Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business women you are today.
Dr. Linette Rivera and myself are both physicians who had a passion that went beyond going to work and seeing patients every day. We wanted to be able to interact with the patients and develop a close doctor-patient relationship where we help them not only look their best but feel their best. That is why, a year ago, we decided to open our own medical aesthetics practice. Among the services we provide are the following; Botox, Dermal Fillers, Laser Skin Treatments, Skin Care, Laser Hair Removal, Medically Managed Weight loss, Testosterone Replacement and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. We met 3 years ago and we noticed we shared the same passion for medical aesthetics. We have always believed in pursing our dreams and we know that taking risks is a big part of making it happen. We spent a lot of time putting together a concierge style practice where patients feel we are there for them 24/7. We work long hours, even from home making sure our clinic provides the best quality of care. This ensures patients feel at ease and are satisfied with their results.
Staying motivated is not hard for us because we put our hearts into this venture and want to see it succeed. Building something from the ground up has given us a lot to be proud of and thankful for.
Describe yourself in three words:
Strong, Confident and Passionate
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Our greatest professional achievement was working hard to become physicians and being able to pursue opening our own medical practice.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Our goals are to continue growing our business, getting more patients to visit our facility and to become more involved in the community and the different organizations in the Tampa Bay area.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Linette would like to learn more about photography since she loves to travel and talks about her life experiences on her blog. I would love to learn more about the culinary arts. I have a love and passion for cooking and would enjoy getting deeper into this.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
At the beginning, it was a challenge because we both still work at other medical practices. With time, we have learned how to organize ourselves in order to meet the demands of our profession without compromising quality time with our families.
It has not been easy, but we just work hard daily, and most importantly, we make time to laugh and just let go and have a good time.
What websites do you visit every day?
We want to always keep up with new products and treatments coming out or any new laser technologies. We not only keep up with beauty and fashion trends but also are always searching for the best aesthetic conferences and trainings that keep us delivering the best services to our patients. These are some of the websites we like to visit:
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Linette is a foodie and loves to go to restaurants all over Tampa. Her favorite one is On Swann, in Hyde Park Village. Being from Canada I'm and avid hockey fan and love going to the Lightning’s games and Linette goes to most of the Buccaneers football games. We both love to go to Miguelito’s for lunch breaks and happy hour.
What is your goal for retirement?
We would love for Bella Mia Medical to be at multiple locations so we can pass the legacy of a successful business to others. Then, spend our retirement traveling the world. We want to know that we have lived, done well and worked hard to be able to enjoy retirement
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
The best advice we could give to women wanting to become entrepreneurs is to not worry about following the common path, but to go where there is no path and leave a trail!
Any final comments?
We are both blessed and thankful for where we are today and look forward to so much more for the future.
Hi! I'm Diana. I love the beach, my family, chocolate, coffee, and meeting new people. I host monthly events in the Tampa area and cannot wait to meet all of you!