Our Weight Loss Program is Managed by:
Julie Hitzges, DNP, FNP
Julie received her BSN from Daemen College and continued her eduction at the University at Buffalo where she completed the Doctoral Family Nurse Practitioner program. She graduated with honors along with receiving the Elder Research in Excellence Award. While attending UB, she participated in several medical mission trips providing care to the underserved communities of Haiti and Greece. She has 6 years experience as a Registered Nurse at Mount Saint Mary's Hospital specializing in medical surgical care along with post anesthesia recovery. In addition Julie worked at the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara specializing in ocular sugery. She grew up in Pendleton and currently resides in North Tonawanda. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, and traveling.
Marielle Weide, PA
Ellie received her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from D’youville College in 2018. She has a BS in Exercise Science from High Point University, and a earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from SUNY Buffalo. She grew up in Springville and currently resides in the southtowns. She is a member of AAPA, and WNYPAA. She has worked in outpatient Internal Medicine at UBMD, and at Latus Medical Care. She enjoys the diversity of the Buffalo area, spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, rooting for the Bills, and being outdoors.
Gretchen Tower, ANP
More about Gretchen coming soon.
I highly recommend the weight loss program through Dr. Laurri's office. Working with Katherine Pierce, NP, I have finally found a program that works for me. Food choices are perfect. So far I have lost 30 pounds in 3 months, and that is without exercising, as I am unable to. Definitely a successful and easy program!
Dieting can be a daunting experience... but Kathy Pierce provided the support and encouragement along with an informed explanation and suggestions to assist in my efforts. Since my first appointment, I have lost 19 pounds in 5 months. I am taking it slow and steady, but succeeding!
I have tried to lose weight all my adult life and have tried every diet you can think of. None of them worked as well as the program with Kathy Pierce. I have lost 77 pounds in 9 months and couldn't be happier with my life right now. Kathy is so awesome, always right with you cheering you on through your weight loss.