Dr. Maritza Fuentes


Dr. Maritza Fuentes

Dr. Maritza Fuentes is a trusted source of information on health issues for Hispanics in the United States. She became a household name locally with her daily medical reports on news stations in Miami. She graduated in 1991 in general medicine from the University of Havana, Cuba. She studied Journalism at the University of Miami and became a certified media journalist in 2001.

In February 2003, Miami Dade County and the City of Miami declared February 19 as Dr. Maritza Fuentes Day, recognizing her medical expertise, journalism and the achievement of female entrepreneurship. She has been awarded by the American Cancer Society for her continued support to the development of the Hispanic initiative. In 2003, she studied Nutrition at the University of Atlanta, Georgia, and also did research work in Alternative Medicine to learn more about obesity, various lifestyle approaches, and other health issues.

From 2004 to 2007, she was the medical spokesperson for a national campaign sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, along with journalist and presenter Cristina Saralegui. In 2008, Dr. Fuentes completed a master’s degree in investigative journalism at the Institute of Art and Communications in Madrid, Spain. She studied at the University of Arizona for a certification in “Integrative Health Training.” At this point in her life, she has big goals, prioritizing her passion: helping others have a better quality of life. That is why she created the Institute for Comprehensive Health in Coral Gables. She recently worked at Telemundo where she was part of the news team with their respective health segments.

“We are very excited that the charismatic Dr. Maritza Fuentes is part of the MegaTV family. Our viewers will love this unique combination of entertainment and tips for a Good Life. The experienced Dr. Fuentes gives us credibility, and above all a great human quality in everything he does… “commented, José R. Pérez, Vice President of Programming and Production of MegaTV and creator of the project.


Dr. Maritza Fuentes is a person who has gained credibility and respect through Hispanic radio and television. Her career has been successful due to her efforts and honesty with her viewership.

Your goal is simply to help others achieve their goals. She encourages and inspires people to lead a healthier lifestyle with her talks and advice. She says: “Helping others is my passion, that’s what I was born for.”

Buena Vida is seen at our stations in Miami, Puerto Rico and Houston, as well as through the national signal via DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and Verizon Fios (NY DMA) in the United States. The show is an original MegaTV production. The executive production of the program “Buena Vida” is in charge of the award-winning Puerto Rican producer, Amer Mercado, who returns to MegaTV leading this project after several premieres on our network.

The main segments of “Buena Vida” are:


  • Returning Smiles – Technological and medical advances and techniques to return the smile to our viewers
  • Doctors, nutritionists, experts in integrative health in fitness and in everything related to well-being will give us their point of view, ideas, suggestions and advice to keep us healthy.
  • Celebrities will share with Dra. Maritza Fuentes their beauty and health secrets and also in a pleasant talk about the health challenges of themselves and their loved ones.
  • Renowned chefs and nutritionists will explain and demonstrate to us how to change our eating habits and transform our bodies and the way we eat intelligently.
  • “A que no sabías” a segment where we will inform you of many details and medical advances and tricks to stay and look good.

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