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1/16/17 12:00AM

Local weight loss physician César A. Lara awarded top honor from Obesity Medicine Association

Dr. Lara was honored for his work helping people to achieve healthy outcomes through weight loss therapy.

The Obesity Medicine Association has designated César A. Lara, M.D. as a Fellow of the organization. Becoming a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is one of the highest honors reserved for those who demonstrate dedication and commitment to the clinical treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases.

Dr. Lara met a list of criteria to become a Fellow of OMA. As a member of OMA, he has received extensive education focused on treating obesity in a clinical setting. Lara also worked to advance the practice of obesity medicine by serving on OMA committees. In addition to becoming a Fellow of OMA, Dr. Lara is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

“I am grateful to receive this honor,” Dr. Lara said. “Being a Fellow of OMA allows me to stand out as someone who is passionate about the field and continues to seek new ways to treat obesity successfully. I am able to help my patients overcome this chronic disease and become healthier by using an evidence-based clinical approach.”

Dr. César Lara is the head physician at the Center for Weight Management with Tampa Bay locations in Clearwater, Dunedin, Tampa, and St. Petersburg Florida. His doctors and staff work every day to help patients lose weight and achieve better overall health. As a member of OMA, Dr. Lara is part of the largest organization of like-minded clinicians dedicated to treating obesity and other obesity-related chronic diseases. For more information, visit

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