Meet West Hartford's Staff
Dr. Luiza Petre is a Board Certified Cardiologist and Nutrition Expert with extensive training and experience. Dr. Petre currently is appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Cardiology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is an active Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC). She is a frequent TV guest and Medical Wellness Contributor. She received her M.D in 1998 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila in Bucharest, followed in 2000 by a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians, in New York. In 2007 she completed a Cardiology Fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY, followed in 2007 by Cardiac CT mini fellowship. As a clinical Cardiologist, Dr. Petre diagnosed and treated cardiovascular disease and related illnesses. Recognizing that heart disease, diabetes and other potentially fatal diseases stem from obesity, in 2014, she expanded her practice to integrative health and wellness, with an emphasis on weight management and lifestyle modification as the most sustainable medical approach. Thus, she opened five Medi-Weightloss franchises in New York and Connecticut. Dr. Petre currently is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), American Society of Vascular Ultrasound (ASVU) and American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP). She serves as an independent expert consultant for Laboratory Accreditation process in Echocardiography, Vascular Ultrasound and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr Petre’s past and current certifications include American Board of Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Ultrasound and level III expertise in Cardiac CT Angiography. In her free time, Dr. Petre volunteers as a house doctor at the New York Philharmonic and she is an avid ballroom dancer.
As a Cardiologist, Dr. Petre is highly skilled. Yet she has never wavered from her true calling — caring for patients while emphasizing and advocating disease prevention and wellness. She decided to join Medi-Weightloss and expand her work beyond her Cardiology practice to help shine a light on the need for preventative healthcare, especially as it relates to weight management. Dr. Petre began her medical career in 2000 with a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York. In 2004, she was appointed a Cardiology Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Cardiology Clinical Instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Vascular Ultrasound and certified in Cardiac CT and Age Management Medicine.
Nancie received her graduate and advanced practice nursing degree in West Hartford, CT. Her career in nursing encompassed varied specialties: Emergency Room, Intensive Care, Operating Room, Hospice/Homecare, and Organ Donation/Procurement. Her work in the primary care sector opened her eyes to the link between obesity and all of the health care risk factors it contributes too. She has a passion for helping people live healthier lives and will enjoy providing the tools, knowledge, and encouragement for them to do so.
Jennifer is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven and has worked with Medi-Weightloss® for the last five years where she counsels patients through their weight loss journey. She is extremely knowledgeable of the program and the effectiveness. Jennifer treats all her patients with dignity and respect and which allows the patient to reach their goal with no barriers. She is an important member of our staff as she is the most requested counselor in the building.