Dr. James Meade, 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.
Jodi Dreier, Nurse Practitioner
Jodi received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1993 and 1998, respectively. As a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Jodi has worked with patients of all ages seeking various health care needs. She has always been interested in health promotion and disease prevention through healthy living. Her recent years have focused on sleep medicine, stress and weight management, nutrition, and aesthetics.
Jodi realized the great need to help patients with weight loss due to years of treating several obesity-related health conditions. Jodi is also an experienced SculpSure provider and offers this non-invasive procedure to patients seeking permanent destruction of fat cells. “Helping patients achieve their personal goals for weight loss is rewarding and positively impacts chronic diseases and improves mental and physical health. I enjoy providing the necessary tools and support for my patients to assist them on their journey to optimal wellness.”
Tracie Proite, Office Administrator/Personal chef
Erica Gutierrez, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Erica is a Registered Dietitian. She graduated from Marquette University and is a busy mom of three kids. In her 10 years as a dietitian, she has had the opportunity to help hundreds of people with their health goals and she still get the most enjoyment in supporting people as they transform their health which often starts with weight loss. Her approach is all about enjoying the journey in a holistic and personalized way considering the uniqueness of each person.
Amanda Picord, RN/Health Coach
Amanda has been working as a registered nurse for over eight years. She graduated from WCTC in 2009 and attended Chamberlain to complete her bachelor’s in nursing. She started her career in health care as a medical assistant over 13 years ago in a private medical clinic and then worked as a patient care assistant in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at St Luke’s in Milwaukee. From there Amanda worked in the CVICU for 5 years and then worked as an Organ Procurement Nurse for the Transplant team at St Luke’s.
Her passion shifted from tertiary care to health promotion and wellness when her own health was compromised by her weight. At her heaviest she was close to 300 pounds and over the course of a 15 months lost 115 lbs. She knows the struggles of weight loss and the challenges that come with trying to live the healthiest and happiest life possible. Amanda not only brings her medical background to Weighless MD but her own personal journey brings a plethora of behavioral and emotional support to the team.
Lena Marie Tortorice, Certified Phlebotomist
Lena Marie Tortorice has over twenty-one years of experience in the natural medicine field. She has worked as a medical assistant to a world renowned alternative medical physician, Dr. Joseph Mercola. At the age of 17 she became a certified phlebotomist. She has extensive nutrition/dietary and supplementation knowledge. She also brings 16 years of hospital experience as a phlebotomist and clinical lab assistant. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Social Justice from Loyola University Chicago. Lena attended the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine for acupuncture and has a passion to help clients improve their health with a natural and holistic approach.