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
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.
Chris Schlegel, 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.
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.
LPN and Clinic Manager
Krystal’s passion for healthcare extends beyond the conventional boundaries of medicine. Krystal’s journey has taken her into the realms of holistic health, wellness, and self-care. Her fascination with weight loss, fitness, nutrition, and holistic wellness emerged from a personal journey of self-improvement and discovery. This interest transformed into a mission to educate and empower others to make positive lifestyle changes. Krystal embarked on a journey of holistic healing and holds certifications as a Reiki Practitioner, Crystal Healer, Breathwork and sound healer as well as a Yoga Instructor. These credentials reflect her commitment to harnessing the body’s innate ability to heal and find balance through energy work, crystals, and mindful movement.
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. While helping clients realize that they are their own unique individual with their own set of challenges, and their individual health goals. Through coaching, clients learn that small action steps are what leads to continuous motivation, which allows them to reach the health goals they have made for themselves.
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 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
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.