Dr. Maritza Fuentes is a trusty information source in health issues for all Hispanics in the United States. She graduated in 1991, as General Doctor, in the University of Havana, Cuba. She is the only medical-presenter in Hispanic media. She has studied Journalism in the University of Miami, receiving her Certificate as Audiovisual Media Journalist in 2001.
In 2000, thinking on going in all Hispanic communication media, she introduced a draft of a project to Radio Caracol, a radio program in Miami. This project was approved, and Dr. Fuentes became a presenter and the producer of “Pase la tarde con la Dra. Maritza Fuentes”, (“Spend the evening with Dr. Maritza Fuentes”), which was on air from Monday to Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. It was a radio talk show, which allowed her to discuss daily routines life situations, and offering solutions to immigration problems in the United States.
In 2001, she started inclining toward the subject of obesity in her talk show. She, then created a nutritional program that helped her reduce her weight. She lost 43 pounds and decided to call this nutritional program “1-2-3 Vida Plus”. Dr. Fuentes recently updated this nutritional program and calls it NutriBonus+ Balance.
In last March, the Ibero-American Journalists Organization (OPI) awarded Dr. Fuentes as “Ibero-American Personality”, recognizing her professional background, and her valuable support to social initiatives.
In February 2003, Miami Dade County, and Miami City, declared February 19th as Dr. Maritza Fuentes’ Day, recognizing her medical expertise, journalism and female entrepreneurship achievement. On March 8th, that same year, she was recognized by “The Batten Project” , for her great work and support to their organization. In July, the American Cancer Society awarded her for her continued support to the Hispanic initiative’s development.
With all this, in 2003 she studied Nutrition at the University of Atlanta, Georgia and also did investigative works in Alternative Medicine Area to know more about obesity, various lifestyles and many other health issues.
From 2004 to 2007, she was the medical spokesperson for a carried out campaign annually done by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, with journalist and presenter Mrs. Cristina Saralegui, aimed at constipation prevention in Hispanic women. Other preventive-educative national campaign where Dr. Fuentes was represented was “25 Mitos, 25 Realidades” (“25 Myths, 25 Realities”), preventing HIV virus.
In 2008, Dr. Fuentes finished an Investigative Journalism Masters, in the Art and Communications Institute in Madrid, Spain.
At the moment, she is studying in the University of Arizona to be certified as “Integrative Health Coaching”. At this time in her life, she has been proposed big goals, giving priority to her passion: to help other people to have a better QUALITY LIFESTYLE.
That is why she created the Integrative Health Care Institute in Coral Gables. Dr. Maritza Fuentes is a person that has gained a lot of credibility and respect through Hispanic radio and television. Her career has been successful due to her efforts and honesty with her fans.
Her goal is to simply help others reach their goals. She brings a lot of encouragement in people and inspires them to lead a healthier lifestyle with her speeches and tips. She says, “To help others is my passion, this is what I was born to do.”