Treatment philosophy: ”I believe in treating the whole person, not just the specific complaint that brought him/her to our office.” Leah makes use of adjunctive therapies, such as acupuncture, nutrition, physical therapy, hypnosis, and counseling when treating her patients. “I often see myself as much a ‘treatment choreographer’ as a pure clinician.”"
Professional journey: ”Ever since I was a little girl, I have been intrigued by all things medical.” Leah’s interest grew suddenly when she fractured her leg at the age of nine. The doctors and nurses who treated her sensed her fear, but also her curiosity. They took the time to explain everything they were doing and answered her “endless barrage of questions.” “I always loved the sciences; in school it was my favorite subject. I also knew that I wanted a career in which I could help folks in need and make a significant and positive impact on their lives. Medicine was the perfect fit.”
Professional certifications & associations:
Certified by NCCPA (National Commission of Certification of PA’s)
Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Pain Society
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
- B.A. in Health Sciences/Psychology, Gettysburg College, Magna cum Laude
- M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, University of New England
“When I’m not treating my patients, I enjoy… reading, working out, being outside, traveling, and hanging out with my two daughters, Alexis and Madeleine, my “old” husband Christopher, family and friends.”
Joined the SFFH family in 2010.