik helps patients here at the Holistic Bio Spa to feel calm and relaxed while they go through their healing journey. He goes the extra mile to make sure your pillow is soft enough, your legs are raised at the perfect angle, and that you have enough alkaline water and organic snacks to munch on during your holistic health treatments.
How do you like to recharge and relax? “I usually go with my friends to discover different beaches in the area and listen to good music while we share fun stories.”
How do you think your fellow team members see you? “As a dependable teammate that they can count on in any situation.”
What would you sing at Karaoke night?Mexican songs from Luis Miguel, Alejandro Fernandez, or anything rock related.”
Megan Morelos, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
Megan is an experienced and certified massage therapist. She specializes in deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, and many other holistic techniques.
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."
Ana Cordero, 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.”
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.
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