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Dr. Karen Leggett is a dedicated and caring physician.  She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of New England and her Fellowship in Geriatrics at Florida Hospital, Orlando, the largest hospital system in Florida.  She is board certified in both Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Leggett is skilled at managing complex acute and chronic medical conditions, and enjoys most of all caring for patients who are recovering from an acute illness or injury, assisting them to full recovery.  She also enjoys interacting with her patients and knowing them as whole individuals. 

Dr. Leggett also believes in open and ongoing communication between your full medical team.  This includes your physician specialists, primary care physician, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists.  She loves to guide you, answer your questions, and be a part of your team. 

It was her love of this type of medical care that guided her to start Transition Physician!

              ...But it didn't actually start there!





Dr. Leggett and her
husband David, father Melvin, and mother Essie,
at her Geriatric Fellowship Graduation in 2004.

Transition Physician was founded on old fashioned principles, instilled in Dr. Leggett as a child by her loving parents who she is very fortunate to still spend time with on almost a daily basis.  Her mother is a young 82 and her father a vibrant 95! 

It is still important to Dr. Leggett to make her parents proud.  She has a strong respect and admiration for her elders, and is honored to care for those who have the wisdom of age and experience.  Dr. Leggett is very proud when she hears her parents telling others how their daughter really cares and listens to her patients with compassion and understanding.


Dr. Leggett is also very fortunate to have celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary this year with her husband, David.  David manages Transition Physician and is a very pleasant individual should you have questions about your billing.  With his dedication to managing the medical practice, Dr. Leggett has the luxury of fully focusing her attention on patients.


David and Dr. Leggett have one son who is a veterinarian and works for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.   He is married to a lovely lady who is a Child Psychologist and amazing mother of their 3 children, David and Dr. Leggett's twin 5 year old grand daughters and a 2 year old grandson.



And last but certainly not least... 

Inka, the Transition Physician mascot,
and Dr. Leggett and David's four-legged little girl!


               Dr. Leggett's Curriculum Vitae

Education

Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, June 30, 2004, Florida Hospital South, Orlando, Florida

Residency, Family Practice Medicine, University of New England, 2003, Biddeford, Maine 

Medical Education:
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Central F1orida,  Orlando, Florida, 1994

High School:
June 1977,  Edgewater High School

Employment  

Leggett Medical Group, Inc., President, CEO, January 2004 – Present        
Family /Geriatric Physician                                      

Women’s Midlife Specialist, Inc.
, President, CEO, February 2012 – Present    
Training and Mentoring Private Practice for Nurse Practitioners          

Hospice of the Comforter, Team Physician, 2003 – 2004  

Research

Lyme Disease: A Thorough Review with an original research study, Chronic Lyme Disease and Improvement of Symptoms with Antibiotic Use, May 1999

Coenzyme Q10 and Its Effects on the Cardiovascular System, November 1998  

Forms and Flowcharts to Help Understand Coding for Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Private Home Visits

Wound Care of Pressure Ulcers

Awards and Appointments

Member, Governing Body, Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake
Member, Focus Review Committee, Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake
Assistant Medical Director, Springwood Extended Care Facility,
Assistant Medical Director, Florida Living Nursing Facility,
Assistant Medical Director, Mayflower Continuing Care Retirement Community,
Member, Doctor’s Hospital Bioethics Committee,
Member, Florida Hospital Bioethics Committee
First Runner–up, Hollis Wolf Case Presentation
Golden Key National Honor Society,
Presidents Council in the Orlando Chamber of Commerce,

Teaching

The Art of Balancing Hormones, Reproductive, Thyroid, Adrenal and GI Hormones, May 9 – 11, 2013                                      

Clinical Assistant Professor, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Florida,       

Preceptor to University of South Florida ARNP students, May 2013 –

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics, Florida State University College of Medicine, 

Associate Professor, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Florida,

Surgical Debridement of Chronic Wounds, Speaker, 41st Annual Convention & Exhibition, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Professional Association Membership

American Osteopathic Association
American Geriatrics Association
International Functional Medicine                                                     
American Medical Women’s Association 

Speaking Engagements and Lectures

Speaking Engagements/Lectures to Physicians and community laypersons, Over 100 lectures given. Topics include: 
                                                              
Aging Gracefully                               
Pharmacotherapy and Polypharmacy                                
Managing Arthritis                                
Urinary Incontinence and Urinary Tract Infections 
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment                                
Caring for Someone with Dementia                                
Dementia and Delirium                                
Parkinson’s Disease                                
Wound Evaluation and Management                                
Gait, Balance and Assistive Devices in the Elderly                                
Fall Evaluation and Management                                
Constipation in the Elderly                                
PEG (feeding) Tubes                                
End of Life Management of Non-Pain Symptoms                                
Natural Hormone Replacement                                
Nutrition for Optimal Health                                
Reducing Systemic Inflammation                                
A Fresh Approach to Thyroid Management                                
How to Communicate with Your Doctor                                
Integrative Methods to Overcome Fatigue                                
Preventive Medicine                               
Exercising with Resistance Bands                                
Neuroendocrine System                                                               

Hobbies

Crafts, Entertaining, Classic Old Movies, Beach walking, Shell Collecting, Gardening, Animals















                     

                    Dr. Karen Leggett



If you are looking for Dr. Leggett's other wesite,
Women's Midlife Specialist, featuring the Young Hormones line of anti-aging skin creams with bioidentical hormones, and lots of free information,
click here:
DrKarenLeggett.com





  
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