Cheri Stoka Founder of WeighLess MD
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 Operations
Erica 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 through health coaching and precision nutrition. She specializes in testing for the microbiome.
Dr. Jennie Draper
Functional Medicine Practitioner, Pharmacist
Dr. Jennie is passionate about helping patients feel their best and guiding them to overall wellness. Her goal is to help patients get to the root cause of the underlying issues by helping put the pieces of the puzzle together. After being trained both traditionally and functionally, she can help direct patients to their optimal health. As a mother of 3, wife, and Functional Medicine Practitioner, Jennie understands the challenges of balancing a healthy lifestyle and keeping it a high priority.
Christie Ronge is a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner. With her education as a chemist, Christie has nearly 35 years of experience in various settings. Christie has always had a passion for helping other people through her diverse knowledge in science and healthcare. Through her own wellness journey with functional medicine, Christie found her true passion. This deep desire to care for others has led her to transition to the realm of functional medicine, where she believes lays the true answers to healing. Her ultimate hope is to help people find the answers to ailments that have gone unresolved for far too long and to lead them to enjoy a healthier life.
Chris Schegel, PA
Chris has been a Board-Certified Physician Assistant since 2007. He has worked mostly in emergency medicine, but has a passion and wealth of knowledge in wellness, nutrition, longevity and men’s health, specifically hormone replacement and peptide therapy. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology, and went on to earn a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. He has served as a decorated officer in the WI Air National Guard as a Physician Assistant for over the past decade. Chris has a passion for human performance and believes that one’s quality of life can be optimized through properly balanced hormones, proper nutrition, exercise, and supplementation.
Clinical Support Manager
Meggan strives to streamline services and protocols ensuring clients are getting the best and most efficient visits. She has 20+ years of experience in an array of customer service experience ranging from Chiropractic practices, as well as Boutique Hotel Management. Meggan has a passion for nutrition, exercise physiology, participating in endurance sports and a whole body approach to looking and feeling your best which is what landed her at Weighless MD & Wellness
Our Medical Director
James Meade, MD
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.