Story by Carla M. Dubis

Let’s get one thing out of the way: If you have a bathing suit, you have a summer body. But there’s nothing wrong with setting a wellness goal during the summer rather than at the start of every year.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for several reasons. In addition to lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, it can also lower the risk of many different cancers.

If you’re overweight, getting advice from a fitness model with chiseled six-pack abs, who works out over two hours a day, has 0 percent body fat, and has completely cut out carbs from their diet could make anyone feel hopeless. Why? Because you can’t really relate to them, or their fitness and eating habits.

Luckily, there’s someone who understands your struggles and who you can easily relate to because he’s been there himself; Weight Success Centers’ founder, Dr. Wilfred Aguila. 

Affectionately known as “Dr. A” to many of his patients and peers, it is his story of battling binge eating to lose 70 pounds often encourages others to conquer their weight-loss goals. During guided support and medical consults, patients gain insights into the weight-loss methods and motivations this happily married father of three successfully used to stay fit for the past 17 years.

With over 25 years of experience under his sleeve, Dr. A blends compassionate care and rejuvenating results that are truly motivational and inspiring. Unlike many other programs with a “one-size-fits-all” approach, the personalized plans at Weight Success Centers make losing weight and keeping it off a reality. All the knowledge and experience he now uses to help you achieve your own goals!

“I honestly could not be more thrilled with any weight loss plan than this one! I have tried them all, believe me. “Dr. A,” fondly called, has written an excellent book describing his personal journey of weight loss and how he has transformed himself, and he’s helping others do the same! I have lost 16 pounds the first four weeks, and I do not feel denied or like I’m missing out on anything! What a joy to go from a tight 10 to a size 8! The diet is healthy, and I love the food. I like that this is a healthy meal plan and no jitters. I love chocolate but have not given it a second thought. I have an “indifference” to all of the unhealthy foods I was eating to gain weight. Dr. A, Rita, and Crystal, and the rest of his staff are top-notch, and I’m very picky!  My blood pressure is perfect now, which is a bonus! Thank you, Dr. A and staff!” – Gail H.

As a nationally recognized weight-loss expert, author, and healthy living advocate, Dr. A has frequently appeared on television and contributed to national publications such as Shape, Woman’s Day, and Women’s Health Magazine. In addition, he has been a contributing writer for The Huffington Post. As host of the Dr. A Show, his two-year-long national radio show focused on health; he interviewed Dr. OZ, Richard Simmons, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Andrew Wells, and many medical experts.

With 4 convenient locations across Central Florida, Dr. Aguila’s reach is rapidly expanding to the fifth location in South Florida.

Formulated as a complete solution for total body wellness and revitalization, Weight Success Centers importantly provides hormone balance and replacement therapy, aesthetic treatments through its cosmetic surgery affiliate Tampa Aesthetics. Some of their many incredible services include Jet Peel Facials, Infusion Systems, PRP Injections, Botox, Dysport, Sculptra Facial Rejuvenation, hair restoration, and other treatments.

“Dr. A., Krystal, and staff are wonderful. Went to Dr. A. for bioidentical pellet and thyroids meds. He quickly saw I needed a specialist and tests for my thyroid. He saved my life because of this, so grateful to him. All their services are great, and they are so caring.” – Monica C.

“I can’t say enough good things about this clinic. I lost 30 pounds and counting on their program. I also got a bio pellet for hormone replacement. It is a life-changer. I don’t ever remember having so much energy or good moods. Dr. A and the staff are totally supportive, and there is no guilt trip involved. Dr. A totally understands weight gain because he lost a TON of weight himself. I love having a doctor that has battled the same issues that I have!” -Tamara P.

As someone whose own weight has yo-yoed her entire life and who is currently struggling with hormonal issues, infertility issues, and a thyroid disorder, I was so impressed with Dr. A’s knowledge and so blown away with his many success stories that I became one of his patients! 

I am currently waiting for my blood work results to proceed with my own personalized program and possible hormone balance treatment, and I will be sharing my personal results with you soon! If you have any questions, you can reach me directly at, and I will be happy to share my personal journey with Dr. A! 

Weight Success Centers – Westchase Office is located at 8561 W. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33625. Call directly to set up your no-obligation free consultation at (727) 755-3852. For other locations and more information, please visit their incredibly informative website: