Cheri Stoka Founder of WeighLess MD

Cheri Stoka of WeighlessMD

About Cheri Stoka, RDN, CD

Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t something you have to do alone. With the expertise of Cheri Stoka, RDN, CD, and her specially-trained team at Weighless MD and Wellness, you can feel confident you’re learning ways to manage your weight, for good.

As a former professional soccer player and lifelong athlete, Cheri understands how important exercise and nutrition are to perform optimally and feeling your best. But often times, you must look beyond exercise and nutrition and dig deeper into other aspects of health. Sometimes healthy eating and exercising more can’t resolve certain health conditions and imbalances in the body.

Cheri has 2 boys that keep her and her husband, Max very busy.  The demands of work and family can be difficult at times, but Cheri has managed to balance her health and diet through focus, priority and passion. She has a genuine desire to help others.

Cheri is a member of several Integrative and functional nutrition groups along with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Weight Management Practice Group, and Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her other area of expertise is Gut health.  “The gut is the foundation to a healthy body.” She has had extensive training in this area and is a certified LEAP Therapist, food sensitivity expert.

Her passion for health and wellness, and her drive to stay proactive on the latest research defines who Weighless MD is today. She commends her team of practitioners who help her make this all possible.


Our Clinical Team

Erica Gutierrez, RDN, CD

Dietitian and Director of Wellness

Erica has worked for 20 years with a specialty in functional weight loss. She utilizes her coaching and integrative training to help people excel at losing weight but also feeling better inside and out. She enjoys each day she can help someone get to a healthier place. She is constantly striving to improve programs and processes at Weighless MD that make getting healthier easier for patients. She likes to inspire and teach people for long-term results. She specializes in testing for the microbiome and food sensitivities.

Tara Renfrow NBC-HWC

Health and Wellness Coach

Tara Renfrow is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has worked within the health and wellness field for over 15 years, after changing careers from corporate America. Her passion first started through massage therapy, then progressed into teaching at a local community college, and then into coaching. Tara knows that change is difficult, however believes that every person has the innate ability to make those changes that can feel overwhelming. Her passion is to help people realize and then achieve their health goals. Through coaching, clients learn that small action steps are what leads to continuous motivation, which allows them to reach the their health goals.


Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber

As a nurse practitioner, my practice is dedicated to taking the time to listen to each client. I use a client-centered approach, considering the “whole person” to apply my knowledge and skills to create a plan together (provider/client). During consultations and appointments, I will ensure all your questions are answered.  The use of evidence-based methods and maintaining patient safety is of utmost importance when assisting clients with their plan of care and medications. We work as a team, collaborating to create the best experience for the clients and optimal goal attainment.

Laura Kapolnek

Kenosha Admin

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and is a highly organized and efficient administrative professional with 30 plus years of experience with managing projects and initiatives.  Working in customer service, particularly in the medical industry has nurtured her desire to help others which she finds rewarding. 

When not working, Laura loves spending time with her family, lazy lake days, Florida fishing, and long bike rides.

Kate Stock

Brookfield Admin

Kate moved to Wisconsin from England in 2016 with her husband and two children. She is very much loving and embracing Wisconsin life.

Having previously worked in customer service , Kates dream was to work in the healthcare Indy to help people. She has been fortunate to work in both radiology and critical care, where she learned a great deal.

Over the year and while growing she has realized the importance of wellness and nutrition and how it impacts the body as a whole. Kate is not only looking forward to learning with Weighless MD, but also helping you learn and achieve your goals

Our Medical Director

James Meade, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Meade is a Board Certified Physician who cares for people of all ages. Dr. Meade currently practices in Watertown, WI at Meade Medical Clinic where he sees and treats patients with obesity and related conditions every day. He believes that staying healthy and preventing disease or illness whenever possible is the best route.

Dr. Meade trusts the science that shows that preventative care, such as diet and exercise, may be more important than the tests and medications that we use once disease or illness enters our lives. He believes that a collaborative approach with the patient is the best way to accomplish a plan for healthier living.

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