Medical Weight Loss Center in Jacksonville

Dr. Anthony Capasso, MD

Dr. Capasso attended the Ohio State University and graduated Cum Laude in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 1993 he received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Capasso completed his Medical Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Florida, Jacksonville campus. He was board certified by ABIM in internal medicine in 1998. Since graduating, he has worked with the University of Florida in Jacksonville as an Associate Medical Professor. Dr. Capasso entered private practice in 1998, and has offices in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. In 2009, he was Voted #1 Physician in Jacksonville Beach by Folio Magazine.

Dr. Anthony Capasso is Thin Centers MD’s Chief Medical Officer, and he is the medical visionary behind Thin Centers MD’s weight-loss programs, products and protocols.

By utilizing the latest medical research in nutrition and diet, hormones combined with the latest non-invasive laser therapy, Dr. Capasso has helped his patients lower their weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for Diabetes. With over 17 years of medical experience, Dr. Capasso has changed the lives of hundreds of his patients by providing them the best medically, supervised weight loss care available.

His goals include continuing to further his education in diet, bio identical hormones, and to clearly educate his patients to arouse awareness, realistic expectations and outcomes, to insure patients the highest level of medical care, before, during, and after every visit, and finally to maintain integrity that adheres with the strong code of ethics in his practice, preserving his reputation as an outstanding medical physician.

During college he studied nutrition and worked as a fitness trainer. He is an avid tennis player and sports enthusiast who is passionate about health, fitness and exercise, as well as nutrition and anti-aging. His cutting edge philosophy on diet and bio identical hormones has enhanced his patient’s health and youthfulness.

Staff Members

Sondra Sharp

SondraSondra Sharp earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UNF in 1988. Soon thereafter, she began her career in the weight loss / health industry.  After managing a weight loss center in Mandarin, she was soon promoted to area manager.  She then covered eight centers throughout Jacksonville and as far south as Melbourne, FL. Her passion remains as a coach and to support individual patients on healthy living and setting goals.  About three years ago, she found that with Thin Centers MD. Her knowledge and enthusiasm, coupled with almost 10 years of experience, shows that you can count on her to meet your needs.She will be happy to offer support and guidance during your weight loss journey. Her interests include tennis, fitness, and shopping!


Ana Linares Stauch, ARNP

AnaAna Linares Stauch graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters of Science in Nursing and certification in midwifery in 1999. She has focused her practice on providing holistic, integrative care in the field of women’s health. She has extensive knowledge of bioidentical hormone therapy, gynecology, primary care medicine, and Healing Touch energy medicine. Her holistic perspective encompasses all aspects of mental and physical health. Ana places a strong emphasis on educating and empowering her patients in order for them to achieve their own health care goals.


Kim Hoeun, NCMA

kimKim Hoeun graduated from Concorde Career Institute in 2011 as a Medical Assistant. She then earned her National Certification as an NCMA from NCCT in 2012. Kim received her experience while externing and gained vast knowledge in the area of nutrition and weight management. She found her niche when she joined the Thin Centers MD team. Kim is genuinely devoted in helping and supporting patients with their weight loss goals and improving their overall health. Her ultimate aspiration is to make an impact on other’s lives, while furthering her knowledge in the areas of nutrition and health.



deniseDenise is a Florida native and has been an Esthetician for over 12 years. She also has a massage license and owned a Neuromuscular Therapy Business for 8 years.  Prior to starting at ThinCentersMD, she worked at Ponte Vedra Spa for almost 10 years, working her way up to lead Esthetician. Her knowledge and experience comes from working with the best professional skin care lines including: Obagi Medical, SkinCeuticals, Skin Medica, GM Collins, Dr. Dennis Gross MD Skincare, Vivite’, and

Biodroga Skin Care, all of which she holds a certification. Denise has had the privilege traveling to Germany for extensive training on the Biodroga line.

Denise then brought in her expertise and knowledge of skin care to TCMD working for Dr. Capasso in 2011, where she really found her passion not only being an Esthetician but also helping and supporting patients with their weight loss goals. Some of her responsibilities include consulting with patients on the Zerona Body Contouring and the Venus Freeze Skin Tightening procedures.

Most importantly, her first love is being an Esthetician; her goal for each client is to improve their skin and therefore their confidence.

Her specialized Facials are Venus Freeze Facial, Vortex-Fusion HydraFacial Treatment, Purigenex Collagen Facial, and other facials customized according to your skin’s particular needs: anti-aging, hydration,acne, and/or mature skin.

She is very passionate about helping clients with any skin care need they may have, creating the right facial or treatment program for you! She is available for a complimentary skin care Consultation to determine a treatment recommended specifically for your skin.

Personally, Denise is striving to stay in shape and plans to run her second half marathon in San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge in July. Denise and her husband live at the beach with their two adorable mini doxies Hershey & Chelsey.


Summer Mitchell

Summer Mitchell is a true local, born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She’s an outgoing girl whose creativity and perseverance lead her to pursue a career she’s passionate about. Summer is a professional Makeup Artist who graduated from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, the only Makeup school in South FL that is accredited by the ACCSC and licensed by the Florida Department of Education. She was trained by world renowned artists and specializes in Fashion Makeup Artistry. Her knowledge and skill set ranges from clean beauty to high fashion makeup. Whether you need a quick day time look or airbrushing, she’s your girl!

Though beauty and cosmetics are her passion, she thoroughly enjoys time spent outdoors. On her days off, you can find her on the boat, at the beach or cooking out with her friends, family and Yorkie pup, Kujo.


Denise Merlo


Denise Merlo is an Aesthetic Laser Specialist and Licensed Aesthetician with more than 12 years experience. Denise specializes in helping people achieve beautiful and natural looking results.

She has a special interest in the treatment of problematic skin conditions and maturing skin. The Aesthetic field continues to teach, challenge and engage her with great satisfaction.Native to Jacksonville Denise graduated from Advanced Career Training as a Medical Assistant. Denise then began her career working under a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon while continuing her education at North Florida Institute where she received her Aesthetician License.

Denise then went on to work directly under a Board Certified Dermatologist for over 5 years to specialize in various laser treatments, skin care and facial treatments.She then joined one of the top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Jacksonville where she became his Medical Spa Director, Aesthetic Laser Specialist and Aesthetician for over 7 years.

Denise has continuous training through various laser workshops, symposiums and webinars. She is also a member of various Laser and Aesthetic groups.
She continues to build excellent relationships with our patients, physicians and office staff.

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