About Tracie J. Leonhardt, DO
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt grew up as a member of the Tampa Bay community. She graduated from Southeastern University (now known as Nova University) in 1992, completed her internship at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, and, completed her Residency in Emergency Medicine at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 1996. Dr Leonhardt then began her 14 year tenure as a Board Certified ER physician.
Experiencing her own health struggles, she learned she had Type II Diabetes in 2003. Dr. Leonhardt made it a mission to seek out the most up to date information on treatment. Despite optimal medical treatment, her disease continued to worsen and soon she was on seven different medications to try to control the disease. This mission led her to study the metabolic and hormone systems, and she not only reversed her diabetes, but she completed an advanced fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She is currently pursuing a masters in Metabolism and Nutrition at the University Of South Florida School Of Medicine.
All of this led her to practicing Integrative Medicine, which is a practice that uses science based, evidence based medicine and focuses on the whole person, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches to achieve optimal health and healing. She is an expert in the area of hormones, including thyroid, and in the treatment of diabetes. Her practice, Peaks of Health Metabolic Medical Center, also treats fungus, mold, Lyme, and auto immune diseases among many other conditions.
A much sought after teacher and speaker, she is on teaching staff at two hospitals and is a preceptor instructor for Lecom Medical School. Dr. Leonhardt recently was invited to speak to a congress in Noordwijk Netherlands. Her topic was Lyme Disease and Alternative Treatments, and European physicians were excited to learn how Dr. Leonhardt has experienced successes in treating Lyme Disease.
Dr. Leonhardt writes articles for several magazines, and her article, ”Lyme and Lyme-like Disease – The New Epidemic” was published in the Townsend Newsletter, July 2016. Dr. Leonhardt has also published articles on Traumatic Brain Injury, for which she has received advanced training. She has authored many articles on Thyroid, Hormones, and Diabetes.
She has also had the privilege of appearing on TV shows including Daytime, Consumer Updates, Tampa Bay Morning Blend, and was the Health Expert on Tampa NBC affiliate, News Channel 8. She has weekly radio shows in several markets on which she has a variety of guests, including Dr. Oz and Suzanne Somers.
Her clinic sees patients from various parts of the globe. Her mission is this to combine the best of traditional medicine with functional medicine in order to give our patients the best service and outcomes utilizing evidence based medical practices.