Susan O'Toole

Laser Tech, Paramedical Esthetician

Susan has been working as a medical assistant for over 20 years. For the past 10 years, she has focused her education in alternative medicine, anti-aging (age management), laser hair removal and skin care. She has attended many seminars in these fields and received countless accrediations. Susan has been working with Dr. Gupta for more than 15 years and is Assistant Medical Director of the Health and Self Enhancement Center.


  • Florida College of Natural Health
    Associate of Science Degree in Natural Health, Massage Therapy, Paramedical Esthetician
  • Florida School of Electrologists
  • Northern Virginia Community College
    Medical Assistant
    Medical Laser Safety Officer

Memberships, Affiliations, and Organizations:

  • The International Commission for Hair Removal
  • The International Society of Hair Restoration
  • The National Society of Paramedical
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Aesthetic Science Institute

For a private consultation with Susan, call (941) 371-4433.

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Dr. Virind "Steven" Gupta

Medical Director

Dr. Virind "Steven" Gupta is Medical Director of Bee Ridge Family Practice and The Health and Self Enhancement Center.  He was born in Bombay, India, where he obtained his medical training, graduating from the University of Bombay in 1981. In 1983, he immigrated to the United States where he attended and completed his residency training from Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa in 1988, then relocated to Sarasota, Florida 1990 where he established Bee Ridge Family Practice. He has had extensive ER experience and worked in various emergency rooms.

He became board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 1988 recertifying in 1994 as a Diplomat. He became certified in 1996 as a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, adding a specialty in weight loss.

Over the years, he traveled widely to obtain further training in Surgical Hair Restoration, Laser Hair Removal and, anti-aging medicine. He has demonstrated his techniques to various hair transplant surgeons in the United States and abroad. Prior to setting up the Health and Self Enhancement Center, Dr. Gupta was the Consultant and hair transplant surgeon for the Alpha Omega Clinic, a very busy hair transplantation practice in Tampa, Florida and performed all of the surgical procedures for this clinic from 1996-1998. Hair restoration surgeries are performed Sundays, on site with a team of surgical techs specializing in transplant surgeries.

Bee Ridge Family Practice also offers services in drug and alcohol detox. Dr. Gupta was Medical Director of First Step from 1984-1987. He has extensive experience in dealing with and treating patients with alcohol and drug additions. Our facility offers a rapid outpatient treatment program for opioid and alcohol addictions and has had great success in helping patients detox. He has traveled to numerous conferences over the last 15 years, studying and learning about pain and detox and in 2014, he passed the exam with the American Board of Addiction Medicine, becoming certified in addiction medicine.


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