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The Team


Dr. Ann Kuenker

Dr. Ann Kuenker is board certified in family practice and has been practicing in this area for over 25 years. For the last 8 years she has developed a more wellness based approach to her practice which includes a medically supervised weight loss method with counseling and support in helping to maintain weight loss, skin treatments, both medical and aesthetic, advise on products and supplements for a healthier you – your ideal you.

Sue Morrison, CMA

Sue Morrison has been a medical assistant for more than 30 years. Sue is a weight loss coach and helps with medical patients. Sue also manages the Petoskey office.

Lisa McManman, CMA

Lisa McManman has been a medical assistant for more than 20 years. She is a weight loss coach, helps with medical patients, and performs aesthetic procedures.

LuAnn Langusch

LuAnn Langusch is the receptionist in Elk Rapids. She has 20+ years of experience and she will assist you on the phone, as well as at reception and checkout.

Connie Hernden

Connie Hernden has worked with Dr. Kuenker for 8 Years at the Traverse City office. She will be assisting you on the phone as well as at reception and checkout.

Karen Lautner

Karen Lautner has worked for the practice for 10 years with a 25 year history in the medical billing and insurance verification fields. She will be happy to help you decipher your insurance coverage, book an appointment or help with the billing of your services.

Stephanie Gildersleeve, RT(R)(CT)

Stephanie Gildersleeve has been a medical assistant for more than 7 years and has served in the medical field since 1991. She is a weight loss coach and helps with medical patients at the Elk Rapids office on a part-time/fill-in basis.

The Protocol

Our medically developed weight loss protocol and smarter lifestyle choices education offers dieters what they really want…a structured program that can put an end to constant dieting.


Business Hours

Elk Rapids Office
8:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 12:00pm

Traverse City Office
Monday to Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Petoskey Office
11:00am - 6:00pm


Elk Rapids Skin & Laser Clinic is Authorized to Use the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol and Products. The testimonials on this website are those of the individual that is identified, you should not necessarily expect to receive these results. Typical results vary from person to person and individual to individual when the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.

516 Bridge St. Elk Rapids, MI, 49629 – Phone: 231-264-0700

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