Carlos M. Garcia, MD is the Director of Medicine at Utopia Wellness. His passion for natural medicine and holistic healthcare did not come naturally. Dr. Garcia was born in Cuba and moved to the US when he was a young boy. He received his formal medical training at the University of Massachusetts, Medical School followed by an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Anesthesia, both at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. After moving to the Tampa Bay area in 1984, he began his practice as an Anesthesiologist at Bayfront Medical Center, Edward White Hospital, and Physicians’ Co...More
Sydney is a Certified Physician’s Assistant here at Utopia Wellness. A Chicago native, her family moved to Orlando when she was a young girl. She loves helping people and has always known she wanted to work in the healthcare industry. She attended the University of Florida where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Returning to her roots in Chicago, she attended Southern Illinois University where she obtained a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Sydney’s passion and enthusiasm for healthcare makes her a huge asset to the patients at Utopia Wellness.
Mark is our Front Office Manager and our Admissions Counselor. He is often the first voice you hear when you call Utopia. He has been an invaluable member of our team since 2014 and has helped countless new patients navigate their treatment programs, organize their services, and putting them at ease. He attended St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida with an emphasis on the Sciences which led to work as a Wellness Coach, prosthetic and orthotic technician, and Personal Trainer. Working in the field of natural medicine was a perfect fit as it combines all of his interests ...More
Xochitl (pronounced So-Cheel) was born in Mexico and moved to Clearwater in 1989. She has been a medical assistant in the field of alternative and natural medicine for 25 years and a team member at Utopia Wellness since 2009 where she is truly valued for her skills and knowledge. She loves interacting with the patients and gets great satisfaction contributing to their health and making them feel at home in an unfamiliar place. Xochitl always greets the patients with a smile because she says it’s her biggest asset because she has big teeth and a big mouth! (she said that we didn’t) When she...More
Elizabeth is another team member who wears many hats and wears them all so well. She is Utopia’s Certified Touch for Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist (MA78930), Energy Healer, Herbalist, and Kinesiologist. She feels blessed to have discovered her passion and purpose early in life. She was fortunate to work for a gifted physician in her 20’s who recognized her potential and encouraged her to return to school and pursue the healing arts. She now is able to use her education and abilities to help the patients at Utopia Wellness. She feels she has found her home here and helpin...More
Beth is the Licensed Colon Therapist (MA74037) at Utopia Wellness and is passionate about health and wellness. She was born in New Orleans and grew up in Pensacola, FL but has lived all over the US. She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology but then subsequently went back to school to become a massage therapist and then a certified colon therapist. She devoted herself to natural healing at a young age and even stopped eating red meat at 15, would choose Chinese medicine over western medicine for her ailments and this all led her to a career at Utopia Wellness. She finds it very...More
Dan is our Mental Health Counselor here at Utopia Wellness. Dan attended Southern University in New York where is received his Master’s Degree in counseling. He has been practicing in the field for more than 30 years and loves his role in helping patients understand the mind/body connection. At Utopia Wellness, Dan assists the patients in their journey to identify areas of their lives that are obstacles in their ability to heal. He then empowers them to actively participate in their healing from the inside out by putting together the connection of their minds, bodies, and spirits.
Sabrina is a Patient Care Coordinator at Utopia with an interest in Psychology. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico but has recently relocated to Florida. Her interest in holistic medicine started young when her grandmother would treat all injuries with aloe vera plants and Native American medicine mixtures. Outside of Utopia, she enjoys watching movies with friends and taking her dogs to the local parks. Sabrina is a current student at Keiser University studying developmental psychology and has also attended St. Petersburg College and Central New Mexico Community College.
Airam grew up in New Jersey where she was surrounded by a family who focused on using natural remedies and taught her the importance of healthy eating and how it affects one’s health. Her favorite part about working at Utopia Wellness is the opportunity to interact with patients and help them through their journey. On her days off she loves to eat food whether she prepared it herself or perhaps trying out new places. Some of her hobbies include painting, swimming, and playing hockey. While exploring new places she came across the state park, Weeki Wachee, and described it as “paradise.” She en...More
Charles is a true Floridian with family roots in Florida. Charles is a 20-year retired military member of the Air Force electrical-powered field. During his 20 years, Charles served as a depot-level system mechanic traveling all over the world. Charles always figures out the best way to complete jobs, while saving money. He attended SPJC where he took computer courses to enhance his IT skills. Charles worked for various companies before he set down roots with Utopia. He has been a member of our Utopia family since 1998. Charles started as an IT specialist. During his tenure, he has taken on du...More
Amelia is our Certified Holistic Nutritionist here at Utopia. She is a Florida native and doesn’t plan on leaving. Amelia jumped into the medical field immediately after high school and has loved it ever since. Over the years, Amelia realized she prefers Alternative medicine/treatment and was thrilled to find her place here at Utopia. She enjoys guiding each patient through their nutritional journey as well as coordinating their care through the program. When Amelia is not at Utopia, she is spending time with her daughter. On the weekends you can often find them at the beach, Busch Gardens or ...More
Hillary was born and raised in Oklahoma, where she was part of the 4-h club. With a passion for animals, she participated in events at the local rodeos. After moving to Florida 10 years ago, Hillary continued her other passion of helping others and began working with the foster care system by helping aging out foster kids become adults. Prior to working at Utopia, Hillary was working as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Now that she is part of the Utopia team, she has enjoyed welcoming patients, helping them with their daily therapies and When she is not at Utopia, she enjoys spending time wit...More